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  • How God Uses Evil For Good Series

    Contributed by Matthew Kratz on Oct 27, 2012
    based on 1 rating
     | 6,362 views

    1) Persecution (Act 8:1–3), which led to 2) Preaching (Acts 8:4-7), which led to 3) Productivity (Acts 8:8).

    On Sunday, January 8, 1956, on the shore of a lonely river deep in the Ecuadorian jungle, five missionaries were murdered by primitive Auca Indians. News of the massacre shocked the world. To some, their deaths seemed a senseless tragedy. Many decried the promising missionary careers cut short, the ...read more

  • How God Uses Evil For Good Series

    Contributed by Matthew Kratz on Nov 21, 2019
     | 3,979 views

    In the opening verses of this critical chapter of Acts 8, three progressive features show "How God uses Evil for Good", describing: 1) Persecution (v.1–3), which stems from 2) Preaching (v.4-7), which results in 3) Productivity (v.8).

    Acts 8:1-8 [8:1] And Saul approved of his execution. And there arose on that day a great persecution against the church in Jerusalem, and they were all scattered throughout the regions of Judea and Samaria, except the apostles. [2] Devout men buried Stephen and made great lamentation over him. [3] ...read more

  • Simon: Bargainer Extrordinaire Series

    Contributed by Troy Borst on Jan 22, 2001
    based on 65 ratings
     | 4,689 views

    A sermon adapted from an IVP Bible study by C. Nystrom

    SIMON: BARGAINER EXTRORDANAIRE ACTS 8:9-25 OPENING ILLUSTRATION…Dale Crowell’s bargainer attitude I cannot help, tonight, to think of one of my supervisors I had during college. I worked at the Groundskeeping shop to help pay my way through school. The second supervisor I had was quite a ...read more

  • The Power Of Baptism

    Contributed by Thomas Cogan on Jan 5, 2001
    based on 64 ratings
     | 8,528 views

    In Baptism God claims us as His children and receive the power and promise of the Holy Spirit for daily living.

    The story is told that near Rome, Italy, a mechanic started the propeller of a plane and accidentally turned on the fuel. The engines fired. To his amazement the plane ran along the ground, rose smoothly into the air, and went through what appeared to be a series of complicated maneuvers. It looked ...read more

  • Problems Of Presumptuous Sins

    Contributed by Paul Fritz on Oct 17, 2000
    based on 10 ratings
     | 4,454 views

    How to overcome Presumptuous Sins

    The Problems of Being Presumtuous Illustration:It is he who is in the wrong who first gets angry. William Penn. Presumption is an act of overstepping one’s proper bounds, it involves excessive effrontery or forwardness. To presume means that one takes upon oneself, without permission or ...read more

  • Believers Have All The Elements Of Success If We Will Only Use Them 

    Contributed by Paul Fritz on Oct 17, 2000
    based on 78 ratings
     | 5,048 views

    Too few people realize that God has given us everything we need for successful living in Christ Jesus. Most people assume that success is found through special connections, special methods or clever skills. Success is a favorable or satisfactory outcome o

    1. Too few people realize that God has given us everything we need for successful living in Christ Jesus. Most people assume that success is found through special connections, special methods or clever skills. Success is a favorable or satisfactory outcome or result it is the fulfillment of ...read more

  • Negotiating From A Position Of Strength

    Contributed by Paul Fritz on Oct 17, 2000
    based on 35 ratings
     | 3,618 views

    Too few people learn how to negotiate from a position of strength, confidence and certainty. Philip presented Christ to the Samarians being mindful of his position of strength. First, Philip believed in the power of the gospel, the word of God, and in the

    1. Too few people learn how to negotiate from a position of strength, confidence and certainty. Philip presented Christ to the Samarians being mindful of his position of strength. First, Philip believed in the power of the gospel, the word of God, and in the person of Jesus Christ. When you are ...read more

  • Gathered But Not Scattered Series

    Contributed by John Hamby on Dec 10, 2000
    based on 124 ratings
     | 14,431 views

    The church is to gather for power but to scatter to proclaim the word.

    A STUDY OF THE BOOK OF ACTS Sermon # 15 GATHERED BUT NOT SCATTERED Acts 8:1-4 “In football they have a huddle, the goal of the huddle is to give you thirty seconds to call the play, that is why they give you a huddle.(At a professional football game there may be ) Sixty thousand people watching ...read more

  • Two Conversion Stories Series

    Contributed by John Hamby on Dec 17, 2000
    based on 64 ratings
     | 9,199 views

    Two examples of religious decisions one false conversion (Simon the Sorcerer) and one true conversion (Ethiopian Treasurer).

    Two Conversion Stories Acts 8:5-40 The hero of Acts chapter 8 is Philip. Philip was one of the seven chosen to oversee the distribution of relief to the widows. Philip is the first person and the only person in the New Testament called an evangelist (Acts 21:8). It is interesting to consider that ...read more

  • Simon The Sorceror: Bargaining With God Series

    Contributed by Darren Ethier on May 20, 2002
    based on 109 ratings
     | 22,755 views

    Part 6 of 6 of the series, Who’s That? Stories of little known people of the Bible. We skip ahead in time for this message into the period of the New Testament. And here in the book of Acts we discover a man who doesn’t like losing control...  

    SIMON THE SORCEROR: BARGAINING WITH GOD Acts 8:4-25 Read at beginning of service: Acts 17:22-28 (NIV) 22 Paul then stood up in the meeting of the Areopagus and said: "Men of Athens! I see that in every way you are very religious. 23 For as I walked around and looked carefully at your objects of ...read more

  • Not For Sale

    Contributed by Jim Kane on Apr 22, 2002
    based on 24 ratings
     | 4,389 views

    How do we make ourselves acceptable to God? We can’t! We can only make ourselves available to Him and accept His forgiveness.

    1. Last week as I introduced our current series, Living in Light of Easter, I asked you a question, “Who Are You?” It is a question about identity because when we make the decision to acknowledge the sin in our life and choose to accept and receive God’s forgiveness of our sin, those choices ...read more

  • The Scattered Church

    Contributed by Joe Harding on Aug 10, 2002
    based on 136 ratings
     | 18,995 views

    God has one desire for us: to go and share the good news!

    THE SCATTERED CHURCH ACTS 8: 1-8, 26-40 AUGUST 11, 2002 INTRODUCTION: Who knew it was so simple. Asking children in my Sunday school class, “If I sold my house and my car, had a big garage sale and gave all my money to the church, would I get to heaven?” “NO”! The children answered. “If I cleaned ...read more

  • Why Are We Here? Pt 1 Series

    Contributed by David Lansdown on Jul 22, 2002
    based on 28 ratings
     | 4,770 views

    There appears to be the themes of persecution in verses 1-3 and evangelism in verses 4-8. But I want to suggest that this entire passage is primarily all about evangelism!

    WHY ARE WE HERE? pt 1 Acts 8:1-8 Introduction Two elderly couples were enjoying conversation when one of the men asked the other, ‘Fred, how was the memory clinic you went to last month?’ ‘Outstanding, they taught us all the latest psychological techniques: visualisation, association, ...read more

  • God's Power Can Be Yours

    Contributed by Ed Wood on May 28, 2002
    based on 64 ratings
     | 7,527 views

    The great need in all of our lives is a source of power. We need that power to face temptations, bear burdens, and to be effective witnesses. We can find that power in Jesus.

    GOD’S POWER CAN BE YOURS Acts 8:9-24 INTRO: Two ministers were talking about the kind of Sunday morning we all have sooner or later. The alarm did not go off. Various domestic crises occurred. The traffic was unusually heavy. Finally, when he arrived at the church, he was late and someone had ...read more

  • Philip The Evangelist Series

    Contributed by Tom Mccrossan on Feb 27, 2005
    based on 14 ratings
     | 7,559 views

    Witnessing in the power of the Spirit

    PHILIP THE EVANGELIST Acts 8:1-25 Intro.: What is evangelism? What is an evangelist? (Wait for answers) Jesus said in His final words, “Go, be my witnesses here and everywhere,” “Go and make disciples of all nations.” To evangelize is to tell the good news of Jesus. “Gospel” = “evangel” = ...read more