Big Idea: The gospel message breaks down before it builds up. Acts 24:1-9 The truth of the Gospel offends people as it breaks down their foundational beliefs. Acts 24:10-21 The foundational truth of the Gospel is that it doesn’t break down the law, it fulfills it. Acts 24:22-27 The foundation of the Gospel is righteousness, self-control, and preparing for Jesus’ return. People either love or hate that God is asking for faith and surrender.
Sermon Scripture: Acts 23:12-35 Sermon Big Idea: Be faithful until death for the right things. 2 Samuel 23:34b 2 Samuel 11:3 2 Samuel 17:23 Acts 23:12-15 The unbelieving Jews were faithful to the removal of Paul and the gospel. Acts 23:16-30 The Tribune was faithful to his own survival. Acts 23:31-35 The Governor was faithful to justice. Let’s be found faithful to the message of the Messiah., not the message of me.
Sermon Scripture: Acts 22:22-23:11 Sermon Big Idea: God has a plan for all of us. Following it gives our life purpose. Not following it is disobedience. Ephesians 2:10 Acts 22:22-29 The Tribune’s purpose was to bring peace by way of pain. Acts 22:30-23:5 The council’s purpose was to expose Paul as a false teacher by way of false testimony. Acts 23:6-10 Paul’s purpose was to expose dissension by debate. Acts 23:11 Jesus’ purpose was to fulfill His plan by way How COVID has affected us