The Kingdom Invades: Acts 2-4


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Pentecost was a Kingdom of Heaven Invasion of Satan's domain--the earth. We are learning how to get ready for revival by studying the first Church's first revival: Pentecost.

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The Kingdom Invades: Acts 2-4

  1. 1. His Kingdom Invades Acts 2 to Acts 4Sunday, May 20, 12
  2. 2. His Kingdom Invades Acts 2:1-4: Heavenly Power 3:1-10: His Kingdom Strikes Earth Proclaimed in Healing 2:5-13: Shock and Awe 3:11-26: His Kingdom Proclaimed in Words 2:14-41: 3000 POW’s released! 4:1-22:The Evil Empire Retaliates 2:42-47: Revival Spreads 4:23-37: Kingdom Prayer & Kingdom LoveSunday, May 20, 12
  3. 3. Heaven Invades Earth: 2:1-13 His power: wind, fire and tongues His people: Humble country folk His target: The entire world Earth’s reaction: Shock, awe & scornSunday, May 20, 12
  4. 4. 3000 POW’s Released: 2:14-41 By the least likely, “least worthy” disciple To fulfi& an ancient promise for a& disciples To honor the risen Jesus as Lord & Messiah As they repented and were baptizedSunday, May 20, 12
  5. 5. Revival Spreads: 2:42-47 Via teachable, worshipping and praying saints Signs and Wonders common in revivals And uncommon grace to share a& things Revival always leads to home-based, joyful, admired and growing family of believersSunday, May 20, 12
  6. 6. Kingdom Proclaimed in Healing: 3:1-10 Done in public for a man no one could help Draws others to His Kingdom Gospel and to the King and validates the message to come Shuts the mouth of scoffers (4:14, 16)Sunday, May 20, 12
  7. 7. Miracles at Walmart This could be your story somedaySunday, May 20, 12
  8. 8. Kingdom Proclaimed in Words: 3:11-26 Power Evangelism: Miracles make them wi&ing to listen. Words release the power of God to bring them salvation through Jesus. Healing & words bring in the harvest: 5000 more! (4:4). Need both. This is how Jesus did it. Show & Tell!Sunday, May 20, 12
  9. 9. The Evil Empire Retaliates: 4:1-22 Revival is an invasion of enemy territory! Last move of God persecutes the new move Some people wi& always oppose God ‘s power Jesus defends His ownSunday, May 20, 12
  10. 10. Revival Is Always Opposed Moses! The OT Prophets! Jesus! Peter, Paul! Translation of Bible into English: Wycliffe Protestant Reformation (1517-1700): Catholics vs Protestants, Presbyterians vs. Anabaptists Anglicans vs John Wesley (1700’s)Sunday, May 20, 12
  11. 11. Revival Is Always Opposed Evangelicals vs Pentecostals ( 1906 Azusa St) Pentecostals vs Charismatics (1970’s) Evangelicals vs Jesus People Movement Many vs Toronto Blessing, Brownsvi&eSunday, May 20, 12
  12. 12. Expect Counterattack Division among leaders is main one: Azusa St “Gold, glory and the girls”: Sin tries to defile Elitism and pride become greater temptations Enemy wi& try to exploit any weakness we haveSunday, May 20, 12
  13. 13. We Need One Another Leaders must be more accountable to each other A& must be honest about how we are doing Sin must be dealt with quickly A& wi& need more mercy -om each otherSunday, May 20, 12
  14. 14. Kingdom Prayer & Love: 4:23-37 Bless what God is doing even if it brings opposition & personal loss. Bless those who persecute us. Give good for evil Expect to be fi&ed over and over by the Spirit Generous love reveals the KingdomSunday, May 20, 12
  15. 15. Come Holy Spirit... Let’s pray for one another....Sunday, May 20, 12