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  • Prayer Series

    Contributed by David Yarbrough on May 20, 2002
    based on 85 ratings
     | 44,477 views

    Four examples of prayer from the early church.

    Intro: A bus driver and a minister were standing in line to get into heaven. The bus driver approached the gate and St. Peter said, "Welcome, I understand you were a bus driver. Since I’m in charge of housing, I believe I have found the perfect place for you. See that mansion over the hilltop? It’s ...read more

  • Great Jail Breaks - Part I

    Contributed by Clark Tanner on Nov 7, 2000
    based on 55 ratings
     | 7,795 views

    No time for sleeping.

    The year was approximately AD 47. Apart from the stoning of Stephen thirteen years before, the infant church had enjoyed almost a decade and a half of relative peace in which to grow. When many believers had scattered to their homelands following Stephen’s stoning, the gospel had gone with ...read more

  • Gatekeeper, Gateopener

    Contributed by Joseph Smith on Nov 19, 2000
    based on 77 ratings
     | 10,406 views

    The pastor has two roles that must not be reduced -- a gatekeeper to guard against useless ideas and hateful attitudes, and a gateopener to let in God's surprises.

    Do you think the Lord has a sense of humor? I do. I see a delicious little coincidence that God’s word drops in our laps today. Some of us remember a 70’s TV program, the Mary Tyler Moore show. If you remember that program, you will recall that sweet, nice, loveable Mary lived in an apartment ...read more

  • Guardian Angels

    Contributed by Glenn Pease on Nov 25, 2000
    based on 140 ratings
     | 15,110 views

    This message deals with the reality of, and the skepticism surrounding, guardian angels.

    GUARDIAN ANGELS based on Acts 12:1-11 By Pastor Glenn Pease There are few stories more exciting than escape stories. One of my favorite kinds of movie when I was a kid was prison escape movies. They are so full of suspense, and the obstacles to overcome are enormous. There is a great need to ...read more

  • Surprising Answers To Prayer

    Contributed by Mark Haines on Jul 23, 2001
    based on 67 ratings
     | 5,010 views

    An inductive message using biblical narrative to encourage Christians to turn to God in prayer because he will answer them.

    Purpose: to be the Holy Spirit’s second witness calling God’s people in my care to cooperate with God in order to receive answers to their prayers. Response: Individuals will ponder Jesus’ question to the man by the pool of Bethesda – "Do you want to get well?" If they do they can come to the ...read more

  • Praying With The Early Church

    Contributed by R. Darrel Davis on Feb 10, 2001
    based on 240 ratings
     | 9,328 views

    The power of and need for corporate prayer

    Introduction: In Connecting with God, Herb Miller tells the story of a nightclub opening on Main Street in a small town. Upon hearing the news, the only church in that town organized an all-night prayer meeting. The members asked God to burn down the club. Within a few minutes, lightning struck the ...read more

  • The Power Of Prayer Series

    Contributed by John Hamby on Feb 19, 2001
    based on 104 ratings
     | 23,031 views

    Peter is miraclously released from prison through the power of prayer.

    A Study of the Book of Acts Sermon # 23 “The Power of Prayer” Acts 12:1-24 “but constant prayer was offered to God for him by the church.” Acts chapter twelve is set in a context of mounting persecution, about which the people ...read more

  • What Does God Say When People Pray (Part 2)

    Contributed by James Wilson on Mar 2, 2001
    based on 98 ratings
     | 3,361 views

    How Does God Respond to our Prayers?

    What Does God Say When People Pray (part 2) Acts 12:12-17 For thirteen extraordinary days in October of 1962, the world stood on the brink of an unthinkable catastrophe. Across the globe, people anxiously awaited the outcome of a harrowing political, diplomatic and military confrontation that ...read more

  • Herod The Great"? It Depends On Your Perspective

    Contributed by Paul Fritz on Jun 19, 2001
    based on 25 ratings
     | 3,381 views

    Criteria for real greatness

    “Herod the Great”? It Depends on One’s Perspective (Acts 12:1-19) 1. Greatness from the world’s perspective is very different from greatness in eyes of God. Consider how some people might have considered Herod a great man. Here was an individual who was keenly fond of popularity. Through shrewd ...read more

  • Surprised By Prayer!

    Contributed by Mike Hays on Oct 18, 2000
    based on 297 ratings
     | 32,659 views

    Prayer can open up for us insight into God's will when the way seems dark and uncertain.

    Surprised By Prayer! Acts 12:1-19 The popularity of prayer has skyrocketed in recent months. Prayer, talking about prayer, writing about prayer, exploring patterns of prayers and the like have become more prevalent than Tiger Woods' fans at a golf tournament. Prayer has truly come to the forefront ...read more

  • The Church In The Storm

    Contributed by Brian Chavarria on Oct 18, 2000
    based on 18 ratings
     | 3,059 views

    INTRODUCTION: People who live Godly lives will suffer persecution, and where the gifts of the Spirit of God are in operation, the dirty old devil will stir up trouble.

    INTRODUCTION: People who live Godly lives will suffer persecution, and where the gifts of the Spirit of God are in operation, the dirty old devil will stir up trouble. The gifts in operation in Acts chapters 12 and 13 were the gifts of power: the gift of faith and the gift of working of miracles. ...read more

  • Praying Through Your Problems

    Contributed by Roger Griffith on Oct 18, 2000
    based on 31 ratings
     | 7,317 views

    When you start a new church you don’t have seasoned prayer warriors in that church who will pray in the blessings and the protection of God. We were successful because we convinced a few Christians in other churches to pray us through our early problems.

    "PRAYING THROUGH" YOUR PROBLEMS TEXT: Acts 12:5 INTRODUCTION: Moses prayed and God spared Israel from judgment. Joshua prayed and God caused the sun to stand still. Hannah prayed and God gave her a baby boy. Solomon prayed and God gave him wisdom. Elijah prayed and God sent fire down from ...read more

  • The Benefits Of Corporate Prayer

    Contributed by Paul Fritz on Oct 18, 2000
    based on 58 ratings
     | 20,418 views

    Have you ever wondered why some churches seem to get their prayers answered while others do not? In this passage the church is praying for Peter’s deliverance from the clutches of Herod. These were people who realized that every good thing comes from thei

    1. Have you ever wondered why some churches seem to get their prayers answered while others do not? In this passage the church is praying for Peter’s deliverance from the clutches of Herod. These were people who realized that every good thing comes from their heavenly Father. They were all mindful ...read more

  • How Does God Do His Work?

    Contributed by Paul Fritz on Oct 18, 2000
    based on 38 ratings
     | 4,794 views

    Amidst the clouds of doom, gloom and stubborn opposition, God sheds His light to the dark regions of menâs minds. In this passage we learn a little bit more about how the Divine work of God overshadows every difficulty, discouragement or predicament. Alth

    1. Amidst the clouds of doom, gloom and stubborn opposition, God sheds His light to the dark regions of menâs minds. In this passage we learn a little bit more about how the Divine work of God overshadows every difficulty, discouragement or predicament. Although God’s purposes may not be clear ...read more

  • Breaking The Chains To Set You Free Series

    Contributed by Jimmy Davis on Mar 29, 2001
    based on 138 ratings
     | 23,113 views

    Through passionate prayer, you can be set free from the adversities and conflicts of life.

    Sermon.966 “Breaking The Chains To Set You Free!” Acts 12:1-19a Sometimes, life holds more bad news for us than good news! Today’s text from the Bible in the book of Acts lets us know very quickly that our perspective on life makes all the difference. Like the 96 year old man who was asked ...read more