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  • Restoring Prayer To Its Proper Place

    Contributed by Davon Huss on Apr 30, 2012
     | 2,026 views

    A sermon on prayer from the book of Acts (Much material taken from Jerry Paul's sermon called "Restore New Testament Prayer" http://www.thecra.org/avitems.htm under 2006 Symposium)

    HoHum: Daniel Henderson- In our culture of rugged individualism we have come to the conclusion that it is better to pray alone than with others.  Unfortunately, most of us never learn to do either one very well.  Like most disciplines of the Christian faith, we learn best to pray alone when we ...read more

  • Made To Make A Difference (Acts 4) Series

    Contributed by Scott Bayles on Mar 14, 2012
    based on 2 ratings
     | 4,264 views

    This expository sermon series is adapted from Max Lucado's book, Out Live Your Life, and credit for most the series belong to him. Outlines are original. In Acts 4, we see the church was Fearless with Persecution, Faithful with Prayer, and Free with Posse

    Made to Make a Difference: Acts 4 Scott Bayles, pastor Blooming Grove Christian Church: 7/10/2011 This series is inspired by and portions adapted from Max Lucado’s Out Live Your Life. The early church didn’t have any of the advantages that some ministries boast and depend on ...read more

  • Working Prayer Series

    Contributed by Guy Glass on Mar 5, 2012
     | 1,399 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

  • Rechargeable

    Contributed by John Gaston on Mar 5, 2012
    based on 3 ratings
     | 3,859 views

    Just as rechargeable batteries have revolutionized our communication world, being regularly recharged by the Holy Spirit will revolutionize our spiritual life. We need it.

    RECHARGEABLE Acts 4:29-31 INTRODUCTION A. HUMOR: HUMOROUS CHURCH SIGNS 1. “Salvation Guaranteed -- or your sins cheerfully refunded." 2. "God does not believe in atheists, therefore atheists do not exist." 3. "Forgive your enemies -- it messes with their minds." 4. "Don't be so ...read more

  • Prayer Changes Things Series

    Contributed by Charles Jones on Mar 4, 2012
    based on 1 rating
     | 9,432 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

  • God Focused Prayer

    Contributed by Scott Spencer on Oct 7, 2011
    based on 2 ratings
     | 2,859 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

  • Praying In The Face Of Opposition

    Contributed by David Wilson on Oct 3, 2011
    based on 1 rating
     | 1,560 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 ...read more

  • Mountain Moving Prayers

    Contributed by Ajai Prakash on Sep 29, 2011
    based on 6 ratings
     | 5,070 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

  • Spending Time With Jesus

    Contributed by Jerry Stepp on May 14, 2011
    based on 1 rating
     | 3,541 views

    What the Cause and Effect is of Spending Time With Jesus

    SPENDING TIME WITH JESUS ACTS 4:1-22 Key verses are 4:13, 23-31 INTRODUCTION: The first recorded miracle of the church takes place in chapter three of the book of Acts. Here is one of the most familiar stories of the New Testament, the story of the healing of the lame man at the gate of the ...read more

  • Music Related To The Word Of God Series

    Contributed by W Pat Cunningham on Apr 30, 2011
     | 1,569 views

    Though the musical establishment try to stop it, the Church will have music that gives primacy to the Word of God

    Monday of 2nd Week of Easter St. Athanasius–2011 May 2, 2011 The coincidence of these readings with the Feast of St. Athanasius is, I believe, unique in our lifetime. That’s because Easter is rarely this late. It helps us understand that controversy is not unique to our age, and ...read more

  • Ready Already

    Contributed by John Shearhart on Mar 16, 2011
     | 768 views

    Ready to preach!

    Ready Already Acts 4:5-14 John Shearhart March 20, 2011 Soon we’ll be handing out Easter invitations and gospel tracts. Sometimes we get scared even thinking about witnessing for Christ, so I want to preach a sermon to help you get ready. Jesus commanded His disciples to be His ...read more

  • Growth In Suffering Series

    Contributed by Warner Pidgeon on Mar 10, 2011
    based on 3 ratings
     | 1,521 views

    The Early Church experienced growth in numbers, and growth in depth and growth in community. It also experienced a growth in suffering. Jesus said blessed are those who suffer and are persecuted because of him! This talk encourages the church to proclaim

    Although I’ve only seen part of it on YouTube there is a humbling episode from the 1961 British film called, ‘Whistle down the Wind’. A group of Lancashire children have experienced the death of a kitten. They had prayed fervently that the little cat would get well, but instead it died. They ...read more

  • Dealing With Difficulty Series

    Contributed by Jonathan Russell on Mar 7, 2011
    based on 1 rating
     | 1,549 views

    This sermon focuses on the first persecution of the church and helps us understand how to deal with difficulty today

    * When something big happens, new people come out (i.e, winning the lottery) * There’s both a positive and negative reaction when God does something big (he just did something big in the first church) * Jesus warned that persecution and adversity would occur (John 15:18-19) * Text: First ...read more

  • Lord, Behold Their Threatening

    Contributed by Daniel Olukoya on Feb 14, 2011
    based on 21 ratings
     | 10,299 views

    Any power militating against a true child of God is looking for problems. Such a power wants to sink into the red sea after the order of Pharaoh. It is also seeking to be destroyed by God's anger after the order of Senacherib.

    LORD, BEHOLD THEIR THREATENING Dr. D. K. Olukoya In Acts 4, the apostles had been pushed around. They had been warned not to preach in the name of Jesus. Then in verse 29, they started praying, "And now, Lord, behold their threatening and grant unto thy servants, that with all boldness they ...read more

  • Believers’ Prayer For Boldness

    Contributed by Sterling Franklin on Jan 8, 2011
    based on 1 rating
     | 2,470 views

    God showed a sign, the Believers prayed with unity, they asked for boldness, and as a result, God showed a sign, they were unified, and they were emboldened by the power of God!

    Believers’ Prayer for Boldness First given in 2001, Sterling C. Franklin Translation used in this sermon: NIV Brief Outline -- Believers’ Prayer for Boldness Acts 4:23-33 (Broader Context: Acts 3 & 4) I. God Showed a Sign (Acts 3) II. They Prayed with Unity (4:24) III. They Asked for ...read more