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  • Enhancing Our Fellowship Series

    Contributed by Graham Kettle on Jan 6, 2018
     | 520 views

    What can we do to strengthen our life together, enhance the fellowship we enjoy in Christ? We will take a look at various acts of worship that we do in our public assemblies, which are designed to build and improve our fellowship in Christ.

    ENHANCING OUR FELLOWSHIP - PART 4 OF 5 1. INTRODUCTION 1. So far we have looked at the doctrinal basis of Our Life Together by: a. Noticing the intimacy and interdependency of our fellowship in the local church b. Examining acceptance and freedom in Christ c. Reviewing what is said ...read more

  • How We Can Defeat The Darkness Series

    Contributed by Rick Crandall on Dec 22, 2017
     | 1,186 views

    How can we defeat the darkness? 1. Put a priority on prayer (vs. 1-5). 2. Rely on our Redeemer (vs. 6-16). 3. Strive to stick together (vs. 12-16). 4. Live in loyalty to the Lord (vs. 17).

    How We Can Defeat the Darkness Acts 12:1-17 (Reading vs. 1-5) Sermon by Rick Crandall Grayson Baptist Church April 6, 2014 (Revised Sept. 18, 2016) *Anybody paying any attention at all knows we are living in a time of growing darkness. A five-minute glance at the headlines is enough to prove ...read more

  • James Put To Death Series

    Contributed by John Lowe on Apr 25, 2017
     | 1,527 views

    If the apostles remained largely untouched by the persecution that followed Stephen’s death, the situation radically changed when Herod Agrippa assumed rule over Judea. The apostles then became the specific targets of the king’s efforts to suppress the...

    June 5, 2014 By: Tom Lowe Lesson: III.F.1: James Put to Death. (12:1, 2) Scripture (Acts 12:1, 2; KJV) 1 ...read more

  • Peter Delivered Series

    Contributed by John Lowe on Apr 25, 2017
     | 3,660 views

    The Jews were pleased to see that the government in Palestine, Herod Agrippa being the current ruler, was taking action against the followers of this new religion, for they saw Christianity as a threat to their way of life and to the Jewish religion.

    June 17, 2014 Commentary on the Acts of the Apostles By: Tom Lowe Lesson: III.F.2: Peter Delivered (12:3-17) Scripture (Acts 12:3-17; KJV) 3 ...read more

  • Detained, But Not Defeated Series

    Contributed by Christopher Benfield on Apr 18, 2017
     | 3,342 views

    With Peter in prison, the church prayed continually for his release. When God answered their prayers, they lacked faith to believe. We can overcome in Christ, but we must possess faith to believe the Lord will provide.

    Detained but not Defeated Acts 12: 1-16 Our text deals with an intense time for the early church. God was clearly at work, and the church was growing. Thousands had been saved by the grace of God and the church’s influence was spreading. Such growth created much concern for the religious ...read more

  • Herod's Perscution Of The Church In Jerusalem

    Contributed by Christopher Holdsworth on Apr 10, 2017
    based on 5 ratings
     | 2,343 views

    The world will always fail in its endeavours to destroy Christianity.

    HEROD’S PERSECUTION OF THE CHURCH IN JERUSALEM Acts 12 Baruch the son of Neriah was given a prophecy by Jeremiah which contains a very personal message for ourselves: "Thus says the LORD: I am going to break down what I have built, and pluck up what I have planted-- that is, the whole ...read more

  • This Obstacle Could Be An Opportunity.

    Contributed by Wade M. Hughes, Sr on Sep 27, 2016
     | 2,838 views

    You understand what sandpaper could be to wood? Well, problems and obstacles could be a tool that brings us closer to God? It is up to you.

    THIS OBSTACLE COULD BE A GREAT OPPORTUNITY. By Wade Martin Hughes, Sr. Kyfingers@aol.com I have heard discussed WHAT IS THE OPPOSITE OF FAITH? Well, the logical answer is DOUBT.... Might we add several other elements. FEAR --- WORRY... APATHY --- DO NOTHING... ERROR BECAUSE OF NOT KNOWING ...read more

  • Peter! Wake Up!

    Contributed by Stephen Belokur on Aug 31, 2016
     | 6,109 views

    In the 12th chapter of Acts we see the deliverance of Peter from the hand of Herod. It is an amazing deliverance. James is executed and Peter delivered. Both were ready to die. Shouldn't we be as well?

    Acts 12:1-19 (As people look up this Scripture briefly explain the first phrase in the first verse ...) The first verse says, “It was about this time …” The events leading up to Chapter 12 Stephen is martyred Great persecution breaks out Believers are scattered ...read more

  • Jailhouse Prayer

    Contributed by Anthony Zibolski on Aug 17, 2016
     | 3,298 views

    Can we be honest? we have all thrown up jail house prayers to the Lord when we were in a jam and needed His help. What is the better solution?

    Jailhouse prayer Acts 12:1-12:19 Introduction- Jailhouse prayer because we have all prayed desperation prayers when we were in a jam. We have been in the book of Acts looking at the life of the early church. We saw what a Barnabas church would look like in generosity and service. The ...read more

  • Get Out Of Jail Free

    Contributed by Brian Harvison on Jul 4, 2016
     | 2,813 views

    Peter and his adventure in jail and being sprung by the angel. We should shout for joy when our prayers are answered and standing at our front door. We serve an amazing God that does answer prayer in amazing ways

    Get Out of Jail Free Acts 12:6-17 My family loves to play Monopoly We have the NASCAR addition Where instead of buying properties, you purchase drivers Instead of New York Avenue, Reading Railroad and Water Works You have Mark Martin, Grandstands and Pit Pass You have champion drivers like ...read more

  • All Things Are Possible...only Believe!

    Contributed by Charlie Roberts on Jul 4, 2016
    based on 1 rating
     | 6,380 views

    It's like this...sometimes the need may seem monumental to you, “Guess What” its not monumental to God! And since your not the one who is going to have to meet the need, it shouldn’t be to you either! Praise God!

    A blonde, a brunette and a redhead are stuck on an island. One day, the three of them are walking along the beach and discover a magic lamp. They rub and rub, and sure enough, out pops a genie. The genie says, "Since I can only grant three wishes, you may each have one." The brunette ...read more

  • A Crumb From The Master's Table

    Contributed by Derek Geldart on Apr 7, 2016
     | 1,843 views

    This sermon will present four reasons as to why we don't experience or see many miracles today.

    “A CRUMB FROM THE MASTER’S TABLE” Acts 12:1-9, NIV For the Live Sermon go to: http://www.mckeesfamily.com/?page_id=3567 There are so many promises in the Bible that we as Christians can ask for and will receive miracles in our lives. Jesus says “anything ...read more

  • No Prison Doors Can Hold Me Down

    Contributed by Jeremiah B. Menyongai, Jr. on Mar 21, 2016
     | 5,753 views

    There Are Many Iron Gates, Chains, Darkness, Prisons, death threats, fears, that hinder and imprison believers. Some are Self-righteousness, Pride, Worldly pleasure, The approval of the world, Doubt, Weariness in our labor for Christ, Discouragement.

    NO PRISON DOOR CAN HOLD ME DOWN ACTS 12:1-19 1 It was about this time that King Herod arrested some who belonged to the church, intending to persecute them. 2 He had James, the brother of John, put to death with the sword. 3 When he saw that this met with approval among the Jews, he proceeded to ...read more

  • Astonished By Answered Prayer! Series

    Contributed by Chuck Sligh on Feb 25, 2016
     | 5,170 views

    When Peter was imprisoned in Acts 12, the church in Jerusalem prayed fervently...but not in faith. The results were comical, yet God answered their prayer. This sermons examines the importance of faith in life and especially in our prayers.

    Astonished by Answered Prayer! Acts Series Chuck Sligh February 24, 2016 TEXT: Turn in your Bibles please to Acts 12 INTRODUCTION Have you ever been in a really BAD situation? JOKE: Three guys are stranded on a desert island, which was bad enough. Then they find a magic lantern ...read more

  • The Mystery Of Providence And The Majesty Of Peace Series

    Contributed by James Lee on Dec 7, 2015
     | 1,446 views

    I would like to thank Pastor Jerry Shirley for sharing this series on Acts. It has been a blessing as well as a great help. I have used these for our church, as I spend my days caring for my dying father.

    The Mystery of Providence and the Majesty of Peace Acts 12:1-25 They say there’s two side to every story but my baby sister will tell you there’s three. There is your side, my side and the truth. When we look at Acts chapter 12 there seems to be 3 sides to this story as well. ...read more