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  • The Early Church.

    Contributed by Melvin Shelton on Dec 1, 2003
    based on 11 ratings
     | 3,547 views

    With Peter being the spokesman for the 12 we watch the early church grow spiritually and courageous with its loyalty to Jesus.

    The early church. Acts 5:11 -- 40. 12/03/03 In the early chapters of this book we see that the man Peter was a very prominent influence in the early church. Other Saints will become prominent as you read on such as Steven, Philip, and beginning in chapter 13 is the great apostle Paul. With Peter ...read more

  • Why Did The Early Church Turn The Word Upside Down

    Contributed by Jimmy Chapman on Sep 26, 2006
    based on 34 ratings
     | 17,460 views

    What caused the early church to turn their world upside down

    Why Did The Early Church Turn The Word Upside Down? Acts 17:1-9 Acts 17:6 “These that have turned the world upside down are come hither also.” What a tribute to Paul and Silas! Wherever Paul went, things happened. Souls were saved, people took sides, feelings were stirred, decisions were made, ...read more

  • Gratitude Is What Unites Us PRO Sermon

    Contributed by Sermon Spark on Nov 1, 2023
    based on 3 ratings
     | 303 views

    Explores how to embody the heavenly heritage of gratitude, generosity, and togetherness exemplified by the early church.

    Good morning, dear family of faith. As we gather together, whether in the hallowed halls of our beloved church or in the sacred space of our homes, let us remember that we are united in Christ. We are one body, one spirit, and one hope. We are the living testament of God's love, a love that ...read more

  • Called To Serve Series

    Contributed by Kevin Ruffcorn on Apr 30, 2017
     | 10,019 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 be ...read more

  • Was The Early Church The "Golden Age"? Series

    Contributed by Jim Butcher on Aug 31, 2018
     | 3,882 views

    Christians today tend to romanticize the early church as a Golden Age when passages like this one present a picture of a church with plenty of struggles. What does that mean for how we should view the church today?

    - Read 2 Corinthians 1:12-17 and 2:1-10. An Early Church Story: - What we are looking at today is just one story from the early church. 1. There was serious sin in the church. - 2 Corinthians 2:6; 1 Corinthians 5:1-13. - We know this from 1 Corinthians 5 and Paul’s extensive instructions to ...read more

  • Worship And Prayer PRO Sermon

    Contributed by Sermon Spark on Jan 24, 2024
    based on 3 ratings
     | 127 views

    This sermon explores how the early church's commitment to passionate prayer, purposeful worship, and persistent fellowship can guide and inspire our faith community today.

    Good morning, brothers and sisters in Christ. It is always a joy to gather together, bound by our shared love for the Lord, and today, we find ourselves on familiar ground. We are returning to the book of Acts, to a passage that vividly paints the picture of an early church that was vibrant, ...read more

  • Community- Coming Together

    Contributed by Stephen Funderburk on Jun 16, 2007
    based on 4 ratings
     | 3,492 views

    study on the early church as a basis for how the church can operate in the blessings of God

    Intro: I looked up the definition of community and here are the two parts. Com-with, unity-togetherness With Togetherness–if you read Acts 2:42-47–our main text for our series on community, you will find they prayed together, they gave together, they stayed together and they praised together. This ...read more

  • All Things In Common

    Contributed by Chris Surber on Mar 1, 2008
     | 3,989 views

    The pressures of persecution brought the early Church closer together and closer to God. If we allow the pressures of our life to be redeemed by God then they will draw us closer as well!

    All Things In Common, Acts 2:38-47 Introduction It happened at the noonday luncheon of the local Rotary. The dishes had been cleared away, and the meeting had been called to order. After the reception of new members and the introduction of visitors, the chairman asked who of those present ...read more

  • There Is Power In Unity!

    Contributed by Ruben Rivis on Oct 1, 2006
    based on 41 ratings
     | 90,725 views

    There is power in unity. The early church demonstrated this, as they remained in one accord.

    There is Power in Unity! (Acts 1 & 2) By Rev. Ruben Rivis Key verse: Acts 1:14 I¡¦ve always been fascinated by the early church as described in the book of Acts of the Apostles. The early church was a strong and powerful unit of simple, ordinary and like¡Xminded people who loved God with all ...read more

  • Creeds Of The Early Church: Didache And Apostles' Creed Series

    Contributed by Keith Foskey on Apr 21, 2014
     | 8,170 views

    The Didache and the Apostles' Creed are two important documents from the early church and helpful in our understanding how early Christians understood and practiced their faith.

    Church History: Examining the Creeds and Confessions of the Church Through the Ages and Why They Matter. Lesson 3: Creeds and Confessions of the Early Church - From the Didache to the Apostles’ Creed So far, in our study of church history we have seen an overview of the past 2,000 years ...read more

  • Praying With The Early Church

    Contributed by R. Darrel Davis on Feb 9, 2001
    based on 240 ratings
     | 9,102 views

    The power of and need for corporate prayer

    Introduction: In Connecting with God, Herb Miller tells the story of a nightclub opening on Main Street in a small town. Upon hearing the news, the only church in that town organized an all-night prayer meeting. The members asked God to burn down the club. Within a few minutes, lightning struck the ...read more

  • Let's Have Church

    Contributed by Kenneth Tankersley on Jan 28, 2008
    based on 21 ratings
     | 8,333 views

    THE EARLY CHURCH WAS A"LIVELY" CHURCH ON FIRE FOR JESUS. WE NEED TO GET FIRED UP AND FUELED UP AND RETURN TO WHAT MADE THE EARLY CHURCH GREAT

    LET’S HAVE CHURCH MT. 16: 13--18 INTRODUCTION; THE CHURCH THAT JESUS BUILT WAS BUILT UPON HIMSELF. HE IS THE CORNERSTONE OF THE FOUNDATION. MT 21:42: HE REMINDED THE UNBELIEVING JEWS OF THE PROPHECY OF THE OLD TESTAMENT. THE CHIEF CORNERSTONE THE BUILDERS REJECTED. HE SPOKE OF HIMSELF. 1. HEAD ...read more

  • Prayer Meeting Series

    Contributed by Jimmy Chapman on Aug 23, 2007
    based on 50 ratings
     | 56,246 views

    Many think prayer is a waste of time, but without the ministry of prayer, our work is a waste of time.

    Prayer Meeting Acts 1: 14 Many think prayer is a waste of time, but without the ministry of prayer, our work is a waste of time. The thermometer of any church is its prayer meeting. You can do more than pray - but only after you have prayed. You can do more than pray after you have prayed, ...read more

  • Back From The Dead

    Contributed by Lynn Malone on May 17, 2005
    based on 4 ratings
     | 2,130 views

    What are the marks of a church that is alive?

    Back From the Dead Acts 2:42-47 June 6, 2004 We are a church that is alive, and that excites me. We are in an enviable position in Benton. We have caught the embersI am familiar with so many little churches in our own and other denominations that are lamenting their fall upon hard times. ...read more

  • The Power Of Persistent Prayer SermonCentral

    Contributed by SermonCentral on Sep 9, 2023
    based on 2 ratings
     | 572 views

    Many believe prayer is a futile effort, but without the ministry of prayer, our efforts are in vain.

    Many people believe that prayer is a waste of time, but in reality, without the ministry of prayer, our work becomes futile. The early church understood the significance of prayer and relied on it to accomplish great things. Prayer is not just a religious duty; it is a powerful tool that connects ...read more