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Great Expectations

Acts 4:33-33

Topics: Faith

Today is the first day of the rest of your life. Our future is full of promise and potential. The Lord wants to do great things in us and through us. Let us rise to the occasion of becoming a great church impacted with higher quality and greater quantity.


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It Happened to Me; It Can Happen to You

Acts 22:15-15
Topic: Encouragement
At least three times in Acts, we find the personal testimony of Paul. He used it often when addressing unbelievers. This was first experienced in Acts 9. Secondly, Paul gave his testimony in Acts 22:6-21. Again, he related his testimony to... [ read more... ]

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It Happened to Me; It Can Happen to You

Acts 22:15-15
Topic: Encouragement
At least three times in Acts, we find the personal testimony of Paul. He used it often when addressing unbelievers. This was first experienced in Acts 9. Secondly, Paul gave his testimony in Acts 22:6-21. Again, he related his testimony to... [ read more... ]


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For Such a Time as This

Acts 2:1-1
Topic: Encouragement
This lesson is on the importance of “timing” in our lives, ministries, and leadership. It is not a lesson on time management (the proper use of time). It is based on a lesson taught by G. Randy Adams at a Leadership Development Retreat in West Africa. [ read more... ]

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For Such a Time as This

Acts 2:1-1
Topic: Encouragement
This lesson is on the importance of “timing” in our lives, ministries, and leadership. It is not a lesson on time management (the proper use of time). It is based on a lesson taught by G. Randy Adams at a Leadership Development Retreat in West Africa. [ read more... ]


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Five Ingredients of Revival Churches

Acts 2:16-18
Topic: Revival
As Peter, on the Day of Pentecost repeated the Old Testament prophecy concerning the visitation of God’s Spirit upon all flesh, he reiterated that young men shall see visions, and old men shall dream dreams. [ read more... ]

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Five Ingredients of Revival Churches

Acts 2:16-18
Topic: Revival
As Peter, on the Day of Pentecost repeated the Old Testament prophecy concerning the visitation of God’s Spirit upon all flesh, he reiterated that young men shall see visions, and old men shall dream dreams. [ read more... ]


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Dropping Tradition; Accepting Truth

Acts 17:11-11
Topic: Doctrine
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Dropping Tradition; Accepting Truth

Acts 17:11-11
Topic: Doctrine
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Wanted: Men of Integrity

Acts 6:3-3
Topic: Leadership
Oxford English Dictionary defines “integrity” as “the state of being honest, upright, sincere.” The Hebrew root word denotes, “whole, sound, unimpaired.” It would be great to have leaders with integrity. [ read more... ]

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Wanted: Men of Integrity

Acts 6:3-3
Topic: Leadership
Oxford English Dictionary defines “integrity” as “the state of being honest, upright, sincere.” The Hebrew root word denotes, “whole, sound, unimpaired.” It would be great to have leaders with integrity. [ read more... ]


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Tips for Growing Successors

Acts 16:1-5
Topic: Leadership
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Tips for Growing Successors

Acts 16:1-5
Topic: Leadership
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The Secret to Success

Acts 13:36-36
Topic: Encouragement
Would you like to be important? Would you like to be a leader in God’s kingdom? There is a secret to success in the kingdom of God. Surprisingly, it does not involve people serving you and meeting your needs. It does not involve you being treated like a “big man” and every one else like “little people.” [ read more... ]

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The Secret to Success

Acts 13:36-36
Topic: Encouragement
Would you like to be important? Would you like to be a leader in God’s kingdom? There is a secret to success in the kingdom of God. Surprisingly, it does not involve people serving you and meeting your needs. It does not involve you being treated like a “big man” and every one else like “little people.” [ read more... ]


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The Preparation of the Preacher

Acts 16:1-3
Topic: Leadership
Paul and Timothy developed a father-son relationship. Paul eventually wrote two instructional books to his son Timothy. In these he explained how Timothy could be better prepared as a preacher. [ read more... ]

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The Preparation of the Preacher

Acts 16:1-3
Topic: Leadership
Paul and Timothy developed a father-son relationship. Paul eventually wrote two instructional books to his son Timothy. In these he explained how Timothy could be better prepared as a preacher. [ read more... ]


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Watch Out, Your Motivation Is Showing!

Acts 5:1-4
Topic: Encouragement
This lesson deals with motives. Webster’s defines “motive” as “the sense of need, desire, fear, etc. that prompts an individual to act.” [ read more... ]

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Watch Out, Your Motivation Is Showing!

Acts 5:1-4
Topic: Encouragement
This lesson deals with motives. Webster’s defines “motive” as “the sense of need, desire, fear, etc. that prompts an individual to act.” [ read more... ]


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Vision: What is in the Blank?

Acts 13:36-36
Topic: Vision
Cultures around the world have many differences. Languages vary. Ways of life and manner of dress change. However, every living person shares three similar elements. Each one has a past, present, and Lord willing, a future. [ read more... ]

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Vision: What is in the Blank?

Acts 13:36-36
Topic: Vision
Cultures around the world have many differences. Languages vary. Ways of life and manner of dress change. However, every living person shares three similar elements. Each one has a past, present, and Lord willing, a future. [ read more... ]


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The Encourager

Acts 4:36-36
Topic: Encouragement
If you could be any character in Acts, who would it be? Would it be Peter the Pentecost preacher? Would it be Dr. Luke the prolific writer? What about Paul the magnificent missionary? How about Apollos, the mighty man of Scriptures? Would you settle for Timothy, the learner? I’ve dreamed of being like all of those. However, there is a champion that stands out; Barnabas, the encourager. That was his nickname; one that has stuck throughout the ages. If fellow believers, coworkers, or family members were to give you a nickname, what would it be? [ read more... ]

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The Encourager

Acts 4:36-36
Topic: Encouragement
If you could be any character in Acts, who would it be? Would it be Peter the Pentecost preacher? Would it be Dr. Luke the prolific writer? What about Paul the magnificent missionary? How about Apollos, the mighty man of Scriptures? Would you settle for Timothy, the learner? I’ve dreamed of being like all of those. However, there is a champion that stands out; Barnabas, the encourager. That was his nickname; one that has stuck throughout the ages. If fellow believers, coworkers, or family members were to give you a nickname, what would it be? [ read more... ]


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The God that Prepares a Banquet in the Desert

Psalms 78:19-19
Topic: Encouragement
My thought today is built around a question. I’m not the first to ask it. I won’t be the last. "Can God prepare a banquet in the desert?” (Psalms 78:19, God’s Word Translation). And don’t tell me you have never asked it. “Can God provide in my poverty?” “Does God care in my calamity?” “Can God turn my hopelessness into hope?” “Can life and laughter spring forth from my dreadful, dilemma?” “Can God turn my pity into a party?” Yes. Yes. Yes. A thousand times, yes! I can hear a resounding, deafening “Yes!” Where is the proof? [ read more... ]

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The God that Prepares a Banquet in the Desert

Psalms 78:19-19
Topic: Encouragement
My thought today is built around a question. I’m not the first to ask it. I won’t be the last. "Can God prepare a banquet in the desert?” (Psalms 78:19, God’s Word Translation). And don’t tell me you have never asked it. “Can God provide in my poverty?” “Does God care in my calamity?” “Can God turn my hopelessness into hope?” “Can life and laughter spring forth from my dreadful, dilemma?” “Can God turn my pity into a party?” Yes. Yes. Yes. A thousand times, yes! I can hear a resounding, deafening “Yes!” Where is the proof? [ read more... ]


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Faith Brings Its Own Umbrella

Acts 12:5-5
Topic: Faith
This story of the three praying farmers reminds me of another story in Acts 12. I find it humorous, yet a realistic reflection of our prayers some of the times. All were praying. Few had actual faith. Rhoda was included in the few or stood alone. [ read more... ]

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Faith Brings Its Own Umbrella

Acts 12:5-5
Topic: Faith
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Turning Little Churches into Big Churches

Acts 6:7-7
Topic: Evangelism
Whatever God has done through the ages, He can do it again, and more, much more than our finite minds can comprehend. [ read more... ]

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Turning Little Churches into Big Churches

Acts 6:7-7
Topic: Evangelism
Whatever God has done through the ages, He can do it again, and more, much more than our finite minds can comprehend. [ read more... ]


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Unbreakable, Unshakable, Unity

Acts 2:44-44
Topic: General
An old Arab proverb teaching the importance of unity says, “One hand alone does not clap.” No one is a whole chain. Each one is a link on the chain. No one is a whole team but each one is a player. We need each other. [ read more... ]

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Unbreakable, Unshakable, Unity

Acts 2:44-44
Topic: General
An old Arab proverb teaching the importance of unity says, “One hand alone does not clap.” No one is a whole chain. Each one is a link on the chain. No one is a whole team but each one is a player. We need each other. [ read more... ]


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Using Spiritual Gifts You Can Go for it

Acts 4:29-31
Topic: Spiritual Growth
In the Word of God the church is often compared to the natural body. We are the “Body of Christ.” Gifts are as essential to the Body of Christ as our natural members are essential to our bodies. If we are going to live and work for God, we must move with and in the Spirit. [ read more... ]

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Using Spiritual Gifts You Can Go for it

Acts 4:29-31
Topic: Spiritual Growth
In the Word of God the church is often compared to the natural body. We are the “Body of Christ.” Gifts are as essential to the Body of Christ as our natural members are essential to our bodies. If we are going to live and work for God, we must move with and in the Spirit. [ read more... ]


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Using the Road Map

Acts 17:11-12
Topic: Spiritual Growth
The Word of God is a guide, a road map on the road of life. It has been given to us to provide us with directions of how we should move on the journey of life. [ read more... ]

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Using the Road Map

Acts 17:11-12
Topic: Spiritual Growth
The Word of God is a guide, a road map on the road of life. It has been given to us to provide us with directions of how we should move on the journey of life. [ read more... ]


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Preacher, What Shall You Do?

Acts 9:6-6
Topic: Leadership
In this lesson we will look at some of the actions of the early preachers (and believers). The Word of God will speak for itself. Only a few comments will be added. Are you ready for action? [ read more... ]

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Preacher, What Shall You Do?

Acts 9:6-6
Topic: Leadership
In this lesson we will look at some of the actions of the early preachers (and believers). The Word of God will speak for itself. Only a few comments will be added. Are you ready for action? [ read more... ]


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When is it Right to be Disobedient?

Acts 5:29-29
Topic: General
The (Sanhedrin) leaders had given the people of God strict orders not to preach or teach in the name of Jesus. It was their law. The men of God found it impossible to obey this law and continued to preach and teach in the name of Jesus. [ read more... ]

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When is it Right to be Disobedient?

Acts 5:29-29
Topic: General
The (Sanhedrin) leaders had given the people of God strict orders not to preach or teach in the name of Jesus. It was their law. The men of God found it impossible to obey this law and continued to preach and teach in the name of Jesus. [ read more... ]

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