"Stories from the Book of Acts"

Stories of Adversity

Anchor PassageActs 4:13-21

    The Big Idea: When life pushes you down, don't shrink from adversity.

     1. Spending time with Jesus changes your attitude.

     2. Following Jesus will bring adversity.

     3. Handling adversity in the right way can point people to Jesus.


Anchor PassageActs 3:1-10

    The Big Idea: Open your eyes to the miraculous.

     1. Stories of the miraculous are waiting all around.

     2. Money can't buy a miracle.

     3. A miracle is only a doorway to a bigger story.


Anchor PassageActs 2:1-12

    The Big Idea: Recognize the Power that is already in you.

     1. For us, the Holy Spirit has already come.

     2. Through us, the Holy Spirit is telling the story.

     3. Around us, the Holy Spirit makes us stronger together.

A New Chapter

Anchor PassageActs 1:6-11

    The Big Idea: Find the place where His story becomes your story.

     1. Setting: Who? What? Where? When?

     2. Conflict: What obstacles are in the way?

     3. Climax: The Main Event!

     4. Resolution: Moving Forward.

"Resurrecting Easter"

Resurrecting Easter

Anchor Passage: John 11:21-27

    The Big Idea: Believe in the One who knows your pain.

     1. Don't play the blame.

     2. Easter looks beyond the present pain.

     3. Easter is God's story of victory over our sin and death.

"From a Fan to a Follower"

From A Fan to a Follower

Anchor Passage: Matthew 21:1-10

    The Big Idea: Don't be a fan. Follow Jesus.

     1. Fans know about a person, followers know that person.

     2. Fans criticize. Followers model.

     3. Fans say "mine." Followers say, "you should too." Fans care about convenience. Followers aren't           hindered by the cost.



Anchor Passage1 Corinthians 12:14-27

    The Big Idea: In times of great struggle, we must band together to achieve the mission.

     1. The war is already won.

     2. Our continues battles are not against people.

     3. We never retreat and we never surrender.

We Are A Team

Anchor Passage: 1 Corinthians 12:14-27

    The Big Idea: There is no "I" in Church.

     1. We must find and fill our role.

     2. We must strive for the team's big goals.

     3. We must foster a cohesive team culture.

We Are A Care Group

Anchor Passage: 1 Corinthians 12:14-27

    The Big Idea: To truly care is to gladly bear with one another.

     1. We must be present.

     2. We must care for one another.

     3. We must be open about our struggles.

We Are One Flesh

Anchor Passage: 1 Corinthians 12:14-27

    The Big Idea: What God has joined together, let no one separate.

     1. We must love the body.

     2. We must commit to the body.

     3. We must pursue unity..

We are a body

Anchor Passage: 1 Corinthians 12:14-27

    The Big Idea: As a body we must depend on each other for life.

     1. The body is diverse.

     2. All parts of the body have a purpose.

     3. All parts of the body need attention.

"When Being Good isn't Good Enough"

When Being Good Isn't Good Enough

Anchor Passage: 2 Corinthians 5:21

    The Big Idea: Live the change God has done in your life.

     1. What do I need to do to get God to...?

     2. What has God done to save me from...?

     3. How can we believe to help us belong to...?