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  • Holy Nudges

    Contributed by K. Edward Skidmore on Apr 23, 2008
    based on 2 ratings

    A devotional talk prepared for a men’s breakfast about how the Holy Spirit tries to communicate with us if we allow Him to. I also invited the men to share "Holy Nudges" that happened to them.

    “Holy Nudges” (Inspired by Article written by Clark Cothern, Discipleship Mag. Mar./Apr. ’08, Issue #164, p. 57-59) An example of a “holy nudge:” At one point in my previous ministry in Santa Fe. Tx. I remember getting a repetitive urging to call on a man named Larry who was attending our more

  • Lessons From Philip

    Contributed by Neil Richardson on Mar 12, 2008
    based on 2 ratings

    Even though the believers were scattered through persecution, Philip went about doing good and preaching the good news and leading many to Christ.

    Summer Survival: lessons from Philip in Acts 8 Who was he? Not Philip the apostle, but one of the deacons, "seven men of good reputation, full of the Holy Spirit and wisdom" who were appointed to distribute food fairly amongst the Jewish and Gentile widows of the early church in Jerusalem more

  • Amazed By Grace Series

    Contributed by Mark Opperman on Jan 10, 2008
    based on 10 ratings

    The truth about Jesus will have a powerful effect on those who receive it and live it.

    Amazed by Grace Acts 8:9-13 Intro: These Samaritans had been amazed and seduced by magic and sorcery for a long time and had become addicted to Simon and his deception. However, they were even more amazed by the straightforward truth of the good news, and they believed on Jesus. Simon himself more

  • The Heart Of A Minister Series

    Contributed by Mark Opperman on Jan 10, 2008
    based on 2 ratings

    If our hearts are right with God, we have an active part in the ministry of God.

    The Heart of a Minister Acts 8:14-25 Intro: A number of questions arise from this passage. Why hadn’t the Samaritans received the HS under Philip’s ministry? When the apostles laid hands on them and prayed that they would receive the HS, what happened? When the Samaritans received the HS, was more

  • Following The Spirit's Lead Series

    Contributed by Mark Opperman on Jan 10, 2008
    based on 1 rating

    The more we learn to listen to the Holy Spirit, the more God will use us to help others come to know Him.

    Following the Spirit’s Lead Acts 8:26-40 Intro: Do you ever feel guilty for failing to be an effective witness for Jesus? How many times have you been told that you need to introduce the Lord to your neighbors, friends, and acquaintances, but you have to admit that you’ve not been very more

  • The First False Believer Series

    Contributed by Jason Jones on Jan 5, 2008

    Exposition of Acts 8:5-25 about the false profession of Simon Magus, and some indicators of true faith

    Text: Acts 8:5-25, Title: The First False Believer, Date/Place: NRBC, 12/30/07, AM A. Opening illustration: Talk about Dr Bennett and tell of his estimation of the greatest heresy plaguing Southern Baptists today. Talk about the list of names that need to be removed from off of our church roll, more

  • In 2008 I Series

    Contributed by Jason Jones on Jan 5, 2008

    Exposition of Acts 8:26-40, 1 of 2 parts, about a vision for the coming new year in the church

    Text: Acts 8:26-40, Title: In 2008 I, Date/Place: NRBC, 1/6/08, AM A. Opening illustration: Last year when I called my parents to wish them a happy New Year, my dad answered the phone. "Well, Dad, what’s your New Year’s resolution?" I asked him. "To make your mother as happy as I can all year," more

  • In 2008 Ii Series

    Contributed by Jason Jones on Jan 5, 2008

    Exposition of Acts 8:26-40, 1 of 2 parts, about a vision for the coming new year in the church

    Text: Acts 8:26-40, Title: In 2008 II, Date/Place: NRBC, 1/6/08, PM A. Opening illustration: “I have resolved not to do drugs anymore, because I get the same effect just standing up really fast.” “I have resolved to live in my own little world, because at least they know me here.” “I have more

  • To Go On Your Way Rejoicing Series

    Contributed by Sherm Nichols on Jan 3, 2008
    based on 1 rating

    The promise God gives us in baptism is a great reason for anyone to go on his way rejoicing.

    When I was a kid, I enjoyed Outdoor Life and Field and Stream, thinking about the days when I’d be older and be going fishing all the time. Now that I’m older, I don’t even seem to have time to read those magazines, but I’ll always remember reading the last article in F & S, “Exit Laughing” by Ed more

  • Get On The Road

    Contributed by Darren Rogers on Dec 31, 2007
    based on 30 ratings

    Often time God tells us to do something and we fail to listen and we fail to obey

    Acts 8:26 – 40 Previous to this In Verses 5 - 12 Philip had been involved in the revival at Samaria. It was a huge success. Unclean spirits cast out, sick healed, and multitudes of people were coming to faith in the Lord Jesus Christ and being baptised. The revival was big news, as soon as they more

  • Evangelization Of An Ethiopian

    Contributed by Donnie Martin on Dec 11, 2007
    based on 3 ratings

    Forgiveness and salvation are universal needs. Those needs are not met in one’s personal moral properties or position in life, but only through faith in the person and work of Christ Jesus the Lord.

    Evangelization Of An Ethiopian Text: Acts 8: 35-38 Intro: Prior to the story that we have just read, we are told of the death of Stephen, one of the first deacons of the church of Jerusalem. Before his death, Stephen preached a scorching sermon to the religious leaders of his day, more

  • Faith That Doesn't Save Series

    Contributed by Carl Allen on Dec 10, 2007
    based on 4 ratings

    Don’t be misguided on where you will spend eternity. Only true faith, will set you free.

    Intro One of the most fearful realities in all of scriptures is that some who think they are saved will be eternally lost. They think they are on the narrow path that leads to heaven, but in reality they are on the broad path of religion that leads to destruction. Once day they will hear the more

  • Becoming A World Class Missionary

    Contributed by James Chandler on Nov 30, 2007
    based on 4 ratings

    Philip demonstrates for us some very important principles in reaching out with the Good News

    Philip and the Ethiopian Acts 8:26-40 Becoming a world class missionary- 1. Get in tune with the Holy Spirit. (Verse 26) Getting in tune with the Holy Spirit requires: Prayer Meditation Clear mind and focus I did an experiment by asking everyone in the auditorium to more

  • How Should We Live Lord Before The Rapture Series

    Contributed by Jimmy Chapman on Nov 30, 2007
    based on 9 ratings

    It tells us that the Lord took Philip away suddenly, and one day, we who love and belong to the Lord are going to be taken away suddenly. We are going to be caught up, raptured literally into the air and into His presence

    How Should We Live Lord Before The Rapture Acts 8:26-40 Look at verse 39 and notice in particular the words "the Spirit of the Lord caught away Philip." Was this a literal, physical transportation? Was Philip caught away as Enoch was? Look up Genesis 5:22-24; and as Elijah was (2 Kings 2:11)? more

  • Revival In A Desert

    Contributed by Brian Phillips on Nov 30, 2007
    based on 2 ratings

    This sermon shows how God bring’s revival through His supernatural leadership and our obedience

    “REVIVAL IN A DESERT” (Acts 8:26-40) INTRODUCTION: It has rightly been said, “Our God is an awesome God.” But, it can also be said that our God is a peculiar God. (“peculiar” = Having a character exclusively it’s own) Our Lord is peculiar in that there is no one like Him nor can anyone more