Text: Acts 10 God Draws People to Himself Cornelius was being drawn by God He was visited by an angel He was instructed to seek our Peter God Does Not Conform to Our Ways Peter has a vision “What God has cleansed, no longer consider unholy” The Spirit speaks to Peter to accompany the messengers Footnotes: Peter has a vision Unclean food is presented Peter told to kill an eat Peter objects What God has cleansed, no longer consider unholy What God declares holy is not up to hum
Text: Acts 9:32-43 ENGAGED GO TO WHERE THE PEOPLE ARE AND SERVE THEM Peter was going throughout the region, encouraging the church and preaching the Word. In his travels he came across a man named Aeneas who had been bedridden for eight years. Peter involved himself in the troubles of his life and healed him. EXALTING TAKE NOT PERSONAL CREDIT: POINT PEOPLE TO JESUS Peter exalted Christ, by saying “Jesus Christ Heals you.”
It wasn’t the Peter show, it was poin
Text: Acts 9:1-31 Saul : Before Christ -- Acts 9:1-2 An enemy of the church Threats and murder against the disciples Intentional persecution Seeking out Christians to persecute Saul : Encountered by Christ -- Acts 9:3-9 A blinding flash of light A voice speaking The voice was Jesus Others heard the voice too, but saw no one Saul spent three days in Damascus blind and fasting Saul : Chosen by Christ -- Acts 9:10-19a God sent Ananias to Saul God tells Ananias that He has c
Text: Acts 8:2-40 The Church Scattered Christians must get out of their comfort zone to reach the lost Footnotes: After Stephen’s martyrdom a great persecution began against the church. They were scattered throughout Judea and Samarian fearing for their lives. Fear creates opportunities for change, and opportunities to reevaluate our priorities.
In a crisis we tend to reconsider which things that are most important. What changes have you made recently? How has our curr
Text: Acts 6:8-8:1 A man of notable character He was chosen to be a servant-leader Only seven chosen in a church of 3000 (6:5) He was the first mentioned (6:5) (chosen first?) A man of Christ-like qualities A man full of faith and the Holy Spirit (6:5) A man full of grace and power (6:8) A man with the courage to confront Stephen debated the most knowledgeable Greek-speaking
Jewish leaders (6:9) They could not cope with his wisdom and his spirit (6:10) He called them o