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  • Aeneas And Dorcas- Principles Of Prayer For Healing Series

    Contributed by Ewen Huffman on Jul 5, 2002
    based on 49 ratings
     | 8,949 views

    What (balanced) principles of prayer for healing can we get from this passage.

    Aeneas and Dorcas- Principles of prayer for healing Acts 9:32-42 WBC 7 July 2002 What can we learn from this passage about healing? - what does God have to say to US … ME - bearing in mind I’m not Peter! Well, I think we can glean some Principles of prayer for healing The first ...read more

  • Peter In Joppa: A Woman Healed Series

    Contributed by John Lowe on Apr 5, 2017
     | 11,967 views

    The question may be asked, “Why don’t we still hear of men raising the dead?” Think about how seldom Christ raised the dead. The Bible records that He did so on three other occasions only.

  • Mothering And Mothers

    Contributed by Roberta Karchner on May 11, 2019
     | 1,309 views

    Dorcas was not a mother, but she mothered the widows.

    Acts 9:36-43 Many ears ago, Erma Bombeck wrote this wonderful tribute to mother’s for her Mother’s Day Column. You have probably heard it, but I thought it would be appropriate for today … “When God Created Mothers" [Copyrighted material available online if you choose to share it] But ...read more

  • Luke's Portrait Of A Beautiful Woman

    Contributed by Shawn Rose on May 19, 2009
    based on 16 ratings
     | 10,655 views

    In the book of Acts, Luke paints a portrait of a truly beautiful woman...her name was Dorcas.

    LUKE’S PORTRAIT OF A BEAUTIFUL WOMAN Text: Acts 9:36 – 42 Introduction: · “Beautiful” – delighting the senses by excellence and harmony, and often also giving great pleasure to the mind by an inner goodness (World Book Dict.) · We have traded beauty for sensuality · What is true ...read more

  • "The Good Life"

    Contributed by Kenneth Sauer on Apr 21, 2010
    based on 9 ratings
     | 7,313 views

    I think it’s safe to say that we are all searching for the "good life." Sadly it is very illusive. it may sound a bit too simple, but the answer is love God, other persons and follow Christ.

    Acts 9:36-43 “The Good Life” By: Ken Sauer, Pastor of East Ridge United Methodist Church, Chattanooga, TN Urgently, incessantly Jesus drew people to God. “Seek first the kingdom and righteousness of God,” He said. For this we were made. Nothing else satisfies the longing of our ...read more

  • Stitched Together By God's Grace

    Contributed by Mary Erickson on May 18, 2019
     | 1,511 views

    The Joy of Service

    May 12, 2019 Hope Lutheran Church Rev. Mary Erickson Acts 9:36-43 Stitched Together by God’s Grace Friends, may grace and peace be yours in abundance in the knowledge of God and Christ Jesus our Lord. When I was a young girl, we visited my Grandma Jorgensen. Grandma lived in a small, white house ...read more

  • A Woman Who Touched The Lives Of Others

    Contributed by Tom Walker on Oct 18, 2000
    based on 241 ratings
     | 4,775 views

    In Acts 9:36-43 the Bible refers to a woman by the name of Dorcas.

  • Authentic Christianity In Action

    Contributed by Ernie Arnold on Apr 7, 2016
    based on 3 ratings
     | 9,598 views

    In this passage we see Authentic Christian in Action - 1. In the Sacrificial Life of Tabitha, 2. In the Faith/Love of Joppa's disciples and 3. In the Spiritual Courage of the Apostle Peter

    Scripture: Acts 9:36-43; Psalms 23 and John 10:22 - 30 (Fourth Sunday of Easter - Year C) Title: Authentic Christianity in Action Proposition: In Acts 9:36-43 we see Authentic Christian in Action - 1. In the Sacrificial Life of Tabitha/Dorcas, 2. In the Faith/Love of Joppa's ...read more

  • May The Work I’ve Done Speak For Me

    Contributed by Sherman Gordon on Dec 17, 2009
    based on 11 ratings
     | 30,544 views

    MORE IMPORTANT THAN HOW LONG WE LIVE IS HOW WE LIVE OUR LIFE. DORCAS PATTERNS FOR US A LIFE WORTH LIVING AND REMEMBERING.

  • Doing The Stuff

    Contributed by Fredrik Rich on May 6, 2002
    based on 55 ratings
     | 5,645 views

    This message looks at the raising to life of Tabitha (Dorcas) as a more affective means of evangelism to her community than her good works, good and necessary as they were in preparing the way.

    Reading 1: Acts 9:32-43 Reading 2: Colossians 3:22-4:1 Sermon Miracles don’t really happen anymore, do they? Our passage this morning would certainly suggest that miracles were once common in the church. In fact, the Bible is full of miracles. You might even have your own ...read more

  • "How To Explain The Death Of A Gazelle?"

    Contributed by Jerry Depoy on Oct 27, 2003
    based on 34 ratings
     | 2,317 views

    When bad things happen to good people, people can begin to draw "Bad" conclusions about the character of God, and in turn they begin to acting badly... Dorcas died, why?

    Title: “How to explain the death of a Gazelle?” Text: Introduction: The meaning of the name of Dorcas is "Gazelle." It seems clear in scripture that Dorcas died a premature death. She died because of "sickness," not old age. Everyone seemed startled that God would allow the death of ...read more

  • The Power Of The Insignificant

    Contributed by Peter Loughman on May 15, 2008
    based on 25 ratings
     | 23,008 views

    Our society teaches us that the more significant we are, the more impact we can have. Is that true? The reality is that our significance comes only through the Lord Jesus Christ.

    To anyone who knows her, Joanne is not a significant person. Honestly, chances are, Joanne will never accomplish anything significant. In the town that she lives in, Joanne is never going to be someone who people in town will see as an important person. Joanne is the person the people in town would ...read more

  • Tabitha Series

    Contributed by Gordon Pike on Feb 24, 2020
    based on 1 rating
     | 93 views

    Tabitha stands as the Biblical model of “servant evangelism." What makes this form of evangelism is that it is so authentic. It has the ability to touch people that nobody else can reach. Humble service. This is what draws people to you … to the Christ in you.

  • Do The Small Thing To Show The Main Thing

    Contributed by J Jeffrey Smead on Apr 13, 2016
    based on 46 ratings
     | 23,303 views

    What is servant evangelism: It is demonstrating the kindness of God The Love God by offering to do some act of humble service with no strings attached. Do the small thing to show the main thing -- God's Love.

    For those who are not familiar with an Anglican Service there are four Scripture readings prior to the Message. Today's assigned readings are: Acts 9:36-43; Psalm 23; Revelation 7:9-17 and John 10:22-30. How where you named? Where you named after someone; maybe someone in your family ...read more

  • The Tears That Touched Jesus’ Heart Series

    Contributed by Jeff Strite on Apr 15, 2012
    based on 197 ratings
     | 102,230 views

    Jesus only raised 3 people (that I know of) from the dead. Why didn’t He raise everybody out of the grave? Why just people like this only son of the widow of Nain?