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  • Made To Make A Difference (Acts 4) Series

    Contributed by Scott Bayles on Mar 14, 2012
    based on 3 ratings
     | 8,853 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

  • The Real Enemies Series

    Contributed by Sean Harder on Sep 19, 2013
     | 2,823 views

    We begin chapter 4 by seeing that the real enemies of Christ show up to put a stop to what Peter and John are saying. They’re kind of OK with the healing, but they are not OK with whom they are giving credit to for the healing

    Peter and John, the rock and the one Jesus loved most, the two men who were without a doubt closest to Jesus when he walked the earth. Just walking down the street outside the MTS centre in Winnipeg, they see a crippled beggar outside the arena asking them for a few bucks. They don’t turn ...read more

  • From Fear To Boldness Series

    Contributed by Andrew Moffatt on Apr 14, 2015
    based on 1 rating
     | 5,425 views

    How was it that the disciples of Jesus went from locking the doors in fear of the Jews to giving them the message about what a mess they had made of things, how do we boldly approach our faith?

    Sermon: from fear to boldness. There was a shift that occurred in the lives of the disciples. I remember as a young boy doing things for the first time and a lot of them involved overcoming fear, swimming across the Maitai River, riding a bike, riding a bike no handed, riding a bike down the ...read more

  • The A-Z Of Boldness Series

    Contributed by James Parker on Mar 6, 2011
    based on 1 rating
     | 7,225 views

    We are going to begin a new series this morning. I have noticed that the world has become more bold in promoting values and ideas that are oppesed to christian beliefs. I have also noticed that very few christians are willing to say or do anything about i

    Boldness in the Lord Introduction We are going to begin a new series this morning. I have noticed that the world has become more bold in promoting values and ideas that are oppesed to christian beliefs. I have also noticed that very few christians are willing to say or do anything about it. ...read more

  • Dealing With Difficulty Series

    Contributed by Jonathan Russell on Mar 7, 2011
    based on 1 rating
     | 3,641 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

  • Growth In Suffering Series

    Contributed by Warner Pidgeon on Mar 10, 2011
    based on 4 ratings
     | 3,596 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

  • The Importance Of Discipleship Series

    Contributed by David Baeder on May 8, 2011
    based on 4 ratings
     | 16,110 views

    Lesson two in a 15 lesson series on discipleship.

    Discipleship The Importance of Discipleship Sunday, April 18, 2010 am Reading: Acts 4:1-13 Introduction: When I was a child, the question I would ask most frequently was, “Why?” And I would venture to say that that is true of all of us. It didn’t really matter what the ...read more

  • The First Persecution Of The Church Series

    Contributed by Curtis E. Nester on May 30, 2016
     | 3,767 views

    The church persecuted by the world, but is triumphant

    SERIES: Adventures in Acts 004 TITLE: The First Persecution of the Church TEXT: Acts 4:1-12 INTRO: After the Holy Spirit came upon the disciples at the Feast of Pentecost, Peter preached his first sermon and 3,000 people were saved. Following that, he and John healed a man who had been lame ...read more

  • An Attitude Of Courage Series

    Contributed by Ed Wood on May 21, 2002
    based on 29 ratings
     | 5,784 views

    This is a message calling members to a deeper prayer life.

    AN ATTITUDE OF COURAGE Acts 4:1-31 INTRO: We are all stirred by tales of valor and bravery. We all wish we were braver. As children, most boys played like they were a soldier in the thick of the battle or a ship’s captain riding a storm. But our daydreams ...read more

  • Religious Or Believer? Series

    Contributed by A. Todd Coget on Feb 22, 2002
    based on 45 ratings
     | 3,183 views

    This sermon "plows close to the corn" on all of us and deeply questions whether we are simply religious or are true believers.

    Religious or Believer? Acts 4:1-22 February 24, 2002 Intro: A. Some of you may have gotten this from Suzi Moore this week… We always hear "the rules" from the feminine side. Now you get to hear the guys’ point of view. These are our rules! Please note...these are all numbered "1" ON ...read more

  • Faithful In Our Witness Series

    Contributed by Thomas Clawser on Feb 3, 2002
    based on 47 ratings
     | 3,741 views

    A vibrant church is faithful in its witness even through persecution. Lessons for us from peter and John facing the Sanhedirn.

    One of the most tragic events during the Reagan Presidency was the Sunday morning terrorist bombing of the Marine barracks in Beirut, in which hundreds of Americans were killed or wounded as they slept. Many of us can still recall the terrible scenes as the dazed survivors worked to dig out their ...read more

  • These Men Had Been With Jesus! Series

    Contributed by David Lansdown on Jul 1, 2002
    based on 139 ratings
     | 11,606 views

    Seven principles for living a dynamic Christian life.

    THESE MEN HAD BEEN WITH JESUS! Acts 4:1-22 INTRODUCTION A couple of questions. Firstly: Why are so many churches nearly empty?! (ALLOW RESPONSES) Secondly: Why do so few Christians make an impact?(ALLOW RESPONSES) Someone read 1 Cor 3:1-4 What does this passage say about the questions we ...read more

  • A Case Of Mistaken Identity?

    Contributed by Jim Kane on Apr 11, 2002
    based on 14 ratings
     | 2,966 views

    If we choose to live for and with God, then we must understand who we are in Him.

    TALKING POINTS: 1. Last week we celebrated the Resurrection of Jesus Christ and we looked at the tale of two gardens, the Garden of Eden and what happened to humanity when they disobeyed God and the Garden of the Empty Tomb and what it undid from the first garden. As I prepared that message, I was ...read more

  • Is There A Witness In The House? Series

    Contributed by Russ Adams on Jul 1, 2013
     | 5,925 views

    When was the last time shared your faith journey?

    Church Planting Is There a Witness in the House? Acts 4:1-22 Opening words: You know the story. Jesus was executed on a Friday. Everyone thought it was over. However, everyone was wrong. It was just beginning. On Sunday morning a few women showed up at his tomb to pay their final respects. ...read more

  • When Our Faith And Culture Collide

    Contributed by Ronnie Floyd on Jun 19, 2013
    based on 4 ratings
     | 12,487 views

    We do not need to look for a fight or desire to fight and many Christians do. At the same time, we do not need to be cowardly about our faith.

    James Emery White, a Pastor and former college President, is also the author of many books of which one is, “The Church in an Age of Crisis.” In this book, he writes about how America is a post-Christian nation. He paints a picture of our nation, its mindset and culture, in which the ...read more