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  • Legalism Rears Its Ugly Head! Series

    Contributed by John Hamby on May 3, 2001
    based on 105 ratings
     | 7,817 views

    Reasons why legalism must be resisted.

    A Study of the Book of Acts Sermon # 22 "Legalism Rears Its Ugly Head" Acts 15:1-23 Tonight I want to speak to you on the very touchy subject of legalism. I thought, Oh well I spoke on money this morning I might as well ...read more

  • The Church Takes A Stand

    Contributed by John Kapteyn on Oct 18, 2000
    based on 95 ratings
     | 10,295 views

    Introduction 1.

    Introduction 1. Today we consider at one of the most crucial decisions in the history of the church of Jesus Christ. Iit took place 1950 years ago - in the year 49AD. Today we are also facing what amounts to the same crucial decision. Within the RCA and within many denominations. As we consider ...read more

  • How To Help Resolve Conflicts With Difficult People

    Contributed by Paul Fritz on Oct 18, 2000
    based on 56 ratings
     | 6,013 views

    Conflict resolution is exemplified in Acts 15 by James and the apostles.

    ILlustration: Many people find themselves stuck in ruts unable to find a way out of their conflicts. Millions in North America suffer from depression because they are unable to properly channel their feelings of anger, resentment and frustration.Unconsciously, people take out their exasperation ...read more

  • Why Elders Are Important

    Contributed by Paul Fritz on Oct 18, 2000
    based on 47 ratings
     | 5,562 views

    Why Elders Are Important Acts 15:1-29 Quality leadership is best seen in the plurality of godly servants

    Why Elders Are Important - Acts 15:1-29 Illustration:Peter Drucker offers insightful guidance to the church when he calls leadership a peak performance by one who is "the trumpet that sounds a clear sound of the organizations’ goals." His five requirements for this task are amazingly reliable and ...read more

  • How To Help Resolve Conflicts In The Church

    Contributed by Paul Fritz on Oct 18, 2000
    based on 69 ratings
     | 5,531 views

    How to Resolve or Prevent Conflicts

    How to Resolve or Prevent Conflicts (Acts 15:1-35) Conflicts, like the one in Acts 15, often occur because of differences of perspectives. Some people viewed the will of God differently because of their personal, cultural or religious conditioning. Resolving conflicts should always begin by ...read more

  • Resolving Differences In Six Steps

    Contributed by Paul Fritz on Oct 18, 2000
    based on 21 ratings
     | 3,091 views

    Resolving Differences in Six Steps - Acts 15:12-35

    Resolving Differences in Six Steps - Acts 15:12-35 Illustration:While a $100,000 fire truck stood by unused because nobody knew how it operated, fire destroyed a power plant in the tiny village of Akiachak, Alaska. Damage to the plant was estimated at $250,000. Too many people fail to realize ...read more

  • How The Holy Spirit Keeps Us Balanced

    Contributed by Paul Fritz on Oct 18, 2000
    based on 39 ratings
     | 5,214 views

    The Holy Spirit keeps us balanced with His sensitivity to our inclination to get out of balance

    How the Holy Spirit Keeps Us Balanced Illustration:The more we know of God, the more unreservedly we will trust him; the greater our progress in theology, the simpler and more childlike will be our faith. J. G. Machen. 1. The Holy Spirit keeps us balanced with His sensitivity to our ...read more

  • Why We Have Elders Series

    Contributed by Eric Snyder on Oct 22, 2001
    based on 78 ratings
     | 6,509 views

    Outline is semi origional with illustrations borrowed from sermon central contributers.

    Leadership Lessons Elders, Eric A. Snyder, Minister, Farwell Church of Christ Acts 15:1-30 July 22, 2001 A husband and wife, prior to marriage, decided that he’d make all the major decisions and she the minor ones. After 20 years of marriage, he was asked how this arrangement had worked. ...read more

  • Resolving Differences

    Contributed by Paul Fritz on Jun 12, 2001
    based on 74 ratings
     | 6,276 views

    How to resolve vexating differences in your relationships

    Resolving Differences (Acts 15:12-35) Illustration:Labour mightily for a healing spirit. Away with all discriminating names whatever that may hinder the applying of balm to heal your wounds...Discord and division become no Christian. For wolves to worry the lambs is no wonder, but for one lamb to ...read more

  • Why Are Elders Important

    Contributed by Paul Fritz on Jun 12, 2001
    based on 19 ratings
     | 3,025 views

    Reasons why God uses a plurality of godly elders to lead the church in making wise decisions

    Why Are Elders Important? (Acts 15:4-23) 1. These elders allowed the church to be administered by a plurality of godly leaders who met the Godly criteria stated in I Tim. 3:1-6. Here is an example of how multiple gifts, abilities and perspectives can synergistically work together for a greater ...read more

  • When Jesus Said "It Is Finished", He Meant It! Series

    Contributed by Rich Dunbar on Jul 7, 2005
    based on 33 ratings
     | 6,187 views

    This sermon looks at three things we risk losing if we don’t recognize and affirm the sufficiency of Jesus sacrifice alone for our salvation.

    So many times we have trouble realizing the full impact of something that has taken place. Historically we have seen it happen time and time again. Here are two examples that each of us can relate to. When Henry Ford went to a bank to seek a loan to begin his automobile company the banker told ...read more

  • These Necessary Things - Life Change Series

    Contributed by Jerry Shirley on Jul 20, 2005
    based on 90 ratings
     | 10,425 views

    Salvation...Cause and Effect...The chicken and the egg. This is about how we are saved and how we should live as a result of being saved. Link included to formatted text, Powerpoint, and handout.

    These Necessary Things Acts 15:28 In our last message from ch. 15 it was settled once and for all by Christ’s disciples in council: salvation is by grace alone, thru faith alone, in Christ alone…plus nothing, minus nothing…and good works have no part in our receiving of salvation. v. 11 Only 1 ...read more

  • The Jerusalem Council Series

    Contributed by Russell Rhodes on Sep 1, 2005
    based on 7 ratings
     | 4,668 views

    This is the study of the Jerusalem Council and the 17th study in the Bookl of Acts

    The Jerusalem Council Acts 15:1-35 Acts # 17 In this chapter we will see conflict within the church. We will look at what is known as the Jerusalem Council. This is the first major conflict of the church. This was a conflict about Salvation. This conflict was asking the question of how a person ...read more

  • Turning Failure Into Achievement

    Contributed by Philip Harrelson on Sep 27, 2004
    based on 74 ratings
     | 20,009 views

    This sermon takes a look at the character John Mark and how he came back from failure.

    Turning Failure Into Achievement Acts 13:13 -- “Now when Paul and his company loosed from Paphos, they came to Perga in Pamphylia: and John departing from them returned to Jerusalem.” Acts 15:35-41 -- “Paul also and Barnabas continued in Antioch, teaching and preaching the word of the Lord, ...read more

  • Church Conflict Resolution Series

    Contributed by Greg Nance on Nov 27, 2004
    based on 24 ratings
     | 5,392 views

    When God brought the Gentiles in it was a major hurdle for some of the Jewish Christians. How did they deal with the divisive fall out? How can we practice what God taught them?

    We really need to review where we’ve been to appreciate where we are in Acts 15. Here it is in a nutshell. Just before he ascended back to heaven, Jesus commissioned the apostles to wait in Jerusalem for power from God to accomplish the witnessing work of bringing the gospel to the whole world. ...read more