Presentation on theme: "Announcements Next work day at the Mount – 9/8 Special Baby Dedication Service – 9/9 Next service at the Mount – 9/16 (Note the date change) Missions Carwash."— Presentation transcript:
Announcements Next work day at the Mount – 9/8 Special Baby Dedication Service – 9/9 Next service at the Mount – 9/16 (Note the date change) Missions Carwash at Weavers – 9/22 Boy Scout Service Day – 9/22 Brecknock Township Fall Festival – Need some fresh ideas!!!!! - 10/13
Actions confirm faith Steadfast in the Apostles Doctrine Fellowship Breaking of bread Prayer Fear coupled with signs and wonders Together, all things in common Sold everything so that everyone had all their needs met
Steadfast in the Apostles Doctrine Hebrews 10:19-25 2 Tim 2:14-19 Luke 8:12 Col 3:16
Fellowship Matthew 18:19-20 House churches, informal gatherings, dinner A society, a communion, a brotherhood, all led by the Holy Spirit All focused on celebration of the majesty of Jesus, the testimonies of His Great Name
Breaking of Bread May seem insignificant today, but was significant back then Casts, classes, and backgrounds were all segregated Mutual breaking of bread transcended cultural and societal boundaries
Prayer The horsepower of every believer How often do you pray during fellowship? Is it as core to your marriage as any other marital activity? Is your prayer life strong or weak right now? The disciples recognized that this was their position of strength
Fear Coupled with Signs and Wonders The two were linked We have become very familiar with God, tending to complacency and a lack of reverence Psalm 2:11, Psalm 25:14, Psalm 34:9, Prov 9:10, Over and over, the Lord used His prophets to preach a recurring message…why don’t you fear?
All things in common There is the obvious physical implication – If you have need, why don’t you ask – If someone asks, why don’t you serve This isn’t just superficial, it is deeper From a spiritual perspective, do you share, in confidence, your weaknesses and pray to be healed….
Sold all so that needs were met First question….does God want you to sell everything? Keep in mind need versus want – some needs are just wants Be discerning first, then insure needs are met
Action confirms our Faith Time for a fearless self inventory Do you forsake the gathering together of the saints? Do you have a steady diet of the Word? When you gather, do you pray, have true fellowship, or just “hang out time” Do you reverence and fear the Lord? Are you vulnerable to others and trust worthy when someone is vulnerable Are you willing to give of something to meet someone else’s need?