Staying Power

14. November 2014 Acts 0
Text: Acts 9:32-43 Theme: Peter apparently saw the benefit staying can have over traveling from place to place. Key verses: “Meanwhile, Peter traveled from place to place, and he came down to visit the believers in Lydia. (v. 32). “But the believers had heard that Peter was nearby at Lydda, so they sent two men ...

Living in His Fear

03. November 2014 Acts 0
Text: Acts 9:31 Theme: The early church lived “in the fear of the Lord” and grew through the Holy Spirit. Key verse: “The church then had peace throughout Judea, Galilee, and Samaria, and it became stronger as the believers lived in the fear of the Lord. And with the encouragament of the Holy Spirit, it ...

Immediately Saul Began

01. November 2014 Acts 0
Text: Acts 9:19-30 Theme: Saul immediately preached, immediately grew, and immediately faced opposition. Key verses: “And immediately he began preaching about Jesus in the synogogues, saying, ‘He is indeed the Son of God\'” (v. 19b-20). “Saul’s preaching became more and more powerful, and the Jews…couldn’t refute his proofs that Jesus was indeed the Messiah. After ...

Fear that Overcomes Our Fear

24. June 2014 Acts 0
Text: Acts 9:10-19 Theme: Ananias’ fear of God was greater than his fear of Saul. Key verses: “In Damascus there was a disciple named Ananias. The Lord called to him in a vision, ‘Ananias!’ ‘Yes Lord,’ he answered” (v. 10). “‘Lord, I have heard many reports about this man and all the harm he has ...

Knocked Down and Turned Around

27. May 2014 Acts 0
Text: Acts 9:1-9 Theme: In a flash, Paul went from a strong, self-confident man to a humbled and blind man dependant on someone else’s mercies. Key verses: “Meanwhile, Saul was still breathing out murderous threats against the Lord’s disciples. He went to the high priest and asked him for letters to the synagogues in Damascus…As ...

The Spirit Said Go and Philip Ran

16. May 2014 Acts 0
Text: Acts 8:25-40 Theme: Philip enthusiastically and immediately obeyed God. Key verses: “Now an angel of The Lord said to Philip, ‘Go south to the road–the desert road–that goes down from Jerusalem to Gaza.’ So he started out, and on his way he met an Ethiopian eunuch…” (v. 26-27). “The Spirit told Philip, ‘Go to ...

Can’t Buy the Spirit

09. May 2014 Acts 0
Text: Acts 8:9-24 Theme: Simon tried to buy the Holy Spirit, but the Spirit is not for sale. He is a gift from God. Key verses: “When Simon saw that the Spirit was given at the laying on of the apostles’ hands, he offered them money and said, ‘Give me also this ability so that ...

Scattered and Smothered

06. May 2014 Acts 0
Text: Acts 8:1-8 Theme: God scattered his followers, then covered new areas with the Gospel message they preached. Key verses: “On that day, a great persecution broke out against the church at Jerusalem, and all except the apostles were scattered throughout Judea and Samaria” (v. 1b). “Those who had been scattered preached the word wherever ...

Keeping It Real When the Pressure’s On

31. December 2010 Acts 0
Text: Acts 7:1-53 Theme: Stephen kept it real even under the gravest pressure. Key verses: “High Priest: ‘What do you have to say for yourself? Are these acusations accurate?’ Stephen: ‘Brothers, fathers, please listen to me. Our glorious God revealed Himself…\'” (v. 1-2). “You stubborn, stiff-necked people! Sure, you are physically Jews, but you are ...

Continually Overflowing with God

25. December 2010 Acts 0
Text: Acts 6:8 Theme: Stephen continually overflowed with God’s grace and power. Key verse: “Stephen continually overflowed with extraordinary grace and power, and he was able to perform a number of miraculous signs and wonders in public view” (v. 8). What God said to me: Why Dwayne do you think Stephen stood out from everyone ...