Presentation on theme: "Check out your commitment Acts 18. It’s my turn to sit in the front pew. I was so enthralled, I never noticed your sermon went 25 minutes over."— Presentation transcript:
Check out your commitment Acts 18
It’s my turn to sit in the front pew. I was so enthralled, I never noticed your sermon went 25 minutes over time Personally I find witnessing much more enjoyable than golf I volunteer to be a permanent teacher for the Sunday School I love it when we sing hymns I’ve never heard before Pastor, we’d like to send you to this conference in Bahamas Nothing inspires me and strengthens my commitment like our annual gift day service.
are you committed, or are you involved?
Involved or Committed Involved Partial I take part I can back out Don’t have to give it all Committed Total No room for excuses No turning back 100% committed
Ham & Egg
Paul leaves Athens to go to Corinth
Acts 18: 2 There he met a Jew named Aquila, a native of Pontus, who had recently come from Italy with his wife Priscilla, because Claudius had ordered all Jews to leave Rome.
Acts 18:5-6 Paul devoted himself exclusively to preaching, testifying to the Jews that Jesus was the Messiah. 6 But when they opposed Paul and became abusive, he shook out his clothes in protest and said to them, “Your blood be on your own heads! I am innocent of it. From now on I will go to the Gentiles. ”
God Assures Paul
Gallio says ‘I will not be a judge of such things’ v15
Who or what are you committed to?
Meanwhile a Jew named Apollos, a native of Alexandria, came to Ephesus. He was a learned man, with a thorough knowledge of the Scriptures. He had been instructed in the way of the Lord, and he spoke with great fervor and taught about Jesus accurately, though he knew only the baptism of John. Acts 18:22-24
Learning from Apollos Hear the Word Read the Word Live the Word Tell others about the Word
John 14: message The Friend, the Holy Spirit whom the Father will send at my request, will make everything plain to you. He will remind you of all the things I have told you. I'm leaving you well and whole. That's my parting gift to you. Peace. I don't leave you the way you're used to being left—feeling abandoned, bereft. So don't be upset. Don't be distraught.
Proverbs 27:17 ‘As iron sharpens iron, so one person sharpens another’ Colossians 3:16 ‘Let the message of Christ dwell among you richly as you teach and admonish one another ’
Acts 18:27-28 When Apollos wanted to go to Achaia, the brothers and sisters encouraged him and wrote to the disciples there to welcome him. When he arrived, he was a great help to those who by grace had believed. For he vigorously refuted his Jewish opponents in public debate, proving from the Scriptures that Jesus was the Messiah.