Acts 11c giving god's way


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Acts 11c giving god's way

  1. 1. Paul Davis will be ordained to preach next Sunday morning, 1-29-12 We will have dinner afterward at the voting precinct just off of Mack Smith road near East Ridge; Amy made directions. The church will purchase the meat, and each of us may just bring a side, dessert, drinks, ice. No evening service www.rossvillechurch.comJanuary 25, 2012 781 Salem Road, Rossville, GA 307411
  2. 2. Will be leading worship Sunday night, February 12 at six oclock. Come, worship with us, and be blessed. 781 Salem Road, Rossville, GA 307412January 25, 2012
  3. 3. The Gospel of Jesus Christ is spreading both to Jews and Gentiles. Churches are being established, as far away as Antioch and Tarsus. 3
  4. 4. 22-24 Then tidings of these things came unto the earsof the church which was in Jerusalem: and they sentforth Barnabas, that he should go as far as Antioch.Who, when he came, and had seen the Grace ofGod, was glad, and exhorted them all, that withpurpose of heart they would cleave unto the Lord.For he was a good man, and full of the Holy Ghostand of faith: and much people was added unto theLord. 4
  5. 5. Barnabas is described as a good man, full of the Holy Ghost and faith. "A good man" -- a man who was of benefit in the Kingdom of God. He was of benefit because he was Full of the Holy Ghost Full of faith. 5
  6. 6. 25 Then departed Barnabas to Tarsus, for to seekSaul: The church at Antioch was growing fast. Barnabas needed help. Who better than Saul? 6
  7. 7. 26 And when he had found him, he brought himunto Antioch. And it came to pass, that a wholeyear they assembled themselves with the church,and taught much people. And the disciples werecalled Christians first in Antioch.The ending “-ian” means “belonging to the partyof”; thus “Christians” were those of Jesus’ party. The Bible Knowledge Commentary: An Exposition of the Scriptures by Dallas Seminary Faculty. Not just another sect of Judaism, But a separate entity. 7
  8. 8. Paul and Barnabas stayed and met with the church in Antioch for a full year.Rooted and grounded in Truth of Jesus Christ. 8
  9. 9. 27 And in these days came prophets from Jerusalemunto Antioch. 28 And there stood up one of themnamed Agabus, and signified by the Spirit thatthere should be great dearth (famine, hunger)throughout all the world: which came to pass in thedays of Claudius Caesar. This prophesy had a purpose: 9
  10. 10. 29 Then the disciples (learner, pupil), every manaccording to his ability, determined to send reliefunto the brethren which dwelt in Judaea: 30 Whichalso they did, and sent it to the elders by the handsof Barnabas and Saul. God gave that prophesy that the wealthier churches might send help to the poorer. 10
  11. 11. Every man according to his ability That is how God wants us to give.2 Corinthians 8 12 For if there be first a willingmind, it is accepted according to that a man hath,and not according to that he hath not. 13 For I meannot that other men be eased, and ye burdened: God doesnt want us to borrow money to give. He doesnt want us to give away our grocery money. 11
  12. 12. 2 Cor 8:14 But by an equality, that now at this timeyour abundance may be a supply for theirwant, that their abundance also may be a supply foryour want: that there may be equality: 15 As it iswritten, He that had gathered much had nothingover; and he that had gathered little had no lack. God loves a Generous cheerful giver. 12
  13. 13. But God wants us to give out of the abundance with which He has blessed us." that now at this time your abundance may be a supply for their want, " 2 Corinthians 8:14Abundance = surplus; superabundance; over and above. Strongs Greek When we live life Gods Way, we will have plenty for our own family, And an abundance out of which to give. 13
  14. 14. Dont waste Gods Provision. Look ahead and manage your money.Think clearly about the food you will need. Think about your bills coming due. Think about gas money you will need.Then give as generously as you can afford. 14