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  • 1. Now  Herod  was  angry  with  the  people  of  Tyre   and  Sidon,  and  they  came  to  him  with  one   accord,  and  having  persuaded  Blastus,  the  king's   chamberlain,  they  asked  for  peace,  because   their  country  depended  on  the  king's  country  for   food.    On  an  appointed  day  Herod  put  on  his   royal  robes,  took  his  seat  upon  the  throne,  and   delivered  an  oraAon  to  them.  And  the  people   were  shouAng,  “The  voice  of  a  god,  and  not  of  a   man!”    
  • 2. Immediately  an  angel  of  the  Lord  struck  him   down,  because  he  did  not  give  God  the  glory,   and  he  was  eaten  by  worms  and  breathed  his   last.   But  the  word  of  God  increased  and  mulAplied.   Acts  12:20-­‐25  (ESV)  
  • 3. INCREASE   “to  grow,”  as  a  natural  process,     “to  bring  to  growth,”     “to  be  or  to  become  fruiIul.  numerous,”   growth  in  creaAon,  especially  in  the  plant   kingdom.     •  growing  or  increasing  in  the  knowledge  of   God,  which  is  expressed  in  the  ChrisAan  life.   •  •  •  • 
  • 4. MULTIPLICATION   Year   People   Comment   1   1   Just  you   2   2   You  and  your  friend   3   4   One  family   4   8   Two  families   5   16   Small  group   6   32       7   64       8   128       9   256   Greater  than  aver  church  in  U.S.   10   512   Greater  than  90%  of  U.S.   churches   11   1,024       12   2,048      
  • 5. MULTIPLICATION   Year   People   Comment   13   4,096   Small  Town   14   8,196       15   16,384       16   32,768       17   65,536       18   131,072       19   262,144   PopulaAon  of  average  City   20   524,288       21   1,048,576       22   2,097,152   PopulaAon  of  Toronto   23   4,194,304       24   8,388,608      
  • 6. MULTIPLICATION   Year   People   Comment   25   16,777,216       26   33,554,432   PopulaAon  of  Canada   27   67,108,864       28   134,217,728       29   268,435,456       30   536,870,912   PopulaAon  of  North  America   31   1,073,741,824   Almost  the  populaAon  of  China   32   2,147,483,648       33   4,294,967,296   Just  about  everybody   34    8,589,934,592   Much  more  than  world's   populaAon   35   17,179,869,184   More  than  I  can  count  
  • 7. THE  WORD  OF  GOD:   •  Acts  6:1-­‐7  -­‐-­‐  “conAnued  to  increase”   •  Acts  12:24  –  “increased  and  mulAplied”   •  Acts  19:20  –  “increased  and  prevailed”