We Just Can’t Stop Dr. Glen Gibson, WJU Sunday, October 24, 2010

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We Just Can’t Stop
Dr. Glen Gibson, WJU
Sunday, October 24, 2010
Acts 4:18-20
18Then they called them in again and
commanded them not to speak or teach at
all in the name of Jesus. 19But Peter and
John replied, "Judge for yourselves whether
it is right in God's sight to obey you rather
than God. 20For we cannot help speaking
about what we have seen and heard."
Nothing stopped them from telling
the good news:
Acts 4 command
Not the _____________
of the leaders
Nothing stopped them from telling
the good news:
Acts 2 fear
Not ________
Nothing stopped them from telling
the good news:
Acts 6:1-7 misunderstandings in the church
Not ___________________
Nothing stopped them from telling
the good news:
Acts 6:1-7 busyness
Not _____________
Acts 6:1-7
1In those days when the number of disciples
was increasing, the Grecian Jews among
them complained against the Hebraic Jews
because their widows were being
overlooked in the daily distribution of food.
2So the Twelve gathered all the disciples
together and said, "It would not be right for
us to neglect the ministry of the word of God
in order to wait on tables.
Acts 6:1-7
3Brothers, choose seven men from among
you who are known to be full of the Spirit
and wisdom. We will turn this responsibility
over to them 4and will give our attention to
prayer and the ministry of the word." 5This
proposal pleased the whole group. They
chose Stephen, a man full of faith and of the
Holy Spirit; also Philip, Procorus, Nicanor,
Timon, Parmenas, and Nicolas from Antioch,
a convert to Judaism.
Acts 6:1-7
6They presented these men to the apostles,
who prayed and laid their hands on them.
7So the word of God spread. The number of
disciples in Jerusalem increased rapidly, and
a large number of priests became obedient
to the faith.
Nothing stopped them from telling
the good news:
Acts 8:1-4 persecution
Not ________________
Acts 8:1-4
1And Saul was there, giving approval to his
death. On that day a great persecution
broke out against the church at Jerusalem,
and all except the apostles were scattered
throughout Judea and Samaria. 2Godly men
buried Stephen and mourned deeply for him.
3But Saul began to destroy the church.
Going from house to house, he dragged off
men and women and put them in prison.
4Those who had been scattered preached
the word wherever they went.
Nothing stopped them from telling
the good news:
Acts 10 ethnic barriers
Not _______
Nothing stopped them from telling
the good news:
Acts 28:31 proclamation
Unhindered ________________
Acts 28:31
31Boldly and without hindrance he preached
the kingdom of God and taught about the
Lord Jesus Christ.
Do you realize what you
have in Christ?
Romans 5:1-11
1Therefore, since we have been justified
through faith, we have peace with God
through our Lord Jesus Christ, 2through
whom we have gained access by faith into
this grace in which we now stand. And we
rejoice in the hope of the glory of God. 3Not
only so, but we also rejoice in our sufferings,
because we know that suffering produces
perseverance;
Romans 5:1-11
4perseverance, character; and character,
hope. 5And hope does not disappoint us,
because God has poured out his love into
our hearts by the Holy Spirit, whom he has
given us. 6You see, at just the right time,
when we were still powerless, Christ died for
the ungodly.
Romans 5:1-11
7Very rarely will anyone die for a righteous
man, though for a good man someone might
possibly dare to die. 8But God demonstrates
his own love for us in this: While we were
still sinners, Christ died for us.
9Since we have now been justified by his
blood, how much more shall we be saved
from God's wrath through him!
Romans 5:1-11
10For if, when we were God's enemies, we
were reconciled to him through the death of
his Son, how much more, having been
reconciled, shall we be saved through his
life! 11Not only is this so, but we also rejoice
in God through our Lord Jesus Christ,
through whom we have now received
reconciliation.
Do you realize what you
have in Christ?
justified
1. We are ____________
Romans 5:1
1Therefore, since we have been justified
through faith, we have peace with God
through our Lord Jesus Christ,
Do you realize what you
have in Christ?
grace
2. We stand in __________
Romans 5:2
2through whom we have gained access by
faith into this grace in which we now stand.
And we rejoice in the hope of the glory of
God.
Do you realize what you
have in Christ?
suffering
3. We can rejoice in ____________
Romans 5:3-4
3Not only so, but we also rejoice in our
sufferings, because we know that suffering
produces perseverance; 4perseverance,
character; and character, hope.
Do you realize what you
have in Christ?
Holy _________
Spirit
4. We have the ________
Romans 5:5
5And hope does not disappoint us, because
God has poured out his love into our
hearts by the Holy Spirit, whom he has
given us.
Do you realize what you
have in Christ?
died
5. Christ ________
for us
Romans 5:6-8
6You see, at just the right time, when we
were still powerless, Christ died for the
ungodly. 7Very rarely will anyone die for a
righteous man, though for a good man
someone might possibly dare to die. 8But
God demonstrates his own love for us in
this: While we were still sinners, Christ
died for us.
Do you realize what you
have in Christ?
wrath
6. We are saved from God’s __________
Romans 5:9
9Since we have now been justified by his
blood, how much more shall we be saved
from God's wrath through him!
Do you realize what you
have in Christ?
reconciled to God
7. We are _____________
Romans 5:10-11
10For if, when we were God's enemies, we
were reconciled to him through the death
of his Son, how much more, having been
reconciled, shall we be saved through his
life! 11Not only is this so, but we also
rejoice in God through our Lord Jesus
Christ, through whom we have now
received reconciliation.
2 Corinthians 9:15
15Thanks be to God for his indescribable
gift!
When we understand this gift,
we will want to tell others.
Do not let anyone or anything stop you!

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