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  • The First Missionary Journey: Part 2

    Contributed by Jerry Cosper on Jan 7, 2014

    Paul was surely in contact with God and he had an important message from God for the people that day that Luke records for us here.

    APR 28 2013PM The First Missionary Journey Part 2 Acts 13: 14-52 Last time we began the first missionary journey of Paul and Barnabas. We saw that the church is now centrally located in Syrian Antioch. Jerusalem WAS the home church but the church scattered at the execution of Stephen. So ...read more

  • Biblically Sent Series

    Contributed by Terry Laughlin on May 9, 2008
    based on 3 ratings

    The Word of God under the illumination of the Holy Spirit gives us guidelines for nurturing, organizing and training those who are responding to the high calling of missionary work.

    Turn your Bibles to Acts 13:1-3 Title: Biblically Sent Theme: Enjoying the Protection of Healthy Oversight Series: Laboring Together With God Listen as I read Acts 13:1-3, “In the church at Antioch there were prophets and teachers: Barnabas, Simeon called Niger, Lucius of Cyrene, ...read more

  • Looking Unto Jesus, The Great Missionary

    Contributed by H Collingridge on Oct 18, 2000
    based on 45 ratings

    I. THE VISION OF THE MULTITUDES 1. In heaven He saw the great size of humanity. v. 37. the harves

    I. THE VISION OF THE MULTITUDES 1. In heaven He saw the great size of humanity. v. 37. the harvest is great. 5.5 billion people. He also saw the great value of the multitude. 2. He saw the condition of the multitude. He compared the necessity of the crowds with the comfort he had. cf. Phil. 2 ...read more

  • Playing My Position To Benefit The Team Series

    Contributed by Quint Pitts on Dec 23, 2008
    based on 2 ratings

    Fourth sermon in series focuses on the biblical purpose of serving in ministry.

    PLAYING MY POSITION TO BENEFIT THE TEAM Doing Life Together—Part 4 The Barnabas File One of the first to sell possessions to help the Christians in Jerusalem First to travel with Paul as a missionary team One of the most quietly influential people in the early days of Christianity Called ...read more

  • The Highest Calling Of The Church

    Contributed by Rodney Johnson Sr., on Feb 14, 2004
    based on 27 ratings

    The highest calling of the church is to reach the lost for Christ.

    In view of the church today, we should ask ourselves the following questions: 1. Are we a church in a maintenance mode or a mission mode? 2. Are we tied to the dock serving as a reception center or (are we out on the seas of life serving as a rescue operation? 3. Which is greater our ...read more

  • What Does This Mean?

    Contributed by Gaither Bailey on Jun 15, 2005
    based on 6 ratings

    This sermon leads the congregation to an understanding of the meaning of the Pentecost experience.

    What Does This Mean? - Acts 2: 1 - 21 Intro: What does it mean when: 1) You are given your10 year service pin by your boss and it comes with& resume writing kit 2) The love of life give ticket to Paris because they know you’ve always wanted to go there but the ticket is one way. 3) You ...read more

  • Opposition At Paphos Series

    Contributed by A. David Hart on Aug 22, 2007
    based on 13 ratings

    To get the listener to understand that although we will face opposition from many, we are still on the winning side.

    OPPOSITION AT PAPHOS Acts 13:6-12 My brothers and sisters life is full of opposition. Even in the smallest of things such as playing your favorite game or choosing a place of worship there will always be someone who will oppose you. Even in nature we ...read more

  • The Faithful Church Series

    Contributed by Jeffery Anselmi on Oct 24, 2006
    based on 14 ratings

    This church received good news from Jesus!

    INTRODUCTION  SLIDE #1  We are now at letter number six of the seven letters.  This letter is written to a church that has done it right; this is a church that we would want to make sure we emulate.  This letter is written to the church at Philadelphia. The ...read more

  • F Is For Fragrant Series

    Contributed by Larry Brincefield on May 30, 2007
    based on 4 ratings

    A study of the word "fragrant" in Scripture

    Introduction 1. There is a saying that goes, “Old Fishermen never die, they just smell that way”... we are really tuned in to our sense of smell... coming up on Thanksgiving, you might be noticing some of the wonderful smells emanating from the kitchen... the smell of homemade bread ...read more

  • Making A Difference

    Contributed by Robert Rust on Jul 11, 2001
    based on 236 ratings

    The cost of discipleship.

    Making a Difference Luke 10:1-12, 17-20 July 8, 2001 This morning we continue our journey with Luke’s account of Jesus and the disciples as they head to Jerusalem. Luke opens this chapter by saying, “After this, the Lord appointed seventy others.” The “after this” provides a bridge back to ...read more

  • Prophecy And Discernment Series

    Contributed by W Pat Cunningham on Jan 1, 2015

    All Christians are anointed with prophetic gifts by our baptismal anointing, but before speaking for God, we must also practice discernment of spirits.

    Feast of St. John Neumann (January 5) Thirteen Days of Christmas Today St. John speaks to us of “testing the spirits.” In theological language, derived from St. Paul, this is the spiritual gift of discernment. Let’s talk about its exercise in the first century: in the ...read more

  • Characteristics Of A Good Leader

    Contributed by Derek Geldart on Dec 31, 2015

    In his farewell speech Paul advises the leaders at Ephesus how to become good leaders of the flock.

    Imagine after spending nine years in missionary work being asked by God to leave your ministry area to go to a place where persecution and then prison are guaranteed! Instead of being concerned of his own welfare Paul was genuinely concerned for the leaders of the church at Ephesus. He spent ...read more

  • Extending Grace To Others Series

    Contributed by Matthew Stoll on Jan 5, 2009
    based on 1 rating

    We are an avenue of Gods grace to other Christians, even the ones who disappoint or hurt us.

    This story quite honestly is a troubling one to me. Can I say that? Is it okay for me to say that? The reason it troubles me is because up until this point in the book of Acts, when the church had a disagreement (and they had some very significant ones), they worked through them and came to a ...read more

  • What Keeps Us Going?

    Contributed by Klaus Heid on Jan 3, 2004
    based on 23 ratings

    To endure in Christian ministry we need to refill our energy: 2 Cor 4:1 and "Castaway" give helps to do so.

    What keeps us going? Sermon on 2 Corinthians 4:1 As usual Chuck Noland is travelling – on a business trip at the other end of the world. Then it happens: His plane crashes in the middle of the ocean. He alone manages to reach a remote island. A bitter fight for survival begins, a new ...read more

  • Who Is Called?

    Contributed by Charles Jones on Oct 18, 2008

    Every believer is called to belong to God. Paul indicated to the Christians at Rome that both he and they had the same calling (Rom. 1:1, 6). Likewise, he wrote to the believers in Ephesus that just as there is one Spirit and one body (that is, the church

    Who Is “Called”? 1 Samuel 3:20 Are only certain people “called” by God to do important work for Him, such as the prophet and judge Samuel (1 Sam. 3:20)? The issue of “calling” tends to be confusing, largely because it deals with significance. Sometimes people talk about their day-to-day ...read more