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  • The Result

    Contributed by John Lowe on Mar 27, 2017
     | 825 views

    Satan’s strategy did not succeed in dividing the church, but the very opposite occurred; peace settled over the assembly as the deacons took charge of some areas of service formerly falling to the apostles. The gospel was preached throughout Jerusalem....

    December 22, 2013 By: Tom Lowe Series: The Early Church Lesson II.D.3.c: The Result (6.7) Acts 6.7 (KJV) 7 So the word of God spread. The number of disciples in Jerusalem increased rapidly, and a large number of priests became obedient to the faith. ...read more

  • Growing Pains Series

    Contributed by Jonathan Russell on Mar 15, 2011
    based on 1 rating
     | 1,271 views

    The early church’s response to an internal problem teaches the contemporary church some valuable lessons.

    * The dramatic growth of the early church: last count (4:4) around 5,000 men (probably around 20,000 total) * Such growth led to a “good” problem: many more needed to be ministered to than there were people to minister * The 12 did not have the ability to both effectively deliver the Word and ...read more

  • Positive Leadership Circumvents Church Problems Series

    Contributed by Guy Glass on May 21, 2012
     | 3,013 views

    RIGHT NOW, THIS SECTION OF ACTS WE ARE IN IS FOCUSED ON CHURCH PROBLEMS AND DIFFICULTIES. IN CHAPTER 5 WE SAW TWO PROBLEMS BESET THE CHURCH, ONE INTERNAL, AND THE OTHER EXTERNAL. NOW, IN CHAPTER 6, WE HAVE A NEW DIFFICULTY. A DIFFICULTY THAT WILL RESUL

    POSITIVE LEADERSHIP CIRCUMVENTS CHURCH PROBLEMS Acts 6:1-7 In those days when the number of disciples was increasing, the Grecian Jews among them complained against the Hebraic Jews because their widows were being overlooked in the daily distribution of food. 2 So the Twelve gathered all the ...read more

  • How The World Was Won Series

    Contributed by Jonathan Russell on Mar 13, 2011
    based on 3 ratings
     | 1,557 views

    By studying how the church in Acts won so many souls the church today can learn how to be faithful and fruitful in our mission.

    * The primary task of the church must be to carry on the work that Christ began. * His work = Luke 19:10 * Of all the "work" the church does, evangelism (reaching the world with the gospel) is the only duty of the church that cannot be better done in heaven! * The church in Acts understood their ...read more

  • When Christ’s Church Almost Lost Its Focus Series

    Contributed by Gordon Weatherby on Aug 29, 2014
    based on 1 rating
     | 2,209 views

    The Apostles determined to focus on the Ministry of the Word of God and Prayer as their highest priority. Developing a priesthood of believers, they resolved a potential problem, and God blessed their decision.

    WHEN CHRIST’S CHURCH ALMOST LOST ITS FOCUS Acts 6:1-7 Dorn Ridge Church of Christ and York Manor Nursing Home August 24, 2014 INTRODUCTION: 1.) This morning we are continuing to look at the Church in the book of Acts. A.) I want us to see a time when the church faced a situation ...read more

  • Living In Harmony Series

    Contributed by Jeffrey Dillinger on Feb 3, 2005
    based on 70 ratings
     | 16,585 views

    Unity of the church is based upon seeing the value of everyone and providing a refreshing spiritual nurishment to the body.

    Living In Harmony (Ps. 133) Intro: A. In John 17 we have the priestly prayer of Jesus. In this prayer to his father he prays for his disciples. Then as the prayer begins to close, Jesus prays for all believers. Listen to the words of Christ in John 17:20-26. B. How can Christians ...read more

  • Too High For Me

    Contributed by Jason Jones on Nov 6, 2012
    based on 1 rating
     | 1,874 views

    Exposition of knowledge

    Text: Hosea 4:1-10, Title: Too High for Me, Date/Place: NRBC, 10/7/12, AM A. Opening illustration: ‘Ignorance of God-ignorance of both his ways and of the practice of communion with him—lies at the root of the church’s weakness today.’ –Packer, Knowing God. That ...read more

  • Growth And Prosperity

    Contributed by Dale Miller on Sep 28, 2012
     | 1,261 views

    THIS SERMON DEALS WITH THE GROWTH OF THE CHURCH IN THE BOOK OF ACTS.

    HFL AUGUST 2, 2009 ACTS 6;1-7 1In those days when the number of disciples was increasing, the Grecian Jews among them complained against the Hebraic Jews because their widows were being overlooked in the daily distribution of food. 2So the Twelve gathered all the disciples together and said, ...read more

  • Called To Serve Series

    Contributed by Kevin Ruffcorn on May 9, 2017
     | 2,667 views

    Conflict surfaces in the church—the needy are being neglected. Stephen and others are chosen to serve the needy.

    Acts 6:1-7 "Called to Serve" INTRODUCTION Role models are important elements in our lives. We can imitate them, or we can aspire to be like them; to incorporate their values and characteristics into our lives. When we attempt to imitate our role models, we may lose our identity and not ...read more

  • Using Gifts Wisely Series

    Contributed by Chris Appleby on Aug 26, 2004
    based on 24 ratings
     | 1,065 views

    Ultimately we’re called to service because we’re seeking to follow the steps of our saviour Jesus Christ. Jesus came not to be served but to serve, and to give his life a ransom for many

    Have you ever had one of those really annoying waiters or waitresses that are always there hovering around the table? They’re the ones who come and take your plate almost the second your last mouthful goes in & the cutlery goes down. This can be really annoying because it denies you the chance to ...read more

  • Preparing Jesus, Preparing For Jesus Series

    Contributed by Tom Fuller on Mar 3, 2008
     | 1,918 views

    This chapter provides some real contrasts between real and trumped up worship, real belief and real betrayal. It is all a part of preparing Jesus for the cross and preparing us to receive him.

    John places Jesus at Ephraim, a village north of Jerusalem. Between the end of chapter 11 and here, Jesus travels back to Galilee, heals the ten lepers (Luke 17), talks to Zacchaeus (Luke 19) in Jericho on his way back to Bethany. It’s only six days until the Passover, and Jesus’ crucifixion. ...read more

  • Suffer Better

    Contributed by Jason Jones on Nov 19, 2012
    based on 1 rating
     | 961 views

    Exposition of Suffering

    Text: Matt 26:69-75, Acts 2:14, 23, 36, 4:13-20, 5:27-32, Title: Suffer Better, Date/Place: NRBC, 11.18.12, AM A. Opening illustration: Young college student the other week telling me about his suffering at the hands of his father, abuse, neglect, etc. Then he said that he thanked God for it in ...read more

  • Back To The Basics Series

    Contributed by Pat Cook on Sep 16, 2003
    based on 39 ratings
     | 3,170 views

    A topical sermon introducing the series of "loving others". Sincerely loving others is God’s plan for us, no matter how hard it can be.

    Romans 12:9 – Back to the Basics Frank was setting up a sundial in his yard when his neighbor Tom asked, “What’s this for?” Frank stopped to explain, “The sun hits that small triangular spike and casts a shadow on the face of the sundial. Then as the sun moves across the sky, the shadow also ...read more

  • Growing Pains Series

    Contributed by Scott Jewell on Oct 21, 2016
    based on 1 rating
     | 4,339 views

    The good news and the bad news is that growth brings people and new people bring different ideas. What do we do in times of conflict? Check out these thoughts from the church in Jerusalem.

    Growing pains- they can be a good thing. There’s a saying that goes, “What doesn’t kill you will make you stronger.” Growing pains can also be bad- after all, they’re a pain. It hurts. As a child growing to maturity, there are a number of times you go through ...read more

  • Confusion..... Love.....peace..... Faith......

    Contributed by Randy Stephenson on Apr 28, 2014
    based on 1 rating
     | 1,134 views

    The followers of Yeshua HaMashiach experienced confusion following His arrest,trial,crucifixion.How could disciples hiding in fear be about God's service? God has entered into our hardened human hearts, Yeshua brought evidence to his chosen.

    CONFUSION..... LOVE.....PEACE..... FAITH...... Over the years, my heart has been callous. I had Confusion, what I did not have was Love, Peace, and Faith. Maybe you have shared this kind of lifestyle with me. Maybe you had a similar experience. I do not feel that differently from other people. ...read more