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Series: How to Detect a Cult
Dr. Ernest Easley
Now take God's Word and turn with me to the 17th chapter of Acts. The chapter begins with Paul preaching in Thessalonica where for three days he "reasoned with them from the Scriptures explaining and demonstrating that the Christ had to suffer and rise again from the dead, and saying, 'This Jesus whom I preach to you is the Christ" (vv.2b-3).
That is … taking the Old Testament Scriptures .. he pointed them to Jesus! And we read in verse 4 that "some of them were persuaded; and a great multitude of the devout Greeks, and not a few of the leading women, joined Paul and Silas."
And by the way … people are still coming to Jesus wherever God's Word is being preached! We've just got to continue preaching God's Word and pointing people to Jesus!
This past Wednesday night our gym was packed with boys and girls, Father's and Mothers for our annual UpWard Awards Night. Throughout the season .. we've been averaging well over 600 people right here every Saturday for the UpWard games.
Well .. this past Wednesday night as the gospel was shared .. we saw _____ boys and girls and Mother's and Fathers pray to receive Christ! Seeing people come to Jesus never grows old!
Well .. back in our text we read beginning in verse 5 that not everybody was happy to see the Greeks get saved. We read in verse 5, "But the Jews who were not persuaded, becoming envious, took some of the evil men from the marketplace, and gathering a mob, set all the city in an uproar and attacked the house of Jason, and sought to bring them out to the people."
Don't be surprised when you hear today in the news that Christianity is under attack. Christianity has ALWAYS been under attack and ALWAYS will be under attack until Jesus comes and takes us out of here. Jesus tells us to expect it.
John 16.33, "These things I have spoken to you, that in Me you may have peace. In the world you will have tri ...
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