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  • The First Christians

    Contributed by John White on Feb 25, 2006
    based on 8 ratings
     | 2,818 views

    As we examine this passage it is easy to see three outstanding things about these who were first called Christians. They had made a CHOICE for Christ. They had been CHANGED by Christ. They were accepting a CHALLENGE for Christ.

    The First Christians Acts 11:19-26 "Now they which were scattered abroad upon the persecution that arose about Stephen travelled as far as Phenice, and Cyprus, and Antioch, preaching the word to none but unto the Jews only. And some of them were men of Cyprus and Cyrene, which, when they were ...read more

  • The First Christians Series

    Contributed by A. Todd Coget on Jun 28, 2002
    based on 31 ratings
     | 3,870 views

    This sermon looks at three characteristics of the church in Antioch that teach us about church growth.

    The First Christians Acts 11:19-29 June 30, 2002 Intro: A. [illustration] John Bisagno former Pastor of Houston’s First Baptist Church tells the story of his coming there to candidate for the position of pastor many years ago. He said that as he entered the auditorium it was dimly lit, ...read more

  • Challenging "Me First" Christianity

    Contributed by Dan Cormie on Aug 27, 2006
    based on 4 ratings
     | 2,184 views

    A look at a couple of the sayings of Jesus that go against the grain of our natural human desire to “look out for number one”.

    August 27, 2006 Dakota Community Church Challenging “Me First” Christianity Mark 9:33-35 They came to Capernaum. When he was in the house, he asked them, "What were you arguing about on the road?" But they kept quiet because on the way they had argued about who was the greatest. ...read more

  • Glass Houses: The First Christian Series

    Contributed by Robert Butler on Oct 18, 2019
     | 1,026 views

    Faith is a response to the evidence of and the relationship with Jesus

    We are in the middle of our Glass Houses Lenten series. We have been sharing a lot of information about our faith and trying in this season of repentance not to judge. It has been an incredible learning time for all of us. The title of the series comes from the old saying about judgment; “People in ...read more

  • "The First Christian Fellowship" Series

    Contributed by Allan Kircher on Mar 16, 2011
     | 2,333 views

    What was there about the early church that gave it the strength, enthusiasm, & unity to face incredible odds & outlast strong opposition in its conquest of the hearts & lives of those around them?

    “The First Christian Fellowship” Pastor Allan H. Kircher Sermon series: God’s vision and power for Shell Point. Acts 2:42-47 The early church, as recorded in the Book of Acts, was a dynamic, growing church that turned the world of its day upside down! In spite of ...read more

  • The First Christian Sermon

    Contributed by Frank Lay on Mar 4, 2005
    based on 11 ratings
     | 3,062 views

    My first sermon was certainly no model for Christian preaching. However, Peter’s first sermon presents a model that should characterize all Christian preaching today. Notice the elements in the first Christian sermon. There was explanation, exposition,

  • First Christian Church Has A Fantastic Future

    Contributed by Michael Luke on Sep 23, 2003
    based on 35 ratings
     | 2,372 views

    Utilizing Jesus’ words following the Good Confession, we study the whys and hows of being a great church. Material in the first section comes from a sermon by Darryl Dash.

    TEXT: MATTHEW 16:13-19 (Don’t read yet) TITLE: “FIRST CHRISTIAN CHURCH HAS A FANTASTIC FUTURE!” INTRODUCTION: A. Human beings are not very good at predicting the future --Just ...read more

  • What Kind Of Church Is First Christian Church? Series

    Contributed by Jeffery Anselmi on Sep 2, 2016
     | 3,440 views

    Today we examine what kind of Church FCC strives to be!

    INTRODUCTION • SLIDE #1 • Next week Jerry will conclude our series, WHY DO WE DO THAT? In this series we have been examining some of the things we do as both Christians and as a Church. • Today, I want to bring everything together in our message for today, WHAT KIND OF CHURCH ...read more

  • Heaven's Just A Stone's Throw Away Series

    Contributed by Ken Sowers on Nov 26, 2005
    based on 4 ratings
     | 2,099 views

    The story of the first Christian martyr

    The story of the first Christian martyr The kingdom of Heaven is at Hand - it is always a stone’s throw away Life is short - to live like Stephen you must: Decide before you go through tough times how you will act and what you will say AC 6:8 Now Stephen, a man full of God’s grace and ...read more

  • Why Do We Ask You To Volunteer? Series

    Contributed by Jeffery Anselmi on Aug 12, 2016
     | 4,446 views

    There are deeper reasons why we ask you to volunteer at First Christian.

    INTRODUCTION • SLIDE #1 • We have been working through a series entitled Why Do We Do That? Since you are here this week, I am glad we did not scare you off last week as we examined why do we take up an offering. • This week we are looking at the question, WHY DO WE ASK YOU TO ...read more

  • The Marks Of A Martyr

    Contributed by Steven Kellett on Mar 18, 2002
    based on 146 ratings
     | 22,717 views

    Three characteristics of Stephen - the first Christian Martyr - that should be true of all believers.

    One dark January evening in 1944 Bruce Porterfield sat down in his home in Lansing, Michigan, to read the paper after a hard day’s work. The story of how five missionaries had presumably been killed by Stone-Age Indians in Bolivia caught his attention. That evening he committed himself to follow in ...read more

  • "Stephen: The 1st Christian Martyr"

    Contributed by Danny Moss on Jan 5, 2002
    based on 94 ratings
     | 9,591 views

    This message examines the life and influence of Stephen, the first Christian martyr.

    STEPHEN: THE FIRST CHRISTIAN MARTYR Text: Acts 6:8-15 "And Stephen, full of faith and power, did great wonders and miracles among the people. Then there arose certain of the synagogue, which is called the synagogue of the Lib- ...read more

  • Saint Stephen

    Contributed by Mike Wilkins on Jan 6, 2003
    based on 106 ratings
     | 15,774 views

    What is God saying to our church through the first Christian Martyr, Stephen?

    Acts 6-7 Saint Stephen Boxing day – the day after Christmas, the day you recover, sit on the couch and sip something that goes plop, plop, fizz, fizz. Boxing day – the day that, just incase you haven’t had enough of the malls, and you credit cards aren’t quite topped up, you go to the stores ...read more

  • A Praying Church--Part 2 Series

    Contributed by Roger Thomas on Jun 7, 2004
    based on 14 ratings
     | 2,217 views

    A review of the praying practices of the New Testament Church that make the first Christians a spiritual force to be reckoned with.

    A Praying Church—Part II Various Texts from Acts (Acts 1:12-14) Dr. Roger W. Thomas, Preaching Minister First Christian Church, Vandalia, MO Max Lucado, Church of Christ preacher in San Antonio, TX and popular Christian writer has this comment about prayer. “Prayer only makes sense when you ...read more

  • The First Series

    Contributed by Jonathan Russell on Mar 14, 2011
     | 1,900 views

    Stephen, the first Christian martyr, teaches us how we can be prepared to live and die for Christ.

    * Our culture’s love of records and stats (i.e., longest hitting streak; first to land on moon; etc.) * Our culture’s love of “firsts” = they set the standard and give an example to everyone who will ever follow them * Stephen’s role as one among those who did something first...the first ...read more