Presentation on theme: "Acts 13:13-52 Ministry by the Will of God Using the Word of God."— Presentation transcript:
Acts 13:13-52 Ministry by the Will of God Using the Word of God
Introduction: There are many ways to do church: Different styles Different programs Different ministries
Introduction: There are many styles of ministry There is only one right way to do ministry By the Will of God Using the Word of God
Introduction: Acts 13:13-52
Introduction: Theme for 2008: Seeking & Doing the Will of God Together
Open Doors: What is an open door?
…meanwhile praying also for us, that God would open to us a door for the word, to speak the mystery of Christ, for which I am also in chains (Colossians 4:3) Open Doors: What is an open door?
Open Doors: What would an open door look like for you? Why is your marriage so good? Why do you go to church? Why do you always seem so happy? Why are your kids obedient?
…always be ready to give a defense to everyone who asks you a reason for the hope that is in you, with meekness and fear (1 Peter 3:15 ) Open Doors: Application: Be ready!
Using the Word: Paul used the Word The Law (v.17-23, 39) The Prophets (v.24-33; 40-41) The Writings (v.33-39)
2 Timothy 2:15 Be diligent to present yourself approved to God, a worker who does not need to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth. Using the Word: Application: Know & use the Word
Mark 6:11 And whoever will not receive you nor hear you, when you depart from there, shake off the dust under your feet as a testimony against them. Assuredly, I say to you, it will be more tolerable for Sodom and Gomorrah in the day of judgment than for that city!" Closed Doors: Moving on
Acts 13:50-51 But the Jews stirred up the devout and prominent women and the chief men of the city, raised up persecution against Paul and Barnabas, and expelled them from their region. But they shook off the dust from their feet against them, and came to Iconium. Closed Doors: Moving on
Application: 1. Read the Bible every day a) Use a Bible reading schedule b) Read 1 New Testament chapter per day 2. Attend ENCORE Seeking & Doing the Will of God Together