Contributed on Feb 2, 2004
One of the greatest temptations for Christians is to "just stand around" and watch others do things for God. This sermon got a great response from many in the audience.
OPEN: Back in the 1800’s there was a group of believers known as the Millerites, who were led by a man named William Miller – a Baptist preacher who had predicted (in 1831) that about 12 years later - sometime between March of 1842 and March of 1843 - Jesus would come …. His announcement caught ...read more
Contributed on Feb 9, 2004
Although this chapter tells us about one of the greatest sermon’s ever preached... it has 4 principles we can use to be effective in our everyday witnessing.
OPEN: Several years back, when having a computers was a fairly new experience for most people… a lot of folks got flustered over little things: For example: one customer called in to customer service department to complain that he kept getting an "Access Denied" message every time he tried to ...read more
Contributed on Mar 13, 2004
The Sanhedrin was up in arms because Peter was making them guilty of "Jesus Blood." It’s not like they could accuse Peter of anti-semiticism... but were they guilty?
OPEN: In Reader’s Digest, a young woman told of being employed as a dental receptionist. She said: I was on duty when an extremely nervous patient came for root canal surgery. He was brought into the examining room and made comfortable in the reclining dental chair. The dentist then injected a ...read more
Contributed on Mar 13, 2004
Peter’s response to Simon seems a bit harsh... until you realize what Simon really needed in his life.
OPEN: In February 2001, Adam Burtle, a 20 year old student at the University of Washington put his soul up for auction on eBay. The ad read: "Hardly used. I make no warranties as to the condition of my soul. As of now it is near mint condition, with only minor scratches. Due to difficulties ...read more
Contributed on Mar 16, 2004
Whenever Peter came to town, people were healed. Does that happen today? And what can we learn about God’s healing power in our lives?
Actual sentences found in patients’ hospital charts 1. Patient has chest pain if she lies on her left side for over a year. 2. When she fainted, her eyes rolled around the room. 3. Patient has two teenage children, but no other abnormalities. 4. (after knee surgery) On the second day the knee ...read more
Contributed on Mar 29, 2004
Someone has said that the only people that like change are wet babies... and even they aren’t too excited about it. Consider what happened when God brought change to the early church.
OPEN: Back in 1912, Ford Motor Co. had a production manager named William Knudsen - considered one of the best in his field. Knudsen became convinced that the Model T (which had been in production for 4 years now) had to be updated. But, the only problem was - Henry Ford loved his creation so much ...read more
Contributed on Apr 12, 2004
1st Person portrayal of Peter during his imprisonment by Herod and his angelic deliverance.
(Setting: Peter is kneeling. His wrists are in chains - plastic chains wrapped twice around the wrists with the end held in the palm of each hand. The stage is dark and the lights are bro’t up to half power on this section of the stage.) (These first words are mournful, reflecting the despair ...read more