Addition by Subtraction=Multiplication (4 of 16) by Steve Wagers

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Addition by Subtraction=Multiplication (4 of 16)
Series: Church the Way It Was Meant to Be
A Closer Look at the Book: ACTS
Pastor Steve N. Wagers
Acts 5-6:7
August 12. 2007

Sermon Outline
1. Execution in the Church!
A) The Removal of a Serious Problem
B) The Release of a Supernatural Power
2. Excommunication of the Church!
A) Their Dedication to the Cause
B) Their Jubilation for the Cause
3. Explosion by the Church!
A) A Grievous Situation
B) A Glorious Solution

Jack wanted to be an accountant, so he went for an aptitude test.

Tester: If I give you two rabbits, and two rabbits, and another two rabbits, how many rabbits have you got?

Jack: SEVEN!

Tester: No. Now listen carefully again. If I give you two rabbits, and two rabbits, and another two rabbits, how many rabbits have you got?

Jack: SEVEN!

Tester: Let's try this another way. If I give you two cans of Coke, and two cans of Coke, and another two cans of Coke, how many cans of Coke have you got?

Jack: SIX.

Tester: Good! Now, if I give you two rabbits, and two rabbits, and another two rabbits, how many rabbits have you got?

Jack: SEVEN!

Tester: How on Earth do you work out that three lots of two rabbits is seven?

Jack: Because I've already got one rabbit at home!

Little Debbie came running into the house after school one day, shouting, "Daddy! Daddy! I got a 100 in school today!"

"That's great, Sweetheart," said her daddy. "Come in the living room and tell me about it." "Well," began the confession, "I got 50 in spelling, 30 in math, and 20 in science!"

Beginning in Acts 5 the early church experienced an unusual mathematical equation. They discovered, as it related to God's work, addition by subtraction equals multiplication.
Let's examine the early church's unusual math by taking a look at the:

1. EXECUTION in the Church!

A wonderful prayer and praise service has just concluded. God h ...


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