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  • Celebration Of Freedom Series

    Contributed by John Lowe on Sep 13, 2012

    Today we will discover that the non-Christian world was deeply disturbed and determined to do everything possible to halt the spread of the gospel. When things are going well in the Church-look out! Satan will find a way to create problems.

    Celebration of Freedom Acts 12:1-16 Introduction Our study of Acts has been very exciting for me, and I hope that’s been more

  • More Powerful Than Prison Bars Series

    Contributed by Gordon Curley on Feb 2, 2013

    The Church prays and Peter is released from prison. (Powerpoint slides to accompany this talk are available on request – email:

    SERMON OUTLINE: (A). God sees our trials (vs 1-4): • Man’s persecution • God's sovereignty (B). God hears our Prayers (vs 5-17): • Peter sleeping (vs 5-6) • Peter obeying (verses 7-11) • Peter knocking (vs 12-16) • Peter declaring (vs more

  • Keep Knocking

    Contributed by Philip Harrelson on Apr 30, 2014
    based on 4 ratings

    We must find a commitment to perseverance in our Christian walk.

    Acts 12:16 KJV But Peter continued knocking: and when they had opened the door, and saw him, they were astonished. I. INTRODUCTION—BE CAREFUL AS TO HOW YOU JUDGE THINGS -It is perilous to judge a person by a single action. Life is far too complex and intricate for that. -Every man more

  • Getting Some Much Needed Rest

    Contributed by Jimmy Haile on Mar 25, 2012

    Are you losing sleep?

    Acts 12:1-11-Now about that time Herod the king stretched out his hand to harass some from the church. Then he killed James the brother of John with the sword. And because he saw that it pleased the Jews, he proceeded further to seize Peter also. Now it was during the Days of Unleavened Bread. more

  • What If His People Prayed?

    Contributed by Kevin L. Jones on Mar 1, 2014
    based on 24 ratings

    What happens when the people of God pray to God.

    What If His People Prayed? Acts 12:1-10 Casting Crowns sing a song that says this: ”What if His people prayed” ”And those who bear His name” ”Would humbly seek His face” ”And turn from their own way” ”And what would happen if we more

  • Prayer Power

    Contributed by Jerry Cosper on Jan 7, 2014

    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 more

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

    Contributed by Gordon Weatherby on Feb 2, 2014
    based on 3 ratings

    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: 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 more

  • A Surprise Behind The Door Series

    Contributed by Stu Hodges on Jun 11, 2013
    based on 2 ratings

    God specializes in surprises on the other side of a closed door.

    Have you ever been surprised by what’s behind the door? I told you last week that my older brother used to wait behind closed doors just to scare the heeby jeebies out of me. That was always a surprise. In fact, last week I did this thing where all throughout my sermon I opened and closed more

  • Acts 12 - Enduring Hardships Series

    Contributed by Christian Cheong on Jul 5, 2013
    based on 1 rating

    Be prepared for challenges. We can expect hardships in life. We can stay on course by praying.

    The moment the disciples put their faith in Jesus, they were declaring war against the devil. They have chosen to make a stand for the truth. • The authorities and the people come against what they preach, sometimes out of selfish reasons, sometimes out of intolerance, and at other times, more

  • When God Lets You Win

    Contributed by Bruce Lee on Aug 25, 2013
    based on 17 ratings

    Life is full of victories. Sometimes God loves us nearly to death. You don't have to win every fight to be victorious sometimes you just have to survive. The battles you do win are from God.

    “When God Lets You Win” “The Lord answered me with wide-open spaces.” Psalms 118:5 CEB Intro: A priest decides to paint his church one day. He goes out and buys some paint, comes back to the church, and then he realizes that he did not buy enough paint to do the more

  • When God Sends His Angels

    Contributed by Rick Crandall on Jul 31, 2013

    God sends His angels: 1. When His people face great problems (vs. 1-4). 2. When His people are in prayer (vs. 5-7). 3. To help His people see His power (vs. 7-11). 4. To carry out His plan for His people (vs. 1-2 & 11).

    When God Sends His Angels Acts 12:1-11 Sermon by Rick Crandall Grayson Baptist Church - July 21, 2013 *Some day you are going to see an angel. It's not a matter of "if" but "when." God's mighty angels are as real as we are today. And in this wonderful story from the early church, we can see more

  • Free Indeed

    Contributed by Melvin Maughmer, Jr. on Sep 8, 2011
    based on 8 ratings

    If the Son therefore shall make you free, ye shall be free indeed

    “Free Indeed” By Pastor M.L. Maughmer, Jr. Acts 12:1-12 “Now about that time Herod the king stretched forth [his] hands to vex certain of the church. And he killed James the brother of John with the sword. And because he saw it pleased the Jews, he proceeded further to more

  • When The Church Prays

    Contributed by Craig Benner on Oct 9, 2011
    based on 1 rating

    God uses different means to bring us to our knees. When we really fervently pray, mighty things will take place. Let the church rise to her full potential by collectively calling on His name.

    WHEN THE CHURCH PRAYS Acts 12:1,5-18 In the last few verses of chapter 11, we see a great revival in Antioch. There the disciples were first called christians. The Spirit had done a great work in their lives, in that they laid aside enough of their carnal self to become identified as more

  • Soul Care 4 Series

    Contributed by Michael Mccartney on Jan 23, 2015

    You soul needs to be healthy and whole if you want a successful life. But to do this requires soul searching on our part as well as soul care. Soul care is our responsibility so we need to make sure that we do it regularly.

    Testimonies: Melinda, Tom, Rochelle, myself Soul Care pt. 4 Opening Video Illustration: Soul Surfer – The Bethany Hamilton Story Quotes on Power point by Bethany: “I believe in Jesus Christ, and I believe He gave me the passion and determination to continue surfing. You fall off more

  • There Is Always Darkness Before Deliverance!

    Contributed by Bobby Stults on Mar 23, 2015
    based on 1 rating

    Peter and the church experienced great darkness before God brought deliverance! Today we as we experience darkness God has promised He will deliver those who serve Him! His deliverance may not what you expect, or when you desire it, but its always best!

    SERMON BRIEF Date Written: March 21, 2015 Date Preached: March 22, 2015 Church: OPBC (AM) Sunday FOUNDATIONAL ELEMENTS Title: There is ALWAYS Darkness before Deliverance! Text: Acts 12:1-19 (NASB) ETS: Peter and the more