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Paul's Method Of Church Planting

Acts 20:20-20

Topics: The Church

Paul the Apostle was a tremendous missionary who made three different missionary journeys in the Book of Acts. His strategy of evangelism and church planting involved taking a partner or a small group of people and traveling to major cities to establish churches.


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Is My Church Drifting?

Acts 20:28-31
Topic: The Church
The King James Version admonishes us to “give the more earnest heed to the things which we have heard, lest at any time we should let them slip” (Hebrews 2:1). It is as if the truth could slip out of our hands, and we could slip out of His grace. [ read more... ]

Image for sermon Is My Church Drifting?

Is My Church Drifting?

Acts 20:28-31
Topic: The Church
The King James Version admonishes us to “give the more earnest heed to the things which we have heard, lest at any time we should let them slip” (Hebrews 2:1). It is as if the truth could slip out of our hands, and we could slip out of His grace. [ read more... ]


Image for sermon A Quick Overview of Church Growth in the Book of Acts

A Quick Overview of Church Growth in the Book of Acts

Acts 2:47-47
Topic: The Church
Acts 2 records the beginning of the church. The Holy Ghost was poured on about 120 people. Peter stood and preached. His preaching yielded 3000. Because of these elements many wonders and signs were done by the apostles (verse 43). As a result, “the Lord added to the church daily such as should be saved” (Acts 2:47). [ read more... ]

Image for sermon A Quick Overview of Church Growth in the Book of Acts

A Quick Overview of Church Growth in the Book of Acts

Acts 2:47-47
Topic: The Church
Acts 2 records the beginning of the church. The Holy Ghost was poured on about 120 people. Peter stood and preached. His preaching yielded 3000. Because of these elements many wonders and signs were done by the apostles (verse 43). As a result, “the Lord added to the church daily such as should be saved” (Acts 2:47). [ read more... ]


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A Church in the Wilderness

Acts 7:38-38
Topic: The Church
God always has a plan! The Tabernacle was God’s plan for fellowshipping with man in the wilderness. He allows us to see His plan for continued fellowship in the church. [ read more... ]

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A Church in the Wilderness

Acts 7:38-38
Topic: The Church
God always has a plan! The Tabernacle was God’s plan for fellowshipping with man in the wilderness. He allows us to see His plan for continued fellowship in the church. [ read more... ]


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Continuing in His Steps

Acts 1:1-1
Topic: Spiritual Growth
Are you actively continuing in Jesus’ footsteps? [ read more... ]

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Continuing in His Steps

Acts 1:1-1
Topic: Spiritual Growth
Are you actively continuing in Jesus’ footsteps? [ read more... ]


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Change: Let It Begin with Me

Acts 9:6-6
Topic: Spiritual Growth
What would you like to accomplish in your lifetime? What are you doing today to make it happen? [ read more... ]

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Change: Let It Begin with Me

Acts 9:6-6
Topic: Spiritual Growth
What would you like to accomplish in your lifetime? What are you doing today to make it happen? [ read more... ]


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Celebrating Every Breakthrough

Acts 14:27-27
Topic: Spiritual Growth
Studies show ninety-five per cent of problems taking place within organizations are related to communications (or rather the lack thereof). The number one complaint employees have is lack of communication. Poor communication exists despite the modern information technology we presently enjoy. [ read more... ]

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Celebrating Every Breakthrough

Acts 14:27-27
Topic: Spiritual Growth
Studies show ninety-five per cent of problems taking place within organizations are related to communications (or rather the lack thereof). The number one complaint employees have is lack of communication. Poor communication exists despite the modern information technology we presently enjoy. [ read more... ]


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Building Spiritual Muscles the Secret Way

Acts 10:30-31
Topic: Spiritual Growth
Scripture teaches three spiritual disciplines that should be done in secret. God rewards these openly. The Jews routinely practiced these disciplines... [ read more... ]

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Building Spiritual Muscles the Secret Way

Acts 10:30-31
Topic: Spiritual Growth
Scripture teaches three spiritual disciplines that should be done in secret. God rewards these openly. The Jews routinely practiced these disciplines... [ read more... ]


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It’s Not an Easy Road

Acts 1:4-4
Topic: Spiritual Growth
About 120 people walked a Sabbath day’s journey to the upper room in Jerusalem. They waited seven to ten long days for the Holy Ghost, promised to those who obey God. [ read more... ]

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It’s Not an Easy Road

Acts 1:4-4
Topic: Spiritual Growth
About 120 people walked a Sabbath day’s journey to the upper room in Jerusalem. They waited seven to ten long days for the Holy Ghost, promised to those who obey God. [ read more... ]


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Further Truth for Serious Seekers

Acts 17:11-11
Topic: Spiritual Growth
A mistake often made when witnessing to people from various denominational backgrounds is the failure to recognize that God has been at work in their lives. They may possess a basic relationship with God already. At times, our arrogant declaration of truth has a negative effect on people. One person referred to this as the "We got it all, and you have nothing!" attitude. [ read more... ]

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Further Truth for Serious Seekers

Acts 17:11-11
Topic: Spiritual Growth
A mistake often made when witnessing to people from various denominational backgrounds is the failure to recognize that God has been at work in their lives. They may possess a basic relationship with God already. At times, our arrogant declaration of truth has a negative effect on people. One person referred to this as the "We got it all, and you have nothing!" attitude. [ read more... ]


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Don’t Be a Spiritual Illiterate

Acts 4:13-13
Topic: Spiritual Growth
To be illiterate is to be unable to read or write. Anyone able to read this lesson is not illiterate. It is possible, however, that one can be spiritually or biblically illiterate. [ read more... ]

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Don’t Be a Spiritual Illiterate

Acts 4:13-13
Topic: Spiritual Growth
To be illiterate is to be unable to read or write. Anyone able to read this lesson is not illiterate. It is possible, however, that one can be spiritually or biblically illiterate. [ read more... ]


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Driving to Intimidate

Acts 18:9-9
Topic: Spiritual Warfare
“Driving to intimidate.” Did the manufacturers really think that drivers of such cars, if you could call them that, could intimidate other vehicles two to five times in size? Everyone knows the road race belongs to the biggest, strongest, and riskiest. Who was this producer or advertiser trying to deceive? What a joke? [ read more... ]

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Driving to Intimidate

Acts 18:9-9
Topic: Spiritual Warfare
“Driving to intimidate.” Did the manufacturers really think that drivers of such cars, if you could call them that, could intimidate other vehicles two to five times in size? Everyone knows the road race belongs to the biggest, strongest, and riskiest. Who was this producer or advertiser trying to deceive? What a joke? [ read more... ]


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The Acts of Angels

Acts 5:19-20
Topic: Spiritual Warfare
Angels are mentioned nearly three hundred times in thirty-four books of the Bible. In the Book of Acts alone angels are referred to twenty-one times. In Revelation angels are mentioned in seventy-four references. [ read more... ]

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The Acts of Angels

Acts 5:19-20
Topic: Spiritual Warfare
Angels are mentioned nearly three hundred times in thirty-four books of the Bible. In the Book of Acts alone angels are referred to twenty-one times. In Revelation angels are mentioned in seventy-four references. [ read more... ]


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Satan, Your Kingdom Is Coming Down

Acts 12:10-10
Topic: Spiritual Warfare
What do gates and doors have in common? Both are designed to keep the unwanted out and the wanted in. In most cases they help us keep the good in and the bad out. However, in the two cases given above they were designed to keep the good in. Gates, doors, fences, and walls also represent boundaries and are usually easy to see. They bear an unwritten message... [ read more... ]

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Satan, Your Kingdom Is Coming Down

Acts 12:10-10
Topic: Spiritual Warfare
What do gates and doors have in common? Both are designed to keep the unwanted out and the wanted in. In most cases they help us keep the good in and the bad out. However, in the two cases given above they were designed to keep the good in. Gates, doors, fences, and walls also represent boundaries and are usually easy to see. They bear an unwritten message... [ read more... ]


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Being A Man The Devil Knows

Acts 19:13-15
Topic: Spiritual Warfare
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Being A Man The Devil Knows

Acts 19:13-15
Topic: Spiritual Warfare
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Acts 26:19-19
Topic: Vision
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The Heavenly Vision

Acts 26:19-19
Topic: Vision
The Apostle Paul received his heavenly vision by asking, “Lord, what do you want me to do?” Throughout his lifetime (as we should also do) he continued to ask this same question. [ read more... ]


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Ready to Receive

Acts 18:24-25
Topic: Faith
Apollos preached what he knew and walked in the light he had received; yet his message and understanding were incomplete. Aquila and Priscilla found him serious about serving and obeying God, and they provided him with a complete understanding of truth. This was done in an attitude of love, not condemnation. [ read more... ]

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Ready to Receive

Acts 18:24-25
Topic: Faith
Apollos preached what he knew and walked in the light he had received; yet his message and understanding were incomplete. Aquila and Priscilla found him serious about serving and obeying God, and they provided him with a complete understanding of truth. This was done in an attitude of love, not condemnation. [ read more... ]


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Preparing Today for Tomorrow

Acts 14:23-23
Topic: The Church
The early church experienced dynamic growth because they knew how to prepare leaders. They sought out and appointed capable men to lead each church. [ read more... ]

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Preparing Today for Tomorrow

Acts 14:23-23
Topic: The Church
The early church experienced dynamic growth because they knew how to prepare leaders. They sought out and appointed capable men to lead each church. [ read more... ]


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Power Tools Of The Apostolic Church

Acts 4:33-33
Topic: The Church
In Acts 3 the Gifts of the Spirit are in operation in the lives of men of God. Once Peter received power (through the baptism of the Holy Spirit); he also received faith. Immediately he was being used in the Gifts of the Spirit. In fact, in Acts 3, a variety of spiritual gifts are in operation. The healing of the lame man surpassed the capability of Peter and John and entered into the realm of the Spirit. These gifts were for the building of the Church. [ read more... ]

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Power Tools Of The Apostolic Church

Acts 4:33-33
Topic: The Church
In Acts 3 the Gifts of the Spirit are in operation in the lives of men of God. Once Peter received power (through the baptism of the Holy Spirit); he also received faith. Immediately he was being used in the Gifts of the Spirit. In fact, in Acts 3, a variety of spiritual gifts are in operation. The healing of the lame man surpassed the capability of Peter and John and entered into the realm of the Spirit. These gifts were for the building of the Church. [ read more... ]


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Portable Bible Schools Acts: God's Training Manual For Today's Church

Acts 5:28-28
Topic: Doctrine
At the School of Missions in 1994 I listened intently as Rev. G. A. Tracy, the newly appointed Coordinator of Overseas Ministries (then Director of Education/AIM) expressed his burden for training. His suggestion that full scale theological education is taking so much time (usually three years), and is not getting the job of world evangelism done, caught me in a mixture of emotional responses. One part of me wanted to emphatically reject what he was saying, having been involved in full-time Bible College work for eleven years. [ read more... ]

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Portable Bible Schools Acts: God's Training Manual For Today's Church

Acts 5:28-28
Topic: Doctrine
At the School of Missions in 1994 I listened intently as Rev. G. A. Tracy, the newly appointed Coordinator of Overseas Ministries (then Director of Education/AIM) expressed his burden for training. His suggestion that full scale theological education is taking so much time (usually three years), and is not getting the job of world evangelism done, caught me in a mixture of emotional responses. One part of me wanted to emphatically reject what he was saying, having been involved in full-time Bible College work for eleven years. [ read more... ]

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