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  • Living Rightside-Up In An Upside-Down World Series

    Contributed by Matt Condon on Dec 1, 2000
    based on 131 ratings

    Early Christians were accused of turning the world "upside-down". The ironic thing is that it already was.

    Upside-Down World Acts 17:1-9 I was 11 years old and it was summer and I was in my element. Every morning we’d pack up our stuff, climb on our bikes and head down to the neighborhood swimming pool. There were usually a gang of about 6 of us, sometimes more, sometimes less. We got to the swimming more

  • Paul In Thessalonica Series

    Contributed by Jeff Simms on May 31, 2003
    based on 10 ratings

    Examines Paul’s ministry in Thessalonica

    Paul In Thessalonica Acts 17:1-9 Primary Purpose: To examine the teaching of Paul and his ministry. After leaving the church in Philippi under the care of Dr. Luke and others, Paul and his companions travel on to the largest city in Macedonia Thessalonica. This first verse covers a quick more

  • Turning The World Upside Down

    Contributed by Jeff Hughes on Jul 28, 2004
    based on 19 ratings

    Sharing the gospel and making an impact.

    Introduction The truth is, bad news generally travels faster than good news. Within two hours the whole world knew that President John F. Kennedy had been killed, who killed him, where he was killed and how he was killed. Today, still more than half the world does not know the good news that more

  • "Getting Blown Off Course?"

    Contributed by Jerry Depoy on Sep 8, 2004
    based on 38 ratings

    The master of the ship was no longer the Master of the ship. The ship was blown eight hundred miles off course. The Devil was now in control. Our sinful habits take another turn. They become addictions!

    Title: "Getting Blown Off Course" You know better than to leave Fair Havens. Paul let the Centurion know that it was "God’s Will" for them to winter in Fair Havens. God had warned him not to leave the shores of the Island of Crete. Application. Being in the will of God should not be a more

  • How To Be Saved

    Contributed by Alan Balatbat on Apr 26, 2004
    based on 10 ratings

    How to get to Heaven?

    Illustration “The Ticket”: There was a certain man who had worked all his life and was ready for a vacation. He wanted to go to a far away place he had never been before. He thought to himself; you are a good person, you’ve helped the poor and took care of the needy. So you deserve this trip. He more

  • Choosing Sides- Recognizing Opposition Series

    Contributed by David Wilson on Mar 28, 2004
    based on 7 ratings

    This simple outline focuses on Paul’s experiences with the Thessalonians and Bereans and conflict and recognizing sides in a conflict.

    At times, the right and wrong of an issue which divides is not clear. Often, we can use this checklist to determine who is acting in an ungodly manner. Character of Ungodly Opposition 1) Ungodly opposition is characterized by being emotionally driven. The Thessalonian Jews were "Jealous" more

  • Troublemakers For God Series

    Contributed by W Pittendreigh on Aug 10, 2004
    based on 18 ratings

    Sharing Christ to a secular world. Are we troublemakers? Or are we peacemakers?

    I have been reading the report from the 9-11 Commission. I’m fascinated by some of the things I’m learning, but I also find myself feeling angry once again that our nation was so ruthlessly attacked. I find myself thinking of all of the victims, the families and relatives of those who died, the more

  • The Challenge

    Contributed by Tim Wormuth on Dec 2, 2003
    based on 16 ratings

    Will we do what it takes to reach our community for Christ?

    ACTS 17:1-10 I. INTRODUCTION A. Have you ever had one of those experiences where you read something and it just seemed to jump off the page at you? I had that happen this week as I was reading a sermon in “Revival Fires”. It was one sentence, and yet I haven’t been able to get it out of my more

  • The Man Who Turned The World Upside Down

    Contributed by Larry Jacobs on May 27, 2006
    based on 19 ratings

    Without controversy, anyone, will agree that the Apostle Paul was the one New Testament figure that stood out above all others. His life teaches us a wonderful pattern to follow.

    "THE MAN WHO TURNED THE WORLD UPSIDE DOWN" Acts 17:1-6 This is Memorial Day Act 17:1-6 NOW AFTER [Paul and Silas] had passed through Am-phi-polis and A-pol-lo-ni-a, they came to Thessalonica, where there was a synagogue of the Jews. And Paul entered, as he usually did, and for three more

  • Instructing In God's Word Series

    Contributed by Brian Bill on Apr 28, 2003
    based on 104 ratings

    The most basic essential for any healthy church is a commitment to hearing, learning, and applying God’s Word.

    Making an Impact: Instructing in God’s Word Since Bible is our “middle” name, I thought it would be a good idea to begin this morning with a little Bible quiz. You guys should do really well on this. Let’s start with an easy one from the Old Testament. 1. Where is the first tennis match more

  • Turning Off The Cruise Control Series

    Contributed by Johnny Creasong on Feb 17, 2008
    based on 1 rating

    Detours are sometimes God-ordained direction changes becuase he wants us to change the world!

    Turning Off the Cruise Control Acts 17:1-9 Did you know that there are awards given for the most ridiculous lawsuits won in the course of a year? THIS YEAR’S AWARDS GO TO: 5TH PLACE (TIED) Kathleen Robertson of Austin, Texas was awarded $780,000 by a jury of her peers after breaking her ankle more

  • 1 Habits From Thesalonica Series

    Contributed by Ralph Andrus on Aug 29, 2007
    based on 1 rating

    Habits to Practice 1. Be Consistent 2. Be Clear 3. Be Correct 4. Be Certain 5. Be Committed 6. Be Co-operative 7. Be Collective

    Upon Request PowerPoint, Handout & Audio PowerPoint Transitions + New Slide > Transition In __________________________________________ + Chariots of Fire - 1981 British Film - Nominated for 7 academy Awards - Won 4 Including Best Picture - Eric Liddell born 1902 - Called the "Flying Scotsman” - more

  • The Joy Of The Harvest

    Contributed by Mark Opperman on Jan 11, 2009
    based on 1 rating

    If we ever want to see the harvest, we must faithfully plant the seeds and tend the garden!

    The Joy of the Harvest Acts 17:1-15 Intro: Someone in Elgin once had a neighbor named Jack. Jack was a tough man. He worked hard, he drank hard, he fought hard, and he was harsh and gruff in his manner. Most people were afraid of Jack. But this one neighbor got brave and said hello to him over the more

  • An Upside-Down World Series

    Contributed by Byron Harvey on Jan 7, 2009
    based on 1 rating

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

    What is it about the bad that seems much more tantalizing to us than the good? Mark Twain said that a lie could travel halfway around the world while the truth was still putting on its shoes. And the old maxim is that while good news travels, bad news travels fast. The mainstream media has been more

  • Turning The World Upside Down Series

    Contributed by Jason Jones on Oct 14, 2008
    based on 4 ratings

    Exposition of Acts 17:1-15 regarding the second missionary journey in Thessalonica and Berea

    Text: Acts 17:1-15, Title: Turning the World Upside Down, Date/Place: NRBC, 10/12/08, AM A. Opening illustration: our baseball team turns the world upside down every time we play B. Background to passage: Having been freed with some dignity after being so spitefully treated (1 Thess 2:2) our more