Sermons on Acts
Life together is: Modeled – Acts 2:42-47 Motivating – Acts 4:32-37 But it is also: Uncomfortable – Acts 5:1-11 Unusual – Acts 5:12-16 Be drawn to the model, motivated by the results, patient when it is uncomfortable, and praise God that it’s unusual.
Sermon Scripture: Acts 9,16 Sermon Big Idea: The greatest expression of worship we can have is sharing who we worship with those who don’t know Him. Luke 6:45b Acts 9:1-31 Saul’s story of conversion Acts 16:6-34 The amazing events of Philippi Our most important expression of worship is…
– 1 Thessalonians 5:11– Acts 4:36-37- Encouragers Are Generous– Acts 9:26-28- Encouragers Stand Up For Others– Acts 11:22-26- Encouragers Build Partnerships– Acts 13:1-3- Encouragers Seek God Together– Hebrews 3:13
Acts 9:1-19 Paul… Was an enemy of God but didn’t know it (v. 1-2) Had an eye opening experience with Jesus (v. 3-9) Had to overcome the doubts of others (v. 10-17) Experienced death as He united with Jesus (v. 18-19) We… Had/have a broken relationship with God (Romans 3:23) Have God’s Word as our light (Psalm 119:105) Have to overcome doubts (1 Corinthians 10:13) Are invited to experience death and unite with Jesus (Romans 6:3-4) Grace is giving us How COVID has affected us
You can’t hide and heal at the same time. Name Change = Simon meaning reed to Peter meaning rock Jesus wants to overcome our fear with faith Many times, our failures want to displace our faith Jesus shows up to offer forgiveness after failure Peter learned that faith would allow for him to overcome his fear and failures so that he could experience freedom What is a part of your 10% that you hold back from God? My fourth of five: ________
Paul walked into a confrontational situation. Paul spoke boldly the truth of Christ. Paul used truth to confuse the confused. Using the confrontational method: Know the Word. Know your audience. Know the power of the Holy Spirit. My third of five: ___________________
Philip had a realistic attitude – John 6:1-7 Philip had a show-me mentality – John 14:8-11 Philip had a quest for knowledge – John 1:43-51 With the words, “Follow me,” Philip started an unlikely journey that would test his faith and ultimately have him praying and believing in the Messiah. – Acts 1:13-14 My first of five: _____________________
Lee Bracey, Executive Director and Joe Heins, Associate Executive Director, of the Woodburn Christian Children’s Home give Sunday’s message in tandem.
Philippians 1:1-11 1. When Paul reflected on the church at Philippi it filled him with joy. Acts 16:11-15 2. Lydia was a ray of hope in an otherwise valley of despair. Acts 16:16-24 3. The spread of the gospel comes with resistance. Acts 16:25-34 4. God showed up on behalf of his ready workers. A church to call home is one in which God is reflected, Jesus is remembered, and his people are filled with the fruit of righteousness.