Worship Service May 31, 2020

COVID-19: Online Worship Service Only

Sunday - 9AM

May. 31, 2020

“It Is Big!”

Acts 2

1.Introduction & The Challenges That Lay Ahead

2.Eight Characteristics of The Church God Blessed…And Blesses:

  • a.A Church That ____________ For God’s Power

“They continually met together to pray as a group with one purpose in mind…”

Acts 1:14

“When the day of Pentecost came, they were all together in one place. Suddenly a noise like a strong, blowing wind came from heaven and filled the whole house where they were sitting. They saw something like flames of fire that were separated and stood over each person there. They were all filled with the Holy Spirit, and they began to speak different languages by the power the Holy Spirit was giving them.”

Acts 2:1-4

“Everyone was filled with awe, and many wonders and miraculous signs were done by the apostles.”

Acts 2:43

  • b.A Church That Uses Everybody’s ____________

“…They all began to speak different languages as the Spirit gave

each of them the power to express themselves.”

Acts 2:4b

“There were religious Jews staying in Jerusalem who had come from every country in the world. When they heard this noise, a large crowd gathered. They were all excited, because all of them heard the believers talking in their own languages. In amazement and wonder they exclaimed, ‘These people who are talking like this are Galileans! How is it, then, that all of us hear them speaking in our own native languages’”

Acts 2:5-8

“…all of us hear them speaking in our own languages about the great things that God has done!"

Acts 2:11

  • c.A Church Which Uses Every Person’s Gifts & ____________

“Then Peter stood up and said… ‘These people are not drunk, as you suppose; it is only nine o'clock in the morning!God says, ‘I will pour out my Spirit on everyone.Your sons and daughters will proclaim my message; your young men will see visions, and your old men will have dreams.Yes, even on my servants, both men and women, I will pour out my Spirit in those days, and they will all proclaim my message… Then, everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.’”

Acts 2:14-18, 21

  • d.A Church Devoted To ____________, Living, And Sharing God’s Word

“They devoted themselves to the apostles' teaching…”

Acts 2:42a

“Peter addressed the crowd: ‘…let me explain this to you… This is that which was spoken by the prophet Joel… I will show wonders in the heaven above and signs on the earth below…

And everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.’”

Acts 2:14, 16, 19

  • ÞThe Gospel Message We Learn/Live/Share
  • i.Jesus is God! His miracles prove it. Acts 2:22
  • ii.He died on the cross.Acts 2:23
  • iii.God raised him back to life.Acts 2:24-32
  • iv.This gives us gladness, joy & hope! Acts 2:26
  • v.He has sent his Spirit from heaven. Acts 2:33-35
  • vi.We must repent & be baptized. Acts 2:36-38
  • vii.We will be given his Holy Spirit.Acts 2:38b-39
  • viii.We must live differently from the world.Acts 2:40
    • e.A Church That ____________ Each Other Deeply
  • “…They took part in the fellowship, and sharing in fellowship meals and in praying together…”

    Acts 2:42b

    “They were like family to each other.”

    Acts 2:42b

    “All the believers continued together in close fellowship.”

    Acts 2:44

    “They lived in wonderful harmony.”

    Acts 2:44

    “…they met in small groups in homes for communion, and shared meals with great joy and thankfulness.”

    Acts 2:46b

    • f.A Church That Worship’s With ____________

    “They continued to worship together in the temple courtspraising God and enjoying the favor of all the people.”

    Acts 2:46-47

    “You’ve shown me the paths that lead to life, and your presence fills me with joy!”

    Acts 2:28

    “Because of this, my heart will be glad, my words will be joyful, and I will live in hope!”

    Acts 2:26

    • g.A Church Where Everyone ____________ Willingly

    “All the believer shared everything with each other. They would sell their land and the things they owned and then give the money to anyone who needed it.”

    Acts 2:44-45

    “They shared their meals with great joy and generosity.”

    Acts 2:46

    • h.A Church Which Takes The Good News To ____________

    “Those who accepted his message were baptized, and about three thousand were

    added to their number that day!”

    Acts 2:40-41

    “People liked what they saw. So every day their number grew as God added those who were saved.”

    Acts 2:47

    “You’ll receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you and then you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem and in Judea and in Samaria, and to the ends of the earth!”

    Acts 1:8

    • 3.Conclusion: “Be the best that ____________can be!”