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  • Spread The Word Despite The Odds Sermon Vii: Faithfulness Epitomized By Philip Series

    Contributed by Charles Cunningham on Jan 15, 2020
     | 555 views

    In anti-Christian environments, mature Christians are called upon to be faithful by continuing the work that Jesus began both to teach and to do - willing to cross all kinds of barriers to carry the gospel to any and every one.

    PHILIP EPITOMIZED FAITHFULNESS . . . (Acts 8) Stephen was dead. He had been stoned to death due to his boldness in telling the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth about the sin of rejection and the absolute necessity for ...read more

  • Advent 2019 - At Just The Right Time Series

    Contributed by Stephen Belokur on Dec 3, 2019
     | 1,020 views

    Why was the time of the Roman Empire "just the right time" or "the fullness of time" for Jesus to come into the world for our salvation?

    Advent 2019 – At Just The Right Time Please stand as we read our newest memory Scripture together … Jude 1:24-25 “To Him who is able to keep you from stumbling and to present you before His glorious presence without fault and with great joy – “To the only God our Savior be glory, majesty, power ...read more

  • How God Uses Evil For Good Series

    Contributed by Matthew Kratz on Nov 22, 2019
     | 1,118 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

  • Dandelion Christians

    Contributed by Stephen Belokur on Jun 12, 2019
     | 1,219 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?

  • Don't Get Too Comfortable

    Contributed by Revd. Martin Dale on Jan 13, 2019
     | 3,265 views

    When the Church lost sight of the full extent of the Great Commission God allowed persecution to drive them out

    Sermon Don’t get too comfortable Jose Rodriguez, a bank robber who lived in Mexico, but preferred to rob American banks. In the wild days of the west before Donald Trump built his wall, Jose would slip across the border into Texas, rob a few banks and flee back into Mexico. One day, a Texas ...read more

  • The Gospel Should Mean Everything To Us.

    Contributed by Mark Mitchell on Jan 8, 2019
     | 732 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

  • Hope Found In Advent And The Coming King Series

    Contributed by Dean Courtier on Dec 17, 2018
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     | 2,799 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

  • Flow With The Situations To Deliver Jesus To All

    Contributed by Richard Papafio on May 31, 2018
     | 1,038 views

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

  • Becoming Spirit Filled And Empowered Series

    Contributed by Michael Mccartney on May 24, 2018
     | 4,659 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

  • Lesson 46: Preach In Grand Style Series

    Contributed by I. G. Spong on May 3, 2018
     | 1,334 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

  • A Mighty Revival

    Contributed by Dan Stires on Apr 28, 2018
     | 2,940 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 2 ratings
     | 13,716 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

  • Be Jesus To The Far Away Series

    Contributed by Russ Barksdale on Nov 14, 2017
     | 1,975 views

    Being Jesus to the far away means: having confidence in our call, having compassion in our heart, and clarity in our message.

    November 13 Be Jesus to the far away Acts 8:4-8 Being Jesus to the far away means: Having confidence in our call v.4 2 Corinthians 5:20 Having compassion in our heart v.5a Compassion = Love in action. 2 Corinthians 5:14 Having clarity in our message vv.5-6 “heard” = ...read more

  • What Happens When We Help Spread The Gospel? Series

    Contributed by Rick Crandall on May 6, 2017
    based on 1 rating
     | 5,047 views

    1. Miracles will be multiplied (vs. 4-7). 2. Joy will be justified (vs. 8). 3. Deceit will be defeated (vs. 9-12). 4. Souls will be saved (vs. 12).

  • Philip In Samaria Series

    Contributed by John Lowe on Mar 28, 2017
     | 6,376 views

    The refugees who were driven from Jerusalem by the persecution of Saul found numerous opportunities to preach Christ in areas where He was not known. Jerusalem may have rejected the truth, but that was not the only place to serve Christ....

    February 11, 2014 By: Tom Lowe Series: The Early Church Lesson III.A.1: Philip in Samaria (8:4-25) Introduction The refugees who were driven from Jerusalem by the persecution of Saul found numerous opportunities to preach Christ in areas ...read more