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  • The Persecution Of The Church Series

    Contributed by Kerry Bauman on Aug 25, 2006
    based on 34 ratings
     | 8,540 views

    Persecution is inevitable. Don’t be surprised, silenced or side-tracked by it.

    Preaching Series: The Tie That Binds Persecution and the Church Text: John 15:17-16:4 Introduction: A trio of old veterans were bragging about the heroic exploits of their ancestors one afternoon down at the VFW Hall. "My great-grandfather at age 13," one declared proudly, "was a drummer boy ...read more

  • Comforting The Persecuted: The Church Of Smyrna

    Contributed by Shawn Miller on Jul 28, 2015
     | 1,714 views

    A sobering and encouraging message the Lord gives to the church of Smyrna, a group of dispirited suffering saints that were growing weary and about to give up hope.

    Comforting the Persecuted: The Church of Smyrna Introduction: This week Assyrian Christians have been driven from their homes by ISIS and placed in refugee camps. Christians there admit they laugh when they hear their government promise aid and relief is coming. They know better and they ...read more

  • The First Persecution Of The Church Series

    Contributed by Curtis E. Nester on May 30, 2016
     | 2,282 views

    The church persecuted by the world, but is triumphant

  • Opposition From Without (Acts 5) Series

    Contributed by Gregg Strawbridge on Apr 13, 2003
    based on 19 ratings
     | 1,255 views

    THis is a study the waves of persecution following after the Jewish persecution of the church chronicled in Acts.

    INTRODUCTION: History of Opposition without: There were about 10 waves of persecution following after the Jewish persecution of the church chronicled in Acts. Nero (54-68) Domitian (81-90) Marcus Aurelius (161-180) Decius (249-251) thousands died for refusing to sacrifice to the imperial ...read more

  • What Are You Needing To Delivered From? Series

    Contributed by Chad Reister on Dec 17, 2002
    based on 5 ratings
     | 2,017 views

    the pilgrims needed to be delivered from the persecution of the church of england, what do you need delivered from?

    What Are You Needing To Delivered From? The Pilgrims began as a religious group who felt that the only way to practice their religion was to separate from the Church of England. These “Separatist” centered around Scrooby, a village in Nottinghamshire in the English Midlands. In 1607/8 the ...read more

  • Dealing With Difficulty Series

    Contributed by Jonathan Russell on Mar 7, 2011
    based on 1 rating
     | 1,807 views

    This sermon focuses on the first persecution of the church and helps us understand how to deal with difficulty today

    * When something big happens, new people come out (i.e, winning the lottery) * There’s both a positive and negative reaction when God does something big (he just did something big in the first church) * Jesus warned that persecution and adversity would occur (John 15:18-19) * Text: First ...read more

  • If Anyone Had Reason To Boast In The Flesh, It Would Have Been Paul

    Contributed by John Lowe on Jun 9, 2019
     | 296 views

    Paul knew what it was like to be a Jew in the highest sense of the term, and had deliberately abandoned it all for the sake of Jesus Christ.

    Date: 1/8/19 Lesson #22 Title: If Anyone Had Reason To Boast In The Flesh, It Would Have Been Paul (Phil. 3:4-6) • NIV Bible is used throughout unless noted otherwise. Scripture: Philippians 3:4-6 (NIV) 4 though I myself have reasons for such confidence. If someone else thinks they have ...read more

  • Demonstrated By Paul’s Conversion (Series: Lessons On Galatians) Series

    Contributed by John Lowe on Mar 17, 2018
     | 1,838 views

    Paul was well known even before his conversion; but it was not for any good thing he had done. He was known to be zealous for the Jewish faith, for which he persecuted Christians, but a meeting with Jesus changed his life.

    August 31, 2013 The Epistle of Paul the Apostle to the Galatians Tom Lowe Lesson: Demonstrated by Paul’s Conversion and Early Years as a Christian (1:13-17) Galatians 1.13-17 (KJV) 13For ye have heard of my conversation in time past in the Jews' religion, how that beyond measure I ...read more

  • Our Spiritual Checkup Series

    Contributed by Guy Glass on Oct 15, 2012
     | 2,449 views

    AS WE CONTINUE IN OUR SERIES IN THE BOOK OF ACTS, WE ARE FIRMLY ENTRENCHED IN THE LIFE OF PHILIP. AS WE HAVE NOTED PREVIOUSLY THE ONSET OF THE MINISTRY OF PHILIP WAS THE PERSECUTION OF THE CHURCH. PERSECUTION TO THE EXTENT THAT GENTILE BELIEVERS WERE FO

    OUR SPIRITUAL CHECKUP PROPOSITION: INWARD EXAMINATION PROMOTES OUTWARD GODLY INTENTION Acts 8:9-25 Now for some time a man named Simon had practiced sorcery in the city and amazed all the people of Samaria. He boasted that he was someone great, 10 and all the people, both high and low, gave him ...read more

  • He Obtained Mercy/ Thank God For Mercy

    Contributed by Pastor Michael Lampkin on Jun 10, 2004
    based on 20 ratings
     | 7,490 views

    The Apostle Paul tells young Timothy to explian him who was not fit to serve God but God counted him faithful to be one of his Messengers of the Gospel and saved him. He was a Persecuter of the Church a insolent man but by God’s Mercy hye made it on throu

    --------------------------The Epistle of Paul The Apostle To I Timothy---------------------------------------------------------------------------The Chapter I------------------------------------------ ----------------------------------------The Living Bible ...read more

  • The Gospel Should Mean Everything To Us.

    Contributed by Mark Mitchell on Jan 8, 2019
     | 472 views

    While we are comfortable in our homes and pews there are people around the world who are suffering and dying for the sake of the gospel. This should embolden us to preach the gospel ever more.

    I. Stephen’s death seems to instigate the persecution of the church. A. The stoning was likely illegal. B. It was a result of the crowd’s emotions being stirred up. C. It seems to have emboldened Saul carry out his persecution of the church. II. The church persecuted. A. This portion of this verse ...read more

  • "being The Apologist"

    Contributed by Gerald Roberts on Feb 9, 2019
     | 624 views

    How do we defend the faith?

    “Being an Apologist” 1 Corinthians 15:1-11 1. Paul is a Defender of the Faith Paul is an Apologist Defender, Supporter, • Note how he is described least of the apostles He says, “I am unfit to be an apostle “vs 9For I am the least of the apostles and do not even deserve to be called an apostle, ...read more

  • Paul Sends Out Missionaries

    Contributed by Mark A. Barber on Dec 16, 2013
     | 2,627 views

    God's word gets published by those who oppose the Gospel and those who proclaim and promote it.

    Paul Sends out Missionaries Acts 8:1-3 Introduction Last week we finished the powerful sermon of Stephen, who was martyred for his defense of the Christian faith. A great crowd held their ears and rushed upon him and stoned him. We noted that he followed the example of Jesus in forgiving ...read more

  • The Church Is Scattered Series

    Contributed by John Lowe on Mar 27, 2017
     | 3,602 views

    Those who were scattered preached the Gospel everywhere they went. Hundreds of individual evangelists were giving the Gospel to thousands of souls, and the message became known over the whole area.

    February 8, 2014 Commentary on the Acts of the Apostles By: Tom Lowe Lesson II.E.4: The Church is Scattered (8:1-3) Acts 8:1-3 (KJV) 1And Saul was consenting unto his death. And at that time there was a great ...read more

  • Paul, His Gospel, And Thomas Jefferson Series

    Contributed by Freddy Fritz on Mar 4, 2005
    based on 23 ratings
     | 2,132 views

    Paul has already told his readers that his apostleship is from God. In this sermon he shows that his authority to speak, teach, preach and write was given to him by Jesus Christ himself.

    Scripture Today we continue our study in Paul’s letter to the Galatians. Let us read Galatians 1:11-24: "11 I want you to know, brothers, that the gospel I preached is not something that man made up. 12 I did not receive it from any man, nor was I taught it; rather, I received it by ...read more