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Acts: The Advance of the Gospel

How to Turn the Word Upside Down (Right Side Up)

SCRIPTURE REFERENCE: Acts 17:1-15 Sermon #26 from the series: Acts: The Advance of the Gospel SERMON IN A SENTENCE The only hope for an upside-down world to be turned right side up is for the truth of God’s Word to be proclaimed, believed, and obeyed. SERMON OUTLINE Fearlessly declare the truth. Ground it in Scripture.  Give it strategically. Guide our hearers to the Savior Faithfully devote ourselves to the truth. Receive it passionately. Research it prudently. Respond to it properly.

The Lord Is Sovereign Over All Things

SCRIPTURE REFERENCE:  Acts 15:36-16:10  Sermon #24 from the series:  Acts: The Advance of the Gospel   SERMON OUTLINE   1. The Lord is sovereign over our ________________________ . 2. The Lord is sovereign over our ________________________ . 3. The Lord is sovereign over our ________________________ . SERMON IN A SENTENCE Because the Lord is sovereign over all things that happen in our lives, we must trust and obey Him.  

Is Jesus Enough?

SCRIPTURE REFERENCE:    Acts 15:1-35 Sermon #23 from the series:  Acts: The Advance of the Gospel   SERMON OUTLINE   The ____________________________________   The _____________________________________   The _____________________________________   SERMON IN A SENTENCE Because He is enough, Jesus plus anything else equals nothing, but Jesus plus nothing else equals everything!  

Ministry’s Roller Coaster Ride

SCRIPTURE REFERENCE:    Acts 14:1-28 Sermon #22 from the series: Acts: The Advance of the Gospel SERMON IN A SENTENCE Despite life’s roller coaster ride, God’s grace will sustain you as you maintain a commitment to the gospel.   SERMON OUTLINE 1. ________________________ _________________________ 2. ________________________ _________________________ 3. ________________________ _________________________

The Model Church of Antioch

SCRIPTURE REFERENCE:    Acts 11:18-30 SERMON IN A SENTENCE God prepares us by using every tool at His disposal to make us into humble servants who are increasingly surrendered to the lordship of Jesus.  ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ SERMON OUTLINE ________________________   ________________________   ________________________   ________________________

The Impartial and Intolerant Gospel

SCRIPTURE REFERENCE:    Acts 10:11-18    SERMON IN A SENTENCE Since God shows no favoritism, we must abandon our prejudices and proclaim to all that salvation comes only through faith in Christ alone.   SERMON OUTLINE The call of the gospel is wide. The focus of the gospel is narrow. The application of the gospel is universal.

Jesus Changes Everything!

SCRIPTURE REFERENCE:    Acts 9:31-43    SERMON IN A SENTENCE Jesus changes things so that people will turn to Him in faith, be comforted by His power, saved by His grace, and made into His likeness. SERMON OUTLINE Jesus changes everything for the persecuted. Jesus changes everything for the powerless. Jesus changes everything for the prejudiced.

Servant School

SCRIPTURE REFERENCE:    Acts 9:23-30   SERMON IN A SENTENCE God prepares us by using every tool at His disposal to make us into humble servants who are increasingly surrendered to the lordship of Jesus. SERMON OUTLINE _____________ _____________ _____________ _____________

Converted! Transformed! Changed!

SCRIPTURE REFERENCE:    Acts 9:1-22    SERMON IN A SENTENCE The grace of God can transform any transgressor, save any sinner, and redeem any wretch.   SERMON OUTLINE He was determined and driven to destroy Christ’s disciples. He was surprised and suddenly stopped by the Savior. He was conquered, converted, and completely changed. He found family in his former foes. He preached and proclaimed the One he had previously persecuted.

Philip and the Ethiopian Eunuch

SCRIPTURE REFERENCE:    Acts 8:26-40        SERMON IN A SENTENCE God sometimes leads us into puzzling situations so we can point others, who may be very different from us, to our one commonality – our absolute need of the gospel of Jesus. SERMON OUTLINE A Puzzling Mission A Planned Meeting A Pointed Message A Powerful Miracle

Putting the Pain of Your Past into Proper Perspective

Sermon #11 from the Series Titled: “Acts: The Advance of the Gospel” Scripture: Acts 8:1-8. Sermon Titled: “Putting the Pain of Your Past into Proper Perspective” Sermon in a Sentence: “When viewed from the proper perspective of faith, our past pain (both endured and inflicted upon others) can be used by God to magnify His grace and display His glory.”

Stephen: The First Christian Martyr

Sermon #10 from the Series Titled: “Acts: The Advance of the Gospel” Scripture: Acts 6:8-8:3. Sermon Series: “Acts: The Advance of the Gospel” Sermon in a Sentence: “When we trust in Jesus, pattern our lives after Him, and testify of Him, while we can expect to be treated as He was treated and suffer as He suffered, we nevertheless can be confident that when we close our eyes in death, we will open them to see our glorified Savior welcoming us home.”

Growing Pains

Sermon #9 from the Series Titled: “Acts: The Advance of the Gospel” Scripture: Acts 6:1-7. Sermon Titled: “Growing Pains” Sermon in a Sentence: “Growing pains can become occasions for growth when priorities are safeguarded, and ministry is shared.”

Living Your Best Life

Sermon #8 from the Series Titled: “Acts: The Advance of the Gospel” Scripture: Acts 2:42-47. Sermon Titled: “The Characteristics of a Spirit-Filled Church” Sermon in a Sentence: “A Spirit-filled church will be made up of Spirit-filled believers who are passionate about studying the Bible, sharing with one another, telling others about Jesus, and worshiping together by joyfully and reverently remembering what Christ has done for them.”

Contrasts Within the Church

Sermon #7 from the Series Titled: “Acts: The Advance of the Gospel” Scripture: Acts 4:32-5:11. Sermon Titled: “Contrasts Within the Church” Sermon in a Sentence: “A healthy fear of our Holy God will keep us from hypocrisy and greed so that by His grace we remain a united, generous community that is devoted to the Lord and to one another.”

Fearlessness in the Face of Furious Firepower

Sermon #6 from the Series Titled: “Acts: The Advance of the Gospel” Scripture: Acts 4:1-31. Sermon Titled: “Fearlessness in the Face of Furious Firepower” Sermon in a Sentence: “Rather than responding with timidity and fear, when faced with opposition and persecution the Holy Spirit empowers us to boldly proclaim that Jesus alone saves.”

A Lame Excuse for a Sermon

Sermon #5 from the Series Titled: “Acts: The Advance of the Gospel” Scripture: Acts 3:1 – 4:4. Sermon Titled: “A Lame Excuse for a Sermon” Sermon in a Sentence: “Because Jesus brings complete healing to those who repent and turn to Him in faith, broken, hopeless, and spiritually lame sinners like us have every reason to leap for joy and praise God.”

The Characteristics of a Spirit-Filled Church

Sermon #4 from the Series Titled: “Acts: The Advance of the Gospel” Scripture: Acts 2:42-47. Sermon Titled: “The Characteristics of a Spirit-Filled Church” Sermon in a Sentence: “A Spirit-filled church will be made up of Spirit-filled believers who are passionate about studying the Bible, sharing with one another, telling others about Jesus, and worshiping together by joyfully and reverently remembering what Christ has done for them.”

Pentecostal Power

Sermon #3 from the Series Titled: “Acts: The Advance of the Gospel” Scripture: Acts 2:1-41. Sermon Titled: “Pentecostal Power” Sermon in a Sentence: “The day of Pentecost marks the unleashing of the Holy Spirit who empowers believers to testify to the person and work of Jesus Christ and the salvation He offers to all who will repent and believe in Him.”
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Pentecostal Power