Wednesday, July 9, 2014
Sermon Title: FOR SALE: Christianity Pt 2
Sermon Text: Acts 19: 23 - 23 About that time there arose a great disturbance about the Way. 24 A silversmith named Demetrius, who made silver shrines of Artemis, brought in a lot of business for the craftsmen there.
Review: It only works for a little while...
· Point 1: It worked for a little while
· Point 2: Commercials can't conquer
· Point 3: Confession is for conversion
· Point 4: Christianity is for telling not selling
Point 1: Disturb the environment vs. 23 - 23 About that time there arose a great disturbance about the Way. 24 A silversmith named Demetrius, who made silver shrines of Artemis, brought in a lot of business for the craftsmen there.
Point 2: Disrupt the economic flow vs. 35 - 35 The city clerk quieted the crowd and said: “Fellow Ephesians, doesn’t all the world know that the city of Ephesus is the guardian of the temple of the great Artemis and of her image, which fell from heaven?
Point 3: Destroy their gods vs. 27, 28 - 27 There is danger not only that our trade will lose its good name, but also that the temple of the great goddess Artemis will be discredited; and the goddess herself, who is worshiped throughout the province of Asia and the world, will be robbed of her divine majesty.” 28 When they heard this, they were furious and began shouting: “Great is Artemis of the Ephesians!”
Point 4: Be Dangerous to the enemy
Point 5: Distribution continues vs. 20: 1 - When the uproar had ended, Paul sent for the disciples and, after encouraging them, said goodbye and set out for Macedonia.
Saturday, July 5, 2014
Sermon Text: Acts 19: 13, 15
Sermon Title: FOR SALE Christianity?
Point 1: It worked for a little while 15 One day the evil spirit answered them, “Jesus I know, and I know about Paul, but who are you?
Point 2: Commercials can't conquer 16 Then the man who had the evil spirit jumped on them and overpowered them all. He gave them such a beating that they ran out of the house naked and bleeding
Point 3: Confession is for conversion 18 Many of those who believed now came and openly confessed their evil deeds.
Point 4: Christianity is for telling not selling 20 In this way the word of the Lord spread widely and grew in power
Pericope : Psalm 100: 1-5 Make a joyful noise to the Lord, all the earth! 2 Serve the Lord with gladness! Come into his presence with singi...