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  • Pride’s Destruction

    Contributed by Ralph Andrus on Sep 24, 2012
     | 2,288 views

    Herod, A Man Given to Sinfulness & the Sin Cycle

    An apprehensive female traveller approaching the gangway of an enormous new passenger liner gazes up in amazement at its looming hulk. "Is this ship really unsinkable?" she nervously inquires of a nearby deck hand. "Yes, lady," the deck hand answers. "God himself could not sink this ...read more

  • Worms With Intestinal Fortitude!

    Contributed by Thomas Mccracken on May 29, 2012
    based on 8 ratings
     | 9,335 views

    the oldest sin, pride, remains our oldest enemy and is not confined nor limited to the unsaved but has crept its way into Christianity even to the precious, once revered, pulpit. It is pride that asks “what about me? It is pride that demands “do somet

    WORMS WITH INTESTINAL FORTITUDE! Or Man vs. God ACTS 12:20-24 Introduction: What you just witnessed is a parody on pride. (I entered the sanctuary with "Eye of the Tiger" playing over the sound system, high-fiving a few members hands as I made my way to the pulpit) This is not too far ...read more

  • The Word Of God Continues Series

    Contributed by Guy Glass on Jan 29, 2013
     | 2,724 views

    THIS IS ONE OF THOSE PASSAGES THEY MAKES YOU SCRATCH YOUR HEAD AND WONDER WHY IT IS INCLUDED IN OUR BIBLE. IT DOES NOT SEEM TO CONNECT WITH THE CONTEXT BEFORE IT OR AFTER IT. SIMPLY, IT STANDS ALONE AND AS SUCH GIVES IS CAUSE TO PONDER WHY IT IS HERE;

    THE WORD OF GOD CONTINUES Acts 12:19-24 After Herod had a thorough search made for him and did not find him, he cross-examined the guards and ordered that they be executed. Then Herod went from Judea to Caesarea and stayed there a while. 20 He had been quarreling with the people of Tyre and Sidon; ...read more

  • God Is In Control Series

    Contributed by David Owens on Sep 24, 2018
     | 12,762 views

    In this sermon on Acts 12 and Peter's miraculous escape from prison, we wrestle with the truth that God is in control. This leads to a lot of assurance, but it also leads to trust.

    Introduction: A. You have probably heard the glib saying, “Every cloud has a silver lining.” 1. Although it is true that suffering can lead to blessing, it is easier to say it than experience it. B. One day a young man who sold magazine subscriptions door to door, came home with $25 which he ...read more

  • A Feast For Worms

    Contributed by Richard White on Nov 13, 2008
    based on 4 ratings
     | 3,458 views

    Gleaned from several sermons at this website. Pride, envy, jealousy are hungry worms that eat us from the inside out.

    A feast for Worms. Acts 12:18-25 Point: We have heard it said “Pride comes before the fall.” It literally happens in this scene. The time is about 46 AD. This chronology might fit between the time Paul goes to Antioch and sending the famine relief to Jerusalem. Agrippa grew up in the ...read more

  • Expecting Revival

    Contributed by Larry Finley on Sep 15, 2008
     | 2,560 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

  • Prayer Power

    Contributed by Jerry Cosper on Jan 7, 2014
     | 4,955 views

    A powerful story in Acts 12, where we see the death of James.

    APR 7 2013PM Prayer Power Acts 12:1-12:25 Tonight we come to a powerful story in Acts 12, where we see the death of James. READ Acts 12:1-2. There’s not a whole lot of space devoted to this story, but I’m sure that this was a great loss to the early church. I’m sure ...read more

  • God Answers Prayer Though The Church Didn’t Believe He Would!

    Contributed by Gordon Weatherby on Feb 2, 2014
    based on 4 ratings
     | 4,229 views

    The account of God answering a church's prayer for deliverance from persecution. Like many times today, the church prayed, yet lacked faith God would answer their prayer until He delivered them.

    GOD ANSWERS PRAYER THOUGH THE CHURCH DIDN’T BELIEVE GOD WOULD! Acts 12:1-25 Audio Link to hear this sermon: http://chirb.it/pnrewg INTRODUCTION: 1.) Today, I want us to look at a scene when there was a great turnabout in the climate of the church. A.) One of the things I ...read more

  • The Mystery Of Providence And The Majesty Of Peace Series

    Contributed by James Lee on Dec 4, 2015
     | 3,337 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

  • Glory To God

    Contributed by Rick Boyne on May 6, 2014
     | 3,251 views

    God is the only One who DESERVES glory!

    Glory to God May 4, 2014 Evening Service Immanuel Baptist Church, Wagoner, OK Rick Boyne Message Point: God is the only One who DESERVES glory! Focus Passage: Acts 12:20-23 Supplemental Passage: Then Moses said, "I pray You, show me Your glory!" And He said, "I Myself will make all My ...read more

  • Astonished By Answered Prayer! Series

    Contributed by Chuck Sligh on Feb 24, 2016
     | 11,488 views

    When Peter was imprisoned in Acts 12, the church in Jerusalem prayed fervently...but not in faith. The results were comical, yet God answered their prayer. This sermons examines the importance of faith in life and especially in our prayers.

    Astonished by Answered Prayer! Acts Series Chuck Sligh February 24, 2016 TEXT: Turn in your Bibles please to Acts 12 INTRODUCTION Have you ever been in a really BAD situation? JOKE: Three guys are stranded on a desert island, which was bad enough. Then they find a magic lantern ...read more

  • Herod Puts Peter’s Guards To Death Series

    Contributed by John Lowe on Apr 17, 2017
     | 4,161 views

    The angel must have come and released him during the fourth watch (three to six A.M.), otherwise Peter’s escape would have been discovered by his keepers at the time of the changing of the guard.

    June 27, 2014 By: Tom Lowe Title: Herod Puts Peter’s Guards to Death (12:18-21) Scripture (Acts 12:18-21; KJV) 18 Now as soon as it was day, ...read more

  • Stolen Glory Series

    Contributed by Michael Stark on Mar 12, 2017
     | 7,456 views

    Usurping God's glory leads to judgement. A study of Herod Agrippa's death because he accepted glory that properly belonged only to God.

    “Now Herod was angry with the people of Tyre and Sidon, and they came to him with one accord, and having persuaded Blastus, the king’s chamberlain, they asked for peace, because their country depended on the king’s country for food. On an appointed day, Herod put on his royal robes, took his seat ...read more

  • The Prison That Couldn't Hold Peter

    Contributed by W. Alderman on Sep 14, 2007
    based on 11 ratings
     | 12,601 views

    This shows how faith is necessary in prayer and how answered prayer increases our faith.

    THE PRISON THAT COULDN’T HOLD PETER TEXT: Acts 12:1-19; 24 INTRODUCTION: Some people have trouble staying out of prison because of their criminal conduct, but Peter had trouble staying out of prison because of his Godly conduct. This chapter records ...read more

  • Praying With Great Expectation Series

    Contributed by Otis Mcmillan on Jul 31, 2007
    based on 8 ratings
     | 14,127 views

    This sermon encourages believers to pray with great expectations because God sees out trials, God hears our prayers and God will deal with our enemies.

    Subject: Praying With Great Expectations Acts 12:5-25 Introduction: The graphic scene of Acts 12 is not strange to the Church. The church has always faced opposition. Since its inception, the devil has been trying to stop the church and even to destroy the church. But each persecution has cause ...read more