Sermon Notes 1/30/22 “Never Too Far Gone!”

The Book of Acts Series #21
The Birth and Expansion of the Church of Jesus Christ
“you shall be Mv witnesses both in Jerusalem, and in all Jude and
Samana, and even to the remotest part or the eartn,
ACts 148 NAS8
Introducton The transitional nature or the book Or ACtS 1:1-5
christan witness in Jerusalem 1*6-83
A. The Risen Lord – The Go davs between Jesus resurrecton a ascension 16-26
Pentecost – Outpouring of the Holy Spirit – The birthday of the Church 2:1-47
C. Healing the lame man in the Temple
Dater’s y°d farmon 3+1-26
D. The besinnina or persecuñon an-3,
E. Puraing from winin, more persecuron from without Sal-e
• Choosing co-laborers- The first deacons 6:1.7
G. Stephen – a deacon and the first Christian martyr 6:8-8:3
A. The churen Scattered ov persecuton 8 4-40

  1. The conversion of au on the road amscus
    Paul’s conversion synerience on the road 9. 1.c
    d. The background Saul’s persecution expanding to Damascus 9+1-2
    d. Sauls persona encounter with the risen Christ 9.3-
    2 The role or Ananas-Gods”partner in Saulpau’s conversion 9410-20
    Ananias Called by God to minister truth to saul- he s hesitant. 9:10.14
    God athrms His call because Saul Pawl
    Is His chosen instrument 0.15-20
    c, The dramatcimpact or Saul Paula conversion 9.21-22
  2. Role or Barnaas-
    Amhrms realty orsauls conversion. 9.23-27
    4, The dot thickens The persecutor becomes the persecuted $428-30
    Conclusion = The Church en oys a net reprieve from persecution y:3)
    C the
    Conversion of Gpnalps q•32.11.36
    Da The cnnsnans rod -2
    christan winess to the uttermost part or the earth 134-233
    A. The First Missionary Journey 13:1-14:28
    B. The Council at Jerusalem 15:1-35
    . The second Missionar Journey 15:36-18-27
    D. The Third Missionary Journey 1323-21426
    the 217-28.27
    Kev Verses- The incredible story of the miracu ous conversion of Saul Paul
    TACts 9:3-6 (NAs8) Sau’s personal encounter with the nsen Christ
    was he was traveling, It happened that he was approachine Damascus, and sudden ve
    Tight from neaven flasned around him:4 and he fell to the around and heard a voce
    savine to him,”Saul.saul why are vou persecutne Me?
    5 And he said, “who are
    You, Lord?’ And He said, “I am Jesus whom you are persecuting, 6 but get up and
    city, and it wall De told you What you must c
    God has
    made him both lorn and christ-thielecue
    whom ye
    Acts 2:36 (NASB)
    Ac’s 9:1-31 “Npver To Far Gon
    what must I do to be saved?’ They said,
    Believe in the Lord Jesus, and you will be saved, you and your household.
    Acts 16:30-31 (NASRI
    Key Verses – ” divine interrupon on the roa amascus-altere-drected
    TACts 911-15 INas8 ananas- Gos numan Dartner in the conversion or Sau
    Now there was a disciple at Damascus named Ananias; and the Lord sald to him ina
    vision, ‘Ananias. And he said, ‘Here I am, Lord.
    I_ And the Lord said (o nim, yet up
    and go to the street called Straight, and inquire at the house of Judas for a man from
    Tarsus named Saul, for he is praving, 12 and he has seen in a vision a man named
    Ananias come in and lay his nanos on him, so that he mignt regain nis signt.
    13 But Ananias answered, ‘Lord, I have heard from many about this man, how much
    harm he did to Your saints at Jerusalem: 14 and here he nas authority from the chier
    priests to bind all who cal on Your name
    IS Rut the lord sald to him. ‘Go, for he is a chosen instrument of mine, to Dearmy
    name before the Gentles and kings and the sons of Israel: 16 for I will show him how
    Tor My name’S Sake
    God only tels us what we need to know
    ACts931(NAs8) conclus on – Paul was the primary instrator of the persecuton
    So the church throughout al Judea and callee and Samaria enioved peace, ein
    built up: and goine
    on in the fear of the Lord and in the comfort orthe holy spint.t
    continued to increase.
    Key x-References – Saul/Paul’s conversion-one of the most remarkable stores in NT
    Acts 8:1-3 (NASB) *Saul believed he was doing God’s will by persecuting the Church
    Sau was in hearty agreement with putone nim to death, And on that dav a ereat
    persecuton began against the church in Jerusalem, and thev were al scattered
    throughout the recions or Judea and Samaria, except ine apostes
    2 Some devour men puried Stephen, and made loud amentaron over him.
    3 But Saul began ravaging the church, entering house after house, and dragging off
    men and women, he Would put them in prisor
    lAris 26:12-15 (NASByPauls persond
    testimony about his conversion experience
    While so engaged as was journevina to Damascus win the authonty and commis
    sion or the chier priests o”3 at middav. @ kinasaw on the way a liant from heaven
    lorignter than the sun, shining all around me and those who were journevine with me
    “And when we had allfallen to the ground.I heard a voke saung to me in the
    Hebrew dialect, “Saul, Saul, why are you persecuting Me? It is hard for you to kick
    against the roads. 15 And I said. Who are You Iod And the lard said
    whom you are persecuting.
    •Note: To harm the Church is to hurt Jesus Himscy
    Romans lAlINAs8) Paul – as God’s
    “chosen instrument – reveals God’s sovereignn
    Paul.a bond-servant of enrstJesus. called as an apostle, set apart for the gospel of
    *c. Gastians dals “set apart
    en from His mothers womb
    -> GORES
    Keverms (most words have a “neld of meanine’ > various trans atons
    (Acts 26:14 Greex #2759 4x), NAB kentron; from kenteo (o prics,; a sharp
    ing (2), stings (1) *In English “goad” = cattle prod;
    “So then, those who had received his word were Daptized

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