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  • Declare Your Dependence

    Contributed by David Dewitt on Jul 12, 2004
    based on 17 ratings

    As Christians we should not seek to find personal independence but rather we should live with a radical dependence on God

    Declare Your Dependence Psalm 23 July 4, 2004 Introduction Have you ever wondered what happened to the 56 men who signed the Declaration of Independence? Five signers were captured by the British as traitors, and tortured before they died. Twelve had their homes ransacked and burned. ...read more

  • "Stephen: Full Of Faith, Grace And Power"

    Contributed by Clark Tanner on Oct 24, 2004
    based on 45 ratings

    Stephen was Prayed up, Prepared, Projected Christ and was Profitable for the Kingdom

    We’re looking today, at the account of possibly the shortest lived Deaconship in the history of the church. The Apostles are finding themselves, as the Jerusalem congregation grows, having to deal with mundane issues that threaten to take them away from their appointed mission, which is prayer ...read more

  • "Philip: Preacher On The Run"

    Contributed by Clark Tanner on Oct 25, 2004
    based on 36 ratings

    Our opportunity for service may be in sight in a moment, and bypass us in another if we’re not ready to run to obedience. Philip ran to do God’s bidding.

    Following the Acts record it would appear that the newborn church had been pretty cozy and comfortable, up until the martyrdom of Stephen. It had begun with a very public demonstration of God’s power in the coming of the Holy Spirit, Peter and the others had boldly proclaimed their risen ...read more

  • Christ The King Is Our Good Shepherd

    Contributed by Timm Meyer on Nov 22, 2004
    based on 45 ratings

    PENTECOST LAST / CHRIST THE KING(A) - Christ the King is our Good Shepherd who searches for and rescues sinners.

    CHRIST THE KING IS OUR GOOD SHEPHERD EZEKIEL 34:11-16 -- November 21, 2004 – Last Sunday of End Time / Christ the King EZEKIEL 34:1-16 11" `For this is what the Sovereign LORD says: I myself will search for my sheep and look after them. 12As a shepherd looks after his scattered flock when ...read more

  • Stephen

    Contributed by Revd. Martin Dale on Dec 26, 2004
    based on 30 ratings

    Stephen had rights - he could have walked away from the confrontation with the Jews - but as a Christian he had responsibilities. The challenge is how to balance these

    Acts 7:51-60: Stephen Story: 26 Christians were executed at Nizhizaka Hill in Nagasaki, Japan on 15 February 1597. Amongst them was a young seventeen year old boy, Thomas Kosaki, who was to die for his Christian witness along with his father. He wrote a letter to his mother the evening ...read more

  • No One Said This Would Be Easy Series

    Contributed by Peter Schmidt on Dec 29, 2004
    based on 16 ratings

    On the day after Christmas, on St. Stephen’s Day, we learn that though getting to heaven is easy through Jesus, carrying his cross on earth often times isn’t. But if being a Christian is difficult, it is even more so for the unbeliever.

    Festival of St. Stephen Matthew 23:34-39 I have always had a healthy respect for all branches of the military, and not to take anything away from the other divisions of our armed forces, but one branch particularly stands out in my mind: the Marine Corps. What is their slogan that you see on ...read more

  • A Guy Named Steve Series

    Contributed by David Ward on Dec 21, 2004
    based on 20 ratings

    A first-person narrative as Stephen. Big Idea: wherever you go, God will be with you.

    “A Guy Named Steve” Acts 6:8—8:1 (Introduction) Good morning! Oh, that’s much better—thank you. My name is Stephen, but you may call me Steve if you’d rather. I guess we’re here for me to share my story with you folks. Have any of you heard of me before? You know me as the first martyr. ...read more

  • "He Fights Off The Wolf"

    Contributed by Kenneth Sauer on May 6, 2006
    based on 9 ratings

    The wolves will attack, but Jesus is the Good Shepherd.

    John 10:11-18 “He Fights Off the Wolf” By: Rev. Ken Sauer, Pastor of Parkview UMC, Newport News, VA www.parkview-umc.org In John Chapter 9…just before our Gospel Lesson for this morning… …Jesus heals a man who was born blind…and He healed him on the Sabbath. This infuriated the ...read more

  • The Importance Of Knowing History

    Contributed by Paul Decker on Mar 19, 2006
    based on 11 ratings

    We must not be set in opposition to God.

    THE IMPORTANCE OF KNOWING HISTORY Acts 7.1-53 S: Church C: Purpose of the Community Th: A People with Purpose Pr: WE MUST NOT BE SET IN OPPOSITION TO GOD. We must not set ourselves in opposition to God. KW: Pleas TS: Since Stephen stands accused of blasphemy, we will find four pleas he ...read more

  • A Good Death, A Blessed Conflict

    Contributed by Paul Decker on Mar 26, 2006
    based on 44 ratings

    We have good news to tell.

    A GOOD DEATH, A BLESSED CONFLICT Acts 7.54-8.8 S: Proclamation C: Purpose of the Community Th: A People with Purpose KW: Comparisons TS: The story of Stephen’s death demonstrates three comparisons between good and evil. Pr: WE HAVE GOOD NEWS TO TELL. Type: Narrative I. REVELATION ...read more

  • Just One Of The Good Old Boys

    Contributed by Larry Jacobs on Jun 28, 2006
    based on 6 ratings

    There are many great unsung hero’s of faith in the Bible. Men and women who worked in the shadow of great men of God and made there ministry possible. BARNABAS is truly one of the great unsung heros of faith.

    JUST ONE OF THE GOOD OLD BOYS Acts 11:22-26 Act 11:19 Now they which were scattered abroad upon the persecution that arose about Stephen traveled as far as Phoenicia, and Cyprus, and Antioch, preaching the word to none but unto the Jews only. Act 11:20 And some of them were men of Cyprus ...read more

  • The Shepherd Psalm

    Contributed by John Harvey on Nov 3, 2005
    based on 39 ratings

    God cares for his church as a shepherd cares for his flock. Using Psalm 23 we will look at some of the insights into the loving care of God.

    “The Shepherd Psalm” November 6, 2005 Intro: Today we are going to look at how God cares for his church as a shepherd cares for the flock. We are going to look at a very familiar passage and some simple insights into the loving care of God. “The Lord is my shepherd; I have everything I need. ...read more

  • Fly High - Acts Part 5

    Contributed by Michael Mccartney on Jul 11, 2006
    based on 1 rating

    The book of Acts was written to show what God can do with ordinary people who are filled with the Holy Spirit.

    "Fly high" - Acts part 5 On The Lighter Side of Life: More funny photos Thesis: The book of Acts was written to show what God can do with ordinary people who are filled with the Holy Spirit. Scripture Text: Acts 2: 42-47: 42They devoted themselves to the apostles teaching and to the ...read more

  • Fly High - Acts Part 6 Series

    Contributed by Michael Mccartney on Jul 11, 2006
    based on 2 ratings

    The Lord used an ordinary man Philip who was filled with the Holy Spirit to do extraordinary things for the Kingdom of God. He influenced important people for the Kingdom of God because of his devotion to the Lord and to ministry.

    “Fly High” – Acts part 6 Video Illustration: For the 4th of July – also a soldiers story about the power of the Gospel in a Battle zone. Pray for our Country and for the soldiers oversees. Thesis: The Lord used an ordinary man Philip who was filled with the Holy Spirit to do extraordinary ...read more

  • Jesus The Lifeguard

    Contributed by Ronald Harbaugh on Jul 22, 2006
    based on 6 ratings

    A Sermon for Proper 11, series B

    7th Sunday after Pentecost (Pr. 11) July 23, 2006 “Series B” Grace be unto you and peace, from God our Father and from our Lord, Jesus Christ. Amen. Let us pray: Dear Heavenly Father, you sent your Son to reveal your will and grace, and to restore us to a meaningful relationship with you. ...read more