“A Covenant Community of Faith” Pt. 2

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Sermon Outline:

“A Covenant Community of Faith” (pt 2)

1. Spirit Directed Worship (v. 42-43)
2. Spirit Directed Welfare (v. 44-47a)
3. Spirit Directed Witness (v. 47b)

Sermon Text:

Acts 2:42-47

The Fellowship of the Believers
42 And they devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and the fellowship, to the breaking of bread and the prayers. 43 And awe came upon every soul, and many wonders and signs were being done through the apostles. 44 And all who believed were together and had all things in common. 45 And they were selling their possessions and belongings and distributing the proceeds to all, as any had need. 46 And day by day, attending the temple together and breaking bread in their homes, they received their food with glad and generous hearts, 47 praising God and having favor with all the people. And the Lord added to their number day by day those who were being saved.

Sermon Notes:

Thinking Biblically To Live Holy

12 Essentials of Local Church Ministry:
1. pray fervently: Eph. 6:18
“praying at all times in the Spirit, with all prayer and supplication…”
2. study carefully: Acts 17:11
“… examining the Scriptures daily to see if these things were so.”
3. embrace fidelity: 1 Thess. 2:13
“And we also thank God constantly for this, that when you received the word of God, which you heard from us, you accepted it not as the word of men but as what it really is, the word of God, which is at work in you believers.
4. contend earnestly: Jude 3
“… I found it necessary to write appealing to you to contend for the faith that was once for all delivered to the saints.”
5. live missionally: Romans 15:20
“and thus I make it my ambition to preach the gospel, not where Christ has already been named, lest I build on someone else’s foundation,”
6. serve sacrificially: Phil. 2:1-4
“…Do nothing from rivalry or conceit, but in humility count others more significant than yourselves. Let each of you look not only to his own interests, but also to the …”
7. teach faithfully: Titus 2:1-8
“But as for you, teach what accords with sound doctrine. Older men are to be sober-minded, dignified, self-controlled, sound in faith, in love, and in steadfastness…”
8. love genuinely: 1 Cor. 13:4-8a
“Love is patient and kind; love does not envy or boast; it is not arrogant or rude…”
9. walk obediently: Titus 3:1-2
“Remind them to be submissive to rulers and authorities, to be obedient, to be ready for every good work,…”
10. repent daily: Luke 17:3-4
“Pay attention to yourselves! If your brother sins, rebuke him, and if he repents, forgive him,…”
11. worship continually: Hebrews 13:20-21
Now may the God of peace who brought again from the dead our Lord Jesus, the great shepherd of the sheep, by the blood of the eternal covenant, equip you with everything good that you may do his will, working in us that which is pleasing in his sight, through Jesus Christ, to whom be glory forever and ever. Amen.
12. and watch expectantly. 2 Tim. 4:8
Henceforth there is laid up for me the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, will award to me on that Day, and not only to me but also to all who have loved his appearing.