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The Preacher

Acts 14:17-17

Have you ever stopped to consider, “What is a preacher?” William Evans in How to Prepare Sermons defines a preacher as someone who is “separated by God for the specific work of preaching the Gospel and is a man who from one side of his nature takes in the truth from God and from the other side gives out that truth to men. He deals with God in behalf of men; he deals with men in behalf of God.”


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What Is Preaching?

Acts 15:7-7
Topic: Dynamics Of Preaching
Have you ever wondered why God chose “preaching” as one of the major ways He communicates His message to His people? Think about it. What method would you select? Perhaps some sound effects like thunder or a whipping wind. [ read more... ]

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What Is Preaching?

Acts 15:7-7
Topic: Dynamics Of Preaching
Have you ever wondered why God chose “preaching” as one of the major ways He communicates His message to His people? Think about it. What method would you select? Perhaps some sound effects like thunder or a whipping wind. [ read more... ]


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Take It To The Streets

Acts 1:8-8
Topic: Evangelism
The whole key to the Book of Acts is taking the Gospel to where the people really are. The Book of Acts is a vivid portrayal of taking the gospel to the streets. The Gospels show the Life of Christ but Acts shows us how the early Christians lived out the teachings of Jesus Christ and what they did with the Great Commission and with the baptism of the Holy Spirit that they received. [ read more... ]

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Take It To The Streets

Acts 1:8-8
Topic: Evangelism
The whole key to the Book of Acts is taking the Gospel to where the people really are. The Book of Acts is a vivid portrayal of taking the gospel to the streets. The Gospels show the Life of Christ but Acts shows us how the early Christians lived out the teachings of Jesus Christ and what they did with the Great Commission and with the baptism of the Holy Spirit that they received. [ read more... ]


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God of this City - Lord of this Nation

Acts 18:9-11
Topic: Evangelism
If asked to describe your city in one to three words, what would quickly come to mind? Swarming streets, tedious traffic, soiled slums, soaring skyscrapers, boulevard beggars and constant commotion begin the list. Then there is polluted air, sleepless, exciting nightlife, trade centers, unorganized, mindless, energetic, enormous, sprawling, materialistic, industrious, historic, noisy, primitive, advanced, modern, interesting, smoky, breathtaking, magnificent, hot, humid and on and on. Surely, a list of good and bad, negative and positive would speedily be generated. There is: lost, unreached, dark, hopeless, desperate, unpromising, worldly, and wicked to add. Did I mention sinful? Doesn’t it cause your heart to sink, feel sick and sad? But, there is hope. [ read more... ]

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God of this City - Lord of this Nation

Acts 18:9-11
Topic: Evangelism
If asked to describe your city in one to three words, what would quickly come to mind? Swarming streets, tedious traffic, soiled slums, soaring skyscrapers, boulevard beggars and constant commotion begin the list. Then there is polluted air, sleepless, exciting nightlife, trade centers, unorganized, mindless, energetic, enormous, sprawling, materialistic, industrious, historic, noisy, primitive, advanced, modern, interesting, smoky, breathtaking, magnificent, hot, humid and on and on. Surely, a list of good and bad, negative and positive would speedily be generated. There is: lost, unreached, dark, hopeless, desperate, unpromising, worldly, and wicked to add. Did I mention sinful? Doesn’t it cause your heart to sink, feel sick and sad? But, there is hope. [ read more... ]


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The Prodigals are Coming Home!

Acts 20:29-31
Topic: Revival
This lesson focuses on those that have heard the gospel before and have, at one time or another, walked in truth. But, for some reason, have walked or strayed away from it. Some slip, slide, or skid to the fringes of the Apostolic movement and don’t even recognize their risky state. They are commonly referred to as ‘prodigals’ or ‘backsliders.’ Neither word seems to be explicitly found in the King James Version of the Bible. However, both are unmistakably referenced there. [ read more... ]

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The Prodigals are Coming Home!

Acts 20:29-31
Topic: Revival
This lesson focuses on those that have heard the gospel before and have, at one time or another, walked in truth. But, for some reason, have walked or strayed away from it. Some slip, slide, or skid to the fringes of the Apostolic movement and don’t even recognize their risky state. They are commonly referred to as ‘prodigals’ or ‘backsliders.’ Neither word seems to be explicitly found in the King James Version of the Bible. However, both are unmistakably referenced there. [ read more... ]


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Jesus On The Outside Working On The Inside

Acts 2:40-40
Topic: Holiness
Holiness is considered to be separation from sin and the world, and to be dedicated to God, set apart for Him. Separation is moving away from worldliness and moving toward holiness. We are not to love the world, identify with it, become attached to its things, or participate in its sinful pleasures (James 4:4; James 1:27). [ read more... ]

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Jesus On The Outside Working On The Inside

Acts 2:40-40
Topic: Holiness
Holiness is considered to be separation from sin and the world, and to be dedicated to God, set apart for Him. Separation is moving away from worldliness and moving toward holiness. We are not to love the world, identify with it, become attached to its things, or participate in its sinful pleasures (James 4:4; James 1:27). [ read more... ]


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Keep Sowing until Church Growth Happens

Acts 2:42-47
Topic: Revival
You have the same choice as the frogs. You can either give up or continue in steadfast perseverance until God moves in your situation. I am sure each of us yearns to see our churches grow. Sometimes we feel hopeless and inadequate because we know church growth cannot be produced by man. We understand that anything with eternal value will be accomplished by God. It is only God who can breathe on a valley of dry bones and cause them to come back to life. It is only God who can cause revival, church growth, and hearts to be receptive to Him. [ read more... ]

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Keep Sowing until Church Growth Happens

Acts 2:42-47
Topic: Revival
You have the same choice as the frogs. You can either give up or continue in steadfast perseverance until God moves in your situation. I am sure each of us yearns to see our churches grow. Sometimes we feel hopeless and inadequate because we know church growth cannot be produced by man. We understand that anything with eternal value will be accomplished by God. It is only God who can breathe on a valley of dry bones and cause them to come back to life. It is only God who can cause revival, church growth, and hearts to be receptive to Him. [ read more... ]


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Laying On Of Hands

Acts 8:17-20
Topic: Doctrine
“Laying on of hands” is mentioned as a foundational doctrine in Hebrews 6:2 and is also referred to as a “gift from God” in Acts 8:17-20. “Laying on of hands” is defined as, “the act whereby one person places his hands on the body of another person with some definite spiritual purpose. Usually it is accompanied by prayer or prophetic utterance.” [ read more... ]

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Laying On Of Hands

Acts 8:17-20
Topic: Doctrine
“Laying on of hands” is mentioned as a foundational doctrine in Hebrews 6:2 and is also referred to as a “gift from God” in Acts 8:17-20. “Laying on of hands” is defined as, “the act whereby one person places his hands on the body of another person with some definite spiritual purpose. Usually it is accompanied by prayer or prophetic utterance.” [ read more... ]


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Listening to the Voice of God

Acts 20:27-27
Topic: General
What comes to mind when you think of pastors, evangelists and Bible teachers? These are people who preach and teach the Word of God. Being a man of God is not just about preaching or speaking. In order to speak, “Thus saith the Lord” the preacher must first listen to God. It is a big problem when preachers do not take time to hear God’s voice. What a tragedy when they speak what people want to hear instead of what God directs. [ read more... ]

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Listening to the Voice of God

Acts 20:27-27
Topic: General
What comes to mind when you think of pastors, evangelists and Bible teachers? These are people who preach and teach the Word of God. Being a man of God is not just about preaching or speaking. In order to speak, “Thus saith the Lord” the preacher must first listen to God. It is a big problem when preachers do not take time to hear God’s voice. What a tragedy when they speak what people want to hear instead of what God directs. [ read more... ]


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Listening To The Word Of God

Acts 10:33-33
Topic: General
No need to shake yourself awake. This is not a dream. Every preacher yearns for people to come to church anxious to hear a message from God’s anointed messenger. This usually does not consistently happen. However, as preachers, there are ways that we can prepare our people to hear the life-transforming Word of God. [ read more... ]

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Listening To The Word Of God

Acts 10:33-33
Topic: General
No need to shake yourself awake. This is not a dream. Every preacher yearns for people to come to church anxious to hear a message from God’s anointed messenger. This usually does not consistently happen. However, as preachers, there are ways that we can prepare our people to hear the life-transforming Word of God. [ read more... ]


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Look At Us! Ministering With Boldness

Acts 3:4-4
Topic: Leadership
At Pentecost Peter stood up in boldness to proclaim what was taking place. What a difference this was to just a few days earlier denying he even knew Jesus Christ. Following this, we see the disciples possessing faith, power, and boldness. We see them being used in the healing of the lame man at the Gate Beautiful in Acts Chapter 3. Here we also see the Gifts of the Spirit starting to be used. In this lesson we will deal with the boldness displayed by Peter and John. It is this boldness that causes us to wake up the spiritual gifts wanting to operate through us and causes us to press forward even in the face of opposition, persecution, and problems. We realize, “no weapon that is formed against thee shall prosper” (Isaiah 54:17). [ read more... ]

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Look At Us! Ministering With Boldness

Acts 3:4-4
Topic: Leadership
At Pentecost Peter stood up in boldness to proclaim what was taking place. What a difference this was to just a few days earlier denying he even knew Jesus Christ. Following this, we see the disciples possessing faith, power, and boldness. We see them being used in the healing of the lame man at the Gate Beautiful in Acts Chapter 3. Here we also see the Gifts of the Spirit starting to be used. In this lesson we will deal with the boldness displayed by Peter and John. It is this boldness that causes us to wake up the spiritual gifts wanting to operate through us and causes us to press forward even in the face of opposition, persecution, and problems. We realize, “no weapon that is formed against thee shall prosper” (Isaiah 54:17). [ read more... ]


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Mentoring: The Ministry of Multiplication

Acts 9:26-27
Topic: Leadership
Long ago when the Greek warrior Odysseus went off to battle in the Trojan War, he left his young son in the hands of a man named Mentor. The father was away from his son for twenty years and when he returned home his son had grown into a man. He had been trained by Mentor. Because of this story we now say a mentor is someone who operates as a father figure in our lives. [ read more... ]

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Mentoring: The Ministry of Multiplication

Acts 9:26-27
Topic: Leadership
Long ago when the Greek warrior Odysseus went off to battle in the Trojan War, he left his young son in the hands of a man named Mentor. The father was away from his son for twenty years and when he returned home his son had grown into a man. He had been trained by Mentor. Because of this story we now say a mentor is someone who operates as a father figure in our lives. [ read more... ]


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Mighty In The Scriptures

Acts 18:24-25
Topic: Doctrine
Acts Chapter 18 opens with an interesting testimony of a man called Apollos. In the opening verses we read of a man who was eloquent, mighty in the Scriptures, and received instruction. He also taught and preached what he knew. Beyond the descriptive phrases written about Apollos, we see a further hidden quality in his walk with God. This begins with “knowing only the baptism of John.”(18: 25) Apollos was a sincere man who was walking in every light of the Scripture that he had received. There was a longing in his spirit to obey all of what God had in store for him. His understanding of the Word of God and the things of God, led him to accept John’s baptism. [ read more... ]

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Mighty In The Scriptures

Acts 18:24-25
Topic: Doctrine
Acts Chapter 18 opens with an interesting testimony of a man called Apollos. In the opening verses we read of a man who was eloquent, mighty in the Scriptures, and received instruction. He also taught and preached what he knew. Beyond the descriptive phrases written about Apollos, we see a further hidden quality in his walk with God. This begins with “knowing only the baptism of John.”(18: 25) Apollos was a sincere man who was walking in every light of the Scripture that he had received. There was a longing in his spirit to obey all of what God had in store for him. His understanding of the Word of God and the things of God, led him to accept John’s baptism. [ read more... ]


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Mushrooms or a Mighty Oak Tree

Acts 20:29-30
Topic: Doctrine
The Apostle Paul realized that Satan would raise up false teachers from even within the church who would bring in false teachings, doctrine, pagan practices, worldly ideas, and man-made trends. They are like dangerous animals attacking the church and are difficult to handle. They are like wolves that wish to attack and kill the sheep. We, as leaders, must be very careful to make sure that such wolves will not enter and destroy any of the flock of God. We must guard the truth! [ read more... ]

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Mushrooms or a Mighty Oak Tree

Acts 20:29-30
Topic: Doctrine
The Apostle Paul realized that Satan would raise up false teachers from even within the church who would bring in false teachings, doctrine, pagan practices, worldly ideas, and man-made trends. They are like dangerous animals attacking the church and are difficult to handle. They are like wolves that wish to attack and kill the sheep. We, as leaders, must be very careful to make sure that such wolves will not enter and destroy any of the flock of God. We must guard the truth! [ read more... ]


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The God Of Action Says

Acts 2:17-17
Topic: Encouragement
There is close to seven thousand promises in the Bible. As we read from Genesis (the beginning) to Revelation (the end) we see the story of a God who graciously showers gifts upon His people. This story comes to life when we say, “God, You said it! You moved upon men to write it! I believe it!” [ read more... ]

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The God Of Action Says

Acts 2:17-17
Topic: Encouragement
There is close to seven thousand promises in the Bible. As we read from Genesis (the beginning) to Revelation (the end) we see the story of a God who graciously showers gifts upon His people. This story comes to life when we say, “God, You said it! You moved upon men to write it! I believe it!” [ read more... ]


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Grabbed By Grace

Acts 4:33-33
Topic: Doctrine
It is not enough to be grabbed by grace (to experience the unmerited favor, and kindness of God). We must obey and allow grace to lead us into salvation (Acts 2:38). We then continue in obedience to the Word of God. We should turn from godless living, and sinful pleasures, to right living. It is not acceptable to have one foot in the world, and one foot in the church. [ read more... ]

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Grabbed By Grace

Acts 4:33-33
Topic: Doctrine
It is not enough to be grabbed by grace (to experience the unmerited favor, and kindness of God). We must obey and allow grace to lead us into salvation (Acts 2:38). We then continue in obedience to the Word of God. We should turn from godless living, and sinful pleasures, to right living. It is not acceptable to have one foot in the world, and one foot in the church. [ read more... ]


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Handle With Care

Acts 20:28-28
Topic: General
A preacher is a spiritual father looking after the needs of his family. He distributes to the church as it has need. He rightfully and skillfully teaches God’s Word that fits the occasion in the local church like a father at dinner time skillfully cutting meat and sharing it to the family. [ read more... ]

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Handle With Care

Acts 20:28-28
Topic: General
A preacher is a spiritual father looking after the needs of his family. He distributes to the church as it has need. He rightfully and skillfully teaches God’s Word that fits the occasion in the local church like a father at dinner time skillfully cutting meat and sharing it to the family. [ read more... ]


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Hands Go! Hands Come!

Acts 2:44-45
Topic: General
The morning after the Day of Pentecost, a crisis arose in the new Church. With 3000 converts added to the 120 who were in the Upper Room, there was now the problem of where to have church and accommodate the new converts. They could not all go back to where they came from. They stayed together to fellowship, pray, and grow in the Apostles’ doctrine. All these converts represented a huge need for housing and feeding. Furniture needed to be moved from available homes. People started selling their belongings so everyone’s needs would be met. [ read more... ]

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Hands Go! Hands Come!

Acts 2:44-45
Topic: General
The morning after the Day of Pentecost, a crisis arose in the new Church. With 3000 converts added to the 120 who were in the Upper Room, there was now the problem of where to have church and accommodate the new converts. They could not all go back to where they came from. They stayed together to fellowship, pray, and grow in the Apostles’ doctrine. All these converts represented a huge need for housing and feeding. Furniture needed to be moved from available homes. People started selling their belongings so everyone’s needs would be met. [ read more... ]


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He Gave All He Had

Acts 3:6-6
Topic: Evangelism
Peter and John, on their way to pray, met a lame man begging for money. Peter said, “I don’t have any money to my name, but what I do have, I give to you. In the name of Jesus rise up and walk!” What is interesting about this story is that Peter didn’t just stop at, “I don’t have any money.” He gave what he had to give. As a result of his willingness to give, the lame man was healed, and gave a testimony in the church. [ read more... ]

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He Gave All He Had

Acts 3:6-6
Topic: Evangelism
Peter and John, on their way to pray, met a lame man begging for money. Peter said, “I don’t have any money to my name, but what I do have, I give to you. In the name of Jesus rise up and walk!” What is interesting about this story is that Peter didn’t just stop at, “I don’t have any money.” He gave what he had to give. As a result of his willingness to give, the lame man was healed, and gave a testimony in the church. [ read more... ]


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Here I Stand! I Can Do No Other

Acts 4:19-20
Topic: General
When the Jewish leaders relayed their decision to Peter and John it was a blessing of God. When told not to preach or teach in the name of Jesus they made a bold decision they would rather obey God than man. Because of opposition, the convictions of the Apostles and the church were strengthened. [ read more... ]

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Here I Stand! I Can Do No Other

Acts 4:19-20
Topic: General
When the Jewish leaders relayed their decision to Peter and John it was a blessing of God. When told not to preach or teach in the name of Jesus they made a bold decision they would rather obey God than man. Because of opposition, the convictions of the Apostles and the church were strengthened. [ read more... ]

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