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  • What The Ascension Of Jesus Meant To Him, And To Means To Us

    Contributed by David Mcnally on May 19, 2014

    Many Christians seem to ignore the Ascension, and even seem embarrassed to talk about Jesus physically going up into the clouds, but it is a historical fact. Jesus had done everything His Father required of Him, and He is now by His side working for us.

    Acts 1:6-11 Eph 1:18-23 The Ascension 29 MAY 2014 The New Testament records how Jesus died on what we now call Good Friday and how He rose from the dead on what we now call Easter Sunday. I prefer to call it Resurrection Sunday, 1. because the word Easter is not in the Bible, and 2. because more

  • God Grows Good Things

    Contributed by Rev. Matthew Parker on May 26, 2014

    God grows good things. We have choices to make, what we will sow and what we will reap.

    Devotion for The Feast – May 27, 2014 – Matthew 13:24-43 Put up your hand if you’ve ever done much gardening. I used to think that the best way to garden is to put on a wide brimmed straw hat and some old clothes. And with a hoe in one hand and a cold drink in the other, tell more

  • "The Week After Easter"

    Contributed by Andy Grossman on Apr 24, 2014
    based on 2 ratings

    Three Things the Early Church Did following the Resurrection

    “The Week After Easter” April 27, 2014 Acts 1:1-14 In my former book, Theophilus, I wrote about all that Jesus began to do and to teach 2 until the day he was taken up to heaven, after giving instructions through the Holy Spirit to the apostles he had chosen. 3 After his suffering, he more

  • Making The Best Of A Bad Situation

    Contributed by Kraig Pullam on Feb 16, 2014
    based on 3 ratings

    God takes the disadvantages of our dead ends and uses them as an opportunity to propel His plan into the spectrum of His greater glory and our greater good, as seen in the discourse between the disciples and Christ prior to His ascension.

    Have you ever felt like you were at the end of your rope? - Seeming possibilities--crushed. - Dreams—deferred. - Hopes—handcuffed. - Hands—tied. - Predicaments—problematic. - Vision—diminished. - Life—over We are living in perilous times. And what tends to add more

  • Reconnecting With Power Series

    Contributed by Bruce Rzengota on Mar 22, 2014


    Reconnecting with Power Acts 1:8 9/22/13 Introduction One of the popular ads for the 2011 Super Bowl was a Volkswagen commercial that pictures a child dressed in a Darth Vader costume attempting to use "the force" around the house. With the familiar Star Wars music associated with Darth Vader more

  • Initial Evidence Of The Baptism With The Holy Spirit?

    Contributed by Donnie De Loney on Apr 29, 2014
    based on 1 rating


    WHAT IS THE INITIAL EVIDENCE OF THE BAPTISM WITH THE HOLY SPIRIT? ACTS 1:4-5 On one occasion, while he was eating with them, he gave them this command: “Do not leave Jerusalem, but wait for the gift my Father more

  • 02 Pursuing What Matters: The Church At Birth Series

    Contributed by Ralph Andrus on Jan 16, 2012

    Features of the early church. 1. v. 3-4 - They Were In Fellowship With The Resurrected Jesus 2. v. 5 They Received The Promise Of The HS 3. v. 12-13 They Were Obedient To His Word 4. v. 14 They Were United In Spirit 5. v. 15-20 They Honored Th

    - What do the disciples think will happen when they receive the SP? – (v. 6) - What are some major ways their idea of the kingdom differs from Jesus? – (v.7-8) - HS brings newness of life - What are the features of the early church? 1. v. 3-4 - They Were In Fellowship With The more

  • I Will Give My Testimony Series

    Contributed by Stephen E. Trail on Jan 21, 2012

    Sermon on resolutions that can change your life and impact the kingdom.

    Five Life Changing Resolutions Part 4 I Will Give My Testimony Acts 1:8 Scripture Reading Acts 1:8 But ye shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you: and ye shall be witnesses unto me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judaea, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the more

  • The Secret To Victorious Living

    Contributed by Mark Schaeufele on Dec 30, 2011
    based on 4 ratings

    If we want to get to where we need to be spiritually we need to have the right mode of transportation.

    The Secret to Victorious Living Text: Acts 1:4-8; Acts 1:14; Acts 2:1-4, 47. Introduction 1. Illustration: In his book "Growing Strong in the Seasons of Life", Charles Swindoll tells a story about the 19th Century agnostic Thomas Huxley (some of you might know that it was Huxley who promoted more

  • A Modern Day Book Of Acts Church Series

    Contributed by Jeremy Poling on Apr 19, 2012

    We are called to be a powerful church

    Acts 1:8 But ye shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you: and ye shall be witnesses unto me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judaea, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth. The book of Acts is said to be the centerpiece of the entire Bible. All of the other more

  • Missions 12 Series

    Contributed by Michael Mccartney on Aug 7, 2012

    The Scripture verse above reminds us that the power of the Holy Spirit is given to us to be Jesus witness to a world that has no idea who He is, was or will be. We as believers are called to be His witness to bring the message of hope of the Good News to

    Series: 12 in 2012 Sermon: Missions 12 Christa's video saying thanks to Christian Hills Church The challenge this month for our spiritual mile markers, show the picture of the boys and the need for a floor. share the need. Give an extra $12 to missions this month to help put a floor in for these more

  • Who Is The Holy Spirit Series

    Contributed by Michael Mccartney on Aug 7, 2012

    The Holy Spirit is the neglected part of the Trinity today and we need to allow the Holy Spirit to arise within us, to empower us to be God’s dynamic witnesses to this dying world.

    Series: Holy Spirit Rising Quote: Samuel Chadwick “Christianity is hopeless without the Holy Spirit!” Jim Cymbala’s quote from Spirit Rising. Sermon: Who is the Holy Spirit? Thesis: The Holy Spirit is the neglected part of the Trinity today and we need to allow the Holy more

  • Mixed Emotions About Our Future

    Contributed by Kraig Pullam on Feb 17, 2014
    based on 1 rating

    The ascension of Christ becomes a clear example for the church on how we handle charting into the unknown with God as the Source of our strength

    There is an old legend of a benevolent king who had his men place a great heavy stone on a certain roadway over which all his subjects would be forced to travel. He then hid himself to see who would try to remove the stone only to discover that no one stopped to try to remove the stone, but all more

  • This Same Jesus

    Contributed by Curtis E. Nester on Dec 26, 2013
    based on 1 rating

    Why we are to look for Jesus' return. Refutes the false ideas of just Who we are to look for

    TITLE: This Same Jesus TEXT: Acts 1:6-12 INTRO: After His resurrection, Jesus remained on earth for 40 days. During that time, He was seen by over 500 people Then, He led his Disciples out to the Mount of Olives and, as they watched, He ascended up into Heaven. I. THE PLACE WHERE HE ASCENDED more

  • The Ascension Of Christ

    Contributed by Rodney Johnson Sr., on Feb 27, 2015
    based on 1 rating

    This message shares one of the most important truth in scriptures. We know He rose but we also know which way He went during His departure.

    Introduction: Our Lord departed this world with an emphasis on evangelism. The Ascension teaches us several lessons: I. He was the Son of God. (Only God could ascend upwards without aid) II. He Kept His Word. (I am going to prepare a place) III. He Finished His Work. (He said;"it is more