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Half Time (11 of 21)
Series: The Jesus Chronicles Part II
Pastor Chris Brown
Acts 1- 14
1ST HALF STATS:
God gave a clear plan and power to change the world.
Acts 1:1-8, Matthew 28:16-20, John 15:4, 2 Timothy 1:7-9
People were radically changed.
Acts 1-4, Acts 3:12, 4:13, 1 John 3:16-19, James 1:27
It was easy to love God and people like themselves.
Acts 1-8, 4:32-35, 1 John 4:19-21
It was much harder to love those who were different.
Acts 8-14, Matthew 5:43-47, Proverbs 25:21-22, Romans 12:9-21
LOCKER ROOM TALK:
Jesus' original game plan:
Luke 10:25-37, Matthew 5:43-47, John 17:20-23
- Love God
- Love Your Neighbor
2ND HALF GAME PLAN:
It takes two things to change the world:
1. Obedient People
2. Holy Spirit
We are plan A, there is no plan B.
TAKING IT HOME
1. It's incredible to think that we are God's "Plan A" to spread the Good News about Him. Along with that big assignment we also have big resources to help us out. God's presence and power are available to each of us through the Holy Spirit. We are simply asked to pray for open doors, contagious faith and clear communication. Take a few minutes and look back at Colossians 4:2-6 and use it as a prayer guide for the Weekend of Service.
Growth Group Homework
QUICK REVIEW: Take a look at your sermon notes from this week. Was there a point in the sermon that challenged you, caught your attention or even confused you?
1. Looking ahead at the Weekend of Service or other opportunities you will have to serve, what are you looking forward to? What concerns, if any, do you have?
2. What do you think about the following responses from last year's Weekend of Service?
"A few hours into the first Saturday morning shift, the shelter manager stopped by to take pictures and said, 'This is the first time ...
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