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  • The L Card

    Contributed by Dr. Ronald Shultz on Feb 26, 2013
    based on 4 ratings
     | 2,348 views

    Been slinging the L card about? Be sure you know what it means.

    Heard a preacher today say that the only ones who use the term legalist are the ones under conviction. No, he was not a fighting Fundie. He was a non-denom. I had that handle laid on me many times over the years by people who did not know what it really meant. I had just hit on a problem they had ...read more

  • To Be Or Not To Be

    Contributed by Kelly Benton on Jan 4, 2012
    based on 16 ratings
     | 2,825 views

    To BE or NOT to be is not the question. How to be and how not to be is it.

    Acts 15:11 "But we believe that through the grace of the LORD Jesus Christ we shall be saved" "To be or not to be is not the real question. For most of us I do believe that we all want to be but maybe we have questions of our own as far as what it really takes to actually Be. I am talking ...read more

  • "Christian Conflict" Series

    Contributed by Allan Kircher on Sep 13, 2011
    based on 4 ratings
     | 4,573 views

    People are always hurt when believers disagree to the point of fighting among themselves. I imagine the vast majority of you understand what I'm talking about • you've may have been a part of a painful split • Or some other form of church infighting.

    Christian conflicts Date: September 11, 2011 Scripture: Acts 15:1-41, Matthew 18:15-16 Introduction: We come to our journey in the book of Acts were we see some Christian differences. • The Jerusalem Council. “Doctrinal” • Paul and Barnabas dispute with John Mark. ...read more

  • Exposing The Spirit Of The Pharasee

    Contributed by Darrell Vaughn on Mar 26, 2010
    based on 129 ratings
     | 15,456 views

    Exposing the truth of the way of the master

    OPENING STORY: “I heard (this story) from a man who works with the down-and-out in Chicago: he stated A prostitute came to me in wretched straits, homeless, sick, unable to buy food for her two-year-old daughter. Through sobs and tears, she told me she had been renting out her daughter – two ...read more

  • God’s Amazing Grace Series

    Contributed by on Dec 5, 2009
    based on 10 ratings
     | 4,784 views

    The Bible teaches that we are saved by God’s grace alone through faith alone in Christ alone. However, we must beware the spirit of the Pharisee, because they will try to keep you from experiencing God’s grace.

    SUPERNATURAL #16: GOD’S AMAZING GRACE OPENING STORY: “I heard (this story) from a friend who works with the down-and-out in Chicago: A prostitute came to me in wretched straits, homeless, sick, unable to buy food for her two-year-old daughter. Through sobs and tears, she told me she had been ...read more

  • What We Believe

    Contributed by Dr.w.samuel Legon on Jul 30, 2009
    based on 4 ratings
     | 1,628 views

    People need to know what they believe in.

    WHAT WE BELIEVE Acts 15: 11 But we believe that through the grace of the LORD Jesus Christ we shall be saved, even as they. It’s what we believe that makes us what we are. What we say tells all of what we are. Where we go tells who we are. The ...read more

  • The Salvation Equation Series

    Contributed by Byron Harvey on Jan 8, 2009
     | 1,510 views

    This message continues in my expository series through the book of Acts.

    We have now reached the very center of the book of Acts, not only in the obvious sense that with 28 chapters, we are halfway through, but also in the sense that this is the turning-point chapter of the book. The Jerusalem council, which we read about today, took place in approximately 49 AD, and ...read more

  • True Freedom Series

    Contributed by Matthew Stoll on Jan 5, 2009
     | 1,401 views

    We are called to live in freedom, freedom not to live for ourselves, but freedom to follow Christ.

    What comes to your mind when I say the word "freedom?" Freedom from slavery, freedom from hunger, freedom from poverty, or freedom from tyranny? Many of us would say freedom from sin. The Bible is clear when we trust in Jesus, and believe he took our sins upon himself on the cross and died so ...read more

  • Defining The Gospel

    Contributed by Don Baggett on Nov 23, 2008
    based on 1 rating
     | 1,303 views

    We know the word gospel means good news. Is the good news that Jesus made some sort of down payment for the salvation of sinners, or did He pay it all? That’s the very question that had to be answered in the first century church of Antioch, and that’s t

    The word “gospel” means good news. We know the heart of the gospel is the death, burial, and resurrection of Christ, but what exactly is the good news about that? Is it that Jesus did what He did as sort of a down payment, and then we have to keep up the installments of our salvation by doing ...read more

  • To Be Or Not To Be

    Contributed by William Akehurst on Oct 31, 2008
    based on 9 ratings
     | 2,672 views

    To BE or NOT to be. This is a question we all must answer. But to BE, where does it all BE-gin? In One word...BE-LIEVE!

    To BE or NOT to be. by William Akehurst, HSWC Acts 15:11 "But we believe that through the grace of the LORD Jesus Christ we shall be saved" In the words of William Shakespeare, "To be or not to be, that is the question." One side or the other, not sitting on the fence. You either are, ...read more

  • Dealing With Conflicts In Church

    Contributed by Greg Nance on Sep 28, 2008
    based on 5 ratings
     | 2,011 views

    The truth of the gospel of Christ comes under attack and the whole church meets to deal with it. What do we learn from this?

    (From Steve Shepherd) ILL.- A very wealthy man was dying and decided to face up to the fact. He called his attorney to his bedside and after telling his wife not to cry, he started to dispose of all his worldly possessions. “I want to leave my Cadillac to my son George.” His wife Bertha ...read more

  • Gospel Crisis

    Contributed by Greg Nance on Sep 26, 2008
     | 1,310 views

    Struggles to understand the truth of the gospel are not new. The early church record reveals how they also faced and overcame crisis moments.

    Acts 15 tells about the Jerusalem council where the church leaders struggled to deal with an issue that was splitting the early church. If we study carefully this account we see several principles for facing and dealing with issues that can help us today. First let’s read some background, ...read more

  • Dealing With Disputes Series

    Contributed by Tom Fuller on Sep 14, 2008
    based on 1 rating
     | 1,410 views

    Whether your dispute is with another believer or with a whole church, there are vital lessons to handling conflict contained in Acts 15. Learn how to find God’s will, keep your integrity, and still be a family.

    Raise your hand if you have ever had a dispute with another Christian. Hopefully we all raised our hands because if we have never had a dispute then we are not really actively plugged into the body life in Jesus. Disputes occur for a number of reasons, some good, some bad. Often disputes come from ...read more

  • Moving Right Along Series

    Contributed by Jason Jones on Aug 21, 2008
    based on 2 ratings
     | 1,754 views

    Exposition of Acts 15:22-35 about the church’s implementation of the Apostle’s decision regarding the controversy from Antioch

    Text: Acts 15:22-35, Title: Moving Right Along, Date/Place: NRBC, 8/24/08, AM A. Opening illustration: Recount a little bit of the Conservative Resurgence conflict in the SBC, and now the Great Commission Resurgence that is beginning to take place B. Background to passage: This meeting, known as ...read more

  • Church Conflict Part Deux Series

    Contributed by Jason Jones on Aug 19, 2008
     | 1,452 views

    Exposition of Acts 15:6-21 regarding the resolution of the conflict over circumcision, Gentiles, and law-keeping

    Text: Acts 15:6-21, Title: Church Conflict Part Deux, Date/Place: NRBC, 8/17/08, AM A. Opening illustration: -66% say their congregation has been in conflict in the past 2 years; 20% called it “significant” or “major.” B. Background to passage: Last time we looked at a good reason to fight and a ...read more