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  • Revival Follows Persecution

    Contributed by Ajai Prakash on Oct 23, 2014
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     | 4,164 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
     | 4,738 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

  • Philip The Evangelist

    Contributed by Derrick Tuper on Dec 29, 2014
    based on 1 rating
     | 9,301 views

    Taking a look at the ministry of one of the pioneers of the new covenant church.

    PHILIP THE EVANGELIST INTRODUCTION: Just before Jesus ascended into heaven, he left his disciples with their mission statement-go into all the world and preach the good news. The new church had a new mission-go and make disciples. Here we are nearly 2000 years later and the church’s ...read more

  • When Life Seems Scattered Series

    Contributed by Brad Bailey on Aug 22, 2012
     | 3,759 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

  • Sharing God's News With Others Series

    Contributed by Brad Bailey on Aug 22, 2012
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     | 5,498 views

    Phillip in Acts is a good example of early church evangelism.

    Sharing God’s News with Others Series: BREAKOUT – God on the Move through the Book of Acts Brad Bailey – May 6, 2012 Intro Wherever you are on your process of knowing God…there have been some significant people who helped you along the way. God was doing a work within ...read more

  • Uncomfortable Joy Series

    Contributed by Rick Burdette on Jul 16, 2015
     | 3,688 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

  • Taking The Next Step Series

    Contributed by Mark Schaeufele on Jun 6, 2015
     | 4,762 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

  • "How To Giveaway Your Faith" Series

    Contributed by David Henderson on Feb 5, 2015
     | 3,014 views

    Our scripture this morning focuses on 3 characters, a deacon named Philip, a man driving a chariot from Ethiopia and an angel. And all 3 of them play a very important role in the story. One more thing and that is the scripture. All four of these are necessary for this story to take place.

    THE BIG GIVEAWAY “How to GIVEAWAY your Faith” Acts 8: 26-40 My family and I were making our first day trip to Disney here in Florida. We were living in Kentucky at the time. We had saved our money and the kids were all prepared to have a great time and we did. The tickets even ...read more

  • Discerning Genuine From Counterfeit Christianity Series

    Contributed by Scott Kircher on Mar 10, 2015
    based on 6 ratings
     | 7,246 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

  • Buying Blessings?

    Contributed by B H Grace on Jan 31, 2015
     | 3,251 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

  • Becoming Spirit Filled And Empowered Series

    Contributed by Michael Mccartney on Feb 20, 2015
     | 4,229 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

  • Divine Directions Series

    Contributed by Scott Kircher on Mar 16, 2015
    based on 7 ratings
     | 11,501 views

    What do we need to be able to Receive The directions from the Lord and to follow them?

    Divine Directions We must first have GPS (The Holy Spirit) We must hear and understand the voice of our “GPS” We must Follow the Directions of our “GPS” Slide Intro Have you ever had problems with a GPS? Have you ever felt like your GPS was treating you like the ...read more

  • Huddle And Scatter Series

    Contributed by Chuck Sligh on May 31, 2015
     | 6,152 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

  • Walking In The Spirit And Hearing God's Voice

    Contributed by Chris Jordan on Jun 11, 2015
    based on 1 rating
     | 5,721 views

    God wants His children to learn how to walk in the Spirit and hear His voice so we can be a blessing to other people.

    THE FAMILY OF GOD #4: WALKING IN THE SPIRIT AND HEARING GOD’S VOICE INTRO TO TOPIC: Compare cell reception to hearing God’s voice. “Can you hear me now?” THE BIG IDEA: God wants His children to learn how to walk in the Spirit and hear His voice so we can be a blessing ...read more

  • The Ways God Works

    Contributed by Monty Newton on May 4, 2015
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     | 2,993 views

    God is at work in critical circumstances and strange encounters.

    Title: The Ways God Works Text: Acts 8:26-40 Thesis: God is at work in critical circumstances and strange encounters. Introduction In 1440 Johann Gutenberg invented the movable type printing press which was capable of cranking out 3,600 pages a day… just 60 years later the printing ...read more