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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

  • The Power Of Baptism

    Contributed by Thomas Cogan on Jan 5, 2001
    based on 64 ratings
     | 8,526 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

  • The Scattered Church

    Contributed by Joe Harding on Aug 10, 2002
    based on 136 ratings
     | 18,994 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

  • When The Spirit Moves Series

    Contributed by A. Todd Coget on Apr 24, 2002
    based on 45 ratings
     | 9,932 views

    This sermon describes the predictable attacks of Satan when the Spirit moves in a church or a person’s life and how we should respond to those attacks.

    When The Spirit Moves Acts 8:1-8 April 28, 2002 Intro: A. [illustration: From the sermon, "Spreading Power through Persecution" by John Piper, senior pastor of Bethlehem Baptist Church in Minneapolis, Minnesota] On January 9, 1985, a Congregational pastor in Bulgaria named Christo Kuleczef, was ...read more

  • Why Are We Here? Pt 1 Series

    Contributed by David Lansdown on Jul 22, 2002
    based on 28 ratings
     | 4,747 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

  • Philip - The Evangelist

    Contributed by Derek Adamsbaum on Oct 17, 2000
    based on 74 ratings
     | 12,889 views

    1 And Saul was there, giving approval to his death.

    1 And Saul was there, giving approval to his death. On that day a great persecution broke out against the church at Jerusalem, and all except the apostles were scattered throughout Judea and Samaria. 2 Godly men buried Stephen and mourned deeply for him. 3 But Saul began to destroy the church. ...read more

  • Feeling Persecuted: Your Not Alone Series

    Contributed by Bob Briggs on Feb 26, 2001
    based on 54 ratings
     | 3,939 views

    God has a way of getting His message out, even if it is uncomfortable for us.

    Feeling Persecuted? Your Not Alone Ballard Assembly Pastor Bob Briggs Acts 8:1-8 Lesson 19 I. Persecution is to be expected. On that day a great persecution broke out against the church at Jerusalem, and all except the apostles were scattered. Acts 8:1b God has a way of moving His ...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
     | 5,044 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
     | 3,612 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

  • The Beneficial Effects Of Persecution 

    Contributed by Paul Fritz on Oct 17, 2000
    based on 41 ratings
     | 7,289 views

    Persecution has a way of accomplishing God’s greater purposes despite outward evidences. Luke wrote, "At that time a great persecution arose against the church which was at Jerusalem and they were all scattered throughout the regions·" (Acts 8:1) Discorda

    1. Persecution has a way of accomplishing God’s greater purposes despite outward evidences. Luke wrote, "At that time a great persecution arose against the church which was at Jerusalem and they were all scattered throughout the regions·" (Acts 8:1) Discordant factors have a way of ...read more

  • Cycle Of Sin! Series

    Contributed by Izak Shipman on Oct 24, 2003
    based on 33 ratings
     | 3,345 views

    Let’s see how Saul (Paul) gives us a graphic example of the cycle os sin. Verse by verse study of Acts 8:1-8.

    &:58……And the witnesses laid down their clothes ate the feet of a young man named Saul.. Prayer…. Verse 1 Now Saul was A)consenting to his death. At that time a great B)persecution arose against the church which was at Jerusalem; and they were all scattered throughout the regions of Judea and ...read more

  • 3 Counter Offensives Of The Church

    Contributed by Paul Fredericks on Nov 16, 2002
    based on 15 ratings
     | 2,534 views

    The church is not a fortress, but a force, and therefore must implement 3 counteroffensives in response to our enemy’s attacks!

    The Church’s Three Counteroffensives to Our Enemies Attacks Acts 8 17 Nov 2002 INTRODUCTION: We are going to return to our broad outline for understanding Acts, you’ll remember the theme is THE START OF SOMETHING GREAT. While our three major points were: 1. Being a witness in Jerusalem (1:1 ...read more

  • City-Wide Revival Series

    Contributed by Jerry Shirley on Jun 22, 2004
    based on 130 ratings
     | 14,878 views

    It can happen again, and here’s the ingredients to fire our people up again! Outline: The Man, The Message, The Miracles. Powerpoint at website.

    City-Wide Revival Acts 8:1-8 Powerpoint for this and hundreds more free sermons at our website: http://gbcdecatur.org/sermons.html I’m a student of church history…and some of the most fascinating stories you can read are about the occurrences of Great City-wide Revivals! [shake entire city for ...read more

  • A Man Called Philip - Moving In The Miraculous And Baptizing In Water Series

    Contributed by Bruce Morrison on Jun 9, 2003
    based on 99 ratings
     | 9,111 views

    God set precidents through the lives of two deacons, Stephen and Philip, that remain in the church to this day.

    Water Baptism Series #3 - A Man Called Phillip - Moving in the Miraculous & baptizing in Water Bible Text: Selected passages from the Book of Acts chapters 6 and 8. Philip - a deacon In those days when the number of disciples was increasing, the Grecian Jews among them ...read more