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  • Act Like Men: Courage

    Contributed by Michael Stark on Apr 29, 2012
    based on 1 rating
     | 5,983 views

    A study of men exhibiting courage when under pressure.

    “As they were speaking to the people, the priests and the captain of the temple and the Sadducees came upon them, greatly annoyed because they were teaching the people and proclaiming in Jesus the resurrection from the dead. And they arrested them and put them in custody until the next day, for it ...read more

  • Church Happenings

    Contributed by Steve Shepherd on Jun 5, 2007
    based on 63 ratings
     | 2,385 views

    In the first church, let’s take a look at what happened and how it relates to the church today. 1- the proclamation of the gospel 2- the persecution of the apostles 3- the proliferation of the church

    INTRO.- Church happenings. What is happening in our churches? ILL.- A group of women were talking. One lady said, “Our congregation is sometimes down to thirty and forty on Sunday night.” Another said, “That’s nothing, sometimes our group is down to six or seven.” An old maid added her ...read more

  • Apostolic Boldness

    Contributed by Bruce Howell on May 22, 2007
    based on 14 ratings
     | 8,938 views

    Peter and John possessed a boldness in the face of hostility that inspires and motivates us to be faithful in our witness.

    Apostolic Boldness Acts 4:1-31 WHEN GEORGE HERBERT WALKER BUSH was Vice President of the United States, he represented our nation at the funeral of former Soviet Communist leader, Leonid Brezhnev. He was deeply moved by the silent protest carried out by Brezhnev’s widow. She stood ...read more

  • The Radical Resurrection

    Contributed by Michael Vosbrink on Apr 16, 2007
     | 1,971 views

    The resurrection of Jesus Christ radically affects the world

    Statistically, 3 out of 4 adults in the US believe in the physical resurrection of Jesus Christ, according to a study conducted by the Center for Missional Research, NAMB. The issue, then, is not the fact of proving to you that Jesus died and rose from the dead; rather, what difference does that ...read more

  • Being Controversial

    Contributed by Mickey Bell on Jun 14, 2007
    based on 3 ratings
     | 2,467 views

    We need to be controversial at the appropriate times. Can God count on you to take the stand?

    Being Controversial Acts 4:1-4 I am not sure what you thought when you heard the title of the message tonight, but I feel that it’s some that we need to do in the right place and in the right time. Illustration: Jerry Falwell While I was on vacation, a great man of God was laid to rest. ...read more

  • Be Devoted To The Teaching Of God's Word Series

    Contributed by Shawn Drake on Jul 22, 2018
    based on 1 rating
     | 2,742 views

    This is the 2nd sermon in the "Changing Your Spiritual Appetite" series.

    Series: Changing Your Spiritual Appetite [#2] BE DEVOTED TO THE TEACHING OF GOD’S WORD Acts 4:1-2 Introduction: Last week we began this series, “Changing Your Spiritual Appetite”. I pray that this series begins a transformation not just in Bel Aire; but more importantly in each of our ...read more

  • The Anamosity Of The Religious Leaders Series

    Contributed by John Lowe on Mar 9, 2017
     | 8,162 views

    Peter had just been preaching the resurrection of Jesus, and “the Sadducees” saw danger arising from such teaching. Peter an John had wrought a great miracle by healing the lame man, a miracle which the Sadducees could not deny.

    October 7, 2013 By: Tom Lowe Series: The Early Church Lesson II.C.3.a: The Animosity of the Religious Leaders (4.1-22) Acts 4.1-22 (KJV) 1 And as they spake unto the people, the priests, and the captain of the temple, and the Sadducees, came upon them, 2 Being grieved that they ...read more

  • No Pain No Gain Series

    Contributed by Patrick O'loughlin on Nov 7, 2016
     | 5,719 views

    There is no gain without pain so being a voice for God will bring you opposition

    Sermon Series: Being a Voice for God (a study of Acts chapters 1-4 Text: Acts 4:1-4 Title: No Pain, No Gain "Now as they spoke to the people, the priests, the captain of the temple, and the Sadducees came upon them, 2 being greatly disturbed that they taught the people and preached in Jesus ...read more

  • Show Your Love For The Lord

    Contributed by Rick Crandall on May 9, 2016
     | 4,213 views

    How can we show our love for the Lord Jesus Christ? 1. Give glory to the Lord (vs. 7-11). 2. Speak up about His salvation (vs. 10-12). 3. Demonstrate the difference Jesus has made in your life (vs. 13).

    Show Your Love for the Lord Acts 4:1-13 Sermon by Rick Crandall Grayson Baptist Church - April 26, 2015 BACKGROUND: *In Acts 3, Peter and John were on their way to pray at the Temple. But they were stopped by a beggar who had been lame for all of his life. The man asked for money, ...read more

  • Standing Up To Opposition Series

    Contributed by Scott Jewell on Sep 30, 2016
    based on 1 rating
     | 5,522 views

    We praise God when life is good, how do we respond when facing oppostion? We look at the aftermath of the miracle at the Beautiful Gate.

    It’s easy to praise God when things are going well, isn’t it? The boss commended you on a job well one. The kids have been unusually obedient this week. All the bills got paid before the money ran out. Life is good, praise God! But what about when times get tough? Will you ...read more

  • Satan's Battle Tactic Part 6 Series

    Contributed by Rodney Johnson on Mar 5, 2018
    based on 1 rating
     | 3,853 views

    Part 6 of this series focuses on how our lifestyle can give Satan the power to threaten us into silence when it comes to speaking the Word of God in our lives and the lives of others.

    Satan’s Battle Tactics Part 6 Scriptures: John 10:10; Acts 4:1-21; Matthew 10:28 Last week we traveled home to bury Nikki’s grandmother. Grandma Bea was one hundred years old when she died and she never once that I know of ever lost her faith in God. In the worst circumstances that I ...read more

  • The Holy Spirit - Part 3 Of 9 Series

    Contributed by Sam Mccormick on Jul 3, 2017
     | 21,048 views

    Jesus said "If I do not go away, the Helper will not come." Why not? This part examines that question as well as our dependence on the Holy Spirit, and his function as our guarantee, grieving the Holy Spirit, and the indwelling of the Holy Spirit.

    THE HOLY SPIRIT This nine-part series was originally developed for a class environment, and later adapted for use in a prison ministry conducted via correspondence. Because of that background, questions were developed for each lesson for participants to use in a setting conducive to discussion, ...read more

  • Can You Be Threatened?

    Contributed by Barry O Johnson on Feb 4, 2018
    based on 1 rating
     | 7,135 views

    Many in the Body of Christ are living in compromise. They are allowing the world to dictate what they will and will not believe about the Bible. How does this happen? Peter and John's confrontation with the religious leaders in Acts 4 shows us how.

    I was thinking about Bro. Alain’s message this morning and what saddens me so much is how much of the Body of Christ is living in compromise and we don’t even realize it. And I thought about a Republican senator here in Ohio who came out strong and hard against homosexuality. He came out strong and ...read more

  • Ordinary People Doing Extraordinary Things Series

    Contributed by Matthew Stoll on Jun 3, 2008
    based on 9 ratings
     | 18,397 views

    The Holy Spirit takes ordinary people and works through them to do extraordinary things.

    The book of Acts is sometimes called the Acts of the Apostles, because it is a historical record of the amazing things Jesus� Apostles were able to accomplish after they were filled with the Holy Spirit. They preached the good news about Jesus, and people believed and were saved. They performed ...read more

  • Playing To Win

    Contributed by Mike Rickman on Sep 17, 2011
     | 3,838 views

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