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  • James Put To Death Series

    Contributed by John Lowe on Apr 15, 2017
    based on 2 ratings
     | 5,154 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

  • Say A Little Prayer Series

    Contributed by Perry Greene on Jun 25, 2018
     | 4,811 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

  • Opposition To The Gospel

    Contributed by Jon Daniels on Sep 3, 2020
     | 917 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

  • Immortal Combat

    Contributed by Andy Atkins on Jan 5, 2001
    based on 80 ratings
     | 2,324 views

    Spiritual warfare for today.

    Ephesians 6:10-18 Immortal Combat Introduction: Most popular video games in recent years have been violent hand-to-hand combat games. Mortal Kombat, the most popular, pits a single warrior against an increasingly hostile force of talented and often magical attackers. The challenge ...read more

  • Ananias Sent To Saul

    Contributed by J. Yeargin on Sep 2, 2004
    based on 13 ratings
     | 2,793 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

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

    Contributed by Joey Nelson on May 4, 2006
    based on 20 ratings
     | 5,035 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

  • Greetings From James - James 1.1 Series

    Contributed by John Lowe on Mar 26, 2021
     | 401 views

    The Apostle James was one of the so-called "Sons of Thunder," and was specifically named "James, son of Zebedee" and is sometimes called "James the Greater"

    I. There are certain realities of life common to all believers – 1:1-1:18. A. Trials and testing will come and can be overcome -- 1:1-8. Lesson 1.A.1: Greetings from James - James 1.1 Text: James 1:1 (KJV) 1James, a servant of God and of the Lord Jesus Christ, to the twelve tribes which are ...read more

  • Perscution Of The Church In Jerusalem

    Contributed by Christopher Holdsworth on Dec 25, 2013
    based on 5 ratings
     | 5,643 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

  • The Liberation Of Peter From Prison Series

    Contributed by Jerry Smith on Mar 18, 2021
     | 1,817 views

    God works a miracle opening physical doors for Peter. The miracle you need may not be physical doors, but God can open all doors according to His will.

    We continue our study of doors in the Bible. We have studied: • God shutting the door of the Ark • The figurative open door of opportunity to the church of Philadelphia • Jesus symbolically being the Door to Salvation • We are to choose to enter the door to the narrow road to Heaven • Today we ...read more

  • Jesus Tells Date Of His Crucifixion Series

    Contributed by John Lowe on Feb 12, 2019
     | 2,352 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

  • Keep The Faith Series

    Contributed by Paul Barreca on Jan 11, 2014
     | 3,838 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

  • What Happens When The Church Prays

    Contributed by Dieuner Joseph on Apr 26, 2007
    based on 16 ratings
     | 9,944 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

  • More Powerful Than Prison Bars

    Contributed by Michael Stark on Sep 26, 2014
    based on 1 rating
     | 3,232 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

  • Dedication-4

    Contributed by Byron Sherman on May 28, 2019
     | 670 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

  • The Power Of One

    Contributed by Joseph Smith on Apr 12, 2004
    based on 58 ratings
     | 2,371 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