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  • The Holy Spirit Is Not For Sale Series

    Contributed by Chris Surber on Dec 20, 2011
    based on 1 rating
     | 9,121 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

  • A Profitable Endeavor

    Contributed by Christopher Benfield on Apr 23, 2017
     | 3,153 views

    Many today seek the latest method for spiritual renewal among the church, and church growth. There are countless new conferences, books, and blog articles annually. While I appreciate the hunger for growth, I fear we have over-complicated the matter.

    A Profitable Endeavor Acts 8: 5-8 Our text today deals with a time of great excitement for the early church, and yet there was great uncertainty as well. Stephen had been stoned for preaching the Gospel. Saul continued to persecute the church, scattering them throughout the world, but they ...read more

  • What Happens When We Help Spread The Gospel? Series

    Contributed by Rick Crandall on May 6, 2017
    based on 1 rating
     | 7,345 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).

    What Happens When We Help Spread the Gospel? Acts 8:4-12 Sermon by Rick Crandall Grayson Baptist Church - Nov. 10, 2013 INTRODUCTION: *What is our most important mission as a church? In Matthew 28:19-20, Jesus put it this way: 19. Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in ...read more

  • A Study On Revival Series

    Contributed by Jerry Cosper on Jan 23, 2013
    based on 1 rating
     | 3,771 views

    In all this we see that the fruit of revival is more revival, the opening of hearts for both the preaching and receiving of the gospel. That was the case at this time in Samaria. There was a great revival going on.

    Tonight’s passage shows us the great need for revival both within and outside the church. Let’s get into this long passage. READ v. 5. The preacher was Philip, a layman, one of the first deacons. As we said last week, the importance of this verse is in declaring that the first ...read more

  • Getting Christ Out Of Church

    Contributed by Greg Nance on Feb 20, 2013
     | 2,495 views

    What do you get out of Church? If you don't get Christ, you miss it all!

    Getting Christ Out of Church Acts 8:9-24 Have you ever said, “I just didn’t get anything out of that”? I hear of people who leave church services and say things like that. “I just don’t get anything out of church.” Perhaps you’ve said that yourself. ...read more

  • You've Fallen ...but You Can Get Up! Series

    Contributed by Russ Adams on Sep 19, 2013
     | 4,808 views

    Three tips on how to avoid spiritual backsliding.

    August 25, 2013 Church Planting You’ve Fallen …But You Can Get Up! Acts 8:9-25 Opening words: The end is near. This summer we are looking at the first eight chapters of the Book of Acts. I have called this sermon series, Church Planting. So much has happened to this point. The ...read more

  • Thankfulness In The Face Of Trouble Series

    Contributed by Sean Harder on Oct 25, 2013
     | 4,544 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 Pure & The Phony Series

    Contributed by Gordon Curley on Feb 7, 2016
     | 5,828 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

  • How God Uses Evil For Good Series

    Contributed by Matthew Kratz on Oct 28, 2012
    based on 1 rating
     | 5,510 views

    1) Persecution (Act 8:1–3), which led to 2) Preaching (Acts 8:4-7), which led to 3) Productivity (Acts 8:8).

    On Sunday, January 8, 1956, on the shore of a lonely river deep in the Ecuadorian jungle, five missionaries were murdered by primitive Auca Indians. News of the massacre shocked the world. To some, their deaths seemed a senseless tragedy. Many decried the promising missionary careers cut short, the ...read more

  • A Church That Is Alive

    Contributed by Kevin L. Jones on Dec 12, 2015
    based on 7 ratings
     | 26,026 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

  • The Church Driven Into The World Series

    Contributed by Curtis E. Nester on May 30, 2016
    based on 1 rating
     | 4,496 views

    The church at Jerusalem is driven into the world as result of persecution and carries the Gospel everywhere.

    SERIES: Adventures in Acts 008 TITLE: The Church Driven into the World TEXT: Acts 8:1-25 INTRO: After His resurrection, Jesus had told His Disciples, "You will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you, and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem and in all Judea and Samaria, and to ...read more

  • Truthbombs - Pt. 1 - Delivery Series

    Contributed by Steve Ely on Oct 17, 2016
    based on 1 rating
     | 7,175 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

  • The Real Deal Series

    Contributed by Scott Jewell on Oct 19, 2016
     | 6,562 views

    People are tired of finding phony. How can we make sure they find the Real Deal?

    We have been looking at the beginnings of the church. You may recall that in Acts 1 Jesus declared they would be His witnesses, “first in Jerusalem and Judea, then in Samaria and the ends of the world.” However, up until today’s passage, the church has remained in Jerusalem. It ...read more

  • Becoming Spirit Filled And Empowered Series

    Contributed by Michael Mccartney on May 24, 2018
     | 7,082 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

  • The Puzzle Series

    Contributed by Jeff Strite on Feb 25, 2018
    based on 3 ratings
     | 18,004 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