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The Very First Christians

Sermon Outline Acts 11:26 Antioch was a place that earned the distinction of being the first place people of God were called “Christians”. Why? Because they were like Christ: I. Christians are converted people (vs 21) II. Christians are consecrated people (vs 24) III. Christians are compassionate people (vs 27-30)

The Parenthesis of Peace

Sermon Outline Acts 10:36 Cornelius was looking for peace. Didn’t find in achievement, prosperity, or world success. Peter preached that Christ makes the difference. I. Living in peace requires the Person of Peace. II. Living in peace requires the Position of Pre-Eminence. III. Living in peace requires the Practice of Prayer. (Philippians 4:4-7)  

Are the Children Well?

Sermon Outline Mark 10:13-16 The Masai tribe in Africa have a unique greeting. They ask, “Are the children well?” They know that if the children are well, then life is good. God wants us to be that way in his “tribe”. Jesus gives us 3 imperatives for the welfare of our children: I. Bring them to God (vs 14) II. Bid them…

Journey from Joppa

Sermon Outline Acts 10:1-48 Joppa was the “Gateway to Israel”. The world of humanity flowed through that seaport looking for a better life in the promised land. God used that place to teach Peter about reaching the world of lost humanity with the Gospel of Christ. There are 3 principles of personal evangelism found in Peter’s experience: I. Personal evangelism requires prayer…

The Conversion of Cornelius

Sermon Outline Acts 10:1-48 Cornelius was a good man, but he was a lost man. Religion has no power to save us from our sin or give us a relationship with God. Cornelius’ story is there for us to know the reality of our salvation. I. Religion cannot meet the demands of God.  (Romans 3:19-23) II. Religion cannot make up for the…

The Resurrection in 3D

Sermon Outline John 2:13-25 John’s candid admission that it wasn’t until after the Resurrection that the disciples remembered the promise Jesus made to them early in His ministry. It’s a great reminder to us that the Resurrection life of Jesus is a life lived by faith. I. Easter comes alive when we consider the declaration. (verse 19) II. Easter comes alive when…

Rest

Sermon Outline Acts 9:31 God supernaturally orchestrated current events to allow God’s people a respite from persecution. God is in control of the “climate” in our life to accomplish His will for us. Acts 9:31 provides us an opportunity to see why God allowed persecution and why He provided rest. I. God allows  resistance for evangelism. (Acts 8:3-4) II. God affords rest…

Powerful People

Sermon Outline Acts 9:31-43 The church of Jesus Christ should be a powerful influence in the world of men. Verses 31, 35, and 42 give evidence to the mighty influence the early church had in the first century. Where did their powerful influence come from? I. Powerful people are passionate people. (verse 31) “Edified” II. Powerful people are pure people. (verse 31)…

After Damascus

Sermon Outline Acts 9:18-30 Paul’s conversion is a pattern of salvation according to his testimony in 1 Timothy 1:16. Luke tells us that we can know that his was salvation genuine by what happened “After Damascus”. I. There was a chance. (verse 18) II. There was a cheer. (verse 20) III. There was a choice. (verses 23-25) IV. There was a church.…

Certain Disciples

Sermon Outline Acts 9:10-17 The ministry of the New Testament church is evangelism–connecting lost souls with a loving Savior. Ananias is the perfect picture of the kind of people God wants to send to a lost and dying world: I. God uses ordinary people to do His work. II. God uses obedient people to do His work. III. God uses overcoming people to…

Yet

Sermon Outline Acts 9:1-6 Saul’s conversion story is incredible. It is seen best with the backdrop of this little word “yet’. God used Saul’s conversion as a pattern and showed us the importance of the word “yet”. I. First, “yet” is a word of patience. II. Second, “yet” is a word of power. III. Third, “yet” is a word of peril.

Missing Out

Sermon Outline Acts 8:5-24 The sad reality in a lot go our churches today is the number of people who are “missing out” on the glory and blessing of Christian Living. Simon the sorcerer is a lesson in getting the most out of our Christian Life. Simon “missed out” because of three things: I. Simon missed out because there was no freedom…

Carried Away

Sermon Outline Acts 8:1-40 God is looking for men, women, boys, and girls to make a difference in a world of chaos, depravity, and demon-possession. The kind of people God is looking for is the kind that are willing to be “carried away” for Christ. A “carried-away” faith is a faith characterized by: I.  Courage (verses 1-5) II. Compassion (verses 6-8) III.…

The Keeper of the Clothes

Sermon Outline Acts 7:54-8:1 The apostle Paul was dramatically affected by the awesome display of Christlikeness in Stephen’s moment of crisis. God uses the trials and tribulations of our lives to help others find faith in Christ. We need to turn the negatives of our lives into positives by: I. The filling of the Spirit (verse 55) II. The falling down before…

A Standing Ovation

Sermon Outline Acts 6:9-7:60 Jesus’ place of honor for His work of redemption is the right hand of God where he sits in His glory. But on the one occasion He stands to acknowledge the work of one of His servants – Stephen. What made Jesus honor Him that way? God honors those who: I. Look like an angel – shining for…

A Man Full

Sermon Outline Acts 6:1-5 What kind of person is God looking for to serve in His kingdom business? “So they chose Stephen…” is a challenging phrase because it indicates the level of commitment it takes to be recognized for service. He was a man:  full! Full of… I. Man Full of Faith (verse 5) II. Man Full of Fruit (Holy Spirit) (verse…

The Perfect Time

Sermon Outline Galatians 4:4 God is perfect in His timing of all things in life. God wants us to put our faith in Him because he is a God that can be trusted. This verse has two profound meanings: I. A profound prophetic meaning II. A profound personal meaning

The Message of the Magi

Sermon Outline Matthew 2:1-12 The inclusion of the wise men in the nativity story is meant to convey some important principles of the Christmas narrative that may be lost: I. God wanted us to focus on the prophecies of Christ II. God wanted us to focus on the pre-eminence of Christ III. God wanted us to focus on the presents to Christ

Unspeakable

Sermon Outline 1 Corinthians 9:15 Paul’s description of Jesus’s birth at Christmas was one word–unspeakable. In the Greek culture it had three distinct meanings: I. The gift of God’s son is unimaginable II. The gift of God’s son is unutterable III. The gift of God’s sone os unforgettable

Rejoicing

Sermon Outline Acts 5:40-6:1 “Disciples were being multiplied” is a great description of the New Testament church evangelism. People bring people to Jesus. The Gospel was being shared, not just by their lips, but it was their lives that were making the difference the Gospel. Should be shared by: I. Faithfulness (verse 42) II. Fearlessness (verse 42) III. Fun (verse 41)

Thuds, Judas, and Jesus

Sermon Outline Acts 5:33-42 Gamaliel was an instrument of God to bring reassurance to the New Testament church facing incredible persecution. It’s the same today, and we need encouragement to face the task before us. I. God used Gamaliel to reassure us of God’s control. (verse 34) II. God used Gamaliel to reassure of us the church’s credibility. (verses 35-37) III. God used…

Healing a Hurting World

Sermon Outline Acts 5:12-42 We live in a hurting world. People are discouraged and despaired because they have no hope that things will get better. The single mission of the New Testament church is to bring healing to a hurting world! We are the hands and feet of Jesus to a lost and hurting world. Acts 5:12-42 describes the kind of people who…

A Church People Respect

Sermon Outline Acts 4:32-5:16 The New Testament church in the book of Acts enjoyed a great deal of respect from the outside world. Truly, the church was respectable. Why? I. It was respectable because of its compassion. (vs 4:32-37) II. It was respectable because of its consecration. (vs 4:36-37) III. It was respectable because of its commitment. (vs 5:1-4)

The Church At It’s Best

Sermon Outline Acts 4:31-37 God’s desire for His church is greatness. To rise above the temptation of mediocrity, and strove to be the very best it can be. The early church exemplified (5) great characteristics of a great church: I. Great churches exhibit great courage. verse 31 II. Great churches exhibit great conviction. verse 32 III. Great churches exhibit great commitment. verse 32 IV. Great…

Over Forty

Sermon Outline Acts 4:21-22 The Devil’s job is to make us doubt God’a help when we need it. The 1st miracle in the New Testament Church is revealed to help us see that God is a God if the impossible. The Devil’s excuses are 4-fold: I. The time has been too long. II. The tragedy is too large. III. The life is…

Holy Boldness

Sermon Outline Acts 4:1-31 The Church of Jesus Christ has always succeeded when it was bold for God in the face of worldly opposition. We need to pray for boldness, and then stand up for the Lord. (verse 14) Boldness comes from realizing: I. Sovereignty of God. (verses 10-11) II.  Strength of Faith (verse 10) III. Satisfaction of God (verse 19)

The Church

Sermon Outline Acts 2:41-47 The early believers of that 1st century church formed a model New Testament church life. They were saving the lost, impacting their world, and growing saints of God! How? Steadfastness! They were steadfast in the pursuit of: I. Faith (verse 42) II. Fellowship (verse 42) III. Friendship (verse 42) IV. Father (verse 42)

Pentecost

Sermon Outline Acts 2:1-4 Pentecost was a timed festival after the Passover, the Feast of the Unleavened Bread, and the Feast of the First Fruits. Fifty days from the Feast of the First Fruits was Pentecost. It was a foreshadowing of Christ’s resurrection and the infusion of the Holy Spirit into the Church. God meant for First Fruits to be a blessing to…

The Message of Matthias

Sermon Outline Acts 1:15-26 Christian living is all about the Lordship of Jesus Christ – following His leadership in our lives. Sometimes we get ahead of God. This story reminds us to wait for God’s guidance instead of doing our own thing. There are three principles to help: I. Don’t let human initiative get in the way of Divine inspiration. (vs. 15-16)…

The Reality of Christ’s Return

Sermon Outline Acts 1:9-11 The first mention of Christ’s return in the book of Acts is one of the reassurance and rebuke. Jesus wanted them to be sure that He would return, but the angel mildly rebuked them for their “gazing” instead of “going”. What are the marks of “Living on the Go” for Christ: I. Godliness (2 Peter 3:10-18) II. Groundedness (2…

The Man Jesus Loves

Sermon Outline John 21:20 John’s identification of himself as the “Disciple whom Jesus loved” gives us a great insight into the kind of man God loves, and even the kind of man who loves God. A man that loves God is: I. A Follower of Jesus Christ II. A Fellowshipper with Jesus Christ III. A Facilitator to Jesus Christ.

A Women Worthy of Praise

1 The words of king Lemuel, the prophecy that his mother taught him. 2 What, my son? and what, the son of my womb? and what, the son of my vows? 3 Give not thy strength unto women, nor thy ways to that which destroyeth kings. 4 It is not for kings, O Lemuel, it is not for kings to drink wine; nor for princes strong…

Fishing on the Right Side

John 21:1-14 (KJV) 1 After these things Jesus shewed himself again to the disciples at the sea of Tiberias; and on this wise shewed he himself. 2 There were together Simon Peter, and Thomas called Didymus, and Nathanael of Cana in Galilee, and the sons of Zebedee, and two other of his disciples. 3 Simon Peter saith unto them, I go a fishing. They say…

Easter Goes to Court

Acts 17:16-34 (KJV) 16 Now while Paul waited for them at Athens, his spirit was stirred in him, when he saw the city wholly given to idolatry. 17 Therefore disputed he in the synagogue with the Jews, and with the devout persons, and in the market daily with them that met with him. 18 Then certain philosophers of the Epicureans, and of the Stoicks, encountered…

The Cosmos and the Christian

John 17 (KJV) 1 These words spake Jesus, and lifted up his eyes to heaven, and said, Father, the hour is come; glorify thy Son, that thy Son also may glorify thee: 2 As thou hast given him power over all flesh, that he should give eternal life to as many as thou hast given him. 3 And this is life eternal, that they…

WDJW

John 17 (KJV) 1 These words spake Jesus, and lifted up his eyes to heaven, and said, Father, the hour is come; glorify thy Son, that thy Son also may glorify thee: 2 As thou hast given him power over all flesh, that he should give eternal life to as many as thou hast given him. 3 And this is life eternal, that they…

Joy Unspeakable

John 16:16-33 (KJV) 16 A little while, and ye shall not see me: and again, a little while, and ye shall see me, because I go to the Father. 17 Then said some of his disciples among themselves, What is this that he saith unto us, A little while, and ye shall not see me: and again, a little while, and ye shall see…

Fruit Bearing Branches

John 15 (KJV) 1 I am the true vine, and my Father is the husbandman. 2 Every branch in me that beareth not fruit he taketh away: and every branch that beareth fruit, he purgeth it, that it may bring forth more fruit. 3 Now ye are clean through the word which I have spoken unto you. 4 Abide in me, and I in you.…

Parting Gifts

John 14 (KJV) 1 Let not your heart be troubled: ye believe in God, believe also in me. 2 In my Father’s house are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you. 3 And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself; that…

A Basin of Water

John 13:1-17 (KJV) 1 Now before the feast of the passover, when Jesus knew that his hour was come that he should depart out of this world unto the Father, having loved his own which were in the world, he loved them unto the end. 2 And supper being ended, the devil having now put into the heart of Judas Iscariot, Simon’s son,…