Acts: The Acts of the Holy Spirit (7 of 29)
by Roger Thomas
Introduction: Acts is an important book. It is important to the Bible because it bridges the Gospels and the Letters. It shows us how the message of Christ and the work of the church fit together. Acts is important to this and every congregation committed to restoring the life, practices, and teachings of the New Testament church. We insist that what we...
Apollos - A Man on Fire for God (6 of 18)
by Ken Trivette
I have often noticed that the older we get in the Lord, the colder we get. It seems that many start out full of zeal but over time loose that initial excitement. That it was one of the reasons I like new converts. They are so full of zeal. I have found that Churches that are not getting people saved tend to become stagnant. New converts bring life to a church because they are so...
O What a Day (4 of 33)
by Jerry Vines
We are surveying some of the opening chapters of the book of Acts in the series I’m calling Power2000. I want you to look at this second chapter. I’m going to try to give you the essence of the first 41 verses. So I have a lot of work to do. You pray for me and you listen real fast. December 7, 1941. Pearl Harbor is bombed, a day in infamy. World War II began...
Acts - The Acts of the Holy Spirit through the First Century Church (5 of 32)
by Stan Coffey
INTRODUCTION: The writer of Acts was Luke who wrote the Gospel by that name. The book has the same introductory address as his gospel and resumes the history where that document leaves off. Actually the book describes not the ''acts of the Apostles,''' for only a few of them are given any degree of prominence, but the acts of the risen and...
First Steps to Spiritual Growth
by Steve Jones
Intro: The TV Land cable network has compiled a list of the 100 greatest catchphrases in TV, from the serious Walter Cronkite's nightly signoff ''And that's the way it is'' to the silly: ''We are two wild and crazy guys!'' I read through the one hundred catchphrases and recognized all but maybe two. What does that say about me? Among other things, it says that I've watched an awful lot of television (especially as a kid growing...
Me: A Missionary?
by James Merritt
It is probably the most well known Bible verse in the world. It has probably been preached on more by the greatest evangelist of modern times, Billy Graham, than any other single verse. Of course, I am referring to John 3:16. There may be some of you who do not know it, so here is what it says, "For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son...
Christ in All the Book of Acts (34 of 37)
by John Barnett
A few years ago Bonnie and I were at a huge garage sale called the world for sale in Southern California. Members of Grace Church had been encouraged to drop off anything saleable in a large parking lot. Thousands of items placed in long rows for a fund raising sale for the college class missions trip. At the sale something happened which has deeply impacted...
Building an Acts 2 Church (2 of 6)
by Frank Damazio
Introduction: Becoming the church God has in mind necessitates a revelation of the church Christ is building as revealed in the scriptures. In Scripture, God clearly reveals the church He desires for us to build. We must raise our passion level for the church, raise our commitment level, and
A Vision That Becomes Reality: The Hero of the Book of Acts Locked up but Not Shut Up
by Johnny Hunt
INTRODUCTION: You can lock-up a man like Paul, but you cannot shut him up! Wherever he is, he will find a mission field, and every person he meets will be a potential convert to Christ. Paul remained a prisoner, confined to his house. He was not at liberty to go where he wished, but he was at liberty to receive all who cared to come to him. Why should Paul...
The Book Of Acts Introduction And Chapter 1:1-5 (1 Of 44)
by Harley Howard
Undoubtedly, the book of Acts is one of the most pivotal books in the entire New Testament. It is the bridge between the gospels and the epistles. If the book of Acts were taken out of our New Testament, we would never understand the rest of it. When you close the record of the gospels, you see nothing but a handful of Jews in the city of Jerusalem, the center...