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Acts 2_42-47 Attaining Maturity
Acts 2_42-47 Attaining Maturity
Acts 2_42-47 Attaining Maturity
Acts 2_42-47 Attaining Maturity
Acts 2_42-47 Attaining Maturity
Acts 2_42-47 Attaining Maturity
Acts 2_42-47 Attaining Maturity
Acts 2_42-47 Attaining Maturity
Acts 2_42-47 Attaining Maturity
Acts 2_42-47 Attaining Maturity
Acts 2_42-47 Attaining Maturity
Acts 2_42-47 Attaining Maturity
Acts 2_42-47 Attaining Maturity
Acts 2_42-47 Attaining Maturity
Acts 2_42-47 Attaining Maturity
Acts 2_42-47 Attaining Maturity
Acts 2_42-47 Attaining Maturity
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Acts 2_42-47 Attaining Maturity

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  • 1. ATTAINING MATURITY Acts 2:42-47
  • 2. WE LOVE WE MAKE DISCIPLES
  • 3. The Process of Making Disciples CHRIST-LIKE DISCIPLES WINNING / HEALING BUILDING EQUIPPING CONTINUAL HEALING
  • 4.
    • John 10:10
    • “ The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I came that they may have life, and have it abundantly.
    • MATURITY is the key to realize the abundant life that Jesus promises
  • 5. Acts 2:37-47 (NASB95)
    • 37 Now when they heard this, they were pierced to the heart, and said to Peter and the rest of the apostles, “Brethren, what shall we do?”
    • 38 Peter said to them, “Repent, and each of you be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins; and you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.
    • 39 “For the promise is for you and your children and for all who are far off, as many as the Lord our God will call to Himself.”
    • 40 And with many other words he solemnly testified and kept on exhorting them, saying, “Be saved from this perverse generation!”
    • 41 So then, those who had received his word were baptized; and that day there were added about three thousand souls.
  • 6. Acts 2:37-47 (NASB95)
    • 42 They were continually devoting themselves to the apostles’ teaching and to fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer.
    • 43 Everyone kept feeling a sense of awe; and many wonders and signs were taking place through the apostles.
    • 44 And all those who had believed were together and had all things in common;
    • 45 and they began selling their property and possessions and were sharing them with all, as anyone might have need.
    • 46 Day by day continuing with one mind in the temple, and breaking bread from house to house, they were taking their meals together with gladness and sincerity of heart,
    • 47 praising God and having favor with all the people. And the Lord was adding to their number day by day those who were being saved.
  • 7. An Inductive Bible Study
    • WHO?
    • WHERE?
    • WHEN?
    • WHAT?
    • HOW?
    • WHY?
  • 8. An Inductive Bible Study
    • WHO did the first believers associate with?
      • The apostles and other believers
      • LIFE TOGETHER!
    • WHERE ?
      • At the temple, and house to house
      • CELL GROUPS!
    • WHEN ?
      • EVERYDAY
      • “ Sunday alone isn’t enough!”
  • 9. The Process of Making Disciples CHRIST-LIKE DISCIPLES SUNDAY ALONE ISN’T ENOUGH! WINNING / HEALING BUILDING EQUIPPING CONTINUAL HEALING
  • 10. An Inductive Bible Study
    • WHAT did they do together?
      • Devoting to GOD’S WORD (the Apostles’ teaching)
      • Psalm 19:7-8
      • The law of the Lord is perfect, restoring the soul ;
      • The testimony of the Lord is sure, making wise the simple .
      • The precepts of the Lord are right, rejoicing the heart ;
      • The commandment of the Lord is pure, enlightening the eyes .
  • 11. An Inductive Bible Study
    • WHAT did they do together?
      • Devoting to GOD’S WORD (the Apostles’ teaching)
      • Devoting to FELLOWSHIP
      • Devoting to WORSHIP (breaking bread & prayer)
    • HOW did they do these?
      • With DEVOTION !
      • Resulting in NUMERICAL GROWTH!
    • WHY?
      • The Spirit of God + the Devotion of Man
  • 12.
    • Acts 1:8
    • but you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you shall be My witnesses both in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and even to the remotest part of the earth.”
    • When we dedicate, the Spirit propagates!
  • 13.
    • When we dedicate, the Spirit propagates!
    • Acts 1:14
    • These all with one mind were continually devoting themselves to prayer, along with the women, and Mary the mother of Jesus, and with His brothers.
    • Acts 2:4
    • And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit was giving them utterance.
  • 14.
    • When we dedicate, the Spirit propagates!
    • Acts 2:42
    • They were continually devoting themselves to the apostles’ teaching and to fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer.
    • Acts 2:47
    • praising God and having favor with all the people. And the Lord was adding to their number day by day those who were being saved.
  • 15.
    • When we dedicate, the Spirit propagates!
    • Acts 6:4
    • “ But we will devote ourselves to prayer and to the ministry of the word.”
    • Acts 6:7
    • The word of God kept on spreading; and the number of the disciples continued to increase greatly in Jerusalem, and a great many of the priests were becoming obedient to the faith.
  • 16.
    • When we dedicate, the Spirit propagates!
    • Acts 18:5
    • … Paul began devoting himself completely to the word, solemnly testifying to the Jews that Jesus was the Christ.
    • Acts 18:9-10
    • And the Lord said to Paul in the night by a vision, “Do not be afraid any longer, but go on speaking and do not be silent; for I am with you, and no man will attack you in order to harm you, for I have many people in this city .”
  • 17. Attaining Maturity
    • DEDICATE to these things:
          • GOD’S WORD
          • WORSHIP
          • FELLOWSHIP
    • The Spirit will PROPAGATE!
          • NUMERICAL GROWTH!
  • 18.  

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