Acts Lesson 13: “Extraordinary”
Lesson: Acts 12: 7-12, 16-19Motivation: What makes a missionary church? Spirit-filled leadership and willing follow ship are key components. A missionary church is an evangelistic, sending, reaching, caring and giving church. Missionary spirit doesn’t depend on size, location or wealth. Any church can and is called to be a missionary church. (Eph. 3:9-12)
Acts Lesson 12: “Accepting”
Motivation: Acts has often been described in terms of the gospel destroying barriers to its spread. We’ve seen geographical barriers fall as well as ethnic and religious barriers. As the gospel spread from Jerusalem to Judea and Samaria, it also destroyed barriers among Jews, proselytes, God fearers and Samaritans. In this passage, we see the Good News extended to a Gentile.
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Acts Lesson 11: “Bold”
Motivation: Wonders were used by God in the early church to advance the gospel and give credibility to Christianity.
Acts Lesson 10: “Converted”
Motivation: Saul of Taurus was radically converted on the road to Damascus. His experience began a lifelong transformation into a “Godly, effective and excellent” minister of the gospel. It required not only Saul’s obedience to God’s revelation but also fellow Believers’ obedience to accept and encourage Saul (Ananias and Barnabas). We can learn by the example of all three men.
Acts Lesson 9: “Obedient”
Motivation: In this lesson we have two contrasting personalities; Simon the magician who claimed to be from God contrasted with Philip, the deacon and evangelist, who was sent from God. Comparing the men helps us evaluate those who claim spiritual leadership today.