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How to Detect A Cult (2 of 4)
Series: How to Detect A Cult
Dr. Ernest L. Easley
We are starting out in the same place we started out last time together in the 17th chapter of Acts where we read about a group of people called "the Bereans."
There had been a great movement of God in the city of Thessalonica as a result of Paul taking the Old Testament scriptures and vv.2-3, "explaining and demonstrating that the Christ had to suffer and rise again from the dead, saying, "This Jesus whom I preach to you is the Christ."
What a privilege we have to be taking the gospel to the people of our community and doing our part to get it to the nations! That's what we're talking about when we talk about making of list of a handful of people whom you already know that are not in church or give no evidence of knowing Jesus.
Every time you open your Bible … there those names are reminding you to pray for them and to find ways to show them Jesus. If you haven't started a list .. start tonight! Start right now!
We had a first time visitor last time together who heard me talking about this. After worship .. he took me aside .. opened his Bible and there were five names written down. He didn't have any trouble coming up with five people he already had his life that fit the description.
The amazing thing was that the number one name on his list is the number one name on my list! I thought, "Wow! There is at least one other person other than me who is praying for them and showing them Jesus!" I guess you could say that we're spiritually ganging up on them!
Well .. back in Acts 17 … not everybody was excited to see those people coming to Christ in Thessalonica. So we read in Acts 17.10-11, "Then the brethren immediately sent Paul and Silas away by night to Berea. When they arrived, they went into the synagogue of the Jews. These were more fair-minded than those in Thessalonica, in that they received the word with all readiness, and SEARCHED T ...
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