Acts 17 Suprising Fruit of the Gospel Ministry

Acts 17:1-15 The Surprising Fruit of Gospel Preaching

  • Intro to Topic:
    • Ex: Mega Churches… meet needs… make comfortable…
    • >>> Method for planting…
    • Topic: Paul’s Method for Planting a Church was Gospel Preaching…
      • V.2, Paul’s “Custom…”
      • Intro to Text:
        • Ex: Pumpkins… Surprising fruit where we poured concrete!!!
        • Thessalonica… and Berea… preach & run!
        • >>>Paul’s Surprise! V. 15 Timothy returns with Report… in 1 Thess 3.
          • They converted, successfully endured suffering, burned their idols, grew in knowledge, sent our missionaries further than Paul had even gone!
          • Intro to Point:
            • Main Q: Where did that surprising fruit come from?
            • Thesis: Jesus’ Spirit empowering the Message!
              • 1:8, You will receive power … and be my witnesses…
  • Point:  Bear witness to the Gospel!
  • Define Point:
    • Def: Witness… Marturia… root martyr… one who dies for their testimony
    • Ex: Testify in the Court of Law…
    • Testimony is Not– witness to “my conversion…”
    • Testimony is witness to Jesus! ex: 17:1-3
    • Ex: Low-T… commercial… man… tired… no energy… no pep. Vim and vigor… because they say testosterone is like a power source for men…
    • >>>Church without deep Gospel Preaching is Low-Theology…
    • ***Romans 1:16 “The Gospel is the power of God unto Salvation!”
    • Apply Point:
      • ***Frustration & Let down from no conversions…!
        • Ans: >>>You never know what’s happening inside the person!!
        • Ans: >>>Anger means they understand!
  • How to Witness: v. 3 “Explaning and giving evidence…”
    • Explaining” – The Gospel events… life, death, burial, res, asc, return
    • Giving evidence…” – That the Messiah must Suffer…
      • Ex: Emmauues Road… Luke 24:26…
      • Ex: Eating Fish and Commissioning the Witnesses… Luke 24:41-49
    • !!!!***The OT was his Bible…
    • ***Get excited about the OT Messiah has come!
    • Ex: Ethiopian Eunech… Acts 8:30-35… reading Isa 53:7b-8a..
    • Concluding Call to Point:
      •  Obj: I cannot bear witness!
      • You never know the the fruit you can bear!
      • Perspective: Do you want to pass on that sort of opportunity like Phillip had?
      • Thesis: Rom 1:16…. b/c the Power of God!
      • Point: Method is the simple Message…

 

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