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  • The Unsung Hero Of The Early Church

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

    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 more

  • Praying With The Early Church

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

    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 more

  • Bold Prayer

    Contributed by Denn Guptill on Oct 31, 2000
    based on 225 ratings

    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 more

  • Why Did The Early Church Turn The Word Upside Down

    Contributed by Jimmy Chapman on Sep 27, 2006
    based on 34 ratings

    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 more

  • What The Old Fashioned Church Had That We Need

    Contributed by Roger Carmichael on Sep 28, 2001
    based on 188 ratings

    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 more

  • A Few Bad Apples

    Contributed by Jeff Hughes on Apr 1, 2003
    based on 38 ratings

    Sin in the Early Church has dire concequences

    A Few Bad Apples… Acts 4:32-5:11 Jeff Hughes – March 23, 2003 Calvary Chapel Aggieland I. Introduction a. The old saying goes, a few bad apples will ruin the whole bunch. The church at Jerusalem was growing by leaps and bounds. Thousands of people were being added to their numbers. Their more

  • A Biblical Model For Success In Ministry

    Contributed by Kevin L. Jones on Aug 29, 2016
    based on 4 ratings

    A sermon examining the success that is exemplified in the actions of the early church.

    A Biblical Model For Success In Ministry Acts 3:1-11 Almost every week I receive emails, electronic advertisements and brochures in the mail box pushing the "latest and greatest" church growth method. Each of these contain statistics and results of how this specific "program" was successful in more

  • Church History A.d. 1 – A.d. 100 Series

    Contributed by Michael Buckingham on Sep 2, 2011
    based on 5 ratings

    The history of the early Church in the first century AD

    Church History A.D. 1 – A.D. 100 I have decided to take a break from my Genesis series, and start this new 20 sermon series on the history of the Church. In this series I will focus on a whole century of church history in each sermon, and so today we will focus on the very first more

  • Voices From Home

    Contributed by James Cloud on Jan 5, 2008
    based on 5 ratings

    Which home are you listening for today?

    Voices of Home “We regard paradise as our country…There, a great number of our dear ones is awaiting us, and a dense crowd of parents, brothers, children, is longing for us, already assured of their own safety, and still solicitous for our salvation. To attain to their presence and their more

  • 4 Easter A

    Contributed by Roger Haugen on Apr 18, 2002
    based on 73 ratings

    To follow the Good Shepherd is to experience the awe felt by the early church in Acts 2

    4 Easter A John 10:1-10 / Acts 2:42-47 21 April 2002 Sheep are an interesting lot. They are built close to the ground, think mostly about eating and often get themselves into trouble because they cannot see very far ahead and do not look much beyond the next mouthful. Some farmers in New more

  • The Church - On Mission With Christ

    Contributed by Ray Swift on Nov 20, 2003
    based on 173 ratings

    The success of the early church was that they prayed, their prayers brought unity and their unity brought productivity.

    FB, Cherokee November 16, 2003 Sunday Morning The Church – On Mission With Christ The Book of Acts Intro: I heard a story about an older couple that had finished their lunch and made their way into the living room to prepare themselves for an afternoon nap in their recliners. They were more

  • The Church God Will Bless

    Contributed by Tom Dooley on May 11, 2001
    based on 305 ratings

    This message focuses on following the model of the early church in order to be a church God will bless.

    The Church God Will Bless By Tom Dooley Acts 2:41-47 Several years ago in the movie Hoosiers, Gene Hackman played the part of Norman Dale, a former college coach with a tainted past who was hired to coach a rural high-school basketball team from Hickory, Indiana. more

  • Christian Boldness

    Contributed by Ronald Zamkus on Feb 24, 2001
    based on 144 ratings

    The early church expressed BOLDNESS when filled with the Holy Spirit. Do we?

    On death row, the condemned man was asked what he would like for his last meal before execution. The menu was - Lobster, Filet Mignon, Beef Wellington, Caviar or Shrimp. The prisoner replied - “I’d like a bowl of mushrooms.” The warden was surprised, “Why a bowl of mushrooms?” The prisoner more

  • The Characteristics Of An Effective Church Series

    Contributed by John Hamby on Jan 8, 2001
    based on 147 ratings

    How the early church used a time of peace to prepare for even greater effectiveness.

    A Study of the Book of Acts Sermon # 18 “The Characteristics of an Effective Church” Acts 9:31 “Then the churches throughout all Judea, Galilee, and Samaria had peace and were edified. And walking in the fear of the Lord and more

  • Characteristics Of A Vibrant Church Series

    Contributed by Tom Clawser, M. Div. on Feb 3, 2002
    based on 80 ratings

    Four attributes that contributed to the success of the early church that can be applied to the church of today.

    In a Peanuts cartoon, Lucy demands that Linus change TV channels and then threatens him with her fist if he doesn’t. "What makes you think you can walk right in here and take over?" asks Linus. "These five fingers," says Lucy. "Individually they are nothing, but when I curl them together like more