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  • The First Christians Series

    Contributed by A. Todd Coget on Jun 28, 2002
    based on 31 ratings
     | 4,175 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

  • The First Christians

    Contributed by John White on Feb 25, 2006
    based on 8 ratings
     | 3,100 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 Christian Fellowship" Series

    Contributed by Allan Kircher on Mar 16, 2011
     | 2,594 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

  • Glass Houses: The First Christian Series

    Contributed by Robert Butler on Oct 18, 2019
     | 1,485 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 Sermon

    Contributed by Frank Lay on Mar 4, 2005
    based on 11 ratings
     | 3,499 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,

    THE FIRST CHRISTIAN SERMON Acts 2:14-47 I remember my very first sermon. It was on Easter Sunday evening in 1961. For some years I had been wrestling with the call to preach the gospel. During the closing service of a revival meeting at Riverside Baptist Church in Pascagoula, Mississippi, I ...read more

  • Challenging "Me First" Christianity

    Contributed by Dan Cormie on Aug 27, 2006
    based on 4 ratings
     | 2,430 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

  • What Kind Of Church Is First Christian Church? Series

    Contributed by Jeffery Anselmi on Sep 2, 2016
     | 3,828 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

  • First Christian Church Has A Fantastic Future

    Contributed by Michael Luke on Sep 23, 2003
    based on 35 ratings
     | 2,569 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

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

    Contributed by Ken Sowers on Nov 26, 2005
    based on 4 ratings
     | 2,321 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

  • Disciples Get Together Series

    Contributed by John Dobbs on Apr 16, 2021
     | 1,017 views

    In this series we are looking at ACTS OF DISCIPLESHIP and we begin where Acts does. Disciples Get Together.

    ACTS OF DISCIPLESHIP Disciples Get Together Acts 2:42-47 Introduction Acts 2 was called by J. D. Bales “The hub of the Bible”. Three thousand people responded to the gospel call, gave their lives to the Lord, were baptized and received forgiveness and the indwelling Holy Spirit. This infant ...read more

  • Why Do We Ask You To Volunteer? Series

    Contributed by Jeffery Anselmi on Aug 12, 2016
     | 4,937 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
     | 23,494 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

  • Saint Stephen

    Contributed by Mike Wilkins on Jan 6, 2003
    based on 106 ratings
     | 16,859 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

  • "Stephen: The 1st Christian Martyr"

    Contributed by Danny Moss on Jan 5, 2002
    based on 94 ratings
     | 10,057 views

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

  • Pentecost Tongues

    Contributed by Joseph Neil Adams on Feb 25, 2008
    based on 3 ratings
     | 2,464 views

    A message about why the Spirit gave those first Christians the ability to speak in other languages.

    Pentecost #3 - Tongues Acts 2:1-21 Some people find the story of Pentecost quite difficult & disturbing - why? I think because the Bible says that the Holy Spirit (HS) came & the disciples heard saw & experienced the HS. They are all gathered on the day of Pentecost in prayer & HS came both ...read more