Are You Distracted? (10 of 13) by Jeff Lynn

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Are You Distracted? (10 of 13)
Lessons From a Church on the Move
Series: Unleashed
Jeff Lynn
Acts 6:1-7
July 26, 2010

TEXT: ACTS 6:1-7

Have you ever heard of sports teams that couldn't win because they had a "distraction" in the clubhouse?
There's no need for the Rangers to sign Sammy Sosa. They don't need him to contend in the American League West or take spring training at-bats away from young players such as Jason Botts, Victor Diaz and Nelson Cruz. They certainly don't need the distraction he will create.
January 2007
Bill Hall wants to play every day, he wants to work out his differences with the front office, and he wants to avoid becoming a distraction in the Milwaukee Brewers clubhouse.
June 2008
Palmeiro, who reached the 3,000-hit plateau July 15, served a 10-day suspension for a positive steroid test from Aug. 1-10, clouding his legacy and causing a major distraction in the clubhouse
September 2005

How many of you have been thwarted in some pursuit because you were distracted?

How many of you have been unable to enjoy some type of vacation because of a distraction back home?

How many churches and Christians have been thwarted in their mission because of distractions?

This morning we are going to see how the early church dealt with a potential distraction.

They were a church on the move.

We've already read in several verses over the last few weeks phrases like,

There were added that day about three thousand souls.
Acts 2:41

And the Lord added to their number day by day those who were being saved.
Acts 2:47

But many of those who had heard the word believed, and the number of the men came to about five thousand.
Acts 4:4

And more than ever believers were added to the Lord, multitudes of both men and women.
Acts 5:14

They are building momentum

We've seen in the last few weeks how the enemy has t ...

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