The Tale of Two Churches

Sermon Notes - Mark Johnson - Acts 11 The tale of Two Churches Introduction- Church J and Church A. I. Get on board or get left behind. vs. 1-18 II. Pure Evangelism vs. 19-21 III. Get up and live radically. Vs. 22-25 Conclusion - What makes for the greatest environment for children and young people in the church?


Saul and Ananias Respond to Jesus

1. He calls his people by name. 2. He identifies with his people. 3. He transforms his people. 4. He uses his people.

True Identity

Acts 8 True Identity Intro. The orchard I. Identifiable Traits vs. 1-3 Illus. The enemy II. Questionable Identity vs. 4-25; Desiring to Control. Illus. Megan and Kate III. Unquestionable Identity vs. 26-39: Willingness to Surrender. Conclusion- Your Identity cannot and should not be disguised no matter what the cost, on earth or in heaven.

Acts 7 Fearlessly speaking the truth no matter what the cost. Intro- The law suit I. The Truth of Abraham II. The Truth of Joseph III. The Truth of Moses IV. The Truth of David and Solomon V. Truth has Consequences Conclusion- A fearless Faith should teach us to stand on the side of Truth No Matter What the cost.

The Call to Service

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.

What got into your heart?

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?

The Call of Freedom

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

The Faithful Father

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

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