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  • Easter Energizes Christians!

    Contributed by Jonathan Kruschel on Apr 23, 2012
     | 2,325 views

    Easter Energizes Christians to courageously proclaim Christ, pray to him and live for him. Unlike today's energy drinks that eventually wear off, discover how Easter provides a continual source of energy for Christians. Based on Acts 12:1-19

    Have you noticed the number of so-called “energy drinks” that are on the market these days? Some have some pretty interesting names like, “Full Throttle”, “Red Bull”, “Monster”. Their purpose is rather self-explanatory. They are supposed to be able ...read more

  • Surprised By Prayer Series

    Contributed by Melvin Newland on Oct 19, 2012
    based on 10 ratings
     | 17,549 views

    Even as I’m concerned about people who misunderstand the purpose of prayer, I’m also concerned about those who do understand, but who seem to pray with no expectation of God honoring prayers or acting on our behalf. (Powerpoint available - #150)

    MELVIN M. NEWLAND, MINISTER RIDGE CHAPEL, KANSAS, OK (Powerpoints used with this message are availble at no charge. Just email me at mnewland@sstelco.com and request #150.) (In preparing this message as part of a sermon series on ...read more

  • Friends Saving Friends

    Contributed by Darrin Fish on May 6, 2014
     | 2,471 views

    How to reach out to those close to us.

    Last week I pointed out the fact that after Jesus had raised from the dead • The first thing that He did when He saw His disciples • Was to command them to go and make more disciples. • Part of our faith • Part of being a Christian is that we obey Christ’s ...read more

  • The Mystery Of Providence And The Majesty Of Peace Series

    Contributed by James Lee on Dec 4, 2015
     | 3,348 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

  • Jailhouse Prayer

    Contributed by Anthony Zibolski on Aug 12, 2016
     | 6,773 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

  • Detained, But Not Defeated Series

    Contributed by Christopher Benfield on Apr 9, 2017
    based on 3 ratings
     | 14,115 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

  • What Happens When The Church Prays

    Contributed by Dieuner Joseph on Apr 26, 2007
    based on 16 ratings
     | 10,819 views

    This sermon is designed to underscore the power of a praying church.

    In the book of Acts, Luke the physician gives us a chronological and historical account of the evolution of the church. Luke’s primary purpose is to help believers understand the purpose and mission of the church. Make no mistake about it; no one should be part of an organization without ...read more

  • Prison Break! Series

    Contributed by Byron Harvey on Nov 23, 2007
    based on 1 rating
     | 3,510 views

    I preach expository messages, and this is the 22nd in my series on the Book of Acts.

    Prison Break! Acts 12:1-24 November 4, 2007 Front page of the AJC every day has a headline like this: “Water Wars Land in Washington’s Lap”, and the editorial page contains two or three pieces on our need for water. Meanwhile, church signs plead, “pray for rain”. Can we just be ...read more

  • Detainment, Delivery, And Denial

    Contributed by Rich Vanarsdalen on Jan 27, 2008
    based on 1 rating
     | 3,123 views

    Watch how the power of God moves in such a way that the early church can barely believe their eyes!

    Detainment, Delivery, and Denial Acts Chapter 12:1-16 We are continuing in the Book of Acts today – looking at chapter 12 where we are going to see a roller-coaster ride in the life of one Apostle Peter. Really God is doing some amazing things in the life of His followers – the gospel is now ...read more

  • Expecting Revival

    Contributed by Larry Finley on Sep 15, 2008
     | 2,581 views

    Five steps to revival

    EXPECTING REVIVAL 8/24/08 Acts 12 1. Revival is the Need of the hour a. Church is on the defense b. From sinner seeking to seeker sensitive 2. Pompous Personalities and Pleasing programs 3. No longer what He did for us but what’s in it for me 1. RECOGNIZE OUR PERIL A. Hatred of the ...read more

  • Why Does God Wait

    Contributed by Rodney Kelley on Sep 13, 2008
    based on 4 ratings
     | 1,990 views

    Sometimes it may seem that God doesn’t hear us but God does care for His children and His delay may be an opportunity to increase our faith

    Introduction: Many times, we have things in our lives and we do not know why things seem to be delayed. We have definite needs, and God seems to wait. Even in times that we do not understand, we must always remember that God=s clock always keeps perfect time. Why does God seemingly at times, ...read more

  • Delivered! How We Can Experience Miracles In Our Lives. Series

    Contributed by Charles Wallis on Feb 8, 2009
    based on 11 ratings
     | 4,522 views

    As Peter was delivered from prison, we can experience miracles ourselves.

    Delivered! How we can experience miracles in our lives. February 8, 2009 Do you need a miracle? Have you experienced a miracle…lately? Review: God of suffering: Thriving in Adversity. Acts 11 Text Acts 12:1-24: From bad to worse… We can experience miracles of deliverance… I. ...read more

  • Untapped Power Series

    Contributed by Robert Higgins on Nov 18, 2008
    based on 1 rating
     | 5,146 views

    Prayer is the tool that connects us to the power of God. We do not tap it for many reasons.

    Sept 7 – Living the Supernatural Life – Part 3 - Untapped Power Last week something remarkable happened during our worship service. We learned about the power of calling upon God to intervene in situations – because God has limited Himself in this world to the prayers of His people. Then, we ...read more

  • The Power Of Praying With Others Series

    Contributed by Matthew Stoll on Dec 9, 2008
    based on 4 ratings
     | 4,248 views

    Acts reminds us that we also need to be praying with others to see God�s power at work.

    Herb Miller (who was a pastor and now ministry consultant) 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 of the church asked God to burn down the club. Within a few ...read more

  • The Power Of Prayer Series

    Contributed by T.j. Conwell on Jul 1, 2013
     | 6,461 views

    In the early church, their first response was to go to God in prayer. Is it also ours?

    The Power of Prayer Acts 12:1-19 Introduction Set up church expanding – miracles and healings continuing ... It is important that we understand the importance of praying then and now The church would have never survived had others not been praying -- I think we can say ...read more