Presentation on theme: "Building a Contagious Church copyright Sam Long Faulkner University."— Presentation transcript:
Building a Contagious Church copyright Sam Long Faulkner University
Restoration Restored worship, salvation, and organization Not fully restored New Testament Mathematics
New Testament Mathematics The early church was contagious 3,000 on the day of Pentecost – Acts 2 Increased to 5,000 – Acts 4:4 By Acts 5:14 the text says believers were the more added They literally turned the world upside down
Contagious “Communicable by contact; catching – spreading from one to another” We call it evangelism – but it is contagious spreading from one to another Who spread the message that changed the world? – Acts 8:1-4 Where were the apostles?
To Build a Contagious Church: We Must Connect People with Jesus and His Word –A–A–A–Acts 4 (Peter before the Sanhedrin) Concerning the lame man of Acts 3 Peter preached that the man was healed because of Jesus Key is Acts 4:13 Bold, Unlearned, Ignorant – yet they had been with Jesus
We Must Connect People with Jesus and His Word –F–F–F–First symptom of a contagious church is that the membership has been with Jesus Rom 12:1-2 When you are around Jesus long enough it is not hard for people to tell.
Paul speaks of the sweet odor of Jesus Christ. 2 Corinthians 2:15 Do you smell like Christ? What are your observations based on this lesson? How can we “smell better” for God and Christ?