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  • The Scattering Series

    Contributed by Troy Walliser on Nov 6, 2020
     | 256 views

    Even if the future of the church in America looks like VERSES 1-3, God can still bring about VERSE 8.

    The Scattering Acts 8:1-8 My favorite movies are those with plot twists at the end. When what happens at the end of a movie, you never saw coming at the beginning. And when the ending is revealed it's kind of like, "oh, everything makes sense now." I think the first time I vividly ...read more

  • Going With The Gospel Series

    Contributed by Brian Bill on Aug 21, 2020
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     | 1,697 views

    We gather to grow, and we scatter to sow.

    Last weekend we focused on the beatitude of Jesus found in Matthew 5:4: “Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted.” We were encouraged to lament our losses, to be sorrowful about our sins, to cry over the condition of Christians and non-Christians, and to weep for our world. While ...read more

  • Being The Scattered Church Series

    Contributed by Shawn Drake on Jul 19, 2020
    based on 1 rating
     | 1,150 views

    This is the 17th sermon in the Action Series. This series began during the COVID-19 pandemic.

  • The Church & Persecution

    Contributed by Jon Daniels on Jul 9, 2020
     | 630 views

    A Bible study on Acts 8:1-4 following the martyrdom of Stephen.

    “THE CHURCH & PERSECUTION” Acts 8:1-4 MIDWEEK BIBLE STUDY FBCF – 7/8/20 Jon Daniels Coronavirus – lots of talk about how it spreads & how to prevent it from spreading faster & wider. Acts 8 – the “virus” of the Gospel is gaining momentum & spreading faster & farther. And with ...read more

  • What Draws Humans To Christ And His Church?

    Contributed by W Pat Cunningham on Apr 25, 2020
     | 633 views

    Christians the world over will reimagine a world that is based on the teachings of Christ and the Church.

    Tuesday of the third week of Easter 2020 Whenever authorities take exception to a popular movement, and try to stamp it out, if the movement is actually doing good they end up squishing it out all over the place. A few days ago our reading from the Acts of the Apostles featured the warning of Reb ...read more

  • Psalm 110 Series

    Contributed by Sam Mccormick on Mar 15, 2020
     | 1,389 views

    A rare conversation between two Lords - the LORD and the Lord. The enemies of the second Lord are to be put under his feet, and he is to be a high priest forever after the priestly order of Melchizedek. What is the order of Melchizedek?

    For Sermon Central researchers: I have posted a series of 15 sermons on the Psalms. In recent personal studies I have found the psalms to be richer and more thought-provoking than I had fully appreciated. I had too often swept swiftly through psalms without slowing down to inquire as thoroughly as ...read more

  • Stephen Series

    Contributed by Gordon Pike on Mar 11, 2020
    based on 1 rating
     | 3,763 views

    If you take away anything from Stephen’s message today, it should be this: Jesus is all you need. Say it with me: “Jesus is all I need.” Say it again: “Jesus is all I need!”

    If you saw Stephen on the streets of Jerusalem or in the market, he probably wouldn’t seem very different from you or me. A good man … a good neighbor … a good friend … a hard worker … always ready to help. Maybe a good husband … we don’t know if he was married or not. Lately he had been ...read more

  • Advent 2019 - At Just The Right Time Series

    Contributed by Stephen Belokur on Dec 3, 2019
     | 1,549 views

    Why was the time of the Roman Empire "just the right time" or "the fullness of time" for Jesus to come into the world for our salvation?

    Advent 2019 – At Just The Right Time Please stand as we read our newest memory Scripture together … Jude 1:24-25 “To Him who is able to keep you from stumbling and to present you before His glorious presence without fault and with great joy – “To the only God our Savior be glory, majesty, power ...read more

  • How God Uses Evil For Good Series

    Contributed by Matthew Kratz on Nov 22, 2019
     | 2,475 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

  • Dandelion Christians

    Contributed by Stephen Belokur on Jun 12, 2019
     | 1,731 views

    What's the difference between yellow dandelions and puffy white dandelions? One is immature and just sits there while the other is mature and ready to scatter its seed wherever the wind takes them. Which kind of dandelion Christian are you?

    Dandelion Christians Please stand as we read our newest memory Scripture together … 2 Timothy 4:3-4 “The time will come when men will not put up with sound doctrine. Instead, to suit their own desires, they will gather around them a great number of teachers to say what their itching ears want to ...read more

  • Don't Get Too Comfortable

    Contributed by Revd. Martin Dale on Jan 13, 2019
     | 4,135 views

    When the Church lost sight of the full extent of the Great Commission God allowed persecution to drive them out

    Sermon Don’t get too comfortable Jose Rodriguez, a bank robber who lived in Mexico, but preferred to rob American banks. In the wild days of the west before Donald Trump built his wall, Jose would slip across the border into Texas, rob a few banks and flee back into Mexico. One day, a Texas ...read more

  • The Gospel Should Mean Everything To Us.

    Contributed by Mark Mitchell on Jan 8, 2019
     | 953 views

    While we are comfortable in our homes and pews there are people around the world who are suffering and dying for the sake of the gospel. This should embolden us to preach the gospel ever more.

    I. Stephen’s death seems to instigate the persecution of the church. A. The stoning was likely illegal. B. It was a result of the crowd’s emotions being stirred up. C. It seems to have emboldened Saul carry out his persecution of the church. II. The church persecuted. A. This portion of this verse ...read more

  • A Dreamy Walk Lesson 41 Series

    Contributed by Elmer Towns on Oct 19, 2018
     | 1,578 views

    A Dreamy walk

    A. INTRODUCTION 1. Tradition claims that Barnabas the outcast was the rich young ruler. Because of this he tended to help other outcasts: Paul, the outcast church at Antioch and John Mark. 2. The city of Antioch was: a. A trade center. b. International. c. Third largest in the Roman ...read more

  • Who Will Take Their Place

    Contributed by Eddie Young on Aug 24, 2018
    based on 1 rating
     | 5,424 views

    Who will continue on the work for your church?

    One by one, God is calling home His Saints....They have had a place in the house of God, they have been faithful to what God has called them to do, they have been obedient to God, walked with Him, and been faithful to His church. And now, they have went on to claim their reward. I think of some of ...read more

  • The Roles Of Attacks, Tribulations And Challenges In The Kingdom Agenda

    Contributed by Richard Papafio on May 30, 2018
     | 886 views

    Tribulations, challenges and attacks, takes us out of our comfort zones and launches us deep into the hidden and unknown regions to spread the Gospel of Jesus and win all souls for Jesus

    May the peace of the Lord be with you. Topic: THE ROLES OF ATTACKS, TRIBULATIONS AND CHALLENGES IN THE KINGDOM AGENDA Acts 8:1-3 King James Version (KJV) 8 And Saul was consenting unto his death. And at that time there was a great persecution against the church which was at Jerusalem; and ...read more