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  • The Early Church

    Contributed by Jeff Hughes on Feb 17, 2003
    based on 24 ratings
     | 2,543 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 Unsung Hero Of The Early Church

    Contributed by Mike Turner on Aug 10, 2003
    based on 58 ratings
     | 11,309 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

  • Praying With The Early Church

    Contributed by R. Darrel Davis on Feb 10, 2001
    based on 240 ratings
     | 5,964 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

  • Characteristics Of The Early Church

    Contributed by Jeff Simms on Jun 4, 2003
    based on 39 ratings
     | 16,148 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

  • Praying With The Early Church Series

    Contributed by Jerry Shirley on Jun 8, 2004
    based on 36 ratings
     | 3,407 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
     | 2,930 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

  • Heresies Confronted By The Early Church Series

    Contributed by Eddie Snipes on Oct 2, 2001
    based on 41 ratings
     | 8,035 views

    Many modern errors stem from the early heresies. This study looks at what the teachers of heresy believed and how the church refuted these doctrines.

    Heresies and Heretics in the Early Church Early church fathers focused much energy on refuting heretical views that infiltrated the church. The majority of the Trinity quotes were written in response to heresy being taught within the church. A heresy is simply a doctrine that strays from the ...read more

  • The Cleansing And Growth Of The Early Church Series

    Contributed by Russell Rhodes on Sep 1, 2005
    based on 6 ratings
     | 1,099 views

    This is a study in the book of acts sixth sermon in the series.

    The Cleansing and growth of the Early Church Acts 5:1-16 Acts # 06 I. The cleansing of the membership of the church. 5:1-12 A. The Sin of Ananias and Sapphira. 5:1-2 1. The circumstance of the sin 5:1. NOTE: Was the sold property. 2. What was the sin? NOTE: Kept back part of the ...read more

  • Trinity - What The Early Church Believed Series

    Contributed by Eddie Snipes on Oct 2, 2001
    based on 40 ratings
     | 2,072 views

    This study looks at the writings of the church prior to the first church council. Beginning at the apostles and those they discipled, we can see what the church believed from the beginning.

    What the early church believed In Part 1 we set the stage for the council. We looked at the fact that these men were Christians who suffered for their faith. Just 14 years earlier, they came out of the last great Roman persecution. They resisted against the attacks from outside the church at the ...read more

  • How The Early Church Weathered Its First Crisis

    Contributed by Kenneth Trent on Aug 7, 2006
    based on 9 ratings
     | 1,530 views

    The early church faced many crises that threatened its very existence but none greater than that posed by the Judaizers.

    HOW THE EARLY CHURCH WEATHERED ITS FIRST CRISIS “And certain men came down from Judea and taught the brethren, ‘Unless you are circumcised according to the custom of Moses, you cannot be saved.’ Therefore, when Paul and Barnabas had no small dissension and dispute with them, they ...read more

  • Human Resource And Diversity Issues In The Early Church

    Contributed by Kenneth Anthony on May 6, 2006
    based on 10 ratings
     | 2,135 views

    Apostolic church faced human resource issues. Apostles needed to delegate authority so could concentrate on primary calling to pray and preach.

    Introduction Running a church sometimes just takes common sense. Real problems arise in the Church just like any other institution, however, through prayer, cooperation within the Body of Christ, and some thought even the most complex problems can be solved. Today’s reading from Acts 6:1-7 deals ...read more

  • Bold Prayer

    Contributed by Denn Guptill on Oct 31, 2000
    based on 225 ratings
     | 2,914 views

    A look at the prayers of the early church

    Prayer I love the definition of prayer found in the Devils Dictionary, written by Ambrose Bierce around the turn of the century, you ready? To ask the laws of the universe to be annulled on behalf of a single petitioner confessedly unworthy. I have no problem with that. We all believe in the ...read more

  • Favorite Verses Of Pentecost

    Contributed by Stephen Funderburk on Sep 29, 2005
    based on 6 ratings
     | 3,150 views

    early church power

    Intro: over the years there are many ministers who Intro: as I listen to sermons on television or radio, I am always amazed at the lack of preaching from the book of Acts. As a lifetime Pentecostal I have heard many wonderful sermons from this great book of the events about the early church. Here ...read more

  • The New Church

    Contributed by Jeff Hughes on Dec 28, 2002
    based on 19 ratings
     | 1,096 views

    The birth of the early church / an Intro to Acts/

    The New Church Acts 1:1-4 I. Introduction a. The book of Acts is a first-hand account of the beginnings of the church. But, the book of Acts is more than history. It tells us about the love of Jesus for the world, and how that love was poured out to the ends of the earth. I think it is ...read more

  • What The Old Fashioned Church Had That We Need

    Contributed by Roger Carmichael on Sep 28, 2001
    based on 188 ratings
     | 6,106 views

    A Biblical look at the early Church and their success

    I- They were Filled. Acts 2:2-4 1-They were Unstopable 2-They were United (one accord) 3- They were Unique (one of a kind) II- They had Faith. James 2 2:14-20 1- Healing Faith 2- Hopeful Faith 3- Helping Faith III- They were Faithful. ACTS 2:42-47 ...read more