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"Acts" Tagged Sermons

Putting the Pain of Your Past into Proper Perspective

Sermon #11 from the Series Titled: “Acts: The Advance of the Gospel” Scripture: Acts 8:1-8. Sermon Titled: “Putting the Pain of Your Past into Proper Perspective” Sermon in a Sentence: “When viewed from the proper perspective of faith, our past pain (both endured and inflicted upon others) can be used by God to magnify His grace and display His glory.”

Stephen: The First Christian Martyr

Sermon #10 from the Series Titled: “Acts: The Advance of the Gospel” Scripture: Acts 6:8-8:3. Sermon Series: “Acts: The Advance of the Gospel” Sermon in a Sentence: “When we trust in Jesus, pattern our lives after Him, and testify of Him, while we can expect to be treated as He was treated and suffer as He suffered, we nevertheless can be confident that when we close our eyes in death, we will open them to see our glorified Savior welcoming us home.”

Growing Pains

Sermon #9 from the Series Titled: “Acts: The Advance of the Gospel” Scripture: Acts 6:1-7. Sermon Titled: “Growing Pains” Sermon in a Sentence: “Growing pains can become occasions for growth when priorities are safeguarded, and ministry is shared.”

Contrasts Within the Church

Sermon #7 from the Series Titled: “Acts: The Advance of the Gospel” Scripture: Acts 4:32-5:11. Sermon Titled: “Contrasts Within the Church” Sermon in a Sentence: “A healthy fear of our Holy God will keep us from hypocrisy and greed so that by His grace we remain a united, generous community that is devoted to the Lord and to one another.”

Fearlessness in the Face of Furious Firepower

Sermon #6 from the Series Titled: “Acts: The Advance of the Gospel” Scripture: Acts 4:1-31. Sermon Titled: “Fearlessness in the Face of Furious Firepower” Sermon in a Sentence: “Rather than responding with timidity and fear, when faced with opposition and persecution the Holy Spirit empowers us to boldly proclaim that Jesus alone saves.”

A Lame Excuse for a Sermon

Sermon #5 from the Series Titled: “Acts: The Advance of the Gospel” Scripture: Acts 3:1 – 4:4. Sermon Titled: “A Lame Excuse for a Sermon” Sermon in a Sentence: “Because Jesus brings complete healing to those who repent and turn to Him in faith, broken, hopeless, and spiritually lame sinners like us have every reason to leap for joy and praise God.”

The Characteristics of a Spirit-Filled Church

Sermon #4 from the Series Titled: “Acts: The Advance of the Gospel” Scripture: Acts 2:42-47. Sermon Titled: “The Characteristics of a Spirit-Filled Church” Sermon in a Sentence: “A Spirit-filled church will be made up of Spirit-filled believers who are passionate about studying the Bible, sharing with one another, telling others about Jesus, and worshiping together by joyfully and reverently remembering what Christ has done for them.”

What to Do While You Wait on God’s Green Light

Sermon #2 from the Series Titled: “Acts: The Advance of the Gospel” Scripture: Acts 1:8-26. Sermon Titled: “What to Do While You Wait on God’s Green Light” Sermon in a Sentence: “As we wait for God’s green light, rather than passively wasting our time in idleness, we must engage in purposeful prayer, study His Word, and pursue His will.”

The Church’s Mission

Sermon #1 from the Series Titled: “Acts: The Advance of the Gospel” Scripture: Acts 1:1-8. Sermon Titled: “The Church’s Mission” Sermon in a Sentence: “As we wait for our Lord’s return, the church’s mission is to lean on the power of the Holy Spirit as we engage in the world-wide witness of the gospel of Jesus Christ.”

A Stormy Thanksgiving

SCRIPTURE REFERENCE:  Acts 27:35-36     SERMON IN A SENTENCE When we go through the storms of life, we behave most like Christians when we honestly acknowledge the storms and actively, boldly, and confidently thank God in the midst of them.

Who or What Do You Fear?

Scripture: Acts 12:1-24. Sermon Titled: “Who or What Do You Fear?” Sermon in a Sentence: “Who or what you fear determines who or what you worship…and who or what you worship matters!”

Philip, the Ethiopian Eunuch, and the Gospel

Scripture: Acts 8:26-40. Sermon Titled: “Philip, the Ethiopian Eunuch, and the Gospel” Sermon in a Sentence: “Trusting that God is always at work and making ourselves available for His service, we proclaim the good news of the gospel of Jesus that overcomes what separates us from God and from each other and replaces our emptiness with fullness of joy.”

Encourage One Another

(Acts 11:19-26): Title: “Encourage One Another” “The life of Barnabas epitomizes a life devoted to others and sets a high standard of consistently seeking out avenues to encourage others so that the Kingdom of God is advanced.”

Everyone reach one, but why?

Though the account of Paul’s conversion on the road to Damascus is an incredible example of Christ’s saving power, we have the same power alive in us that saved us from the same destiny as Paul and should ignite a fire in us to always be ready to share the Gospel with others.

The Mission of the Church

(Scripture Reference: Acts 1:6-8 ). Sermon in a Sentence – “In the interim between our Lord’s ascension and return, the Holy Spirit will empower the church to be engaged in the world-wide mission of witnessing to what Christ achieved at His first coming so that people will repent and believe in preparation for His second coming.”