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  • The Matthias Mystery

    Contributed by David Wilson on May 2, 2012
    based on 4 ratings
     | 7,267 views

    Was choosing Matthias as a replacement for Judas really God's will?

    Acts 1:12-26 The Mystery of Matthias Perhaps one of the greatest mysteries confronting us in regards to the work of the early church regards the selection of Matthias as a replacement for Judas Iscariot, who betrayed Christ. Was this an appropriate action on the part of the early church or ...read more

  • Reflecting On The Dark Passages Of Scripture Series

    Contributed by W Pat Cunningham on May 12, 2012
     | 2,103 views

    As in the story of Judas, there are dark passages in the Bible, but they can help us if we use an interpretation which enables their meaning to emerge in the light of the mystery of Christ.

    Feast of St. Matthias 14 May 2012 Verbum Domini Today’s feast gives us an opportunity to reflect on one of the darkest moments in our salvation history. The crucifixion of Jesus was set up by a traitor, Judas “the Iscariot.” It also helps us to consider what the Holy Father ...read more

  • The Church Of The New Testament - Part 7f Series

    Contributed by Sam Mccormick on Apr 3, 2018
    based on 1 rating
     | 12,334 views

    Part 7f of this series of sermons addresses the function of leadership and overseeing the church as shown in the New Testament by various names - elders, pastors, bishops, overseers, presbyters, and shepherds.

    This 13-part series of classes has been many years in the making. About 25 years ago I began in earnest to examine the features, character and characteristics of the church as it existed in its earliest years. As I sometimes do, I kept my notes all along the way, and this series of classes is to a ...read more

  • 02 Pursuing What Matters: The Church At Birth Series

    Contributed by Ralph Andrus on Jan 17, 2012
     | 1,914 views

    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 ...read more

  • Reaching Our Potential In Christ Series

    Contributed by David Henderson on Nov 11, 2012
     | 3,632 views

    Our potential is God's gift to us. What we do with it is our gift to Him. How will you use yours?

    “Reaching Our Potential in Christ” Acts 1:12-26 Dale Carnegie wrote the book titled “How to Win Friends and Influence people.” It was an overnight success selling over 15 million copies. Dale Carnegie was a master at identifying people with great potential. He was once ...read more

  • The Criteria For An Apostolic Replacement Series

    Contributed by John Lowe on Feb 24, 2017
     | 5,288 views

    Matthias was evidently a good man. He met the requirements of an apostle, which meant he must have been with the Lord from His baptism by John until His ascension; and, more importantly, he must have been a witness of the resurrection,as the others were.

    JESUS THE WORD OF GOD John 1:1-18 One of the names of the Lord Jesus Christ is "The Word." 1. THE WORD WAS GOD’S POWER AT WORK IN CREATION (John 1:1-3). (i) In the beginning was the Word. This compares with the Creation account (Genesis 1:1-3). When God spoke the Word, all things ...read more

  • It Starts With One: Part Two, Acts 1 Series

    Contributed by Michael Monica on Jul 6, 2017
    based on 4 ratings
     | 3,699 views

    The mission in Acts

    Matthias Chosen to Replace Judas 12Then they returned to Jerusalem from the mount called Olivet, which is near Jerusalem, a Sabbath day’s journey away. 13And when they had entered, they went up to the upper room, where they were staying, Peter and John and James and Andrew, Philip and Thomas, ...read more

  • Can You Worship At A Church Business Meeting Series

    Contributed by Mark A. Barber on Mar 18, 2015
     | 3,974 views

    Everything the church does must be worshipful, even the business meetings.

    Can You Worship at a Church Business Meeting? Acts 1:15-26 The Apostles, in obedience to the Lord’s directive had just returned to Jerusalem. Luke records that they were full of joy and went into an upper room where they continued in prayer and making intercession. It also says that they ...read more

  • The Hinge Of Resurrection-3

    Contributed by Byron Sherman on Apr 18, 2018
    based on 1 rating
     | 19,298 views

    3 of 3. Christian faith hangs upon Jesus’ Resurrection. But How or Why? Christian faith Hangs upon The Resurrection...

    The HINGE Of RESURRECTION-III Attention: The Trapper’s Stove! An engineer, a psychologist, & a theologian were hunting in the wilderness of northern Canada. Suddenly, the temperature dropped & a furious snowstorm was upon them. They came across an isolated cabin, far removed from any town. ...read more

  • The Vote Is In!

    Contributed by Ernie Arnold on Apr 18, 2018
    based on 2 ratings
     | 7,311 views

    St. Luke shares with us how the Early Church found God's Will in receiving Matthias as the new 12th Apostle. 1. It is Possible to Find God's Will 2. God' Word is Essential 3. Prayer is Essential

    Scripture: Acts 1:15 – 26 (Call to Worship – Psalm 1) Title: "The Vote Is In!" - Finding God's Will St. Luke shares with us how the Early Church found God's Will in receiving Matthias as the new 12th Apostle. 1. It is Possible to Find God's Will 2. God' Word is Essential 3. Prayer ...read more

  • Positioning For Power, Acts 1:1-26

    Contributed by Damon S Adams on Apr 11, 2016
    based on 4 ratings
     | 6,234 views

    This message examines the preparation and provision of power to the church and believers by our Saviour in order for us to carry out the Great Commission.

    Positioning for Power Acts 1: 1-26 Introduction There is a lot of talk about ‘power’, ‘signs and wonders’ and ‘Pentecost’. Often today the church fall into going into one of two extremes – it either looks for ‘power encounters’ or it so ...read more

  • Preparing For Spiritual Breakthrough

    Contributed by Steven Chapman on Feb 6, 2007
    based on 10 ratings
     | 12,093 views

    In these verses, there are at least three indicators of how believers prepared for and displayed openness to the Holy Spirit acting powerfully through their lives and through the church.

    Preparing for Spiritual Breakthrough Acts 1:13ff It is the model church. Members of the church are involved in daily sharing their faith, so that friends, family and associates were making regular decisions for Christ. On two occasions the church has had a crowd of thousands making a first ...read more

  • Finding God's Will Series

    Contributed by Jason Jones on May 14, 2007
    based on 9 ratings
     | 6,134 views

    Exposition of Acts 1:12-26 as it relates to determining the will of God for your life

    Text: Acts 1:12-26, Title: Finding God’s Will, Date/Place: NRBC, 5/20/07, AM A. Opening illustration: Talk about Chris West, and the days that I moved in to my seminary apt with him as a roommate, and finish with the plaque on his bedpost underneath the skull… B. Background to passage: The scene ...read more

  • A Fresh Wind Of The Spirit

    Contributed by Robert Bravo on Jul 1, 2007
     | 5,916 views

    Life can get tough at times. The enemy is always trying to destroy us. Sometimes we need a fresh filling of Gods spirit. It empowers for life and mininstry. We can be overcomers.

    The fresh wind of the Spirit Acts 1 says: Acts 1:1 - 26 (NASB) 1The first account I composed, Theophilus, about all that Jesus began to do and teach, 2until the day when He was taken up to heaven, after He had by the Holy Spirit given orders to the apostles whom He had chosen. 3To these He ...read more

  • It Was Grace That Taught My Heart To Fear

    Contributed by Jeff Strite on Jul 16, 2007
    based on 6 ratings
     | 17,058 views

    John Newton believed that God’s grace taught him to fear. But we’re not supposed to be afraid of anything are we?

    OPEN: Does anybody know what the date was this Last Friday? (Friday the 13th) Both Fridays and the number 13 have both been considered “unlucky” down thru the ages. The number 13, for example: The Turks so disliked that number that they practically removed it from their vocabulary ...read more