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  • Prayer Meeting In The Jerusalem Church

    Contributed by Chuck Sligh on Nov 30, 2014
     | 4,879 views

    The prayer the Jerusalem Christians prayed when Peter and John were released from the inquisition of the Jerusalem religious leaders teaches some important truths about prayer, which is the subject of this sermon.

    Prayer Meeting in the Jerusalem Church Chuck Sligh November 30, 2014 NOTE: A PowerPoint presentation of this sermon is available upon request by emailing me at chucksligh@hotmail.com. TEXT: Please turn in your Bibles to Acts 4 (TO BE READ LATER) INTRODUCTION The first church in ...read more

  • Peter Defends Himself Before The Jerusalem Church Series

    Contributed by John Lowe on Apr 10, 2017
     | 5,278 views

    It appears that when the church leaders in Jerusalem had heard of Peter’s experience in Joppa at the home of Cornelius, they challenged his action and recalled him to Jerusalem for the purpose of justifying it.

    May 6, 2014 Commentary on the Acts of the Apostles By: Tom Lowe Lesson: III.D.7: Peter Defends Himself Before the Jerusalem Church (11:1-18) Scripture (Acts 11:1-18; KJV) ...read more

  • Unifying The Church

    Contributed by Ed Wood on Jul 15, 2008
    based on 4 ratings
     | 3,064 views

    A message looking at today’s church in comparison to the Jerusalem church.

    UNIFYING THE CHURCH Acts 2:41-47 INTRO: The church at Jerusalem was a perfect example for any local church to pattern after. Any local church that will pay the same price may have the same victory. The church at Jerusalem lost all interest in ...read more

  • Jesus Curses The Fig Tree Series

    Contributed by Ken Sowers on Feb 29, 2016
    based on 1 rating
     | 22,036 views

    Jesus curses a fig tree as an acted out parable of the Jerusalem church leadership

    Jesus curses the fig tree The Setting –Jesus enters Jerusalem on what we call Palm Sunday, the first day of the week. He is met with great celebration. Last week we talked about the crowds cutting down branches to lay along the road like a red carpet, others even put their coats on the ...read more

  • Demonic Attack 101--Church Conflict Series

    Contributed by Jason Jones on Sep 18, 2007
    based on 4 ratings
     | 2,570 views

    Exposition of Acts 6:1-7, first of two about how the Jerusalem church dealt with internal conflict.

    Text: Acts 6:1-7, Title: Demonic Attacks 101—Church Conflict, Date/Place: NRBC, 9/23/07, AM A. Opening illustration: see illustrations page, Acts 6 ill in ill file B. Background to passage: We left Acts 5 with the church still moving on the mission at hand. Reminder: our mission is ever before ...read more

  • Becoming A Church Of Prayer

    Contributed by R. David Reynolds on Sep 21, 2007
    based on 5 ratings
     | 8,690 views

    The Jerusalem Church in Acts 2 "devoted thesmelves to ptayer." This messages presents to our local congregation how God is calling us to follow in their steps today.

    Becoming a Church of Prayer --Acts 2:42-47 Sam Walter Foss was a New England poet in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. His wife was a minister’s daughter, and their Church was College Avenue Methodist Church in Somerville, Massachusetts [SOURCE: ...read more

  • The Potential Of Problems Series

    Contributed by Dennis Davidson on Oct 24, 2011
    based on 43 ratings
     | 11,639 views

    The prototype of today’s deacons is found in our passage. It is an account of men being set aside by the Holy Spirit and the Jerusalem Church to resolve a fellowship problem.

    ACTS 6: 1-7 THE POTENTIAL OF PROBLEMS [1Timothy 3:3-16] The prototype of today’s deacons is found in our passage for this evening. It is an account of men being set aside by the Holy Spirit and the Jerusalem Church to resolve a fellowship problem. The Church had been expanding in a ...read more

  • Becoming A Contagious Church

    Contributed by Fred Sigle on Apr 20, 2005
    based on 30 ratings
     | 9,097 views

    The Jerusalem church grew daily because there was such a contagious spirit among Christians that drawn others to it. The church today can also follow the example of the early church and become a contagious church.

    BECOMING A CONTAGIOUS CHURCH (Inspired by Bill Hybels book: Building a Contagious Church) ILLUSTRATION: A PARAMEDIC was asked on a local Dallas TV talk-show program: “What was your most unusual and challenging 911 call?” “Recently,” paramedic began, we got a call from that big white ...read more

  • " Must" For The Growing Church

    Contributed by Joel Santos on Sep 30, 2004
    based on 37 ratings
     | 3,380 views

    If we are to see our churches growing like the early church, we must be like the Jerusalem church. Certain characteristics should be present in our churches today before growth takes place.

    The whole process of growth is caused by God. A farmer plows his field, sows the seed and fertilizes and cultivates the plant--all the while knowing that, in the final analysis, he is utterly dependent on forces outside himself. He knows he cannot cause the seed to germinate nor can he produce the ...read more

  • What To Do With God’s Word

    Contributed by Chuck Sligh on Sep 7, 2015
     | 2,783 views

    A church split could have occurred in the Jerusalem church, but it didn't. That's the background of Acts 11:1-21. But a subtext is the role the Word of God played in the entire passage. Thats the subject of this passage.

    What to Do with God’s Word TEXT: Acts 11:1-21 – “And the apostles and brethren that were in Judaea heard that the Gentiles had also received the word of God. 2 And when Peter was come up to Jerusalem, they that were of the circumcision contended with him, 3 Saying, Thou wentest ...read more

  • The Problem Series

    Contributed by John Lowe on Mar 15, 2017
     | 5,488 views

    Satan will take advantage of Christians who let their guard down; sometimes prosperity is the worst thing that can happen to the church or even to an individual. Now there is a PROBLEM in the Jerusalem church.

    December 12, 2013 By: Tom Lowe Series: The Early Church Lesson II.D.3.a: The Problem (6.1) Acts 6.1 (KJV) 1 And in those days, when the number of the disciples was multiplied, there arose a murmuring of the Grecians against the Hebrews, because their widows were ...read more

  • The Ekklesia - The Movement: Lies, Innuendos And The Truth

    Contributed by Charles Jones on Feb 2, 2019
     | 3,229 views

    Having ambition is good but when you use it to stand well in the sight of others and greed is in your heart, that ambition added with greed can lead to deceit and hypocrisy.

    The Ekklesia - The Movement: Lies, Innuendos and The Truth Acts 5:1-11 Text v. 4 Whiles it remained, was it not thine own? and after it was sold, was it not in thine own power? why hast thou conceived this thing in thine heart? thou hast not lied unto men, but unto God. Nothing infuriates us ...read more

  • The Church Sanctioned By Jerusalem Series

    Contributed by John Lowe on Apr 12, 2017
     | 2,410 views

    Several years, perhaps as many as ten years after the gospel was first preached in Antioch, men from Cyprus and Cyrene came preaching the gospel to Jews and Gentiles. Antioch’s Gentile mission came to the attention of the Jerusalem church, which sent....

    May 18, 2014 By: Tom Lowe Lesson: III.E.2: The Church Sanctioned by Jerusalem (11:22-24) Scripture (Acts 11:22-24; KJV) 22 Then tidings of these things came unto the ears of ...read more

  • Two Questions About Salvation

    Contributed by Jerry Cosper on Jan 8, 2014
     | 1,666 views

    We are going to be talking about things that happened in what is called “The Great Jerusalem Council.”

    JUL 14 2013PM Two Questions About Salvation Acts 15:1-5 We have just gotten in from Paul’s first missionary journey. For the next three Sunday evenings, including tonight, we are going to be talking about things that happened in what is called “The Great Jerusalem Council.” ...read more

  • The Salvation Equation Series

    Contributed by Byron Harvey on Jan 8, 2009
     | 2,214 views

    This message continues in my expository series through the book of Acts.

    We have now reached the very center of the book of Acts, not only in the obvious sense that with 28 chapters, we are halfway through, but also in the sense that this is the turning-point chapter of the book. The Jerusalem council, which we read about today, took place in approximately 49 AD, and ...read more