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  • Revival Follows Persecution

    Contributed by Ajai Prakash on Oct 23, 2014
    based on 1 rating
     | 4,171 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

  • Taking The Next Step Series

    Contributed by Mark Schaeufele on Jun 6, 2015
     | 4,780 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

  • The Pure & The Phony Series

    Contributed by Gordon Curley on Feb 7, 2016
     | 5,832 views

    Philip & Simon the Sorcerer - The Pure & the Phony – Acts chapter 8 verses 9-25 - sermon by Gordon Curley PowerPoint slides to accompany this talk are available on request – email: gcurley@gcurley.info

    SERMON OUTLINE: A wrong view of self (vs9-11) A wrong view of salvation (vs 12-13) A wrong view of the Spirit (vs 14-23) A wrong view of sin (vs 22-24) SERMON BODY: Ill: • When architect Sir Christopher Wren; • Designed the interior of Windsor Town Hall near London in ...read more

  • Revival, God Let It Start With Me. Series

    Contributed by James Lee on Dec 4, 2015
    based on 1 rating
     | 9,607 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.

    Revival, God Let It Start With Me. Acts 8:1-8 I love to look back at church history. I especially love reading about those Great Revivals, where entire cities were turned upside down in the Name of Jesus! Some 200+ years ago a preacher named Charles Finney conducted Revivals in the North ...read more

  • “the Great Pretender” Series

    Contributed by James Lee on Dec 4, 2015
    based on 1 rating
     | 8,201 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

  • A Church That Is Alive

    Contributed by Kevin L. Jones on Dec 12, 2015
    based on 7 ratings
     | 26,089 views

    A sermon examining the church that is alive and moving forward for Christ.

    A Church That Is Alive Acts 8:4-12 Thom Rainer wrote a book titled "The Autopsy Of A Deceased Church." In this book he addresses 12 common factors in churches that are dying or seemingly dead. Rainer states that as many as 100,000 churches could be dying. He adds "Their time is short, perhaps ...read more

  • Lesson 46: Preach In Grand Style Series

    Contributed by I. Grant Spong on May 3, 2018
     | 2,001 views

    How to preach a grand or majestic sermon

    Lesson Goal In this lesson I hope to teach the grand style or majestic sermon. Lesson Intro The Romans considered rhetoric to exist on three levels. Low style rhetoric was didactic, teaching. Middle style rhetoric was pleasing, entertaining. But grand style rhetoric was stirring, rousing ...read more

  • Flow With The Situations To Deliver Jesus To All

    Contributed by Richard Papafio on May 31, 2018
     | 1,637 views

    No matter where you find yourself or what you find yourself in, preach Jesus to all around you or within your reach

    May the peace of the Lord be with you Topic: FLOW WITH THE SITUATIONS TO DELIVER JESUS TO ALL Acts 8:4-8 King James Version (KJV) 4 Therefore they that were scattered abroad went every where preaching the word. 5 Then Philip went down to the city of Samaria, and preached Christ unto ...read more

  • Adjusting To Transition Series

    Contributed by Dr. Jonathan Vorce on Nov 24, 2018
     | 8,307 views

    There are two parables in these four verses that teach us a lot about transition.

    Luke 5:36-39 INTRODUCTION There are two parables in these four verses that teach us many things about transition. • Old & New Garments • Putting New Wine into Old Wineskins I. LIFE IS FULL OF TRANSITION A. We can’t live life without transitions 1. Physically our life changes… 2. Psychologically ...read more

  • Hope Found In Advent And The Coming King Series

    Contributed by Dean Courtier on Dec 17, 2018
    based on 1 rating
     | 4,696 views

    The clue is in the name - Christmas is meant to be a celebration of the coming of Christ. Don’t let anything push Christ out of your Christmas! Celebrate Jesus, worship Him, make time for Him this Christmas.

    We continue in our series Hope found here, and this month our focus is on Advent and Hope in the Coming King. I want to ask you a simple question this evening, but I need you to do something first, I want you create a quick list in your head of 3 things you think you need to do this Christmas. ...read more

  • Becoming Spirit Filled And Empowered Series

    Contributed by Michael Mccartney on May 24, 2018
     | 7,109 views

    The Holy Spirit takes an active role in the life of the spirit filled believer to help care for their soul. The Holy Spirit was sent by Jesus to empower us- immerse us in His presence so as to enable us to live Christ like and to do the work of the Kingdo

    Opening Video Illustration: Holy Spirit everyday! Sermon Series: Soul Care and the role of the Holy Spirit Thesis: The Holy Spirit takes an active role in the life of the spirit filled believer to help care for their soul. Scripture: John 14:15-18: 15 “If you love me, you will obey what I ...read more

  • A Mighty Revival

    Contributed by Dan Stires on Apr 28, 2018
     | 4,839 views

    This sermon is based on Acts Chapter 8. We desperately need a revival to sweep our nation and the world. The sermon outline is borrowed from Sermon Central, but the sermon was built by myself to fit the church I pastored at the time.

    City-Wide Revival Acts 8:1-8 8 And Saul approved of their killing him. On that day a great persecution broke out against the church in 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 ...read more

  • The Puzzle Series

    Contributed by Jeff Strite on Feb 25, 2018
    based on 3 ratings
     | 18,018 views

    The story in Acts 8, that tells of Philip's preaching in Samaria resulting in an Evangelism Explosion, contains 3 puzzles that many folks overlook. What are these puzzles and what can they teach us about our walk with Christ?

    OPEN: People have created puzzles for centuries. There’ve been crossword puzzles, jigsaw puzzles, Rubik's cube, and scads of others in all shapes and sizes. The better the puzzle, the more difficult it is to solve, and by that standard, one of the Holy Grails of such puzzles is this one: ...read more

  • Truthbombs - Pt. 1 - Delivery Series

    Contributed by Steve Ely on Oct 17, 2016
    based on 1 rating
     | 7,190 views

    Just because we don't like the truth, can't handle the truth or it doesn't line up with our experience/feelings doesn't make it any less truth. Can you handle truth bombs?

    Truth Bombs Pt. 1 - Delivery I. Introduction Truth is talked about a lot. It has been said that truth is different for everyone. I would beg to differ. Truth is truth because it is truth across the board. That is what makes it truth. There has to be a standard of truth by which what we believe ...read more

  • Uncomfortable Joy Series

    Contributed by Rick Burdette on Jul 16, 2015
     | 3,697 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