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  • Bereans

    Contributed by William R. Nabaza on Jun 12, 2012
    based on 1 rating

    I. EXORDIUM: Are you an open-minded person? Do you want to open your mind on GOD's Words? II. AUDIENCE PROFILE: Believers III. OBJECTIVES: To be like the Bereans IV. TEXT: Acts 17:11 (NLT) 11 And the people of Berea were more open-

    I. EXORDIUM: Are you an open-minded person? Do you want to open your mind on GOD's Words? II. AUDIENCE PROFILE: Believers III. OBJECTIVES: To be like the Bereans IV. TEXT: Acts 17:11 (NLT) 11 And the people of Berea were more open-minded than those in Thessalonica, and they listened more

  • The Berean Believers: A Pattern For Victorious Living

    Contributed by Bishop Prof. Julius Soyinka on Apr 11, 2018
    based on 2 ratings

    The Holy Spirit, who inspired Luke to write the book of Acts, recorded for us some key lessons we can learn from the Bereans.

    THE BEREAN BELIEVERS: A PATTERN FOR VICTORIOUS LIVING Study Text: Acts 17: 10-12 Introduction: - Whatsoever is written in the Bible is for our learning, in which we can receive instructions in righteousness, godly examples or patterns to emulate, and ungodly or bad examples to avoid. - The Holy more

  • The Path To Christian Nobility Series

    Contributed by Chuck Sligh on Jun 5, 2017

    “Berean” is a popular name for churches. Why is that? The Bereans exemplified some of the most noble characteristics any group of people could ever have.

    The Path to Christian Nobility Series: Acts Chuck Sligh June 4, 2017 TEXT: Acts 17:10-12 - “And the brethren immediately sent away Paul and Silas by night unto Berea: who coming thither went into the synagogue of the Jews. 11 These were more noble than those in Thessalonica, in that they received more

  • The Bible-Studying Berean Church Lesson 5 Series

    Contributed by Elmer Towns on Jul 7, 2023

    Read the whole Bible to understand God’s whole plan for your whole life.

    A. INTRODUCTION: THE BEREAN CHURCH ACTS 17:10-15 1. Paul was forced to leave Thessalonica (17:1-9). a. A powerful church in spite of suffering (1 Thess. 1:6). b. The church had a strong witness (1 Thess. 1:8-10). c. Was looking for Christ’s return (1 Thess. 4:13-18). more

  • Blessing At Berea - Bible Study / Reading / Devotions Series

    Contributed by Jerry Shirley on Sep 6, 2005
    based on 180 ratings

    Those at this city on Paul’s 2nd Missionary Journey received the Word in 3 ways that we all should receive it. Link included to Formatted Text Version, Handout, and PowerPoint Template.

    Blessing at Berea Acts 17:10-14; I Thess. 2:13 In Thessalonica the apostles were Resisted, but in Berea they were Received. Next time we’ll look at Athens where they were Ridiculed. We can learn a lot here about Bible Study. God called these people “noble” which means “excellent”. God gave more

  • Thessalonica And Berea Series

    Contributed by Chris Appleby on Oct 25, 2005
    based on 10 ratings

    Paul centres his message on the historic Jesus, arguing from Scripture that he’s the Messiah. He persuades people by careful argument, opening the Scriptures to allow people to discover the truth for themselves. And he works as a leader of a team, includi

    It’s interesting that we think of Paul as someone who stands out on his own. He’s the great apostle to the Gentiles, a man who stands head and shoulders above the rest. Yet in reality he was a man who loved to work as part of a team. He started out with Barnabas, then joined up with Silas, then he more

  • Choosing Sides- Recognizing Opposition Series

    Contributed by David Wilson on Mar 29, 2004
    based on 7 ratings

    This simple outline focuses on Paul’s experiences with the Thessalonians and Bereans and conflict and recognizing sides in a conflict.

    At times, the right and wrong of an issue which divides is not clear. Often, we can use this checklist to determine who is acting in an ungodly manner. Character of Ungodly Opposition 1) Ungodly opposition is characterized by being emotionally driven. The Thessalonian Jews were "Jealous" more

  • Does Truth Matter To You? Series

    Contributed by Christian Cheong on Dec 18, 2020

    The Bereans received the Word with eagerness and examined the Scriptures. They believe in the sufficiency and authority of Scripture. We see the efficacy of Scripture.

    Let us pray before we read the Word of God. Heavenly Father, as we draw near to Christmas, our hearts are filled with gladness again, remembering your love and sacrifice for us. We are a different person today because of Christ. Thank you for sending your Son as the atoning sacrifice for our more

  • The Book Of Eli - Study The Word Series

    Contributed by Chuck Gohn on Sep 5, 2022

    This sermon focuses on the core value of discipleship and the importance of studying God's Word in order to develop deeply rooted disciples.

    We are continuing our discussion about what we call the four core values: worship, discipleship, outreach, and community. This week’s focus is on discipleship. Keep in mind that we are not interested in any type of discipleship, but what I refer to as deep-rooted discipleship. Discipleship more

  • Spong Vs Spong Part 3

    Contributed by I. Grant Spong on Jun 25, 2020

    What did Jesus say about the reliability of scripture? What was the attitude of the Bereans? Is pride a cause of apostasy?

    What did Jesus say about the reliability of scripture? What was the attitude of the Bereans? Is pride a cause of apostasy? Testimony of Jesus When moderns deny the reliability of the Scriptures, they undermine the very basis of belief in Jesus, because it is those same Scriptures which testified more

  • The Tale Of Two Cities

    Contributed by Dennis Lee on Jan 10, 2021
    based on 3 ratings

    The message this Sunday will look at our attitude towards God’s word, and how we approach it, because that is what determines its effectiveness in our lives. We will look at this through Paul’s missionary travels to Thessalonica and Berea.

    The Tale of Two Cities Acts 17:1-15 ** Watch at: Now, when I came up with the title of today’s message, my immediate reaction was towards the book written by Charles Dickens back in 1879, and the two cities were Paris and London. In fact, while some of you may have more

  • All Truth Or Essential Truth

    Contributed by Dr. Ronald Shultz on May 27, 2023

    If God had a doctrine inspired into His Word who are we to decide if it is essential or not?

    John 16:13 Howbeit when he, the Spirit of truth, is come, he will guide you into all truth: for he shall not speak of himself; but whatsoever he shall hear, that shall he speak: and he will shew you things to come. I have an issue with the concept of "nonessential" truth. I get it more

  • Search The Scriptures! Series

    Contributed by Chris Jordan on Dec 27, 2009
    based on 14 ratings

    God’s desire is that we would be like the Bereans: That we would prepare our heart, receive the Word, and search the Scriptures.

    SUPERNATURAL #17: SEARCH THE SCRIPTURES! INTRO TO TOPIC: As we come to the end of the year, there is the hope and expectancy that a New Year brings. What resolutions will you make for 2010? The top 5 resolutions people make last year were: 5. stop smoking 4. make more money 3. improve more

  • Turning The World Upside Down Series

    Contributed by Brian Bill on Oct 12, 2021
    based on 2 ratings

    To turn the world upside down, the Word must first turn us inside out.

    In partnership with George Barna, Arizona Christian University just released its annual American Worldview Inventory. The results were disappointing, discouraging, and disheartening. Out of 176 million Americans who identify as Christians, just six percent hold a recognizably Christian more

  • Why I Need To Read My Bible Series

    Contributed by James Lee on Dec 4, 2015
    based on 4 ratings

    I would like to thank Pastor Rick Boyne for sharing this sermon from Acts. It has been a blessing as well as a great help, as I spend my days caring for my dying father.

    The Berean Church Shows Why I Need to Read My Bible Acts 17:10-12 A man was talking with a farmer about his soy bean and corn crops. Rain had been abundant, and the results were evident but the farmer’s next comment surprised him: "My crops are especially vulnerable. Even a short drought more