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No Place Left Session One

This week Brian kicks off our fabulous new series "No Place Left" which is based on the Book of Acts.

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No Place Left Session One

  1. 1. NO PLACE LEFT Acts 13-20
  2. 2. from the inside out !
  3. 3. Acts 20:2,3 PAUL IN CORINTH “He travelled through the that area speaking many words of encouragement to the people and finally arrived in Corinth where he stayed for three months.” Acts 20:2,3
  4. 4. THE ROMAN EMPIRE 60 m
  5. 5. Judea, Syria, Asia Minor, Macedonia, Greece, By the time Paul gets to write the Roman letter he, himself, plants no more churches in this part of the empire.
  6. 6. FROM JERUSALEM TO ILLYRICUM From Jerusalem all the way around to Illyricum I have fully proclaimed the gospel of Christ. Romans 15:19
  7. 7. PAUL in CORINTH From Jerusalem all the way around to Illyricum I have fully proclaimed the gospel of Christ. Romans 15:19 20 mil. people
  8. 8. NO PLACE LEFT FOR ME TO WORK But now that there is no place left for me to work in these regions, and since I have been longing for many years to see you, I plan to do so when I go to Spain. Romans 15:23,24
  9. 9. FROM THE STORY - ACTS 20 When the uproar had ended, Paul sent for the disciples and, after encouraging them, said goodbye and set out for Macedonia. He traveled through that area, speaking many words of encouragement to the people, and finally arrived in Greece, where he stayed three months. Because some Jews had plotted against him just as he was about to sail for Syria, he decided to go back through Macedonia. He was accompanied by Sopater son of Pyrrhus from Berea, Aristarchus and Secundus from Thessalonica, Gaius from Derbe, Timothy also, and Tychicus and Trophimus from the province of Asia. These men went on ahead and waited for us at Troas. But we sailed from Philippi after the Festival of
  11. 11. FROM THE STORY - ROMANS 15 1. He was accompanied by (Acts 20): kingdom core leadership 2. Competent to instruct one another: multiplying disciple 3. I have written to you boldly…because of the grace God has given me: apostolic connection 4. Except what Christ has accomplished through me: personal responsibility 5. Leading Gentiles to obey God: disciple-making. 6. Through the power of the Spirit: Holy Spirit power 7. Fully proclaimed the gospel of God: abundant gospel sharing 8. Where Christ was not known: missional church culture
  12. 12. CHECKLISTSUMMARY ◻ kingdom team leadership ◻ multiplying disciple ◻ apostolic connection ◻ personal responsibility ◻ disciple-making. ◻ Holy Spirit power ◻ abundant gospel sharing ◻ missional church culture ◻ prayer foundation
  13. 13. QUESTIONS ◻ KINGDOM TEAM LEADERSHIP: do we have a team of leaders and is it a “kingdom of God” team? ◻ MULTIPLYING DISCIPLE: are we making disciples who multiply what they learn because they teach others? ◻ APOSTOLIC CONNECTION: Do we have relationship connections with apostolic leaders who give in put that increases our effectiveness? ◻ PERSONAL RESPONSIBILITY: Are we able to tell our own stories or do we just tell
  14. 14. QUESTIONS ◻DISCIPLE-MAKING: are we actually helping people to get closer to Jesus or do they just rely on us or the program? ◻ HOLY SPIRIT POWER: are we doing things that demonstrate Holy Spirit power our do we work within the limitsof our own ability? ◻ ABUNDANT GOSPEL SHARING: are we sharing the gospel as our main way of engaging people around us?
  15. 15. QUESTIONS ◻MISSIONAL CHURCH CULTURE: are we focused on reaching unreached people or already reached people? ◻ PRAYER FOUNDATION: is there an adeqpate prayer base for what we are doing?
  17. 17. NO PLACE LEFT Acts 13-20
  18. 18. from the inside out !