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  • Is It Grace Plus Works?

    Contributed by John Hamby on May 12, 2014
     | 8,295 views

    To add anything whether it is baptism or good works or whatever it may be as a requirement for salvation is to diminish grace.

    “Is It Grace Plus Works?” Acts 15:1-23 Paul and Barnabas had just returned from their first ...read more

  • Faith Is One And Catholic Series

    Contributed by W Pat Cunningham on May 17, 2014
     | 2,061 views

    The word "catholic" means universal. It means we are open to all humans and open to all Truth.

    Thursday of 5th Week of Easter 2014 Lumen Fidei Today’s reading from the Acts of the Apostles gives us a glimpse of the first ecumenical council, and an important look at the hierarchical structure of the early Catholic Church. Remember that the debate was over circumcision. Some of the ...read more

  • The Law Verses Grace Series

    Contributed by Jonathan Russell on Oct 13, 2011
    based on 4 ratings
     | 4,135 views

    This sermon examines Paul's teaching on the law and grace

    INTRODUCTION * Text = a clash between those who want to strictly follow what they feel is the Law and those who want to abandon that Law and cling to God’s grace regarding salvation - the Covenant of Circumcision (Gen. 17) and Passover requirements (Ex. 12:48-49) * Some believed that the ...read more

  • Work And Pray Series

    Contributed by W Pat Cunningham on Apr 23, 2016
     | 3,091 views

    To be effective at evangelization, we must be firmly rooted in prayer and adoration.

    Thursday in Fifth Week of Easter 2016 Joy of the Gospel Early in St. Paul’s ministry in Anatolia, his success in planting new congregations of Christians inspired others to do missionary work outside the more traditional areas of Judea and the adjoining provinces. But something else was ...read more

  • Problem Solving In The Savior's Church Series

    Contributed by Rick Crandall on Mar 24, 2018
     | 6,301 views

    Every church will face problems. How can we overcome them? 1. Beware of misguided convictions (vs. 1-5). 2. Seek wise counsel (vs. 2; 5-9). 3. Consider the right questions (vs. 10). 4. Reaffirm our core beliefs (vs. 9-11).

    Problem Solving in the Savior's Church The Book of Acts - Part 49 Acts 15:1-11 Sermon by Rick Crandall Grayson Baptist Church - July 20, 2014 INTRODUCTION: *George Mallone told about a psychologist who spoke at a pastor's conference, and he decided to do a little experiment. Every time he ...read more

  • Working Through Conflict

    Contributed by Timothy Craver on Aug 11, 2008
    based on 10 ratings
     | 6,953 views

    Looking at the Jerusalem Council, we see conceopts to help us work through conflict.

    3 weeks ago, I spoke on the topic of conflict and how to prevent unnecessary disputes. I want to return to the topic of conflict today, but I’ll be taking a different approach this time. Whereas three weeks ago I talked about how to stop conflict before it starts, today I’ll be talking about how ...read more

  • Dealing With Disputes Series

    Contributed by Tom Fuller on Sep 14, 2008
    based on 1 rating
     | 2,676 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

  • The Simplicity Of God's Grace Series

    Contributed by Mark Opperman on Jan 21, 2008
    based on 1 rating
     | 3,629 views

    No matter how badly we blow it, or how unlovable we feel, God’s grace is more than enough to change us & make us new.

    The Simplicity of God’s Grace Acts 15:1-21 Intro: Life can seem pretty complicated. Relationships, problems, bills, debts, kids, parents, siblings, politics, taxes… these can all tangle together into a big blurry mass of confusion and complexity. But there is something that should always ...read more

  • Defining The Gospel

    Contributed by Don Baggett on Nov 23, 2008
    based on 1 rating
     | 1,878 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

  • Problem Solving In The Savior's Church

    Contributed by Rick Crandall on Jun 7, 2007
    based on 14 ratings
     | 3,500 views

    Every church will face problems. How can we overcome them? Let’s look into the Word of God and see.

    Problem Solving in the Savior’s Church Acts 15:1-12 Sermon by Rick Crandall McClendon Baptist Church - June 6, 2007 *George Mallone told about a well-known psychologist who spoke at a pastor’s conference, and he decided to try a little experiment. Every time he introduced himself to a ...read more

  • Dispute And Debate In The Church

    Contributed by Steve Shepherd on Jan 12, 2008
    based on 87 ratings
     | 9,855 views

    From this text, we get a few ideas of what to do whenever disputes arise in the church. 1- Legalism always leads to trouble 2- Trouble should be handled by the leaders 3- Leaders must always follow God’s Spirit

    INTRO.- ILL.- A married couple were arguing with one another. The husband said, "Don’t you remember promising to love, honor and obey me?" His wife, "Yes, but what else could I do, I was in church!" ILL.- A wife said, "Dear, could I have some spending money?" Husband, "Money, money, money. ...read more

  • Country Club To Church: The Mission

    Contributed by Matthew Morine on Mar 3, 2008
    based on 6 ratings
     | 3,803 views

    Tired of the church being more like a Country Club than the Body of Christ. Here is a 1st century conflict that parallels a 21st Century conflict. This sermon will help the congregation break the mold of this false vision for a Church.

    COUNTRY CLUB TO CHURCH: THE MISSION THEME: FUNCTIONING AS A CHURCH WITH THE OUTSIDER IN MIND. TEXT: ACTS 15:1-11 While I was at Hartsville Pike church of Christ, one of the church members invited me along on a weekday morning to pay golf at the private Gaylord Springs Country club. Rick ...read more

  • When Saints Disagree Series

    Contributed by Paul Wallace on Oct 3, 2007
    based on 4 ratings
     | 3,781 views

    Disagreements among believers don’t have to wreak the church.

    WHEN SAINTS DISAGREE Acts 15:1-2, 36-41, 28-30 (adapted from a message from Steven Shepherd Church of Christ (When Christians Disagree) This title came from a sermon booklet by Dr John R. Church.) INTRO.- Do people ever disagree? Do Christians ever disagree? What a question! Of course, ...read more

  • Church Conflict Part Deux Series

    Contributed by Jason Jones on Aug 19, 2008
     | 2,508 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

  • Delivered By Grace

    Contributed by Timothy Dolan on Aug 3, 2008
     | 4,118 views

    Deliverance is by grace through faith alone.

    DELIVERED BY GRACE Scripture Text: Acts 15:1-13 Introduction: What special custom or tradition do we hold so dear that it prevents the truth from being proclaimed and practiced? What prevents some from hearing and responding to the gospel message that we are delivered by grace? An ...read more