The Church's First Business Meeting by Ronnie Floyd

"The Church's First Business Meetings"
Acts 1:12-26

INTRODUCTION: The church's first business meeting was born
out of prayer. They had a need for Christian leadership-
That need still exists in the church today. The greatest
need in Southern Baptists churches is for dynamic leader-
ship from the pastor to the outreach leader in your Sun-
day School class. Leadership is escorting or providing
direction for a group of people. Getting people to go in
one direction is a monumental mark of achievement.
T.S.: Let us examine this text today and see what the
Bible says about choosing Christian leadership.
1. THE NEED FOR CHRISTIAN LEADERSHIP.(14-20)
Exp: The need was discovered in prayer.
The need was encouraged by prophet Peter.
The need was to take Judas' place
.li[: Al-i of you -here that know J-. C. as Lord and &av-
ior need to see that God wants to use you in
Christian leadership.
The greatest need for a growing church is lead.
App: We need Christian leadership inthe home.
II "1 "1 "1 "1 "1 II society.
" If " """"political arena
against moral issues.
We need Christian leaderhip in our church.
a. In personnel-Sunday School expansion-more
teachers, directors, outreach leaders.
committees, etc.
b. In vision c. In attitude-"I can" spirit
d. In commitment to God.
2. THE NECESSARY QUALIFICATION FOR CHRISTIAN LEADERSHIP..
(21-22a)
Ell: Today many of you may say, "I am not a leader",
"I cannot do this or that", or say, "I am not
qualified."
Exp: One qualification of the man to join the other
elite eleven men--BEEN WITH JESUS FROM EARLY
MINISTRY THROUGH HIS ASCENSIONT-A REAL FOLLOWER
OF JESUS.
THE ONLY QUALIFICATION FOR CHRISTIAN LEADERSHIP
IN THE NEW CHURCH WAS TO BE A FOLLOWER OF
JESUS CHRIST. THIS IS STILL TRUE.
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App: Many times we do not have ampl e 1 ,)adershiip in our
churches because of our lecjalistic attitudes.
LET ME PREFACE WHAT I SAY: When a man or woman
walks with Jesus their lives will bear fruit of
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