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Introduction: Coming to the conclusion of our study in 1 John we see that John gathers together some of the Themes he has dealt with thought this book. One of the most important subjects in the Christian life is prayer. If we want the blessing of God on our life, if we want to enjoy genuine fellowship…
Ron Humphries • Sermon • • 2,309 views
“God’s Surprising Sovereignty” Esther 7 Summary: Haman the Agagite and Mordecai the Jew were enemies - as were their race of people. Haman the Agagite has been promoted over all the nobles in the land. Mordecai the Jew simply worked at the king’s gate - but refused to bow down to Haman Haman the Agagite…
Today Josh Shroeder shares his testimony and encourages us by ending on a reading in Ephesians. Afterwards Pastor Chase kicks off our new sermon series through James. Grab your Bible and follow along!
The Christmas Dilemma
The Dilemma of Belief. Have you ever had those moments when you wondered, “Is this really true?” Maybe life has gotten difficult. Maybe you have come to the Derailment of your hopes and dreams like Joseph, Mary’s husband, when he found out that his betrothed bride was pregnant after all his time and…
Scott C Wildenberg • Sermon • • 1,013 views
Introduction Look at Acts 12:1-10. Peter imprisioned for his faith. Herod was intent on killing him to please people who wanted to stop Peter from telling the world about Jesus and living His life for God. God, however, had different plans for Peter and led him straight out of prison. So how does this…
Where do we start? 10 The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom, And the knowledge of the Holy One is understanding. 10 The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom; A good understanding have all those who do His commandments; His praise endures forever. What do we tend to fear? The unknown…
Jim L. Wilson • Sermon • • 661 views
Acts 2:38-39 "And Peter said to them, ‘Repent, and let each of you be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins; and you shall receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.  For the promise is for you and your children, and for all who are far off, as many as the Lord our God shall…
James (Jim) L. Goforth, Jr • Sermon • • 584 views
Acts Series #20 Back to the Beginning: When Church was Church When the Prison Door Opens Acts 12:1-18 Open your copy of God's Word with me to Acts chapter 11 and follow with me as we read about the early church PICK UP AT 11:26b What can we do … in response to Hurricane Katrina? It is important for you…
Wesley Crouch • Sermon • • 582 views
Before I begin, I want to say that this last week has been important for our church. We came to the knowledge of the fact that our numbers have been lacking. (Like that was hard to see!) We decided to start growing as a church not simply talking about it. We were shown that there are people out there…
Eddie Snipes • Sermon • • 533 views
Psalm 67:4 Oh, let the nations be glad and sing for joy! For You shall judge the people righteously, And govern the nations on earth. On this inauguration day it is good for us to be reminded of the scripture’s instruction on leadership and our responsibility as citizens and Christians. The Bible has…
Acts of the Holy Spirit
When I was a child my family would take trips to Portugal almost every other year and our trips to Portugal were never complete without visiting the ever famous tourist trap Fatima. For those who don't know the story of Fatima well apparently Mary the mother of Jesus came down from heaven and appeared…
Aaron E. Green • Sermon • • 372 views
1. Intro: We are actually going back to the beginning of the time of persecution. Before we were following Paul's narrative with his conversion up until God's message to Peter to go to the Gentiles. Now we are going to be looking at Paul and Barnabas as the missions to the Gentiles really reach out from…
What do you think of when you think Pride? There has been a big controversy lately in the news having to do with athletic ware. Now I am not going to dig into this silly controversy but what I do want to mention is something important about it. The real issue that is at the surface of all this is arrogance.…
Design for Discipleship
Today Pastor Chase continues the series on "Your life in Christ" and discusses the Work of Christ. Follow along and discover how Christ accomplishes this work through His status as Prophet, Priest and King.
The Holy Spirit This week we have been Praying and studying about Leveling the Praying Field To prayer shows ++an extreme activity of faith ++a belief in God ++God is a reality in my life Praying is a Deep expression of Devotion The practice of prayer ++Noted throughout the scriptures 10 Now when Daniel…
To Every Creature
Courage to Share your Faith 1 Corinthians 9:16-27 Introduction: All Christians know we ought to share our faith, yet even with this knowledge we still struggle to do so consistently. 1. The command to share our faith were the last words of our Risen Saviour. And Jesus came and spake unto them, saying,…
Terry L. Laughlin • Sermon • • 141 views
Title: Empowered Services Theme: Preparing for Life Changing Worship Services “And without faith it is impossible to please God, because anyone who comes to Him must believe that He exists and that He rewards those who earnestly seek Him.” (Hebrews 11:6) Christ Seeking Not Crowd Pleasing It is imperative…
Jonathan Sine • Sermon • • 129 views
“A Price to Pay” Mark 10.32-52 Last week, we saw the great difficulty of entering the Kingdom of God. Jesus and the disciples encountered a man who thought he needed to add “finishing touches” to his eternal life. When confronted with the Law of God, the man did not come to grips with his sin and went…
Faithlife Sermons • Sermon • • 127 views
Reliance upon God or upon others. Dependence on God for help with spiritual and physical needs arises out of an awareness of human helplessness, though dependence may be wrongly directed. People may look to others for encouragement and support, but over-dependence is not commended.
[Acts] The Church Empowered
Tribulations (persecutions) are a necessary part of Gospel advancment. In the face of opposition, God's people are called not to give up, but to persevere and continue in the faith!
In Acts 12:1-25, Luke—the author of Acts—shares an important story about a prideful king, a sleeping preacher, and a praying church. Three incredible lessons emerge as we examine this passage: first, God expects His people to look to Him for help in difficult times. We see the church (once again in Acts) praying, instead of pouting, as trouble comes upon them. Secondly, God sustains His people with peace in the midst of trials. Peter—now for the third time in Acts—is in prison...and he’s sleeping! Only a heart resting in God’s grace and sovereignty can catch some “z’s” behind bars. Finally, God will humble man’s foolish pride and cause His word to go to the nations. King Herod is humbled (and eaten by worms) for his boasting and arrogance. God’s word steams on ahead as we’re now poised for Paul’s missionary journeys from Antioch.