reACTS: Reacting to the Gospel

reACTS: Reacting to the Gospel

“Challenges of ‘Church'” – September 17, 2017 AM

Acts 20: 1-12 The challenge is church is about… Ministry that is draining (vv. 2-6) What are we tired of? Ministry is about… Activity Ambition What is he trying to do? Run faithfully the race that is before him Moments when you are drowsy (vv. 7-9) Bring in… Deep sleep Dead suddenly Motive of your devotion (vv. 10-12) Our connection Our conviction

“The Emotion of Religion” – September 10, 2017 AM

Acts 19: 21-41 Notice… The cause (vv. 23-27) They were losing their… Profits Power The crowd (vv. 28-34) Notice the… Foolishness of the crowd Now some cried out one thing, some another, for the assembly was in confusion, and most of them did not know why they had come together. Acts 19:32 ESV Force of the crowd The Christians (vv. 35-41) Notice the… Clear mission The Great Commission Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the…

“Church Calling” – January 29, 2017

Acts 13: 1-3 Notice the Church… With LEADERS Notice the… Character of these leaders Barnabas Saul Simeon Lucius of Cyrene Romans 16:21 Manaen Call of these leaders With LISTENERS Listeners who are… Active with the Holy Spirit “As they were ministering (worshipping) the Lord…” Aware of the Holy Spirit With LEAPERS (ready to” leap” at whatever the Holy Spirit called them to do”) Leapers who are… Set apart for the Gospel Sent away for the Gospel

“Seeing the Light” – Oct. 2, 2016 AM

Acts 9: 1-22 Learn of the… Conversion of Saul (v. 3-6) Conversion is… Admitting you are a sinner Believing Jesus Confessing your faith in Jesus Conditioning of Saul (v. 7-17) Notice the… Preparing 3 days in darkness (temporary blindness) Purposing Confirmation of Saul (v. 18-22) Notice Saul was… Changed Continued 1 Timothy 1: 15-16

“Divine Appointments” – September 25, 2016

Acts 8: 26-40 Divine appointments are about… Being available To go To greet Being aware Aware of the… Arranging by the Lord “Every part of our lives is here for a reason that is bigger than us.” Awakening by the Lord Being able Able by being… Familiar with God’s word John 3:16 Ephesians 2:8 Romans 10:9 Acts 8:37 Faithful to God Isaiah 55: 1

“Salvation In Samaria” – September 18, 2016

Acts 8: 5-25 Ref. Acts 1: 8         Parable of the Good Samaritan   Notice the… Conditions in Samaria Think about the… Social conditions Colossians 3: 11 Spiritual conditions Conversions in Samaria We discover the… Timing of the conversions Romans 8: 9 We discover the true conversions Caution in Samaria Notice there was… A show of faith (he was making a show of claiming faith) Matthew 7: 21 A sadness of faith

“Rules for the Road: Your Neighbor’s Reputation” – May 22, 2016

Exodus 20: 16 The 9th Commandment is understanding… A good reputation is valuable Reputation of… Respect Responsibility A reputation can be violated It is a… Serious violation Sinful violation Slander Lying Gossiping Insinuation Flattery Exaggeration Proverbs 26: 20-28 Silence A reputation should be verified (Ephesians 4:25) Verified by… Putting away – is it… True? Helpful? Inspiring? Necessary? Kind? Practicing truth

“The Fiftieth Day!” – May 22, 2016

Acts 2: 1-13 This day learn about The arrival of the Holy Spirit Consider the… Form of His arrival John 3:8 Matthew 3:11 Fulfillment of His arrival Acts 1:8 The activity of the Holy Spirit Notice the… Continued activity “They were filled with the Holy Ghost…” Ephesians 5:18 Context of the activity Our awareness of the Holy Spirit Aware of what… Was experienced Was expressed “…what meaneth this?”

“Coming to Church” – May 1, 2016

Acts 1: 12-26 Learn about… The PEOPLE The people were… Reliable Replaceable Judas was highly trusted as the treasurer, but he was replaced. The PRIORITIES The priority of… Prayer (v. 14) Proclamation (v. 15-22) The proclaiming of God’s Word, not our opinions The PROCESS Notice their… Decision Devotion (v. 24)
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