Experiencing Jesus’ Presence in Our Mission (Acts 18:1-23)
This is the 29th sermon in our series Acts: Jesus Builds His Church.
Presence in friendship (18:1-3).
Presence in conversions (18:4-11).
Presence in reminders of sovereignty (18:12-17).
Presence in spiritual disciplines (18:18-23).
“If sinners be damned, at least let them leap to Hell over our dead bodies. And if they perish, let them perish with our arms wrapped about their knees, imploring them to stay. If Hell must be filled…let not one go unwarned and un-prayed for.” —C.H. Spurgeon
Does evangelism/mission scare you? If so, why?
Have you ever felt depleted in ministry or your walk with Jesus? How would experiencing the presence of Jesus impact that?
What means of grace, or spiritual disciplines, has Jesus used to show you that He is with you?
With Paul in the School of Missions (Acts 17:16-34)
This is the 28th sermon in our series Acts: Jesus Builds His Church.
Sermon Outline: 1: Paul’s motivation for and method of evangelism in Athens (17:16-21). 2: Paul’s presentation of the Gospel in Athens (17:22-31). 3: The Athenians’ response to the Gospel (17:32-34).
Discussion Questions: – What brokenness do you see in your community? What sometimes keeps you from seeing it? – Answering honestly, how do you typically feel when you see brokenness? How can we grow in compassion? – In what ways is it easy to speak the Gospel to our particular culture? In what ways is it difficult?
A Blueprint for a Faithful Ministry (Acts 14:1-28)
This is the 23rd sermon in our series Acts: Jesus Builds His Church.
If Jesus is with you, you are able to do ministry amidst difficulty (14:1-7).
If Jesus is with you, you don’t need from people what God alone deserves (14:8-20).
If Jesus is with you, you can encourage others because Jesus is with them too. (14:21-28).
What are the ministries (Areas God has given you opportunities to exert influence for the good of the Kingdom) you currently have? How does this passage encourage you in those works?
In Acts 14:27 the church gathers to celebrate all that God has done through Paul and Barnabas during their 2 year journey. What can your table celebrate regarding all that God has done in the last 2 years?
Creating the space for all people to ENCOUNTER the person of Jesus through the transforming study of His Word, EXPERIENCE the love of Jesus through the love of His people, and ENGAGE the work of Jesus through missional discipleship.