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  • Saint Stephen

    Contributed by Mike Wilkins on Jan 6, 2003
    based on 106 ratings
     | 12,794 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

  • Talking To God Series

    Contributed by Jeff Strite on Mar 27, 2002
    based on 294 ratings
     | 46,023 views

    Uses someone to act for God (on a microphone interacting with the speaker) for good effect.

    (Preacher) "Our Father who art in heaven..." "YES?" (voice off stage with booming bass and reverb) "(pause)Our Father who art in heaven..." "YES? WHAT DO YOU WANT JEFF?" "Who is this?" "WHO DO YOU THINK IT IS? "Well, not too many people I know sound like this!" "I SHOULD HOPE NOT" "Come on ...read more

  • Persecution - Then & Now

    Contributed by Donna Kazenske on Sep 7, 2002
    based on 94 ratings
     | 6,822 views

    It’s been estimated that more Christians have been martyred in the 20th Century than in all the prior 1,900 years combined. More than 200 million Christians in over 60 nations face persecution each day, 60% of these are children.

    By: Donna J. Kazenske I recently had the wonderful privilege of teaching a workshop on persecution at a Christian Training Conference in IIlinois. To my surprise, about 40 people attended the workshop. I was so blessed to be able to share this vital message with the body of Christ. ...read more

  • What Shall This Man Do?

    Contributed by Harold Miller, Jr. on Jun 25, 2001
    based on 104 ratings
     | 10,363 views

    An encouragement for Christians to be attentive to the Lord’s individual calling on their lives

    What Shall This Man Do? "Then Peter, turning about, seeth the disciple whom Jesus loved following; which also leaned on his breast at supper, and said, Lord, which is he that betrayeth thee? Peter seeing him saith to Jesus, Lord, and what shall this man do? Jesus saith unto him, If I will that ...read more

  • Thoughts To Ponder - James 1 Series

    Contributed by Michael Mccartney on Oct 1, 2002
    based on 68 ratings
     | 7,356 views

    : His focus is on “How a Christian should act every day?” and “The importance of living like a Christian every day”. He challenges us and the church that it is possible to believe the right way and live the wrong way.

    James- A Servant of the Lord – Some thoughts we need to ponder? Thesis of the book of James: His focus is on “How a Christian should act every day?” and “The importance of living like a Christian every day”. He challenges us and the church that it is possible to believe the right way and live ...read more

  • "Christian Power"

    Contributed by Kenneth Sauer on Apr 23, 2002
    based on 63 ratings
     | 4,335 views

    There is amazing power that Christians possess through the Holy Spirit, so let’s tap into it.

    Acts 6:8-15, 7:54-60 “Christian Power” By: Reverend Kenneth Emerson Sauer, Pastor of Parkview United Methodist Church Have you ever been persecuted or harrassed by others for doing what is right? Have you ever gotten yourself in trouble for doing what is wrong? Well, there is a big ...read more

  • Principles Of Proclamation Series

    Contributed by Larry Starett on Jul 16, 2003
    based on 41 ratings
     | 3,014 views

    An exposition of John 15:22-27, with special emphasis on the need to testify of Christ.

    Principles of Proclamation Pastor Larry Starett July 20, 2003 AM Service John 15:22-27 INTRODUCTION: A teenaged girl who was taking First Aid lessons burst through the door of her home and said, "Mom, I just saw a horrible accident and I was able to use my First Aid Training!" "What did you ...read more

  • Revelation (Apocalyptic) Outline

    Contributed by Neal Gracey on Nov 26, 2004
    based on 47 ratings
     | 2,578 views

    Quick Study outline of the Apocalypes

    Outline of the Apocalypse Present time to John, past time to us: Introduction and Letters Chapter 1 Introduction: John greets the 7 Churches and reassures all that we are a nation of kings and priests. Vision of Jesus who tells John to write what he sees. Chapter 2-3 Letters ...read more

  • Stephen--Full Life, Good Death

    Contributed by Chris Tiller on Nov 17, 2005
    based on 78 ratings
     | 30,613 views

    Stephen is an example of living and dying (1) without fear, (2) without bitterness, (3) focused on Christ, (4)immersed in scripture.

    They say that two things are inevitable: death and taxes. The task of an accountant is to minimize the taxes people pay. I read somewhere that the task of a pastor is to prepare people for a good death. Of course, this statement might be overly simplistic theologically. It might be ...read more

  • The Resurrection: Unbelieving Explanations & Believing Expositions

    Contributed by Gregg Strawbridge on Apr 12, 2003
    based on 66 ratings
     | 1,936 views

    An exposition of the Resurrection based on 1 Cor. 15 with a view toward seeing how Paul defends the Resurrection.

    INTRODUCTION Unbelieving Explanations (skeptical theories of the resurrection) Believing Expositions (the Pauline apologetic for the resurrection) Evangelically Defended (15:1-2), Scripturally Defended (15:3-4), Evidentially Defended (15:5-7), Experientially Defended (15:9-11), ...read more

  • Are You Ready To Fight The Enemy?

    Contributed by Paul Apple on Oct 18, 2000
    based on 204 ratings
     | 33,044 views

    Introd.: "Eternal vigilance is the price of freedom" -- a familiar saying in our country. We remember from Pearl Harbor what it's like to get caught off guard. The enemy can be so deceptive: Japan's peace envoys were seated at the negotiating table at the very moment the attack was launched. Our ...read more

  • It All Begins Series

    Contributed by Shawn Drake on May 4, 2002
    based on 91 ratings
     | 5,610 views

    This is the 6th sermon in the series "The End". This sermon concerns the seven seal judments during the Tribulation.

    Sunday Evening May 5, 2002 Bel Aire Baptist Church Series: The End [#6] IT ALL BEGINS Revelation 6 Introduction: 1. This tired earth has come under cruel times of famine, catastrophe, dictatorship, and many other types of suffering; but Revelation 6 introduces an awesome period ...read more

  • The Seven Seal Judgments

    Contributed by Larry Cockerham on Jul 5, 2002
    based on 64 ratings
     | 6,983 views

    The Tribulation will be a time unique in all of human history. It consists of a seven-year reign of terror that will be inflicted upon all of mankind.

    The Tribulation will be a time unique in all of human history. It consists of a seven-year reign of terror that will be inflicted upon all of mankind. God’s unmitigated wrath, consisting of twenty-one consecutive judgments, will be unleashed upon the world in ever-increasing intensity. The ...read more

  • Committed To Ministry

    Contributed by Bob Ashcraft on Sep 29, 2002
    based on 114 ratings
     | 46,717 views

    If the Spirit of God is being poured out on the end-time church, why is it not operating with more effectiveness? One key element is commitment to the local church. Are we committed to ministry?

    09/29/2002 Committed To Ministry * What is God saying to the "end time church" * As Joel prophesied, in the last days, the Spirit of God would poured out..." * So why do we not see churches operating with greater effectiveness? * I believe is in part due to our commitment to ministry * The ...read more

  • Wonders Of The Bible

    Contributed by David Parks on Feb 25, 2005
    based on 48 ratings
     | 5,593 views

    Of the many wonders of history, the Bible stands in a catagory of its own.

    THE WONDERS OF THE BIBLE TEXT: 2 Timothy. 3:16-17; Psalm 117:2; Mark. 13:31 Introduction. 1. The Bible is the Book of Books. 2. It is the rock upon which Christianity is built. 3. It is the Declaration of Independence from ignorance and superstition. 4. It is the Emancipation Proclamation ...read more