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  • When God Moves, People Rejoice!

    Contributed by Mark Mitchell on Jan 8, 2019
     | 2,575 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

  • Thankfulness In The Face Of Trouble Series

    Contributed by Sean Harder on Oct 25, 2013
     | 4,105 views

    Stephen has just been stoned, Saul is ravaging the church, and many believers are going to rancid prisons getting beaten and fighting off the rats, just because they love Jesus. is the basis for my Thanksgiving sermon. Happy Thanksgiving everyone. Bear with me.

    Here in chapter 8 of the book of Acts we are finally introduced to this Pharisee named Saul. Perhaps no other religious person in Israel had more of a zealous hatred for Christ and Christians. Let’s pay close attention to the very first verse of Acts chapter 8: “Saul approved of his ...read more

  • The Real Deal Series

    Contributed by Scott Jewell on Oct 19, 2016
     | 5,709 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 Great Pretender” Series

    Contributed by James Lee on Dec 4, 2015
    based on 1 rating
     | 7,014 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

  • The Church Driven Into The World Series

    Contributed by Curtis E. Nester on May 30, 2016
    based on 1 rating
     | 4,014 views

    The church at Jerusalem is driven into the world as result of persecution and carries the Gospel everywhere.

    SERIES: Adventures in Acts 008 TITLE: The Church Driven into the World TEXT: Acts 8:1-25 INTRO: After His resurrection, Jesus had told His Disciples, "You will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you, and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem and in all Judea and Samaria, and to ...read more

  • Philip The Evangelist

    Contributed by Derrick Tuper on Dec 29, 2014
     | 7,858 views

    Taking a look at the ministry of one of the pioneers of the new covenant church.

    PHILIP THE EVANGELIST INTRODUCTION: Just before Jesus ascended into heaven, he left his disciples with their mission statement-go into all the world and preach the good news. The new church had a new mission-go and make disciples. Here we are nearly 2000 years later and the church’s ...read more

  • Spiritual Thermodynamics Series

    Contributed by C. Philip Green on Nov 19, 2014
    based on 1 rating
     | 3,989 views

    When you know the Lord, He turns your pain into praise. He turns opposition into opportunity for the spread of the Gospel if you will take that opportunity to preach the Word to all without prejudice and without price.

    Eagles are fascinating birds. Did you know a mother eagle constructs her nest with thorns and jagged rocks? These are the first things she lays down. Then she covers that prickly nest with wool, feathers, and the fur of animals she has killed. That makes the nest soft and comfortable, a nice home ...read more

  • Wherever He Leads, I'll Go

    Contributed by Adrian Rogers on Nov 18, 2011
    based on 14 ratings
     | 30,165 views

    God will use you. God has a plan for you, just as He had a plan for Philip, so long ago.

    Introduction Take your Bibles, please, and turn, this morning, to the Book of Acts, the eighth chapter. We’re making our way through this book under the title, “That Old-Time Religion.” Now, in order to face the future, we need to understand the past. If we want to understand ...read more

  • Leave The Past Behind Series

    Contributed by Glenn Newton on Nov 26, 2011
    based on 8 ratings
     | 6,598 views

    A look at Simon and how his half in, half out thinking has become a common problem in the church.

    Acts 8:9-25 Simon the Sorcerer 9 Now for some time a man named Simon had practiced sorcery in the city and amazed all the people of Samaria. He boasted that he was someone great, 10 and all the people, both high and low, gave him their attention and exclaimed, “This man is rightly called ...read more

  • God’s Power Through God’s People #6: Simon Magus Series

    Contributed by Pat Cook on Dec 5, 2011
     | 3,630 views

    A series of character sketches through the book of Acts - Simon Magus.

    Acts 8:9-24 – God’s Power Through God’s People #6: Simon Magus Today we are continuing our journey through the Book of Acts. We first started in chapter 1, looking at how Jesus promised the Holy Spirit for all of us to live upright lives. That was followed by Judas, a fellow ...read more

  • Discerning Genuine From Counterfeit Christianity Series

    Contributed by Scott Kircher on Mar 10, 2015
    based on 6 ratings
     | 6,676 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

  • Taking The Next Step Series

    Contributed by Mark Schaeufele on Jun 6, 2015
     | 4,042 views

    Sometimes God uses trials to get us to take the next step.

    Taking The Next Step Text: Acts 8:1-25 Introduction 1. Video Clip 2. We are continuing our exploration of the book of Acts and the TV series A.D. today. A prevailing theme in Acts, which is clear in A.D. and mirrors our own lives to a somewhat lesser degree, is the trials and ...read more

  • Buying Blessings?

    Contributed by B H Grace on Jan 31, 2015
     | 2,865 views

    Do you have a Simon the Samaritan spirit??

    Acts 8 17 Then laid they their hands on them, and they received the Holy Ghost. 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 me also this power, that on whomsoever I lay hands, he may receive the Holy ...read more

  • Walking In The Spirit And Hearing God's Voice

    Contributed by Chris Jordan on Jun 11, 2015
    based on 1 rating
     | 5,035 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

  • Our Spiritual Checkup Series

    Contributed by Guy Glass on Oct 15, 2012
     | 3,639 views

    AS WE CONTINUE IN OUR SERIES IN THE BOOK OF ACTS, WE ARE FIRMLY ENTRENCHED IN THE LIFE OF PHILIP. AS WE HAVE NOTED PREVIOUSLY THE ONSET OF THE MINISTRY OF PHILIP WAS THE PERSECUTION OF THE CHURCH. PERSECUTION TO THE EXTENT THAT GENTILE BELIEVERS WERE FO

    OUR SPIRITUAL CHECKUP PROPOSITION: INWARD EXAMINATION PROMOTES OUTWARD GODLY INTENTION Acts 8:9-25 Now for some time a man named Simon had practiced sorcery in the city and amazed all the people of Samaria. He boasted that he was someone great, 10 and all the people, both high and low, gave him ...read more