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  • The Conversion Of A Persecutor Series

    Contributed by A. David Hart on Feb 11, 2007
    based on 1 rating

    In this weeks lesson we will see the conversion of Saul the Pharisee. Who through his actions would not be a likely candidate for the who’s who for the kingdom. Saul after all he was a Pharisee and was committed to the Mosaic law and the religious way of

    THE CONVERSION OF A PERSECUTOR Acts 9:1-7 In one of the episodes of the Peanuts comic strip they have Lucy and Charlie Brown practicing football. Lucy of coarse would hold the ball, as Charlie Brown would be the place-kicker. Now everytime Lucy had ever held more

  • Paul: From Persecutor To Preacher

    Contributed by Greg Nance on Dec 1, 2007
    based on 1 rating

    What an amazing man Paul was! He is still impacting the lives of millions today for Christ. After Saul saw Jesus, we can see Jesus in Saul (Paul).

    There are three major characters whose names are used more than any others by far in the New Testament. Do you know who they are? First, of course, is Jesus. His name occurs 1275 times, and the name Christ, 530 times. The word “God” which is not a name, occurs 1253 times, Spirit, 338 more

  • The Battle Cry Of The Persecuted Believer Series

    Contributed by Paul Apple on Jul 2, 2001
    based on 27 ratings


    BIG IDEA: ULTIMATE DEFEAT IS RESERVED FOR OUR PERSECUTORS I. (:1-4) THEY CAN BEAT ME BUT THEY CAN NEVER DEFEAT ME (THEY CAN WHIP ME BUT THEY CAN NEVER TOTALLY WHIP ME) A. Numerous Persecutions But Divine Perseverance 1. Numerous Persecutions “Many times they have persecuted me from my more

  • Welcome Newest Members: "Demoniac, Adulterous Woman, Church Persecutor

    Contributed by Bruce Lee on Oct 30, 2011
    based on 25 ratings

    There is no such thing as the perfect church member. A sermon with three monologues: The Insane Demoniac, the Adulterous Woman, the Former Heavy Weight Champion Persecutor of the Church.

    Welcome Our Newest Members: “The Insane Demoniac, The Adulterous Woman, and The Former Heavy Weight Champion Persecutor of the Church.” Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a huge crowd of witnesses to the life of faith, let us strip off every weight that slows us down, especially the sin more

  • Transformed Series

    Contributed by Carl Willis on May 8, 2007
    based on 7 ratings

    The transformation of the Apostle Paul from Saul the persecutor was undeniable.

    Transformed Galatians 1:11-24 May 13, 2007 Galatians 1:11-12 (HCSB) Now I want you to know, brothers, that the gospel preached by me is not based on a human point of view. For I did not receive it from a human source and I was not taught it, but it came by revelation from Jesus more

  • There's No Stopping The Mission Series

    Contributed by A. David Hart on Jan 13, 2007
    based on 7 ratings

    Stephen had just been stoned, and the church again is faced with persecution but to the extreme order. They the church was being persecuted by the persecutor of persecutors, a man by the name of Saul.

    THERE’S NO STOPPING THE MISSION Acts 8:1-4 There is a story told of a king in Africa who had a close friend with whom he grew up with. The friend had a habit of looking at every situation that happens as being (positive or negative) remarking for the positive “This more

  • Suffering Church Sunday

    Contributed by Jonathan Campbell on Nov 5, 2007

    The blood of the martyrs is the seed of the Church. That blood is still being shed. In this sermon we name the top ten persecutors and finish with a look at Paul - the persecutor who became the persecuted.

    INTRODUCTORY COMMENTS More than 200 million Christians in over 60 nations face persecution each day. We have heard of believers having boiling water poured down their throats. Other gruesome forms of torture are meted out to Christ’s sheep on a daily basis. The top ten persecutors - (1) North more

  • Paul: My Encounter With The Risen Christ Series

    Contributed by Michael Luke on Jun 12, 2005
    based on 11 ratings

    Paul’s encounter with the risen Christ transformed him from fervent persecutor to passionate missionary.

    SERIES: “LESSONS FROM THE EARLY CHURCH” TEXT: ACTS 21:37-22:21 TITLE: “PAUL: MY ENCOUNTER WITH THE RESURRECTED CHRIST” INTRODUCTION: A. You might remember a news story from several years ago where 18 men and 12 women committed mass suicide more

  • Sonstroke On The Damascus Road Series

    Contributed by Robert Leroe on Mar 2, 2003
    based on 66 ratings

    Paul goes from persecutor to Apostle. Conversion is the process by which God brings us from darkness into the Light.

    Conversions in the Book of Acts> “Sonstroke on the Damascus Road” Acts 9:1-22 Pastor Bob Leroe, Cliftondale Congregational Church, Saugus, Massachusetts The Apostle Paul’s conversion is regarded as one of the most significant, monumental events in the Bible. He starts out being the church’s more

  • Pressing Toward The Mark Series

    Contributed by Paul Marland on Jun 6, 2006
    based on 7 ratings

    Message given to graduates encouraging them to keep their eyes on Christ. It demonstrates how God could transform a persecutor of the church into a preacher for Christ.

    From Persecutor to Preacher Pressing Toward the Mark… Last week, we started a series on the Apostle Paul. If you will recall, prior to his conversion on the road to Damascus, Paul was one of the most feared person within the Christian church. He, being a Pharisee, sought to persecute this new more

  • Laying Eggs And Being Loved

    Contributed by Eloy Gonzalez on Jan 25, 2004
    based on 72 ratings

    Conversion of St. Paul: God changed Paul from a persecutor of the Church to the great Apostle to the Gentiles. In the same way God changes us from the inside out.

    Name that Tune! That was the title of the TV game show where the contestants would try to identify a melody in the least number of notes. Contestants would try outbid each other by saying, “I can name that tune in 5 notes.” The opponent would respond by saying, “Well I can name that tune in 4 more

  • Stephen, A Man Full Of Faith And Of The Holy Spirit

    Contributed by Warner Pidgeon on Oct 2, 2006
    based on 4 ratings

    This a sermon given to a group of mainly over 60’s, challenging us to think about Stephen. In particular the way he copied Jesus by praying for his persecutors.

    Acts 6: 7-15 At the time of Jesus there was a group of very faithful worshippers. This group of faithful worshippers were utterly dedicated to preserving the ways of God in their community. They loved their Bible (our Old Testament) and they were very vocal in their defence of the faith which more

  • An Extreme Make Over Series

    Contributed by Jimmy Chapman on Dec 15, 2007
    based on 3 ratings

    Acts 9 is one of the most exciting chapters in the early history of the church. The conversion of Saul of Tarsus, the leading persecutor of the early church was perhaps the greatest event in church history after the coming of the Holy Ghost at Pentecost.

    AN EXTREME MAKE-OVER Acts 9:1-31 Acts 9 is one of the most exciting chapters in the early history of the church. The conversion of Saul of Tarsus, the leading persecutor of the early church was perhaps the greatest event in church history after the coming of the Holy Ghost at Pentecost. If more

  • Dramatic Change On The Road To Damascus

    Contributed by Billy Ricks on Oct 31, 2005
    based on 27 ratings

    When God comes on the scene or into your life He makes dramatic changes. What a great example Saul is of this. From persecutor to preacher. God’s still has the power to change lives today.

    Introduction: from an unknown source: A man from the back mountains of Tennessee found himself one day in a large city, for the first time standing outside an elevator. He watched as an old, haggard woman hobbled on, and the doors closed. A few minutes later the doors opened and a young, more

  • How The Holy Spirit Helps Us Receive And Give Forgiveness

    Contributed by Paul Fritz on Sep 16, 2006
    based on 3 ratings

    In a world where retaliation is common, believers are called to be different. We are to pray for our persecutors, forgive them, and minister to them. Jesus’ principles for His followers are challenging, but with the help of the Holy Spirit who lives in us

    How The Holy Spirit Helps Us Receive and Give Forgiveness by Paul Fritz Ephesians 1:7-1:18 Let the Holy Spirit Help You Give and Receive Forgiveness (Eph. 1:7-18) Illustration: Forgiving one another, even as God in Christ forgave you. . --Ephesians 4:32 During the war in Kosovo in more