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  • Healthy Conflict Series

    Contributed by Tim Brock on Dec 21, 2011
     | 3,346 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

  • 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

  • Lifting Up Jesus Series

    Contributed by John Lowe on Aug 20, 2012
     | 5,765 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

  • When Life Seems Scattered Series

    Contributed by Brad Bailey on Aug 22, 2012
     | 3,837 views

    Navigating life's difficult circumstances.

    When Life Seems Scattered Series: BREAKOUT – God on the Move through the Book of Acts Brad Bailey – April 29, 2012 Intro One thing we each have in our lives… is circumstances… things outside ourselves that effect the context we are in. Some circumstances we ...read more

  • Philip - The Evangelist

    Contributed by Derek Adamsbaum on Oct 18, 2000
    based on 74 ratings
     | 11,413 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 27, 2001
    based on 54 ratings
     | 3,078 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 ...read more

  • Revival Follows Persecution

    Contributed by Ajai Prakash on Oct 23, 2014
    based on 1 rating
     | 4,273 views

    For centuries, Christians have been hated and viciously opposed in many nations. But persecution has not destroyed Christianity. Even under the direst circumstances, it has not only survived but thrived and revived the church.

    Opening illustration: Did you know that if one of the arms of a starfish is severed, a new one will grow in its place? In fact, if a starfish is cut up, any piece that contains a part of the central disc will develop into a new starfish. Some oyster fishermen found that out, much to their ...read more

  • Spiritual Thermodynamics Series

    Contributed by C. Philip Green on Nov 19, 2014
    based on 1 rating
     | 4,938 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

  • The Persecuted Church Series

    Contributed by Jonathan Russell on Mar 16, 2011
     | 4,877 views

    (Preached on July 4th): This message focuses on the first church-wide persecution in Acts. Attention is given to the implications the Gospel has for believers as members of both God's kingdom and a country.

    * The difficulty in approaching a July 4th message: - We sometimes "read" America into Scripture when we shouldn't - Bible doesn't reference America as a country of predict the events of July, 1776 * If we're not careful, we end up using today to exalt a nation instead of Christ - We do not ...read more

  • Where He Leads Me, I'll Go

    Contributed by Anthony Zibolski on May 17, 2011
    based on 5 ratings
     | 10,072 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

  • The Power Of Baptism

    Contributed by Thomas Cogan on Jan 6, 2001
    based on 64 ratings
     | 7,300 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

  • What Are Positive And Negative Ways That Power Is Utilized

    Contributed by Paul Fritz on Oct 18, 2000
    based on 9 ratings
     | 1,868 views

    1. Saul abused his religious powers in persecuting Christians, the early church and encouraging others to have Stephen put to death for preaching Christ.

    1. Saul abused his religious powers in persecuting Christians, the early church and encouraging others to have Stephen put to death for preaching Christ. Since such a prominent figure as Paul practiced persecution, many people wrongly followed his example by whipping up opposition to growth of ...read more

  • Negotiating From A Position Of Strength

    Contributed by Paul Fritz on Oct 18, 2000
    based on 35 ratings
     | 2,949 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 ...read more

  • The Journey Of Faith

    Contributed by Darrin Fish on May 7, 2014
     | 2,549 views

    Have you truly encountered God’s grace? Has he revealed to you the depth of your sin? Has he awakened you to the miracle of his mercy? Has he offered you a new and fuller life? And are you will to take Him up on his offer.

    The Journey of Faith Acts 9:1-22 Background Story • The church is flourishing in Jerusalem, • But resistance is intensifying, • It’s all starting to come to a head following the death of Stephen, • Stephen can be viewed as the church’s first martyr. ...read more

  • Discerning Genuine From Counterfeit Christianity Series

    Contributed by Scott Kircher on Mar 10, 2015
    based on 6 ratings
     | 7,373 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