When God's Son is Magnified, and God's Children are Consecrated, God's Word Prevailed (14 of 23) by John Barnett

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When God's Son is Magnified, and God's Children are Consecrated, God's Word Prevailed (14 of 23)
Series: Women Energized by Grace Series
John Barnett
Acts 19:1-20; Ephesians 4:22-24

What does a grace-energized church look like?

A grace-energized church is where believers are empowered by God to magnify Christ, when God's Word is prevailing in and through their lives, and they are willing to consecrate their lives and rid themselves of anything that hinders or displeases God?

As you open in your Bibles, we will examine one of the most amazing chapters in the Bible, Acts 19. In this chapter we find a powerful grace-energized church that God used, and where Christ's glory is supreme.

This chapter is the biography of the saints at Ephesus, a phenomenal grace-energized church, and in that account we find the timeless keys to a church God can use greatly.

God's Word explains to us what makes Christ's church powerful in any culture. It is when:
• God's Son is magnified, and
• God's People are consecrated, then
• God's Word prevailed.

Jesus was magnified and God's Word prevailed in this group of consecrated people in the New Testament church at Ephesus. What a combination to have for the Lord in any generation. That powerful ministry was the result of a purged and obedient local church.

The grace-energized saints of Ephesus overcame the same pressures facing us as believers today: a pleasure seeking culture, a mind-assaulting media, and a materialism-dominated way of life.

God's Word always has an answer for how to walk in the Spirit, abide in Christ, and see Christ's church prevail in an ever darkening world. The struggle is always against our flesh and the Devil; and resisting both is what we are charged with as an imperative from God's Word.

In this church we see grace-energized saints, walking in the power of God's Spirit. To study this model church at Ephesus is to see...

When God's Word
Prevailed in Dark Ephesus

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