The Church Multiplies – Acts 9:32-43

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A Picture of the Coming Kingdom OUTLINE Aeneas (v. 9:32 – 35) Tabitha (v. 9:36 – 43) QUESTIONS What do miracles show you about who God is? What do miracles communicate about His character? God is a God of Miracles (Psalm 77:14). Has God ever done a miracle in your life?  What was it and how did it impact you? …

The Church Multiplies – Acts 9:19-31

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Barnabas was a Big Deal OUTLINE Saul was Attacked (v. 9:19-24) Saul was Avoided (v. 9:25) Barnabas Advocated (v. 9:26-31)   QUESTIONS After Saul’s conversion, he was attacked by his old friends, he was avoided by the disciples and he found himself all alone. Have you ever found yourself alone, lonely, feeling isolated like an outcast? Was there anyone special …

The Church Multiplies – Acts 9:1-19

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Saul’s Conversion OUTLINE Outside  (v. 9:1-5) Inside     (v. 9:6-9) Around  (v. 9:10-19)   QUESTIONS In what ways does Saul’s conversion story relate to your story of coming to faith? What were the some of the circumstances or people you remember when you said yes to Jesus? Saul thought he knew God but found out that he was serving a god of his own …

The Church Multiplies – Acts 8:25-40

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Church Growth 201 – Reconciliation across Races OUTLINE The Spirit  (v. 8:25-26 + 29) The Saints  (v. 8:26-27 + 31) The Seeker  (v. 8:27-28 + 31) The Scriptures  (v. 8:32-34) The Savior (v. 8:35) The Salvation (v. 8:36-40) QUESTIONS The church is going to be a picture of how things should be and will be when there is full racial reconciliation …

The Church Multiplies – ACTS 8:1-24

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Church Growth 103 SCRIPTURE REFERENCES Acts 8:1-24 NASB 1Saul was in hearty agreement with putting him to death. And on that day a great persecution began against the church in Jerusalem, and they were all scattered throughout the regions of Judea and Samaria, except the apostles. 2 Some devout men buried Stephen, and made loud lamentation over him. 3 But Saul began …

The Church Multiplies – Acts 6:8-7:60

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Church Growth 102 SCRIPTURE REFERENCES Acts 6:8-7:60 NASB 8 And Stephen, full of grace and power, was performing great wonders and signs among the people. 9 But some men from what was called the Synagogue of the Freedmen, including both Cyrenians and Alexandrians, and some from Cilicia and Asia, rose up and argued with Stephen. 10 But they were unable to cope with …

The Church Multiplies – ACTS 6:1-7

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CHURCH GROWTH 101 SCRIPTURE REFERENCES Acts 6:1-7 NASB 6 Now at this time while the disciples were increasing in number, a complaint arose on the part of the Hellenistic Jews against the native Hebrews, because their widows were being overlooked in the daily serving of food. 2 So the twelve summoned the congregation of the disciples and said, “It is not desirable …

The Church Multiplies – ACTS 5:12-42

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A Family Being Formed and Fruitful SCRIPTURE REFERENCE Acts 5:12-42 NASB 12At the hands of the apostles many signs and wonders were taking place among the people; and they were all with one accord in Solomon’s portico. 13But none of the rest dared to associate with them; however, the people held them in high esteem. 14And all the more believers …

The Church Multiplies – Acts 4:32-5:11

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GOSPEL GENEROSITY SCRIPTURE REFERENCES Acts 4:32-5:11 NASB 32 And the congregation of those who believed were of one heart and soul; and not one of them claimed that anything belonging to him was his own, but all things were common property to them. 33 And with great power the apostles were giving testimony to the resurrection of the Lord Jesus, and abundant grace was upon them all. 34 For there …

The Church Multiplies – ACTS 4:23-31

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The Gospel advances through adversity SCRIPTURE REFERENCES Acts 4:23-31 23When they had been released, they went to their own companions and reported all that the chief priests and the elders had said to them. 24And when they heard this, they lifted their voices to God with one accord and said, “O Lord, it is You who made the heaven and …