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  • A Prayer For Power Under Pressure Series

    Contributed by Jan Arthur Lee on Jul 30, 2010
    based on 4 ratings
     | 5,703 views

    In order to become the unified church that builds something together, we need to pray and rely on the power and strength of God the Holy Spirit.

    A Prayer for Power Under Pressure Text: Acts 4:23-31 Introduction Good morning! This morning, we’re going to be looking at one of the greatest recorded prayers in the bible. There are many great prayers in the Scriptures, but what sets this one as unique is that it is prayed by a church ...read more

  • Foundations For A Great Church

    Contributed by David Dewitt on Sep 2, 2010
    based on 8 ratings
     | 6,145 views

    There are four major foundations that need laid to build a great church: prayer, power, proclaimation and passion.

    Foundations to Build a Great Church Acts 4:31-35 August 29, 2010 Morning Message Introduction On December 2001, the “Leaning Tower of Pisa” was finally reopened to the public, after having been closed for almost a dozen years. During that time, engineers completed a 25 million dollar ...read more

  • Lord, Make Us A Strong Church

    Contributed by Herman E. Wesley Iii on Sep 10, 2010
    based on 4 ratings
     | 9,160 views

    As the Lord has blessed each one of us to enter into a new year, 2010, I have been in prayer and have found myself very contemplative about the healthy and consistent spiritual growth of this congregation. Looking back over 2009, it is probably evident t

    Evangelist Herman E. Wesley III LORD MAKE US A STRONG CHURCH Acts 4:23-31 (NIV) The Text On their release, Peter and John went back to their own people and reported all that the chief priests and elders had said to them. When they heard this, they raised their voices together in prayer to God. ...read more

  • No Reason To Run Out Series

    Contributed by Carl Allen on Jun 22, 2010
    based on 15 ratings
     | 9,426 views

    Nothing is more embarrassing or dangerous than believers running out of fuel on the Holy Spirit.

    No Reason to Run Out Acts 4:23-31 Introduction Have you ever run out of gas? It can be embarrassing. It can be inconvenient. Your driving down the road on a mission to get somewhere, then your car starts to stutter and stall, and then just gives out. You pull over to the side of the road, ...read more

  • Godly Leaders

    Contributed by Mark Elkins on Jul 7, 2010
     | 3,561 views

    The church needs leaders that are willing to be Godly.

    Asserting Leadership p. 312 Ill. Unl. Who’s the King of the Jungle? Bosses and Leaders- A boss creates fear, a leader creates confidence. Bossism creates resentment, leadership breeds enthusiasm. A boss says, “I”, a leaders says, “We”. A bosses fixes blame, a ...read more

  • Plugging Into The Power

    Contributed by Ron Theis on Jul 7, 2010
    based on 14 ratings
     | 11,477 views

    How we as Christians can only be effective when we are plugged into the source of our power.

    Plugging into The Power Acts 4:31-33 Dr. Bill Bright of Campus Crusade for Christ tells this story of a famous oil field called Yates Pool: During the depression this field was a sheep ranch owned by a man named Yates. Mr. Yates wasn’t able to make enough on his ranching operation to pay the ...read more

  • Playing To Win

    Contributed by Mike Rickman on Sep 17, 2011
     | 5,269 views

    We need to develop a culture of winning in the church today.

    September 18, 2011 Morning Worship Text: Acts 4:1-22 Subject: Gaining Victory Title: Playing to Win I love to watch pro football. I am not a football fan but really am just a home team fan. I loved the football Cardinals when they were in St. Louis and despised them when the moved to Arizona. I ...read more

  • Mountain Moving Prayers

    Contributed by Ajai Prakash on Sep 29, 2011
    based on 6 ratings
     | 9,309 views

    Many people come with a grocery list during prayer. Some want to impress the hearers with their flowery language. Well that does not impress God one bit. In essence your prayers reflect what you believe about God. Do we pray like the early apostles or ...

    Opening illustration: One day a handicapped woman (due to her physical state could not go to church) was reading the newspaper and came across an article about the ministry of D.L. Moody and the Revival that was taking place in the United States. Even though she had never heard of him before, she ...read more

  • Praying In The Face Of Opposition

    Contributed by David Wilson on Oct 3, 2011
    based on 1 rating
     | 3,755 views

    When threatened, the church responded with a prayer of personal commitment rather than praying against those who were persecuting them.

    Praying in the Face of Opposition TEXT: Acts 4:23-31 BACKGROUND: After the glorious healing of the crippled man at the gate of the temple, Peter (with John alongside him) preaches a powerful message to those who are amazed. This upsets the elders and the teachers of the law who seize Peter ...read more

  • God Focused Prayer

    Contributed by Scott Spencer on Oct 7, 2011
    based on 3 ratings
     | 5,321 views

    Have you ever done a comparison between the way the apostles approached Christ in the Gospels and the way they approached Him in the book of Acts? In Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John, their requests included calling fire down from heaven to consume those who

    Principle 1 for God-focused prayer: Tune to God's agenda Have you ever done a comparison between the way the apostles approached Christ in the Gospels and the way they approached Him in the book of Acts? In Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John, their requests included calling fire down from heaven to ...read more

  • Pioneers Series

    Contributed by Tim Smith on Oct 20, 2010
    based on 3 ratings
     | 5,632 views

    The Book of Acts should be called the Book of the Holy Spirit chronicling the lives of spirit filled missionaries, ordinary, everyday people who are possessed by the spirit of Jesus. It describes their “Pioneer Adventures” because it’s about the in-breaki

    Pioneers Acts 4 George Washington Bush was born in Pennsylvania in 1778 and was a veteran of the War of 1812 fighting in the battle of New Orleans. In 1830, he moved to Missouri where he met and married Isabella, a young German American. One of the first African Americans to head out West, Bush ...read more

  • The Church In Prayer

    Contributed by Gordon Curley on Nov 22, 2010
    based on 3 ratings
     | 2,516 views

    The Church In Prayer. (PowerPoint slides to accompany this talk are available on request - email: gcurley@gcurley.info)

    Following Jesus requires action! We see that action in two ways: • The context is evangelism (sharing our faith with others); • Last week you probably noted that • Peter and John stood before the Sanhedrin (Jewish court); • Their crime verse 2 tells us was: ...read more

  • Prayer Changes Things Series

    Contributed by Charles Jones on Mar 5, 2012
    based on 4 ratings
     | 22,990 views

    You can’t crowd the Holy Ghost into a tiny little corner in your life and expect that you’re gonna get all the things that God has in store for you.

    by Bishop Charles C Jones D.D. Text: Acts 4:31 When you try to do something without praying, what happens??? But have you ever noticed the difference of what happens when we pray first??? Before prayer it seems that we can do little but after we have prayed it seems as if we can do ...read more

  • Responding To Opposition Series

    Contributed by Guy Glass on Mar 5, 2012
    based on 1 rating
     | 3,797 views

    THE PASSAGE BEFORE US THIS MORNING IS THE RESULT OF ACTIVITIES IN THE PREVIOUS CHAPTER. IF YOU WERE TO FLIP THE PAGE BACK INTO CHAPTER 3, YOU WOULD SEE THAT PETER AND JOHN, WHILE WALKING UP TO THE TEMPLE, ENCOUNTER A MAN WHO CANNOT WALK, AND THROUGH THE

    RESPONDING TO OPPOSITION ACTS 4:16-22 Proposition: OUTWARD OPPOSITION NEEDS TO BE RESISTED AS A FOLLOWER OF CHRIST. Introduction: THE PASSAGE BEFORE US THIS MORNING IS THE RESULT OF ACTIVITIES IN THE PREVIOUS CHAPTER. IF YOU WERE TO FLIP THE PAGE BACK INTO CHAPTER 3, YOU WOULD SEE THAT PETER AND ...read more

  • Working Prayer Series

    Contributed by Guy Glass on Mar 5, 2012
     | 3,682 views

    THIS PORTION OF SCRIPTURE BRINGS US TO THE RELEASE OF PETER AND JOHN. THEY HAD HEALED A CRIPPLE THE PREVIOUS DAY (CHAPTER 3). THEY HAD BEEN ARRESTED FOR CREATING A COMMOTION IN THE TEMPLE AREA, DETAINED THAT NIGHT, AND THEN FACE THE SAME GROUP OF PEOPLE

    WORKING PRAYER Acts 4:23-31 On their release, Peter and John went back to their own people and reported all that the chief priests and elders had said to them. 24 When they heard this, they raised their voices together in prayer to God. "Sovereign Lord," they said, "you made the heaven and the ...read more