Text: Acts 21:17-36 Paul Reported to the Church Elders Paul shares what God has done among the Gentiles Paul receives the counsel of the elders regarding the local negative opinions Paul submits to the authority and counsel of the elders The Undermining Influences of Zealots WHAT ARE THE CAUSES OF NEGATIVITY? Faulty Focus Woundedness / Unforgiveness Fear Jealousy The true source of negativity is an unwillingness to die to self. Negativity is twice as likely to be shared. Payi
Text: Acts 19:11-20 THE GOD OF THE SPECTACULAR Extraordinary miracles Healing Evil spirits cast out The Usurpers Pretenders seeking personal gain Seven Sons of Sceva Subdued and overpowered Fled naked and wounded The Impotence of Imitation But realize this, that in the last days difficult times will come.
For men will be lovers of self, lovers of, money, boastful, arrogant,
revilers, disobedient to parents, ungrateful, unholy, unloving,
irreconcilable, malicious gossips,
Text: Acts 19:1-10 A better baptism The Baptism of John The Baptism into Jesus For repentance from sin For forgiveness of sin In preparation for Christ For identification with Christ A better knowledge of the Spirit Knowing about the Spirit Receiving the Spirit Ignorance (no knowledge) Encounter Exposure (some knowledge) Experience Informed (good knowledge)
Text: Acts 18:23-28 Apollos Eloquent Mighty in the Scriptures Instructed in the way of the Lord Fervent in spirit Teaching accurately what he knew Acquainted only with the baptism of John Priscilla and Aquilla They heard Apollos They took him aside They explained the way of God more accurately We too must be willing to learn There is more that we do not know, than what we do know We must humbly acknowledge that our understanding is limited We must be open to new facts and ex