Acts 6 - The Call to Service *Opening Illus. I. Why does The Holy Spirit call people to serve The Kingdom of Christ? II. Who does The Holy Spirit call to serve The Kingdom of Christ? III. What are the expected results of The Holy Spirit’s calling? The Great Divide in the Church is revealed A. Those who desire possession of Spiritual power B. Those who are possessed by The Holy Spirit’s power. Closing Illus- The boat in the ocean.
Title: What got into your heart? 1. Ananias & Sapphira are filled with deception 2. The religious authorities are filled with jealousy and rage 3. Peter and the apostles are filled with the Spirit 4. Peter's journey from self to Spirit What are you filled with and where are you on your journey?
Passage: Romans 6:1-14 Title: The Call of Freedom Outline: Opening-The American Revolution 3 Truths About Christian Freedom 1) Tragedy-The Need for Freedom 2) Trust & Triumph-The Only Path for Freedom 3) Transformation-Living in Freedom
Title: The Faithful Father Passage: Deuteronomy 8 Outline: Intro-Traeger Grills 1. The Character of the Father: God is faultlessly faithful. 2. The Character of God’s Children: God’s children are consistently forgetful. 3. Remember God’s faithfulness to deepen dependence on His promise plan. Closing-Ephesians 5:1-2
June 13th outline- Intro- Horse tank Acts 3: 16-25 I. They Knew Not what they had done. II. Do we know the times of Refreshing? III. Do You experience them daily? IV. Who has mentioned these days before? Closing- Forgiveness and Refreshment
WHO ARE YOU LIKE? “Be imitators of God, therefore, as dearly loved children 2 and live a life of love, just as Christ loved us and gave himself up for us as a fragrant offering and sacrifice to God” Eph. 5:1-2, NIV 1984. I. EVERYBODY IS MIMICKING SOMEONE II. GOD’S CHILDREN SHOULD BE LIKE HIM A. BY NATURE B. BY HIS LOVE C. BY NOT WANTING TO MISREPRESENT HIM III. HOW CAN WE BE LIKE HIM? A. BY GOD’S NATURE IN US B. BY THE HOLY SPIRIT’S ASSISTANCE C. BY THE WORD OF GOD D. BY COMMUNING WITH GOD IV. THE CALL
Giving what you have. They didn't have money; what they had was the power of the Spirit.
Acts 2 From Images to Priests Illustration of powerless- I. Worship Experienced. II. Witness Employed. III. Priesthood Emerged. Illustration of a promise.
The Ascension Introduction - The wardrobe. I. The kingdom of Men. II. The Ascension. Acts 1-11 III. Normal Questions. IV. A Vision to be grasped. Conclusion and blessing