Wait, Even THAT Guy?! | Was Jesus serious about us loving our neighbors? | February 21, 2021
What Does it Mean to Love God? | The Greatest of All Commands | February 14, 2021
Is This The End? | Who is the good and wise servant? | February 7, 2021 | Matthew 24 & 25
ACTS—Building Toward the Future | Priorities… Keeping Things Aligned | Acts 6:1—7 | February 23rd, 2020
ACTS—Building Toward the Future | Priorities… Keeping Things Aligned | Acts 6:1—7 | February 23, 2020
A Good Start, but…
Unity | Acts 2:44-47
Encouragement | Acts 4:32-37
Cracks appear | Acts 5:1-11
Division creeps in | Acts 6:1-6
Problems WILL Come… (How will we handle them?)
Favoritism is harmful and ugly
Pursue the solution together
Choose qualified candidates
Full of the Spirit
Don’t forget: It all starts with the Holy Spirit!
Full of Wisdom
Commission them for ministry
Stay focused on your highest priority
Q—What is OUR highest priority?
(hint… L_____ G___, L_____ P_______, M_____ D__________)
Where Do We Go From Here?
Stay focused on our highest priority
Through the Holy Spirit, search out solutions when problems creep in
Keep prayer as a high priority
Don’t let busyness kill your prayer life
“Ministry” means “service”
Q—What will the world see if we stay focused?
How did they respond in Acts 6:7?
ACTS—Building Toward the Future | If From God… Unstoppable! | Acts 5:12—42 | February 16, 2020
God’s Presence Seen in Power
Miracles, signs, and wonders…
Jesus explains… | John 10:38; 14:11
Some were timid, others boldly came…
As a result…
Faith was strengthened!
Q—When you have stepped out in faith, have you seen or felt God’s power?
The Opposition is Ramped Up!
They were sad, you see? (Sadducees)
They were losing power to those who didn’t…
think like they did.
They tried to shame them publicly
But Jesus was building His Church
Q—Do you obey when public humiliation could result?
We Told You This Before
We must obey God rather than men
If this is of man, it will fail
If it is from God… Unstoppable!
Obedience will include suffering
But Jesus will prove faithful
Q—Who will we choose to obey?
God… Or our “inner–man”?
He wants to build His Church… through you!