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  • Paul Sends Out Missionaries

    Contributed by Mark A. Barber on Dec 16, 2013
     | 3,397 views

    God's word gets published by those who oppose the Gospel and those who proclaim and promote it.

    Paul Sends out Missionaries Acts 8:1-3 Introduction Last week we finished the powerful sermon of Stephen, who was martyred for his defense of the Christian faith. A great crowd held their ears and rushed upon him and stoned him. We noted that he followed the example of Jesus in forgiving ...read more

  • Lifting Up Jesus Series

    Contributed by John Lowe on Aug 20, 2012
     | 5,767 views

    The story of Jesus doesn’t end with His ascension. In the scriptures His story continues in the lives of the disciples, and today the story goes on in our lives. The primary assignment of the Church is to lift up Jesus. We are not a social or political

    Lifting Up Jesus Acts 8:1-13 Introduction The story of Jesus doesn’t end with His ascension. In the ...read more

  • How God Uses Persecution Series

    Contributed by Jerry Cosper on Jan 23, 2013
    based on 4 ratings
     | 4,014 views

    Stephen's message was God’s final invitation to Israel. If Israel rejected the message, God would turn elsewhere to root and ground His church. Israel DID reject the message; in fact, Israel killed Stephen and launched a savage persecution against the c

    The last time we were in our series in the Book of Acts, we saw that Stephen died as a martyr for Jesus Christ. Stephen preached a message just before he died. His message was God’s final invitation to Israel. If Israel rejected the message, God would turn elsewhere to root and ground His ...read more

  • The Movement Of God Through Pain In The Church Series

    Contributed by Guy Glass on Oct 15, 2012
    based on 1 rating
     | 2,571 views

    LAST WEEK AS A CHURCH WE FACED OUR MUTUAL HURT. IT IS SAFE TO SAY THAT ALL WHO WERE HERE THEN AND ARE HERE TODAY HURT IN VARIOUS DEGREES. WE DIVERTED FROM OUR SERIES HERE IN THE BOOK OF ACTS TO ADDRESS THIS THE ISSUE OF OUR HURT AND THE WHY WE HAVE OUR

    THE MOVEMENT OF GOD THROUGH PAIN IN THE CHURCH ACTS 8:2-8 GODLY MEN BURIED STEPHEN AND MOURNED DEEPLY FOR HIM. 3 BUT SAUL BEGAN TO DESTROY THE CHURCH. GOING FROM HOUSE TO HOUSE, HE DRAGGED OFF MEN AND WOMEN AND PUT THEM IN PRISON. 4 THOSE WHO HAD BEEN SCATTERED PREACHED THE WORD WHEREVER THEY ...read more

  • How God Uses Evil For Good Series

    Contributed by Matthew Kratz on Oct 28, 2012
    based on 1 rating
     | 5,603 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

  • Give Me This Power…. Series

    Contributed by Bala Samson on Nov 5, 2012
    based on 1 rating
     | 3,825 views

    There are several such ‘false converts’ flaunting around the church today and some are also into ministry. Don’t faint as yet, let me finish!

    Give me this power…. Acts, 8:18”And when Simon saw that through the laying on of the apostles' hands the Holy Spirit was given, he offered them money, saying, "Give me this power also, that anyone on whom I lay hands may receive the Holy Spirit." Here we read about Simon who was ...read more

  • Healthy Conflict Series

    Contributed by Tim Brock on Dec 21, 2011
     | 3,350 views

    Conflict and struggles are bound to happen but there are benefits to conflict and healthy ways to handle it in a godly and biblical way.

    “UP-rooted ~ Healthy Conflict” 9.25.11 There’s nothing like a good wind storm to remind us how fragile life can be: It’s always disheartening to wake up & find a magnificent tree that once stood tall for literally decades, that has been UP-rooted overnight by a ...read more

  • Acts 8 - The Marks Of A Disciple Series

    Contributed by Christian Cheong on Jun 22, 2013
     | 4,371 views

    A disciple makes himself available to God. He listens to His bidding. A disciple is ready to share Christ.

    Acts 6:5 tells us among the seven men elected to “wait on tables” were Stephen and Philip. Both left indelible marks in the history of the first church. Stephen lived a short life, but his sermon and martyrdom impacted Saul’s life, and led to an all-out persecution, which ...read more

  • The Church Driven Into The World Series

    Contributed by Curtis E. Nester on May 30, 2016
    based on 1 rating
     | 4,561 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

  • Spiritual Thermodynamics Series

    Contributed by C. Philip Green on Nov 19, 2014
    based on 1 rating
     | 4,969 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

  • Uncomfortable Joy Series

    Contributed by Rick Burdette on Jul 16, 2015
     | 3,810 views

    Our Enemies, Difficult Ministries, Loving Our Enemies

    THE CHURCH HAS LEFT THE BUILDING – Uncomfortable Joy Acts 8:1-8(pg. 764) July 19, 2015 Introduction: Are lost people your enemy? If someone disagrees with you do you go on the attack? When you walk through the airport and you see the guy in Middle Eastern garb do you ...read more

  • Discerning Genuine From Counterfeit Christianity Series

    Contributed by Scott Kircher on Mar 10, 2015
    based on 6 ratings
     | 7,375 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
     | 4,862 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

  • Huddle And Scatter Series

    Contributed by Chuck Sligh on May 31, 2015
     | 6,345 views

    The 1st church at first didn't spread outside of Jerusalem. It took a persecution to scatter believers into the surrounding areas, making the 1st beachheads of the Gospel. This sermon focuses on getting out of the church house and into the world.

    Huddle and Scatter Acts Series Chuck Sligh May 31, 2015 (Adapted from a sermon by John Hamby titled “Gathered but Not Scattered” found on SermonCentral.) TEXT: Turn to Acts 8 INTRODUCTION Quotation – I want to read you something by way of introduction, by Tony Evans ...read more

  • Where He Leads Me, I'll Go

    Contributed by Anthony Zibolski on May 17, 2011
    based on 5 ratings
     | 10,100 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