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"Stories from the Book of Acts"

AUGUST 13, 2017- STORIES OF DISRUPTION

Anchor PassageActs 18-20

    The Big Idea: Let your life and your community be disrupted by Jesus.

     The Commands (Acts 18:9-10):

     1. Do not be afraid.

     2. Do not be silent.

     The Results (Acts 18-20):

     1. The message of Jesus disrupts the lives of individuals.

               a. Apollos (Acts 18:25-26)

               b. The Sons of Sceva (Acts 19:11-16)

     2. The message of Jesus disrupts communities.

               a. The Jewish Community (Acts 18:12-17)

               b. The Ephesian Gentile Community (Acts 19:28-38)

               c. The Ephesian Church Community (Acts 20:17-38)

AUGUST 6, 2017- WHY PASTOR BILL IS NOT RELIGIOUS

Anchor PassageActs 17:16-34

    The Big Idea: Being religious is something you can choose to do but being righteous is someone      you choose to be.

     1. Faith should determine our motives that drive our lifestyle methods. (Acts 17:16-18)

     2. God desires that our motives are righteous. (Good, godly, and true) (Acts 17:19-31)

     3. Faith in Jesus gives us a new motive to live a good - godly - life. (Acts 17:32-34)

Anchor PassageActs 16:16-24

    The Big Idea: Don't let worldly stress overwhelm your attitude towards God's plan.

     1. Life is overwhelming.

     2. Attitude is everything.

     3. God is at work.

Anchor PassageActs 16:1-15

    The Big Idea: Don't worry when things don't go as you plan - obstacles may lead to godly      opportunities.  

     1. Expect Obstacles.

     2. Accept Redirection.

     3. Seize Opportunity.

Anchor PassageActs 14 & 15

    The Big Idea: Make sure you are worshiping the one true God and not an opinion.

     1. Don't worship religion. (Acts 14:4-7; 19-20)

     2. Don't worship people. (Acts 14:11-18)

     3. Don't worship tradition. (Acts 15:1; 7-11)