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Acts 18:24-28  — The Ideal Preacher

Acts 18:24-28 — The Ideal Preacher

BIG IDEA: THE DEVELOPMENT OF YOUR GIFTEDNESS AND DOCTRINAL UNDERSTANDING CONTRIBUTES TO A MORE EFFECTIVE MINISTRYINTRODUCTION:In the last 5 verses of Acts 18, we get introduced to a very special preacher. We see the beginning of the ministry of Apollos in Ephesus. His...
Acts 18:1-11  — Encouragement in Corinth

Acts 18:1-11 — Encouragement in Corinth

BIG IDEA: PERSEVERANCE IN MINISTRY FEEDS ON DIVINE ENCOURAGEMENTINTRODUCTION:By the time the Apostle Paul arrived in Corinth, he had many reasons to be discouraged and fearful in the ministry.- Remember his call in Acts 9:15-16 “he is a chosen instrument of Mine, to...
Acts 17:1-15  — Truth vs Tradition – Tale of Two Cities

Acts 17:1-15 — Truth vs Tradition – Tale of Two Cities

BIG IDEA: YOUR RESPONSE TO THE GOSPEL REFLECTS YOUR VALUE SYSTEM:- PASSION FOR THE TRUTH OF GOD’S WORD OR- JEALOUSY FOR THE SECURITY OF MAN’S TRADITIONSINTRODUCTION: Funerals have a way of stopping you in your tracks and making you think about what really matters in...
Acts 16:25-40  — Unshackled

Acts 16:25-40 — Unshackled

BIG IDEA: THE ALL POWERFUL GOD DELIVERS BELIEVERS FROM THE SHACKLES OF SATAN AND SININTRODUCTION:If you are a believer in Jesus Christ and still living in bondage to sin, you need to open your eyes and see that the chains have fallen off. God delights to use simple...
Acts 16:16-24  — Demonic Religious Profiteering

Acts 16:16-24 — Demonic Religious Profiteering

BIG IDEA: THE DISTINCTIVENESS OF THE GOSPEL MUST NOT BE SULLIED BY ASSOCIATION WITH DEMONIC RELIGIOUS PROFITEERINGINTRODUCTION:Are you appalled as I am at the amount of profiteering surrounding false religion in our day? Just look at the false teachers who tickle the...
Acsd 14:19-28  — First Christian Missionary Conference

Acsd 14:19-28 — First Christian Missionary Conference

BIG IDEA: PIONEER MISSIONARIES STAY ON COURSE, STRESS THE FUNDAMENTALS AND BRING BACK A GOOD REPORTINTRODUCTION:The definition of a Pioneer: “One who goes before, as into the wilderness, preparing the way for others to follow; as, pioneers of civilization; pioneers of...
Acts 14:8-19  — Don’t Steal God’s Glory

Acts 14:8-19 — Don’t Steal God’s Glory

BIG IDEA: ALL CREDIT FOR THE IMPOSSIBLE WORKS OF FAITH MUST BE DIRECTED BACK TO GOD ALONEINTRODUCTION:Who would think of trying to rob God of His glory? Of taking credit or praise to themselves for something that God has actually accomplished? Actually each of us in...
Acts 13:14-41  — The Jewish Gospel

Acts 13:14-41 — The Jewish Gospel

BIG IDEA: DO NOT REJECT THE MESSAGE OF GOD’S SOVEREIGN PROVISION OF SALVATION THROUGH JESUS CHRIST, THE SEED OF DAVID, IN HIS CRUCIFIXION AND RESURRECTIONINTRODUCTION:Today you have the privilege of sitting under the preaching of the greatest expositor in NT church...
Acts 13:1-12  — Missionary Manual

Acts 13:1-12 — Missionary Manual

BIG IDEA: MISSIONARIES ARE SENT OUT TO RESCUE LOST SOULS FROM THE DOMAIN OF DARKNESS WITH THE TRUTH OF GOD’S WORDINTRODUCTION:Acts is primarily a Missionary Manual – it is all about the spread of the gospel to the ends of the earth through God’s appointed ambassadors...
Acts 11:19-26  — Abundant Harvest of Gentile Believers

Acts 11:19-26 — Abundant Harvest of Gentile Believers

BIG IDEA: CATCHING GOD’S VISION FOR GENTILE CONVERSIONS LEADS TO EXPLODING CHURCH GROWTHINTRODUCTION: John 4:35 – “Behold, I say to you, lift up your eyes and look on the fields, that they are white for harvest.”Stott: Expansion and OppositionThe inclusion of the...