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  • Getting Real Series

    Contributed by C. Philip Green on Oct 8, 2014

    Don’t pretend to be better than you really are. You could end up worse than you were; and besides, you don’t have to fake it to make it with God.

    A cowboy walked into a Texas bar, ordered three bottles of beer, and sat in the back room, drinking a sip out of each one in turn. When he finished them, he came back to the bar and ordered three more. The bartender told the cowboy, "You know, a bottle goes flat after I open it. It would taste more

  • Yet

    Contributed by Bala Samson on Apr 17, 2013

    YET….read it again YET, there were people who did not dare to join them!

    Acts 5:13”……..Yet none of the rest dared join them, but the people esteemed them highly.” Observe, this scripture opens with the word ‘yet!’ If you scroll backwards in the same chapter, you would read of the death of Ananias and Sapphira who lied to more

  • God In Three Persons Blessed Trinity

    Contributed by J Jeffrey Smead on May 24, 2013
    based on 55 ratings

    "God in three persons, .blessed Trinity,". The first Anglican Article of Religion states: "There is but one living and true God. There are three persons, of one substance, power and eternity; Father, Son and Holy Spirit." Updated June 2018

    For Those not familiar with an Anglican Service there are four Scriptures b=read before the Message. This day they were Proverbs 8:1-4,22-31; Psalm 8; Romans 5:1-5 and John 16:12-15. There is a story .... about a little girl in Sunday school .... who was drawing a picture.... using all of the more

  • How Hardships Work For Good

    Contributed by Greg Nance on May 25, 2013

    Acts 5 gives us two cases where the church faced hardship. One was internal and the other was external. Both were used by God for the good of the church. How can that happen for us today?

    (Read Acts 5 with slides) What does it take to ruin a church? What does it take to stop God? Acts 5 gives us two stories about threats to the church, one from the inside and the other from the outside. First. The threat from the inside produced two deaths and great fear upon the whole more

  • Two Views On Goodness

    Contributed by Oscar Medina on Nov 27, 2016

    How do you determine whether something or someone is "good"? Ananias & Saphira appear to be "good" yet they weren't.

    Intro: I’ve done a little ancestry work with my siblings and in some previous travels to Cuba. We found out some interesting things; my ancestors on my Mom’s side go back to Spain in two generations, but on my Dad’s side they go back in Cuba 4 generations. Those great-great more

  • Lying To The Holy Spirit Series

    Contributed by Michael Stark on Mar 4, 2017

    If God killed every Christian who lied, the churches would be empty. This does not excuse lying, but it does acknowledge our fallibility. The message is a study of one couple that attempted to deceive God and what He did about their deceit.

    “A man named Ananias, with his wife Sapphira, sold a piece of property, and with his wife’s knowledge he kept back for himself some of the proceeds and brought only a part of it and laid it at the apostles’ feet. But Peter said, ‘Ananias, why has Satan filled your heart to lie to the Holy Spirit more

  • Disciples And Deceivers Series

    Contributed by Curtis E. Nester on May 30, 2016

    The early church contends with deceivers in their midst

    SERIES: Adventures in Acts 005 TITLE: Disciples and Deceivers TEXT: Acts 5:1-12 INTRO: Our text, today, is one that is often passed over, because some strange things happen in it, and it makes people feel uncomfortable. The early church was in great revival with thousands getting more

  • Mine-Mine-Mine All Mine (The Meaning Behind The Parable Of The Rich Fool)

    Contributed by J Jeffrey Smead on Jul 28, 2016
    based on 48 ratings

    I hope that this Message brings new insight to the Parable of The Rich Fool. Only in Jesus can we come to the place of "Euphraino" That is a time and a place to Rejoice.

    For those not familiar with and Anglican Service; There are four Scripture readings directly before the Message: Today's assigned readings are : Hosea 11:1-11; Psalm 107: 1-9,43; Colossians 3:1-11 and Luke 12:13-21 God created the physical world ... the material world ... and called it ... more

  • ‘a Case Study’ Series

    Contributed by Bryan Beverly on Aug 1, 2016

    This is part of a series of very brief messages that can be used in church newsletters for stewardship.

    5But a man named Ananias, with the consent of his wife Sapphira, sold a piece of property; 2with his wife’s knowledge, he kept back some of the proceeds, and brought only a part and laid it at the apostles’ feet. 3“Ananias,” Peter asked, “why has Satan filled your more

  • Going Through The Motions Series

    Contributed by Scott Jewell on Oct 5, 2016

    Why do you worship? Ever catch yourself just going through the motions? Check out these thoughts on becoming motivated to worship again.

    (Opened sermon by playing Matthew West’s “Going through the Motions”) If you’ve ever watched the classic “Monte Python and the Holy Grail”, you may recall the scene where they are accusing a woman of being a witch and were encouraged to apply the Duck Test- if more

  • Hypocrisy Series

    Contributed by Chuck Sligh on Feb 2, 2015

    Hypocrisy! The bane of the church. The most common excuse for non-believers. But it is also something God HATES! So much that he struck down dead a Couple for it. This sermon examines 4 signs of hypocrisy, and what to do about it.

    Hypocrisy Series: Acts Chuck Sligh February 1, 2015 NOTE: A PowerPoint presentation of this sermon is available upon request by emailing me at [PROP: A BEAUTIFUL BOWL/PLATTER (LIGHT COLORED ON THE INSIDE). MAKE SURE OUTSIDE IS CLEAN AND INSIDE IS AS DIRTY AS YOU CAN more

  • The Forgotten God

    Contributed by Russ Barksdale on Feb 28, 2019

    He is a person. He is Divine : equal to the other two persons of the Trinity. He works in and through us. He is our promise for heaven.

    The Forgotten God He is a person He has intelligence 1 Cor. 2:10-11 He has a will 1 Cor. 12:11 He has emotions Eph. 4:30 He guides Rom. 8:14 He commands Acts 8:29. He intercedes Rom. 8:26 He is to be obeyed Acts 10:19f He can be lied to Acts 5:3 He is Divine : equal more

  • A Disaster And A Healing.

    Contributed by Gordon Curley on Jul 11, 2021

    'A Disaster and a Healing' Acts chapter 5 verses 1-16 - sermon by Gordon Curley (PowerPoint slides to accompany this talk are available on request – email:

    SERMON OUTLINE: (1). A contrast worth noting (vs 1-2). (2). A pair as bad as each other (vs 1-2). (3). A charge of deceit and lying (vs :3-4,9). (4). A warning they will never forget (vs 11). (5). A ministry back on track (vs 12-16) SERMON BODY: Ill: • One summer morning in the 1920s, • A more

  • The Mystery Of God Series

    Contributed by Clarence Eisberg on Dec 5, 2018

    Advent I the call of John the Baptist to repent and produce fruit....combined with reflections regarding the funeral of President George Bush, flowing back to the story of the death of Ananias & Sapphira with out repentance. Some quotes from "Keep On Believing" (Acts 5)

    In Jesus Holy Name December 9, 2018 Luke 3:7-8a “The Mystery of God” “The Mystery of God” said Isaiah, “is a bittersweet mystery.” It is for people of all kinds. Those who are bitter against Him for what they consider His lack of concern, and for those who sweetly tell His story. God more

  • When Integrity Matters Series

    Contributed by A. David Hart on Jan 13, 2007
    based on 5 ratings

    My brothers and my sister there should come a time in your lives when our integrity matters. Being that we are now the children of the Most High God, we should act like it.

    WHEN INTEGRITY MATTERS ACTS 5:1-11 My brothers and my sister there should come a time in your lives when our integrity matters. Being that we are now the children of the Most High God, we should act like it. I heard a story this week about a lady that wanted more