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  • The Early Church

    Contributed by Jeff Hughes on Feb 17, 2003
    based on 24 ratings
     | 6,886 views

    A look at the results of Peter’s sermon and the community of faith that had sprung up.

    The Early Church Acts 2:37-47 Jeff Hughes – February 16, 2003 Calvary Chapel Aggieland I. Introduction a. Remember what it was like to be a new Christian? Remember how excited and joyful you were? If you were like me, you wanted to read your Bible all the time, pray, go to church all you ...read more

  • The Early Church.

    Contributed by Melvin Shelton on Dec 2, 2003
    based on 11 ratings
     | 2,564 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 ...read more

  • The Character Of The Early Church

    Contributed by Stephen E. Trail on Sep 1, 2011
    based on 1 rating
     | 7,170 views

    Characteristics of the early church

    “The Character of the Early Church” Acts 11:19-30, 13:1-3 One Sunday morning, the pastor noticed little Alex standing in the foyer of the church staring up at a large plaque. It was covered with names and small American flags mounted on either side of it. The six-year old had ...read more

  • Evangelism In The Early Church Series

    Contributed by Scott Chambers on May 21, 2013
     | 5,727 views

    This is the second message in a series entitled Reimagining Evangelism. This message examines the lessons we can learn from how the early church did evangelism.

    The Book of Acts tells an amazing story, we see the spread of the Gospel message and witness a small group of believers growing into a massive group numbering in the tens of thousands. We witness the message starting in Jerusalem and literally being carried to the ends of the earth. The question ...read more

  • Praying With The Early Church

    Contributed by R. Darrel Davis on Feb 10, 2001
    based on 240 ratings
     | 7,689 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

  • Mystery Babylon In The Early Church Series

    Contributed by Bob Faulkner on Jul 8, 2015
     | 1,958 views

    Now we come to the days of Jesus and the church's formation, to see how Babylon relates in that time period.

    PART II: ROME, PAGAN to PAPAL A.D. 100 to A.D. 1300 "We wrestle not against flesh and blood." (Ephesians 6:12) It is not men to whom we look as we seek the origin of the conspiracy against Christ and His church. We worry not whether mere mortals were aware of the part they played in the ...read more

  • Harmony Of The Early Church Series

    Contributed by James Lee on Dec 4, 2015
     | 5,206 views

    I would like to thank Pastor Jerry Shirley for sharing this series on Acts. It has been a blessing as well as a great help. I have used these for our church, as I spend my days caring for my dying father.

    Harmony of the Early Church Acts 4:32-37 I read about a lady, who called long distance to talk with her friend because she was terribly distraught. She told her friend that her church had become a scene right out of the Hatfield’s and McCoy’s movie. “The deacons are ...read more

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

    Contributed by Jim Butcher on Aug 31, 2018
     | 2,924 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

  • Lessons From The Early Church

    Contributed by Carl Allen on Jul 13, 2010
    based on 5 ratings
     | 5,581 views

    The world today is full of people playing Christian, but the Lord is no friend of hypocrisy. The Lord is looking for a few good Christians.

    The Game is Over Acts 5:1-11 Introduction As children many of us played a game called let’s pretend. My favorite was pretending to be a soldier, like my Dad. I would dress up like a soldier and me and my friends would go out into the fields around our house and go on secret missions ...read more

  • Praying With The Early Church Series

    Contributed by Jerry Shirley on Jun 8, 2004
    based on 36 ratings
     | 6,039 views

    Acts Series: About the importance of corporate prayer as a church family. Great alliteration [borrowed] and a cameo by Rhoda, the only blonde mentioned in the Bible!

    Praying with the Early Church Acts 12:1-17 [comedy of Rhoda, only blonde mentioned in the Bible!] 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 ...read more

  • Harmony Of The Early Church Series

    Contributed by Jerry Shirley on Jun 8, 2004
    based on 34 ratings
     | 4,884 views

    Acts Series: 21st Sermon--3 Expressions of Harmony in the Early Church

    Harmony of the Early Church Acts 4:32-37 Joke—lady in church called long distance friend, so distressed/hatfields and mccoys-deacons fighting-w/ pastor!-people hate each other/…well, let me add it to our church’s prayer list—what’s the name of your church?/…Harmony Baptist! Harmony ought to ...read more

  • The Unsung Hero Of The Early Church

    Contributed by Mike Turner on Aug 10, 2003
    based on 59 ratings
     | 13,687 views

    Barnabas was perfectly willing to take backseat, to play second fiddle, and to stand in the shadows. He is truly one of the unsung heroes of the early church.

    The Unsung Hero Of The Early Church Acts 4:36-37 I never truly appreciated Barnabas, and his contributions to the church, and the cause of Christ until the last week. I am now convinced that Barnabas is the unsung hero of the early church. The first thing that you’ll notice about ...read more

  • Characteristics Of The Early Church

    Contributed by Jeff Simms on Jun 4, 2003
    based on 39 ratings
     | 24,856 views

    To look at characteristics of the early church in order to become more like them

    Characteristics of the Early Church Acts 4:13,27-33 Purpose Statement: To call the church to renew it’s vision to be a New Testament Church Introduction Many of the characteristics of the church in America today were not seen in the days of the early church. We need to look back to see ...read more

  • The Notables Of The Early Church Series

    Contributed by Ed Vasicek on Jul 14, 2008
    based on 1 rating
     | 2,286 views

    he Church is made up of God’s people. This was true from the beginning and is true today. But who were those people who made up the earliest church?

    The Notables of the Early Church (Acts 1:12-14) 1. Following Jesus Christ has never meant deserting the human race and living in seclusion -- or putting on an image of otherly-worldness -- if there is such a word. True, some Christians have chosen to live this way, like the Amish. But most have ...read more

  • The Very Early Church

    Contributed by Warner Pidgeon on May 21, 2006
     | 1,358 views

    Lessons from the very early Church and encouragement for believers and seekers to put their faith in the apostles teaching, be part of the Church family, worship God and reach the lost!

    Not long after the death and resurrection of Jesus Matthew, Mark, Luke and John wrote down the most important aspects of the birth, the life, and the teaching of Jesus. They recorded the details of his death and his resurrection from the dead. Luke then went on the record the details of the life of ...read more