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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

  • Philip - The Evangelist

    Contributed by Derek Adamsbaum on Oct 17, 2000
    based on 74 ratings
     | 12,883 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

  • 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
     | 3,605 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
     | 7,280 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

  • 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
     | 9,108 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

  • Have I Sinned Too Much For God To Forgive?

    Contributed by David Insell on May 1, 2003
    based on 21 ratings
     | 8,883 views

    This message tells of God’s forgiveness no matter what the sin. We will look at David and Saul of Tarsus.

    I have been a pastor for about 25 years. In this period of time, I have talked to many people who have said that they had sinned too much for God to forgive. Then you have the people who say, “ I just can’t forgive myself.” You would think as many churches that we have in America that we ...read more

  • Lets Talk About Jesus

    Contributed by James W. Hare on Feb 12, 2007
    based on 13 ratings
     | 8,035 views

    LET PEPOLE KNOW THAT JESUS IS WHAT IT ALL ABOUT

    LET’S TALK ABOUT JESUS ACTS 8:1-8 We are living in a crucial and chaotic day. As we look around us, we see the same violence that characterized Mose’s day. We find the same corruption that was found in the city of Sodom. We behold the same pride that was in the era of Nebuchadnezzar. We seethe ...read more

  • Danger And Opportunity Series

    Contributed by Steven Simala Grant on May 7, 2007
    based on 1 rating
     | 3,142 views

    Philip’s story: persecution to opportunities for evangelism to building bridges to baptism and the Holy Spirit.

    Danger and Opportunity: Experiencing Biblical Community Acts 8:1-25 Intro: Do any of you read Chinese? I wonder if you can read the characters on the screen behind me and translate them for us. (Chinese word for crisis; two distinct characters, put together these = “crisis”) What is ...read more

  • When Things Seem Wrong

    Contributed by Rich Vanarsdalen on Jan 21, 2008
    based on 8 ratings
     | 3,954 views

    What is a Christian to do when God seems to be breaking all the rules? Do we have a real enough relationship with Him to follow Him through every circumstance?

    When Things Seem Wrong Acts Chapter 8 We will continue our study today in the Book of Acts looking at the early church and the lives of some incredible followers of Christ, even WHEN THINGS SEEM WRONG! Over the last two weeks we have been looking at the ordaining of deacons and the reproduction ...read more

  • The Prevailing Purpose Of God Series

    Contributed by Mark Opperman on Jan 9, 2008
    based on 9 ratings
     | 22,165 views

    God’s most basic purpose - bringing people into a loving relationship with Him - will prevail in our lives if we say YES to Him.

    The Prevailing Purpose of God Acts 8:1-8 Intro: One might imagine after Stephen was unjustly put to death by the Sanhedrin, that Stephen’s friends were disappointed, discouraged, and depressed as they mourned the loss of their godly friend. Maybe some of them were asking, “God, what are you ...read more

  • Lessons From Philip

    Contributed by Neil Richardson on Mar 11, 2008
    based on 4 ratings
     | 2,693 views

    Even though the believers were scattered through persecution, Philip went about doing good and preaching the good news and leading many to Christ.

    Summer Survival: lessons from Philip in Acts 8 Who was he? Not Philip the apostle, but one of the deacons, "seven men of good reputation, full of the Holy Spirit and wisdom" who were appointed to distribute food fairly amongst the Jewish and Gentile widows of the early church in Jerusalem (Acts ...read more

  • In Step With The Spirit Series

    Contributed by Byron Harvey on Nov 22, 2007
     | 3,188 views

    I preach expository messages, and this is the fourteenth in my series on the Book of Acts.

    In Step with the Spirit Acts 8:1b-40 August 12, 2007 Raised a Baptist, I’ve still got Baptist feet. In other words, you don’t want to see me try to dance. That doesn’t mean I don’t have rhythm; I’m okay there, but dance? No. I’ve never laughed as much in my life, I don’t think, as I did a few ...read more

  • More Church Happenings

    Contributed by Steve Shepherd on Sep 3, 2007
    based on 56 ratings
     | 4,864 views

    Let’s take a look at some more happenings in the early church. 1- Great persecution 2- Genuine mourning 3- Gritty preaching 4- Glorious joy

    INTRO.- ILL.- Three churches got together to sponsor a community-wide revival. The churches were Methodist, Baptist and Presbyterian. After the revival had concluded, the three pastors were discussing the results with one another. The Methodist minister said, "The revival worked out great for ...read more