How To Become A Contagious Christian (3 of 3) by Brad Whitt

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How To Become A Contagious Christian (3 of 3)
Series: The Church Member Of My Dreams
Brad Whitt
Acts 2:40-41, 43, 47

Intro: I want you to take your Bibles now this morning and I want you to be finding your place at Acts chapter 2 again if you will. We are in a short study on the essential elements of a genuine church that I have entitled, The Church Member Of My Dreams. And today, we come to the third essential element of a genuine church that is what I call a contagious church. Not just a converted church or a committed church, a contagious church.

ILLUS: Years ago Bill Hybels wrote a little book entitled, Becoming A Contagious Christian. And I want you to listen to what he had to say in the very first paragraph directed to the reader. "In their hearts, I think all true followers of Christ long to become contagious Christians. Though unsure about how to do so or the risks involved, deep down they sense that there isn't anything as rewarding as opening up a person to God's love and truth."

You know, as I study this early church here in Acts chapter 2, what I find is that these early believers were absolutely committed to their savior and absolutely contagious with their faith. Listen to how Luke records what happened.

Acts 2:40-41, 47, "And with many other words he testified and exhorted them, saying, "Be saved from this perverse generation." 41 Then those who gladly received his word were baptized; and that day about three thousand souls were added to them. . .43. And fear came upon every soul, and many wonders and signs were done by the apostles. . . 47 praising God and having favor with all the people. And the Lord added to the church daily those who were being saved."

This morning I want to talk to you for a few minutes about our priority of evangelism. I want to share with you how to become a contagious Christian. And let me tell you why this is so hot on my heart. Here the other day I began to get convicted that I had got ...


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