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  • Bereans

    Contributed by William R. Nabaza on Jun 12, 2012
    based on 1 rating
     | 1,954 views

    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 ...read more

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

    Contributed by Jerry Shirley on Sep 7, 2005
    based on 180 ratings
     | 10,933 views

    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 ...read more

  • Thessalonica And Berea Series

    Contributed by Chris Appleby on Oct 25, 2005
    based on 10 ratings
     | 3,562 views

    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 ...read more

  • Strong Delusion - Part 1 Series

    Contributed by Thomas Swope on Jan 14, 2011
    based on 3 ratings
     | 3,426 views

    We will take a look at how the Rapture belief is false.

    Strong Delusion – Part 1 2 Thessalonians 2: 9 – 12 9 The coming of the lawless one is according to the working of Satan, with all power, signs, and lying wonders, 10 and with all unrighteous deception among those who perish, because they did not receive the love of the truth, that ...read more

  • Choosing Sides- Recognizing Opposition Series

    Contributed by David Wilson on Mar 30, 2004
    based on 7 ratings
     | 1,031 views

    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 ...read more

  • Search The Scriptures! Series

    Contributed by on Dec 28, 2009
    based on 14 ratings
     | 7,428 views

    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 ...read more

  • For Those In Quest Series

    Contributed by Rodney Buchanan on Sep 23, 2004
    based on 53 ratings
     | 1,869 views

    The Bereans show us that a quest becomes noble when: 1. We receive the Good News with eagerness. 2. We examine the Scriptures to see if it is true. 3. We are transformed by the truth.

    My favorite part of Paul Harvey is the last segment of the newscast that he calls “For What It’s Worth.” One day he gave this interesting story: “Our For What It’s Worth Department hears from Hershey, Pennsylvania — where the woman in the Mercedes had been waiting patiently for a parking place to ...read more

  • Discouragement - Talk To The Hand Series

    Contributed by Peter Loughman on Jan 17, 2010
    based on 2 ratings
     | 3,351 views

    Our discouragement over our apparent lack of success reveals our lack of faith.

    Our discouragement over our apparent lack of success in telling others about Jesus Christ, or in living our Christian life reveals our lack of faith. We must remain obedient to Jesus and continue to share who Jesus is, even in the face of no success. In our Scripture this morning, Paul, Silas ...read more

  • Advantages Of Spiritual Maturity

    Contributed by Paul Fritz on Jun 12, 2001
    based on 80 ratings
     | 10,248 views

    Several advantages of growing up in all aspects into Christ

    Advantages of Maturity (Acts 17:10-12) Illustration:God delights to increase the faith of His children...I say, and say it deliberately--trials, difficulties and sometimes defeat, are the very food of faith...We should take them out of His hands as evidences of His love and care for us in ...read more

  • How Do You Hear The Word? Part 1 Series

    Contributed by Tom Fuller on Sep 30, 2008
     | 1,125 views

    When God’s Word is communicated, the state of your mind can greatly affect how your heart receives what God is saying. We have the first part in a discussion from Acts 17 on the ways the Bible is communicated and received.

    Chapter 17 gives us three glimpses at how people process the Word of God. Isn’t contrast great? Medical science uses contrast to find anomalies in the body, and here we use contrast to see the different approaches people take to the Word of God and the gospel of Jesus Christ. We’ll look at the ...read more

  • Paul's Prayer To The Philippians

    Contributed by Alan Balatbat on Apr 28, 2004
    based on 28 ratings
     | 3,180 views

    Pauls prayer to the Believers in Philippi and Us.

    1.That they might be filled with Love And this is my prayer: that your love may abound more and more in knowledge and depth of insight, (verse 9) Here we see Paul’s passion for the spiritual maturity of the believers under his care through prayer. Ephesians 1:16-18 tells us: Ephes. 1:16-18 ...read more

  • Cross Reference Your Pastor

    Contributed by Eric Vertein on May 1, 2005
    based on 5 ratings
     | 1,576 views

    If you hear something in the sermon that you aren’t quite sure is true, how do you get a second opinion? Cross Reference your pastor with God’s Word.

    Acts 17:1-12 5th Sunday of Easter – A April 24, 2005 Acts 17:1-12 When they had passed through Amphipolis and Apollonia, they came to Thessalonica, where there was a Jewish synagogue. 2 As his custom was, Paul went into the synagogue, and on three Sabbath days he reasoned with them from the ...read more

  • Surviving Or Thriving? Series

    Contributed by Mark Olson on Jul 7, 2007
    based on 3 ratings
     | 2,172 views

    Are you just surviving or thriving? Learn why and how to thrive in God’s word.

    Surviving or Thriving? Acts 17:1-12 Pastor Mark Olson 7/8/07 Some People Only Survive...Never Learn to Thrive Story: Boy Scouts survival camp; TV “Man vs Wild” Spiritually thrive - God’s power must be present & at work in your life But how do you/I tap into this power? Answer: means of ...read more

  • "People Of The Book"

    Contributed by Gerald Roberts on Jan 26, 2013
    based on 2 ratings
     | 2,476 views

    The Israelites were known as the people of the book as a result of their interest in the book, becasue of their joy in the book, because they respected the book, and they found the book to be instructive.

    People of the Book Nehemiah 8:1 1. They are known as the People of the Book because they were very interested in the Book A. The audience hangs on every word that comes out of the mouth of the reader vs 3 all the people listened attentively to the Book of ...read more

  • Spiritual Health Checks Series

    Contributed by Terry Laughlin on Oct 25, 2005
    based on 58 ratings
     | 10,429 views

    There are four signs that the child of God lives a life that is nourished by the Word of God and illuminated by the Holy Spirit.

    Turn your Bibles to Acts 2:42 Title: Spiritual Health Checks Theme: Four Signs of a Healthy Christian Introduction: Rick Warren wrote, “The key for churches in the 21st Century will be church health, not growth.” When a ...read more