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Acts 8 1_8.odbc_sermon

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Acts 8 1_8.odbc_sermon

  1. 1. Servants of the Gospel of God Acts 8:1-8
  2. 2. When asked to share the Gospel, do you feel like this?
  3. 3. Acts (7:59-60);8:1-3 (They went on stoning Stephen as he called on the Lord and said, “Lord Jesus, receive my spirit!” Then falling on his knees, he cried out with a loud voice, “Lord, do not hold this sin against them!” Having said this, he fell asleep.) Saul was in hearty agreement with putting him to death. And on that day a great persecution began against the church in Jerusalem, and they were all scattered throughout the regions of Judea and Samaria, except the apostles. Some devout men buried Stephen, and made loud lamentation over him. But Saul began ravaging the church, entering house after house, and dragging off men and women, he would put them in prison.
  4. 4. How do you make the Gospel of God the focus of your life everyday? I. Verses 1-3 -A Common servant dies for the Gospel of God while Saul increases his attack. II. Verses 4-5- Common servants share and proclaim the Gospel of God. III. Verses 6-8- A Common servant points to the Gospel of God.
  5. 5. I. Verses 1-3 -A Common servant dies for the Gospel of God while Saul increases his attack. 1.Persecution dispersed thousands of Christians. 2. Except the Apostles 3. Saul’s seek and destroy mission
  6. 6. Acts 8:4-5 Therefore, those who had been scattered went about preaching the word. Philip went down to the city of Samaria and began proclaiming Christ to them.
  7. 7. II. Verses 4-5: Common servants share and proclaim the Gospel of God. 1. What was the content of the early churches Gospel they shared? 2. How did they share their content? a. Sharing b. Proclaiming
  8. 8. Application: Verses 4 & 5 A. Pray for understanding, boldness, and the ability to speak the Gospel of God. B. Participate in the Gospel of God by going out. C. Proclaim and share the Gospel of God. 1.Proximity of the proclamation makes it easy to share.
  9. 9. Acts 8:6-8 The crowds with one accord were giving attention to what was said by Philip, as they heard and saw the signs which he was performing. For in the case of many who had unclean spirits, they were coming out of them shouting with a loud voice; and many who had been paralyzed and lame were healed. So there was much rejoicing in that city.
  10. 10. III. Verses 6-8- A Common servant points to the Gospel of God A. Miracles force the crowd to respect the message. B. Miracles affirm the power of the message of the New Birth C. Joy comes when the Gospel changes a life.
  11. 11. Vital Application : 1.The gospel of God is the only thing that last. 2.The gospel of God is your responsibility to share and proclaim. 3.The gospel of God is what changes people’s lives not you.
  12. 12. Make Your List 1.Write down three people that are in your life - that don’t have the salvation Jesus offers- and pray for them daily. 2.Pray that God will give you understanding, boldness, and the ability to share Jesus with them. 3.Pick a time to come out with Gospel of God ministries: www.gospelgm.com/calendar/

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