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Being Bold Amidst Resistance
June 20, 2010
A few weeks ago I introduced to you our E-System, which is our system and process for making disciples, based on the two great commandments and the great commission.
We looked at Acts 2:42-47 and saw a couple of aspects of the E-System: Experiencing God (they were in awe) and Equipping Each Other (they were devoting themselves to the apostles' teaching, breaking of bread, fellowship, and prayer).
While next fall we are going to elaborate more fully on this, this morning we are going to touch on the Engaging our Community through serving and sharing, and Extending the Kingdom through global missions and church planting.
Renee and I just returned from the Southern Baptist Convention where a Great Commission Resurgence motion was overwhelmingly passed, indicating that more funds will be directed toward fulfilling the Great Commission.
This is hard to get your mind around, but the International Mission Board has identified over 6,400 unreached people groups in the world.
New data shows that the United States is the largest English-speaking mission field in the world.
Only two countries have more nonbelievers than the U.S.: India and China.
If there were ever a time for a great commission resurgence, it is now.
The problem lies in the fact that most of us may not have the boldness we need to share the gospel of Jesus Christ with people.
This morning we are going to look at the boldness of Peter and John and see what we might learn and embrace.
(Pick up last week's text to set this up)
TEXT: Acts 4:13-22
Have you ever done something in which you KNEW that God was a part?
Perhaps you've ramped up your spiritual disciplines, which is obviously a part of God's will.
Or you've been a part of seeing God do something amazing in your own life, or in the life of your family?
Perhaps you took a bold step of faith and God used that to do ...
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