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  • The Real Deal Series

    Contributed by Scott Jewell on Oct 19, 2016
     | 7,478 views

    People are tired of finding phony. How can we make sure they find the Real Deal?

    We have been looking at the beginnings of the church. You may recall that in Acts 1 Jesus declared they would be His witnesses, “first in Jerusalem and Judea, then in Samaria and the ends of the world.” However, up until today’s passage, the church has remained in Jerusalem. It ...read more

  • The Puzzle Series

    Contributed by Jeff Strite on Feb 25, 2018
    based on 3 ratings
     | 19,808 views

    The story in Acts 8, that tells of Philip's preaching in Samaria resulting in an Evangelism Explosion, contains 3 puzzles that many folks overlook. What are these puzzles and what can they teach us about our walk with Christ?

    OPEN: People have created puzzles for centuries. There’ve been crossword puzzles, jigsaw puzzles, Rubik's cube, and scads of others in all shapes and sizes. The better the puzzle, the more difficult it is to solve, and by that standard, one of the Holy Grails of such puzzles is this one: ...read more

  • The Anointing Is Not For Sale Neither Can Money Influence The Anointing

    Contributed by Richard Papafio on Jun 5, 2018
     | 5,750 views

    Beloved have the right mind and heart for the Work of God

    May the peace of the Lord be with you. Topic: THE ANOINTING IS NOT FOR SALE AND NEITHER IS IT INFLUENCED BY MONEY Acts 8:18-24 King James Version (KJV) 18 And when Simon saw that through laying on of the apostles' hands the Holy Ghost was given, he offered them money, 19 Saying, Give ...read more

  • Discerning Genuine From Counterfeit Christianity Series

    Contributed by Scott Kircher on Mar 10, 2015
    based on 6 ratings
     | 7,855 views

    What is Genuine Christianity and what does it look like? Is there such a thing as Counterfeit Christianity? And how can we recognize the difference, in our own life and for our own protection in the lives of those who try to influence and lead us?

    Discerning Genuine from Counterfeit Christianity Genuine Christianity produces Courage Counterfeit Christianity produces Insecurity Genuine Christians are focused on Christ Counterfeit Christians are focused on Self Genuine Christianity results in Joy Counterfeit Christianity results ...read more

  • Walking In The Spirit And Hearing God's Voice

    Contributed by Chris Jordan on Jun 11, 2015
    based on 1 rating
     | 6,390 views

    God wants His children to learn how to walk in the Spirit and hear His voice so we can be a blessing to other people.

    THE FAMILY OF GOD #4: WALKING IN THE SPIRIT AND HEARING GOD’S VOICE INTRO TO TOPIC: Compare cell reception to hearing God’s voice. “Can you hear me now?” THE BIG IDEA: God wants His children to learn how to walk in the Spirit and hear His voice so we can be a blessing ...read more

  • Getting Christ Out Of Church

    Contributed by Greg Nance on Feb 20, 2013
     | 2,796 views

    What do you get out of Church? If you don't get Christ, you miss it all!

    Getting Christ Out of Church Acts 8:9-24 Have you ever said, “I just didn’t get anything out of that”? I hear of people who leave church services and say things like that. “I just don’t get anything out of church.” Perhaps you’ve said that yourself. ...read more

  • Maturity Before Reproduction

    Contributed by Dana Chau on Nov 20, 2003
    based on 24 ratings
     | 1,929 views

    Learn the two keys to Christian maturity

    Acts 6:1-5; 8:4-13; 26-40 This past Tuesday, I brought Esther to the pediatric dentist. In the office were various neon light pictures. One of these pictures was Pooh Bear holding behind him a red Valentine’s heart. I asked Esther what that neon picture was. She said, “It’s a heart.” I ...read more

  • The Committee.

    Contributed by Melvin Shelton on Dec 21, 2003
    based on 19 ratings
     | 1,547 views

    The persecution of the early church in Jerusalem resulted in the gospel being carried to other parts of Palestine and eventually other nations.

    The committee. Acts 8:1 -- 25. 12/17/03 The persecution of the early church in Jerusalem resulted in the gospel being carried to other parts of Palestine and eventually other nations. What the devil meant for harm, the Lord just turned around for good. Some of the believers had to flee ...read more

  • Saturation Evangelism Series

    Contributed by Pastor Dempsey Daniels on Nov 30, 2003
    based on 24 ratings
     | 4,202 views

    Sermon in the Series Let’s Be Jesus Friends

    Series:Let’s Be Jesus Friends Sermon 3: Saturation Evangelism Acts 8:1-25 Wherever we are, is an opportunity to witness. It matters not where or how often we move. Moving is a way of life. We change locations for many reasons. Christians are not exempted from moving. We, of all people, should ...read more

  • “the Great Pretender” Series

    Contributed by James Lee on Dec 4, 2015
    based on 1 rating
     | 9,508 views

    I would like to thank Pastor Jerry Shirley for sharing this series on Acts. It has been a blessing as well as a great help. I have used these for our church, as I spend my days caring for my dying father.

    “The Great Pretender” Acts 8:9-25 In the first eight verses of chapter 8 we saw revival come to Samaria as Philip the Evangelist preached the good news of Jesus Christ. Miracles were performed, souls saved. Just a few verses in and we see that wherever God sends genuine revival, Satan ...read more

  • When God Moves, People Rejoice!

    Contributed by Mark Mitchell on Jan 8, 2019
     | 3,362 views

    : God is working when we cannot see it. We are never out of reach of God’s purposes and plan.

    I. God uses those who prove themselves obedient. (vs. 5; 26; 40) A. The first thing any Christian should be obedient to is the preaching of the gospel. B. In verse 5 Philip moves, having been scattered, to preach the gospel “as he goes”. C. In verse 26 having been obedient to Christ, is used by ...read more

  • Faith That Is Worthless Series

    Contributed by Jonathan Russell on Mar 16, 2011
     | 3,272 views

    This sermon examines the worthless faith of Simon. It explains why his faith was worthless and how we can avoid a worthless faith today.

    * Popular notion: "As long as you believe something you'll be okay before God." * It is possible to believe in the wrong person or to believe the wrong thing. * When this occurs, faith becomes worthless; when what or who we have faith in is not correct * Examples of worthless faith... - People ...read more

  • When Believers Fall Series

    Contributed by Chuck Sligh on Jun 28, 2015
    based on 1 rating
     | 7,346 views

    Simon the Sorcerer, contrary to many theologian's views, was a true believer. But being immature, he was seduced to go back to the old ways of thinking. It took a truth-telling believer (Peter) to set him straight and tell him the path to forgiveness.

    When Believers Fall Acts Series Chuck Sligh June 28, 2015 NOTE: A PowerPoint presentation is available for this sermon upon request at chucksligh@hotmail.com. TEXT: Please turn in your Bibles to Acts 8. INTRODUCTION Illus.– I remember when I first came to Christ. I had decided to ...read more

  • Receiving The Infilling Of The Holy Spirit Series

    Contributed by Ajai Prakash on Apr 1, 2011
    based on 16 ratings
     | 36,508 views

    The reason why many in the body of Christ are complacent and don’t pursue to seek to receive the Holy Spirit knowing that He is going to shake them up and even rattle them so hard ... they miss out on the unbelievable empowerment and joy of the Lord.

    Opening illustration: The story is told of an elderly woman named Norena, who lived in southern Florida. When a hurricane hit that area, her home was one of many that was severely damaged. Norena received an insurance settlement, and the repair work began. However, when the money ran out, so did ...read more

  • Where He Leads Me, I'll Go

    Contributed by Anthony Zibolski on May 17, 2011
    based on 5 ratings
     | 10,971 views

    Challenge to see if you are really willing to go and do what the Lord asks you do.

    Where ever He leads, I’ll go Acts chapter 8 Introduction- (Some ideas taken from fellow coleagues of Sermoncentral) Please turn to Acts chapter 8 I want to challenge you this ...read more