April 26, 2020
Pastor Ricky Smith
I. Unwavering Leadership
He lived there two whole years at his own expense, and welcomed all who came to him
Maximize every moment to be on mission
II. Unrelenting Message
proclaiming the kingdom of God and teaching about the Lord Jesus Christ with all boldness
A. The Kingdom of Heaven
The Lord has established his throne in the heavens, and his kingdom rules over all.
B. Jesus is Lord
I want you to know, brothers, that what has happened to me has really served to advance the gospel,
Increased boldness under decreased exposure
III. Unstoppable God
and without hindrance.
10 that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of those in heaven, and of those on earth, and of those under the earth, 11 and that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.
When a mission seems impossible God will prove you wrong
- Choose to put your trust in Jesus for the first time.
- Commit to be bold in your commitment to carry hope every day.
- Trust God in your pain, so that you can experience peace.
- Acts 28:30 describes open hospitality of Paul. How can our willingness to share with others open doors for Gospel conversations?
- Philippians 1:12 shows us the positive attitude Paul had during his affliction. What can we learn from him about how we should view our current circumstances as an opportunity to advance the Gospel?
- The Gospel can’t be stopped. Acts 28:31 reminds us of this. How can we be encouraged of the unstoppable power of God and His Word?
- Have fun baking together as a family and discuss how the individual ingredients bond together to create a uniquely different substance. Read Ephesians 1:3-6 and discuss how this looks like Jesus’ unified church.
- God has challenged us to be patient in love. How is this difficult to show in our family? Read 1 Peter 2:21-23 and discuss how Jesus showed an example of patient love.
- Love is the trademark of Christianity. Read John 13:35 and discuss how a family that shows love can demonstrate Jesus to the world.