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  • James Put To Death Series

    Contributed by John Lowe on Apr 15, 2017
    based on 2 ratings
     | 4,326 views

    If the apostles remained largely untouched by the persecution that followed Stephen’s death, the situation radically changed when Herod Agrippa assumed rule over Judea. The apostles then became the specific targets of the king’s efforts to suppress the...

    June 5, 2014 By: Tom Lowe Lesson: III.F.1: James Put to Death. (12:1, 2) Scripture (Acts 12:1, 2; KJV) 1 ...read more

  • Opposition To The Gospel

    Contributed by Jon Daniels on Sep 3, 2020
     | 255 views

    Based on Acts 13:1-12 - Reminder to believers that there will be opposition to the Gospel

    OPPOSITION TO THE GOSPEL Acts 13:1-12 FBCF – 9/2/20 Refresh Jon Daniels INTRO – Youtube videos of street preachers. Amazing to see how quickly people turn against them in violent, abusive way. People just totally lose their minds when the Gospel is being preached. - Street evangelist in ...read more

  • Say A Little Prayer Series

    Contributed by Perry Greene on Jun 25, 2018
     | 4,310 views

    God can take even our smallest prayers and turn them into great success as in the case of freeing Peter from Herod's prison.

    1. Have you ever prayed and then said, “That will never happen.”? 2. Welcome to the club! Acts 12.1-17 About that time Herod the king laid violent hands on some who belonged to the church. 2 He killed James the brother of John with the sword, 3 and when he saw that it pleased the Jews, he ...read more

  • Ananias Sent To Saul

    Contributed by J. Yeargin on Sep 2, 2004
    based on 13 ratings
     | 2,362 views

    Ananias is here ordered to go and look after him, to heal and help him; for he that causeth grief will have compassion.

    Ananias is here ordered to go and look after him, to heal and help him; for he that causeth grief will have compassion. A native of Damascus; for it is said <Acts 22:12> that he had a good report of all the Jews who dwelt there, as a devout man according to the law; he had lately embraced the ...read more

  • Perscution Of The Church In Jerusalem

    Contributed by Christopher Holdsworth on Dec 25, 2013
    based on 5 ratings
     | 5,242 views

    The world will always fail in its endeavours to destroy Christianity.

    HEROD’S PERSECUTION OF THE CHURCH IN JERUSALEM. Acts 12. Baruch the son of Neriah was given a prophecy by Jeremiah which contains a very personal message for ourselves: "Thus says the LORD: I am going to break down what I have built, and pluck up what I have planted-- that is, the whole ...read more

  • "When Your World Falls Apart - A Psalmist Strategy For Mastering Crisis"

    Contributed by Joey Nelson on May 4, 2006
    based on 20 ratings
     | 4,560 views

    This Lament (Complaint) Psalm is for all those who are discouraged, seemingly surrounded by problems, or feeling defeated.

    Psalm 3 "When Your World Falls Apart - A Psalmist Strategy for Mastering Crisis" A. Proposition: This Lament (Complaint) Psalm is for all those who are discouraged, seemingly surrounded by problems, or feeling defeated. B. Exposition: Historical Setting - A psalm of David, ...read more

  • Jesus Tells Date Of His Crucifixion Series

    Contributed by John Lowe on Feb 12, 2019
     | 1,944 views

    Here in this passage, Jesus predicts His death at the hand of the ones who should have been the first to accept him as Israel’s Messiah. It is incredible that these religious leaders perpetrated history’s greatest crime during Israel’s holiest festival.

    JESUS TELLS DATE OF HIS CRUCIFIXION INTRODUCTION Life presents us with many opportunities; how we respond to them depends on what we love and what we look for in life. The Jewish leaders looked for the opportunity to destroy Jesus, while at the same time Jesus was anticipating the opportunity ...read more

  • What Happens When The Church Prays

    Contributed by Dieuner Joseph on Apr 26, 2007
    based on 16 ratings
     | 8,382 views

    This sermon is designed to underscore the power of a praying church.

    In the book of Acts, Luke the physician gives us a chronological and historical account of the evolution of the church. Luke’s primary purpose is to help believers understand the purpose and mission of the church. Make no mistake about it; no one should be part of an organization without ...read more

  • Keep The Faith Series

    Contributed by Paul Barreca on Jan 11, 2014
     | 3,055 views

    The theme of James is more than patience through trials. James is exhorting us to stay FAITHFUL in the face of PERSECUTION. He is exhorting us to KEEP the FAITH.

    There’s a familiar story about the new bride who is cooking a big family dinner. As the ladies are gathered in the kitchen, the bride puts the roast in the pan and asks her mother why we always cut the end of the roast and put it in another pan? They ask grandma who says, “well honey, ...read more

  • Introduction To The Book Of James Series

    Contributed by Pat Damiani on Aug 25, 2014
     | 3,540 views

    Introductory sermon in a series on the Book of James.

    If there is one thing we learned in the last five weeks as we spent some time going back to the basics of our faith, it is that our faith in Jesus is not just about what happens to me some day when my life here on earth ends. Living as a disciple of Jesus, as the ambassador for His kingdom, ...read more

  • More Powerful Than Prison Bars

    Contributed by Michael Stark on Sep 26, 2014
    based on 1 rating
     | 2,833 views

    Prayer is the divine means to access the power of God.

    “I, Paul, myself entreat you, by the meekness and gentleness of Christ—I who am humble when face to face with you, but bold toward you when I am away!—I beg of you that when I am present I may not have to show boldness with such confidence as I count on showing against some who ...read more

  • The Power Of One

    Contributed by Joseph Smith on Apr 12, 2004
    based on 58 ratings
     | 2,041 views

    One person can work tremendous damage; can one person also create great positive change? She/he can if empowered by the One, who is teacher, forgiver, and conqueror of death.

    The other day, my son was visiting his fiancee, and heard a noise outside. It sounded a bit like thunder. So he went out to investigate. There he found a mess. The fellow who lives across the parking lot from Jackie had come home after an evening of “celebrating”, and was driving, if you call ...read more

  • Healthy Independence-3

    Contributed by Byron Sherman on Jul 21, 2020
     | 254 views

    3 of ? The prophet Jeremiah contrasted two major aspects of Independence—Independence from God versus independence from the world. Dependence upon YHWH brings independence from worldly influence. How can I be independent of worldly influence? A Healthy Independence Engages...

    HEALTHY INDEPENDENCE-III—Jeremiah 17:1-14 Jn. 15:18-19—Jesus told His disciples:—“If the world hates you, you know that it hated Me before it hated you. If you were of the world, the world would love its own. Yet because you are not of the world, but I chose you out of the world, therefore the ...read more

  • Dedication-4

    Contributed by Byron Sherman on May 28, 2019
     | 471 views

    4 of ? The children of Israel were to dedicate the city of Jericho to the LORD. God’s people are to wholly devote themselves & their world to the Lord. But how are we to do that? Dedicating you & your world to the Lord recalls/demands...

    DEDICATING/DEDICATION-IV—Joshua 6:15-27 The Task Of Dedication Need: We must remember that what we do, we do by & for the Lord God who has graced us with salvation by faith in Christ... ...We DEDICATE our lives & our surroundings to Him! 2Cor. 10:3-6—“For though we walk in the flesh, we ...read more

  • Priorities-3

    Contributed by Byron Sherman on Mar 17, 2020
     | 693 views

    3 of ? Haggai exhorted those returning from exile to prioritize their relationship with God. God’s people must prioritize their relationship with God. But how can they do that? A prioritized relationship with God properly assesses...

    PRIORITIES—III—Haggai 1:1-15 Attention: Priorities: Hurricane Dorian Devastated the Bahamas in August of 2019. Below is an actual picture of our TV screen showing just how Floridians are Preparing for the threat of Hurricane Dorian. Synopsis: The Weather Channel host is speaking to their man ...read more