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  • The Church In The Storm

    Contributed by Brian Chavarria on Oct 18, 2000
    based on 18 ratings
     | 3,016 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

  • Gatekeeper, Gateopener

    Contributed by Joseph Smith on Nov 19, 2000
    based on 77 ratings
     | 10,343 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
     | 15,083 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

  • Praying With The Early Church

    Contributed by R. Darrel Davis on Feb 10, 2001
    based on 240 ratings
     | 9,255 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
     | 22,870 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

  • Why Did You Sign Up?

    Contributed by Rick Gillespie- Mobley on Nov 27, 2002
    based on 18 ratings
     | 6,580 views

    This sermon deals with discipleship and why is it that we chose to become Christians in the first place.

    Why Did You Sign Up? GNLCC 11/10/2002 Job 1:6-22 Luke 5:1-11 Text Acts 12:1-4 Eric Jackson was a nineteen year old junior in high school who wanted some excitement in his life. He had failed the proficiency exams three times and it didn’t look as though he was going to graduate next ...read more

  • Don't You Just Love Surprises?

    Contributed by James May on Jan 19, 2003
    based on 50 ratings
     | 7,056 views

    God’s ability to answer prayer will even surprise those who are praying.

    Disclaimer: Due to the large amount of sermons and topics that appear on this site I feel it is necessary to post this disclaimer on all sermons posted. These sermons are original to the author and the leading of the Holy Spirit. While ideas and illustrations are often gleaned from many ...read more

  • The Night Of Darkness Series

    Contributed by Jeff Strite on Apr 12, 2004
    based on 61 ratings
     | 8,354 views

    1st Person portrayal of Peter during his imprisonment by Herod and his angelic deliverance.

    (Setting: Peter is kneeling. His wrists are in chains - plastic chains wrapped twice around the wrists with the end held in the palm of each hand. The stage is dark and the lights are bro’t up to half power on this section of the stage.) (These first words are mournful, reflecting the despair that ...read more

  • A Tale Of Two Apostles

    Contributed by Jeff Hughes on Apr 20, 2004
    based on 27 ratings
     | 3,748 views

    James is killed; Peter is set free.

    A Tale of Two Apostles Acts 12:1 – 12:19 Jeff Hughes – August 17, 2003 Calvary Chapel Aggieland I. Introduction a. Have you ever been in a situation that you though was completely hopeless, just to have something happen to turn things around? God has a unique way of bringing hope to hopeless ...read more

  • The Rewards Series

    Contributed by Troy Mason on Sep 13, 2002
    based on 30 ratings
     | 4,951 views

    Last in a series of sermons from the lives of Jesus’ disciples and how they changed the world. This one looks at the personal rewards brought about by being a disciple of Jesus.

    Be a World Changer III The Rewards Acts 12:1-17 Introduction: Last in the series on changing the world. Here we have James martyred. He had been called from his fishing boat about 15 years before and now he has truly given all to Christ. Peter faces the same fate. Normally prisoners were ...read more

  • The Power Of Release

    Contributed by Richard Hall on Sep 5, 2003
    based on 14 ratings
     | 9,046 views

    No matter what prison we find ourselves in God has the power to release us.

    THE POWER OF RELEASE ACTS 12: 1-12 Nobody like to be in bondage… Claustrophobia Read Scripture 1) PRISONS THAT HOLD US… A) Peter was in prison due to his unfortunate circumstances a) Nothing that he had done wrong b) Sometimes we find ourselves in places of bondage that hold us ...read more

  • Prayer Series

    Contributed by David Yarbrough on May 20, 2002
    based on 85 ratings
     | 44,385 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

  • Chains That Hold Us Back

    Contributed by Duane Boehm on Jun 14, 2002
    based on 130 ratings
     | 21,217 views

    This is from Acts 12. Peter was held in prison with chains, we as a church can be held back with chains. View the chains that keep us from growing as a church.

    THE CHAINS THAT HOLD US BACK Acts 12:6 Acts 12:1-10 Intro: In this text we here so often of ...read more

  • Prayer Power Series

    Contributed by A. Todd Coget on Jul 12, 2002
    based on 161 ratings
     | 24,281 views

    This sermon demonstratest the power of prayer, showing how God can and will do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine if we just PRAY!

    Prayer Power Acts 12:1-25 July 7, 2002 Intro: A. [Traveling On Your Knees] Last night I took a journey to a land across the seas. I didn’t go by ship or plane I traveled on my knees. I saw so many people there In bondage to their sin, And Jesus told me I should go, That there were souls to ...read more

  • Night Visits

    Contributed by Joseph Smith on Feb 17, 2002
    based on 54 ratings
     | 8,596 views

    Sermon for Black History Month, incorporating the poetry of recently deceased African poet and statesman Leopold Senghor; focus on imprisonment, liberation, empowerment, and forgiveness.

    It was night. Nothing else need be said. That short and simple phrase says it all. It was night. It was night when they visited my bedroom, when I was a child of six, to tell me that my mother would not be coming home for a long time. The stress of giving birth to my brother had been too much; ...read more