Sermon Series

  • 1. Wait On The Lord

    Contributed on Feb 8, 2005
    based on 14 ratings

    This sermon is an introduction to the book of Acts and an encouragement that through the empowerment of the Holy Spirit we can be Great Commission Christians.

    Wait on the Lord – Acts 1:1-8, The Holy Spirit gave them the power to: I. Share it personally (“it” being the gospel) (Acts 2:14 Peter’s sermon and then all that follow) II. Spread it widely a. Jerusalem (Acts 2:14) b. Judea and Samaria (Acts 8) c. The uttermost parts of the more

  • 2. Ya'll Come Back Now

    Contributed on Feb 8, 2005
    based on 15 ratings

    This sermon is teaching on the ascension and return of Jesus.

    Ya’ll Come Back Now – Jesus will return: Acts 1:9-11 There are 260 chapters in the N.T. and in those chapters the second coming of Christ is mentioned 318 times. That is one in every 25 verses from Matthew to Revelation. Jesus will return in like manner as he left. His Ascension 1. From more

  • 3. Are You Listening God?

    Contributed on Feb 8, 2005
    based on 24 ratings

    This is a sermon on hinderances to our prayers being heard and answered.

    Are you listening God? – Hindrances to our prayers being heard and answered Acts 1:12-14 Five things to check when you think God isn’t listening. 1. Are your motives right? James 4:3 2. Is there unconfessed sin in your life? Isaiah 59:1-2 It is strange that while praying, we more

  • 4. Just Like You And I

    Contributed on Feb 8, 2005
    based on 8 ratings

    This sermon is a look at the lives of the original twelve plus Matthias and Paul, and how their lives were radically changed for Christ and the price they paid for discipleship.

    Just like you and I – The twelve, plus two Acts 1:15-26 1. Simon (Peter, Cephas (Aramaic)/ Petros (Greek)) – is always listed first, fisherman, outspoken, leader and was crucified upside down 2. James (son of Zebedee) – fisherman, passionate, first murdered by the sword 3. John (son of more

  • 5. Toungues Of Fire

    Contributed on Feb 8, 2005
    based on 13 ratings

    This sermon focuses on what it is that should drive or empower our Churches.

    Tongues of Fire – The day of Pentecost, Acts 2:1-12, What is it that drives our Church? Drive - To push, propel, or press onward forcibly; urge forward; To guide, control, or direct; To cause or sustain, as if by supplying force or power. Is more

  • 6. Preaching With Power And Purpose

    Contributed on Feb 8, 2005
    based on 21 ratings

    This sermon takes a look at Peters sermon.

    Preaching with Power and Purpose: Acts 2:13-39 A pastor and his wife were driving to visit Grandma and Grandpa for Christmas. Their daughter asked the inevitable question, “Are we almost there?” The father said, “No, we are still 150 miles away.” She asked, “Well, how long is that?” “Well, more

  • 7. Those Were The Days

    Contributed on Feb 8, 2005
    based on 11 ratings

    This sermon is a look at the characteristics of the early Church that made it so effective.

    Those were the days! – Acts 2:40-47 Do you remember this song? (played theme song from TV sitcom “All in the Family” the song title is “Those were the days”) Have you ever felt that way? Have you ever wished for the “good old days”? Well I would submit to you that we can have those days more

  • 8. From Trash To Treasure

    Contributed on Feb 8, 2005
    based on 18 ratings

    This sermon is about the restoration that Jesus brings.

    From Trash to Treasure – Acts 3:11-26 It was, is, and will be through Jesus that… 1. The lame man was physically restored – v. 11-16 (use antique illustration) 2. You can be spiritually restored – v. 17-20 Someone told of a church that believed in sinless perfection once you trusted more

  • 9. The Un-Touchables

    Contributed on Feb 8, 2005
    based on 10 ratings

    This sermon uses quotes and historic facts from the story of the Untouchables to correspond to Peter and John and their witness.

    The UN-touchables: Acts 4:13-22, The time is the 30’s, there is an organization that is corrupt, taking bribes, involved in breaking all kinds of laws and covering it up, even having innocent people killed because their whole way of life was threatened by the truth. But just when all hope more

  • 10. An Occasion For Motivation

    Contributed on Feb 8, 2005
    based on 16 ratings

    This sermon looks at the prayer the apostles prayed for boldness in Acts 4:23-31

    An Occasion for Motivation: Acts 4:23-31, Most Christians would likely cower in fear if we had been arrested, questioned and then forbidden to even speak in the name of Jesus. The apostles however took a very different approach. They came before God asking for boldness to continue proclaiming more

  • 11. The Do's And Don'ts Of Giving

    Contributed on Feb 8, 2005
    based on 34 ratings

    This sermon is a lesson on the proper attitude for giving.

    The Do’s and Don’ts of Giving – Acts 4:32-5:11 The only thing that will make a Church more upset at a Pastor than talking politics from the pulpit is preaching about giving. Let’s look at two examples of giving from the early Church and identify the Do’s and Don’ts of giving. First let’s more

  • 12. Peter Apostle Picked

    Contributed on Feb 8, 2005
    based on 11 ratings

    This sermon is somewhat of a lymeric about Peter and Johns encouter with the lame man at the Beautiful gate.

    Peter Apostle Picked – The Providence of God: Acts 3:1-10 Peter Apostle Picked six particular things. 1. A particular place – the temple 2. A particular point in time – the hour of prayer 3. A particular person to be reached – the paralyzed man 4. A particular path to take – the one more

  • 13. Aaa - Travel With Someone You Trust

    Contributed on Feb 8, 2005
    based on 18 ratings

    This sermon deals with Peter and Johns trust in Jesus in the midst of difficulty.

    AAA “Travel with Someone You Trust” - Acts 4:1-12, Our society has devised an ingenious tool to combat the issue of insecurity. We know it as insurance. We have insurance available for just about anything. Typically we insure ourselves against the unknown, the only exception to that is life more

  • 14. Some Things Never Change

    Contributed on Feb 8, 2005
    based on 16 ratings

    This sermon takes the dictionary definition of five words and uses them to show that today the same things take place either literally or symbolically when we are serious about our mission.

    Some things never change: Acts 5:12-42, 1. Perpetuation - v. 12-16: The act of making perpetual, or of preserving from extinction through an endless existence. A couple was celebrating their golden wedding anniversary. Their domestic tranquility had long been the talk of the town. A local more

  • 15. The Limitless Power Of God

    Contributed on Feb 16, 2005
    based on 31 ratings

    This message contrasts the work that God did in two very different lives.

    So often we find ourselves thinking about God in terms of man. We put up artificial barriers to what He can do, when He can do it, and to or for whom He will do it. This passage of scripture however tells the story of two people that were very different in their lives and circumstances yet God more

  • 16. A Few Good Men

    Contributed on Feb 22, 2005
    based on 33 ratings

    This sermon looks at six characteristics in the life of Cornelius.

    Don’t you just love those U.S. Marine T.V. commercials? The ones with the finely dressed marine with his sword and at the end the commentator says all they want is “A Few Good Men”. This morning we are going to take a look at a good man. His name was Cornelius. From this passage we can identify more

  • 17. Think Before You Act

    Contributed on Feb 23, 2005
    based on 25 ratings

    This sermon evaluates the quality of Gamaliels advice.

    Has anyone ever given you advice? I am sure of the answer to that. Some of the advice you have been given has very likely been poor advice. Perhaps (although rare) you have received good advice. In most cases we are in a better position to evaluate that advice once we are a little ways down the more

  • 18. A Cure For The Cancer Of Prejudice

    Contributed on Feb 28, 2005
    based on 31 ratings

    This sermon uses Peters vision to examine a cure for prejudice.

    (powerpoint with subpoints to the three main points is available upon request) Today’s culture seems to be more attuned to issues of prejudice than perhaps any other time in our history. However; simply being aware of something does not readily present a remedy. Prejudice is very much like a more

  • 19. Hearing And Obeying The Voice Of God

    Contributed on Mar 8, 2005
    based on 44 ratings

    If you want to hear God’s voice and know what He would have you to do then you will want to notice the four things Peter did in this passage and do them yourself.

    If you want to hear God’s voice and know what He would have you to do then you will want to notice the four things Peter did in this passage and do them yourself. You should… 1. REFLECT on God’s word – v.17 Peter was meditating on what God had communicated to him in the vision. God has more

  • 20. Finding Purpose In The Potters Hands

    Contributed on Mar 21, 2005
    based on 25 ratings

    This sermon utilizes five questions from a short video clip from called "Potter’s Hand". The answers to those questions are found in the passage.

    Within the seemingly mundane conversation in this passage, I believe we can find the answers to some of life’s most profound questions. 1. Who am I? IF I am… A man made in the image of God – Gen 1:26 A sinner in which that image is flawed – Rom 3:23 THEN… I am not worthy of worship, more

  • 21. Salvations Top Ten

    Contributed on Mar 30, 2005
    based on 30 ratings

    This sermon looks at ten aspects of Salvation that are revealed in Peters message to Cornelius and his household.

    Salvation is… 1. For everyone v. 34-35 – God shows no partiality but will accept all who turn to Him. 2. From God v. 36 – God is the one who initiated this reconciliation between Himself and mankind. We could do nothing to change our fate. 3. Through Jesus v. 36 – Jesus is the Lamb which more

  • 22. Expectation Examination

    Contributed on Mar 30, 2005
    based on 42 ratings

    This message looks at four areas in which we need to examine our expectations. It was preached during a combined service with our Hispanic mission hence it’s brevity and spacing to allow for translation.

    What expectations do you have? Everyone has expectations. Some are simple day to day expectations that we have but never give any thought to, like… we all expect the sun to rise and set. We don’t give any thought to these expectations because they are always met. Other more

  • 23. Majoring In The Minors

    Contributed on Apr 6, 2005
    based on 29 ratings

    This message looks at the problem in Acts 11:1-18 of those in the early church focusing on the wrong aspects of what took place there.

    Sometimes we as Christians can get all bent out of shape over the smallest, most insignificant things. You might think that it has something to do with today’s “drive thru” culture but you would be wrong. In fact, today we will see that it goes all the way back to the early Church. That is why I more

  • 24. Depots Of Development

    Contributed on Apr 19, 2005
    based on 20 ratings

    This sermon follows the progression of Acts 11:19-26 and identifies 10 things we should be aware of today. I used train illustrations with the 10 words.

    There are 10 stops along the tracks. (I used train related illustrations for each of these words) 1. Dispersion – v. 19a – Sometimes life takes us in many different directions just as it did in the early Church. 2. Exclusion – v. 19b – Often we like the early Church miss the point that the more

  • 25. To Everything There Is A Season

    Contributed on Apr 20, 2005
    based on 31 ratings

    This sermon looks at four seasons in the life of the early Church revealed in the passage.

    A Season for… 1. Showing - v. 27-28 - Agabus being a prophet was literally speaking God’s word for the Church. Today we have His perfect revelation that reveals everything necessary for life and Godliness from the beginning to the end of time. There is no longer a need for this type of more

  • 26. The Price Of Pride

    Contributed on Apr 26, 2005
    based on 24 ratings

    This sermon looks at the pride of Herod Agrippa in Acts 12:1-4 and 20-24.

    The Purpose Pride ruled (v. 1) – Herod Agrippa is the grandson of Herod the Great. He is the first heir of Herod’s to hold the title of King since his grandfather’s death. He is also the first person to rule over the same complete kingdom since his grandfather. He had been in previous trouble more

  • 27. Success God's Way

    Contributed on Apr 28, 2005
    based on 18 ratings

    This sermon looks at three dramatic changes in Saul and how those around him responded.

    Success God’s Way: Acts 9:20-25: 2-6-05 am service Saul’s conversion brought about a drastic change in his life. Three things that Changed about Saul… 1. His Message Old Saul: Breathed threats and murder New Saul: Preached Jesus is the Son of God 2. His Mission Old Saul: Tried to more

  • 28. An Attitude Adjustment

    Contributed on Apr 28, 2005
    based on 30 ratings

    This sermons looks at Ananias attitudes and how he responded to God’s direction.

    Ananias Attidue is an example to us in three different A’s… I mean ways. He was… and we should be 1. Available to Go – When God calls we should respond with “Here I am” v. 10 Give – We should use our gifts to edify the body of Christ v. 12 Grow – When we respond in obedience, growth is the more

  • 29. The Power Of Prayer

    Contributed on May 4, 2005
    based on 124 ratings

    This sermon looks at six aspects of the power of prayer as seen in the passage.

    Here Peter is waiting for whatever Herod may have in store for him. Escape by his own means is not an option. He is being guarded by 16 soldiers that work 6 hour shifts in fours. One soldier is chained to each side of him and the other two are standing outside the cell to make sure he can’t get more

  • 30. Not So Fast

    Contributed on May 10, 2005
    based on 18 ratings

    This message takes a look at six reasons we should fast.

    (I began by showing the video clip called “The Fast” from it is a humorous look at how we should not fast) Often I think of the early Church and wish it could be like that again. They experienced the hand of God in so many incredible ways. Then I remember that this did not come more