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  • The First Church

    Contributed by Lee Henry on Jul 31, 2006
    based on 11 ratings

    The first church as described in Acts 2:42 and following is held up as an example for the church today to emulate.

    The First Church Acts 2:42-47 It is the expressed goal of those of us in the restoration movement to restore the church as it was in the first century. In terms of doctrine I feel we have, for the most part, reached that goal. But have we restored the spirit of the first century more

  • The First Church Series

    Contributed by Chuck Sligh on Apr 14, 2011
    based on 4 ratings

    Characteristics of the first church.

    The First Church Chuck Sligh TEXT: Acts 2:37-47 INTRODUCTION Many Christians today are playing church. In this age of affluence and pleasure-seeking, some come to church once-a-week to salve their conscience so that they can go back and do their own thing the rest of the week. This is more

  • The First Church Business Meeting

    Contributed by David Wilson on Jan 6, 2004
    based on 14 ratings

    Taken from our church’s verse by verse study of the book of Acts, this study covers Acts 6:1-7, the calling of the first deacons. It covers several issues such as the Care of widows, the need for church business meetings and pastoral leadership, as well

    Grant Avenue Baptist Church 2215 Grant Avenue Redondo Beach, CA 90278 Phone 310-376-7890 Fax 877-248-2998 DAVID M. WILSON, Pastor THE FIRST CHURCH BUSINESS MEETING Acts 6:1-7 Verse 1 GROWTH PANGS In the early history of the church we quickly find a division between more

  • The First Church Of The Potpourri

    Contributed by James May on Sep 5, 2004
    based on 48 ratings

    Jesus can take a dried up flower petal, a dead stick, and a bunch of useless material and give it new life to become a part of the Bride of Christ.

    The First Church of the Potpourri By Pastor Jim May Oh what a difference the Spirit of the Lord makes in the life of a man or woman who has come to know Him as their Lord and Savior! Victory Temple, we are a part of the Body of Christ, part of the Bride of Christ, washed in the Blood of more

  • First Church Of The Couch Potato

    Contributed by James May on Apr 13, 2005
    based on 34 ratings

    God wants Christians off of the couch and into the trenches, working in the Kingdom of God. This sermon is a little different from most that I preach but it does make the point.

    FIRST CHURCH OF THE COUCH POTATO by Pastor Jim May 1 Peter 2:2-3, "As newborn babes, desire the sincere milk of the word, that ye may grow thereby: If so be ye have tasted that the Lord is gracious." Nothing is more precious in the eyes of a young couple than a newborn baby. It is the more

  • Learning From The First Church

    Contributed by Warner Pidgeon on Jun 27, 2007
    based on 2 ratings

    After the Day of Pentecost the first Church was a Learning, Expectant, Active, Generous, United, Evangelistic Church. We have much to learn!

    At the start of the year some of you were worried that I had developed a bit of a fixation with pews. If taken out of context it was possible to think that the new Vicar was calling for a return to pews in the church. Personally, I wondered if my reference to pews had anything to do with my concern more

  • (Jesus At The) First Church Of Nazareth

    Contributed by J. Yeargin on Nov 4, 2005
    based on 6 ratings

    With all these recent events that had taken place, Jesus wanted His closest and dearest friends and relatives to know Who He really was.

    (Jesus at the) First Church of Nazareth Introduction: One part of preaching that can be fun is coming up with titles for sermons. Titles can say little or nothing, or they can say a mouthful. Do you notice anything missing from this one tonight? The answer may not be that obvious at first…the more

  • Mark #9: Uncommon Fellowship Series

    Contributed by A. Todd Coget on Aug 17, 2001
    based on 80 ratings

    This sermon details the fellowship that the first church had and many churches today lack.

    Ten Marks of a Prevailing Church Uncommon Fellowship Acts 2:42-47 August 19, 2001 Intro: A. [Welcome and Do-Si-Do, Citation: Cartoonist Sandy Silverthorne in Leadership, Vol. 11, no. 4]. "And now here’s the point in our service where I’d like you all to rise, turn to the person on your more

  • "Prayers, Food, Praise, Growth"

    Contributed by Kenneth Sauer on Apr 9, 2008
    based on 14 ratings

    Looking at the first Church in Acts for a model of who we can be.

    Acts 2:42-47 “Prayers, Food, Praise, Growth” By: Rev. Ken Sauer, Pastor, Grace United Methodist Church, Soddy Daisy, TN This is the first picture of the first group of individuals who made up the first Christian Church! They are our forbearers. They are our more

  • Water Baptism And The Day Of Pentecost Series

    Contributed by Bruce Morrison on Jun 1, 2003
    based on 61 ratings

    The Day of Pentecost reflects a cylcle of spiritual life in the first church designed by God to be a prototype for all churches.

    Water Baptism Series #2 - Water Baptism and the Day of Pentecost Text: Selected verses from Acts chapters 1 & 2 The Book of Acts opens with a description of meetings that Jesus had with his disciples before his ascension. Momentous days lie ahead and only Jesus knew this. more

  • Window Of Opportunity Series

    Contributed by Larry Thompson on May 22, 2002
    based on 36 ratings

    Understanding the basic disciplines that were practiced by the FIRST CHURCH and leading God’s people to recapture that foundation.

  • The Unity Of The Believers

    Contributed by Mark Aarssen on Jun 24, 2018

    What if a church lived like the first church? What would that look like? Can we be such a church today?

    The Unity of the Believers Psalm 133 Acts 4:32-35 1 John 1 and 1 John 2:3-6 Message: Opening Reading: Luke 24:36-49 This past week was for so many of us a week of celebration and affirmation. We belong to those who are called Christians or in a larger context “The Church”. We more

  • A Joyous Church

    Contributed by Dennis Lee on Sep 10, 2018
    based on 2 ratings

    This sermon compares what people see in the church today, and its overall lack of joy, to that of the first church is how is was filled with joy.

    A Joyous Church Acts 2:46-47 One look at human history and what we see a story of humanity’s endeavor to solve its own problems, from food to famines, from violence and war, to who’s got what and how can we get more. And seeing that there are more problems facing the world today than ever before, more

  • God's Priorities For The Church Series

    Contributed by Christopher Roberts on Jan 4, 2002
    based on 70 ratings

    In the first church God laid down 4 priorities for the 3,000 new believers. Any successful church will devote themselves to these priorities in all that they do.

    Please e-mail me with any comments or if you use any part of this at your church at I would love to hear about it. God Bless! - Chris Think about this for one second. What are the priorities for the church. When we do that we can’t help but have a long list of things the more

  • Behind The Scenes Of The First Easter Sunday

    Contributed by Andrew Chan on Apr 18, 2004
    based on 51 ratings

    Behind the scenes, the picture is not pretty, the first church, on the first Easter Sunday was not celebrating, they were scared spitless, do you identify with that?

    Behind the scenes of the first Easter Sunday Here we are the Sunday after Easter Sunday. What should we do as Christian believers? The fact is Christ is raised from the dead. But I wonder has the message of Easter gotten thru? I wonder if this message is really truly applied by believers? Have more