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Acts: The Advance of the Gospel

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.”

What to Do While You Wait on God’s Green Light

Sermon #2 from the Series Titled: “Acts: The Advance of the Gospel” Scripture: Acts 1:8-26. Sermon Titled: “What to Do While You Wait on God’s Green Light” Sermon in a Sentence: “As we wait for God’s green light, rather than passively wasting our time in idleness, we must engage in purposeful prayer, study His Word, and pursue His will.”

The Church’s Mission

Sermon #1 from the Series Titled: “Acts: The Advance of the Gospel” Scripture: Acts 1:1-8. Sermon Titled: “The Church’s Mission” Sermon in a Sentence: “As we wait for our Lord’s return, the church’s mission is to lean on the power of the Holy Spirit as we engage in the world-wide witness of the gospel of Jesus Christ.”