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  • Dandelion Christians

    Contributed by Stephen Belokur on Jun 12, 2019
     | 2,836 views

    What's the difference between yellow dandelions and puffy white dandelions? One is immature and just sits there while the other is mature and ready to scatter its seed wherever the wind takes them. Which kind of dandelion Christian are you?

    Dandelion Christians Please stand as we read our newest memory Scripture together … 2 Timothy 4:3-4 “The time will come when men will not put up with sound doctrine. Instead, to suit their own desires, they will gather around them a great number of teachers to say what their itching ears want to ...read more

  • The Gospel Should Mean Everything To Us.

    Contributed by Mark Mitchell on Jan 8, 2019
     | 1,469 views

    While we are comfortable in our homes and pews there are people around the world who are suffering and dying for the sake of the gospel. This should embolden us to preach the gospel ever more.

    I. Stephen’s death seems to instigate the persecution of the church. A. The stoning was likely illegal. B. It was a result of the crowd’s emotions being stirred up. C. It seems to have emboldened Saul carry out his persecution of the church. II. The church persecuted. A. This portion of this verse ...read more

  • Is Confirmation Biblical

    Contributed by I. Grant Spong on Jan 8, 2019
     | 2,915 views

    What is this thing called confirmation? What does it have to do with baptism? Is it even in the Bible or just vain human tradition? Let’s look at how the biblical term “laying on of hands” is confirmation, and that it is found in the list of basic doctrines of Hebrews 6:1-2.

    What is this thing called confirmation? What does it have to do with baptism? Is it even in the Bible or just vain human tradition? Let’s look at how the biblical term “laying on of hands” is confirmation, and that it is found in the list of basic doctrines of Hebrews 6:1-2. Infant baptism in NOT ...read more

  • Philip And The Ethiopian Lesson 39 Series

    Contributed by Elmer Towns on Mar 11, 2019
     | 1,801 views

    Persecution scatters the Gospel.

    A. INTRODUCTION – ACTS 8:1-4 1. Persecution initiated. Saul held the coats for those stoning Stephen. “. . . I cast my vote . . .” (Acts 26:10). 2. Persecution intensified. 3. Persecution scatters the gospel. B. THE GOSPEL SPREADS TO SAMARIA – ACTS 8:5-6 1. What is significant about ...read more

  • Our Spiritual Checkup Series

    Contributed by Guy Glass on Oct 15, 2012
     | 4,462 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

  • The Movement Of God Through Pain In The Church Series

    Contributed by Guy Glass on Oct 15, 2012
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     | 2,569 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

  • Thankfulness In The Face Of Trouble Series

    Contributed by Sean Harder on Oct 25, 2013
     | 4,641 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 Holy Spirit Is Not For Sale Series

    Contributed by Chris Surber on Dec 20, 2011
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     | 9,322 views

    Man's religion is at war with God's revelation.

    Introduction “A king who wished to express his affection for a private soldier of his army gave him a richly jeweled cup, his own cup. The soldier, stepping forth to receive the gift, exclaimed shamefacedly, "This is too great a gift for me to receive." "It is not too great for me to give," ...read more

  • Healthy Conflict Series

    Contributed by Tim Brock on Dec 21, 2011
     | 3,344 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

  • Becoming Spirit Filled And Empowered Series

    Contributed by Michael Mccartney on Feb 20, 2015
     | 4,370 views

    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 Kingdom of Heaven.

    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 ...read more

  • Break The Spell

    Contributed by Odon Bulamba on Dec 30, 2013
    based on 4 ratings
     | 7,067 views

    Every single human being has the chance to have friends and they will either be the same as you or different to you; some have trees as their friends, some have their pets as friends and many of us have human beings as our friends.

    Acts 8:9-11 Every single human being has the chance to have friends and they will either be the same as you or different to you; some have trees as their friends, some have their pets as friends and many of us have human beings as our friends. There are three categories or friends: 1. ...read more

  • The Poison Of Unforgiveness

    Contributed by Mark H. Stevens Thd on Jan 30, 2014
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     | 9,999 views

    A close look at how unforgiveness can destroy ones life!

    Forgiving others is sometimes very hard, but it is essential if you want to break out of the bondage that it's brought you under. Forgiving others opens you up for the Lord to begin healing your soul (inner healing). Since unforgiveness blocks us from receiving God's forgiveness of our sins ...read more

  • Buying Blessings?

    Contributed by B H Grace on Jan 31, 2015
     | 3,324 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

  • Caution: Restoring New Testament Evangelism Series

    Contributed by Jason Smith on Sep 15, 2014
     | 3,496 views

    This lesson examines what the Bible means when it talks about evangelism and then compares this to what we see being called "evangelism" today. Have we redefined evangelism to ease our consciences?

    Introduction Our first lesson was a reminder of our mission. We have been given the green light to evangelize by the Lord, and this mission was given to each and every Christian, not just a select few. Each one of us are called by God to “love our neighbor as ourselves” and to have ...read more

  • Spiritual Thermodynamics Series

    Contributed by C. Philip Green on Nov 19, 2014
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     | 4,935 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