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"Storytelling"

July 22, 2018 Speaker: Bob Osborne Series: The Fight: The Year of Prayer

Passage: Acts 22:1–22:23

Sunday Sermon: July 22, 2018

 

“The Bible was not given to increase our knowledge, but to change our lives.” (D.L. Moody”

KNOWLEDGE – Overview of Acts 19-25

Today’s Main Text:  Acts 22:1-23

  • Verse 3:   See Acts 5:33-40
  • Verses 4-5: Paul’s persecution of “the Way”
    • Acts 8:3
    • Acts 9:1-2
  • Verses 6-10: Paul’s encounter with Jesus Christ – The day everything changed (see Acts 9:1-2)
  • Verses 11-16: The ministry of Ananias
  • Verses 17-21: Paul’s calling
  • Verses 22-23: The rage among the crowd.  Why so angry?

LIFE CHANGE – Three applications

  1. Paul’s Story –
    • His story before becoming a disciple of Jesus Christ
    • His story about his encounter with Jesus Christ
    • His story after his encounter with Jesus Christ

What’s YOUR story?  Do you TELL it to OTHERS ?

  1. Is the Gospel for US or for THEM? Are we like the crowd in Jerusalem?
  2. God WINS.
    1. From Paul’s earliest walk with Christ, GOD was taking him to ROME.
      1. Acts 9:15
      2. Acts 22:21
      3. Acts 26:17
      4. Acts 23:11
    2. We reaped the benefits of Paul’s obedience to God’s plan
      1. Ephesians
      2. Philippians
      3. Colossians
      4. Philemon
      5. II Timothy

Ray Chang:  3 Things Healthy Churches Do

  1. They win people to Jesus Christ
  2. They strengthen and encourage the disciples
  3. They develop leaders