ACTS: THE CHURCH ON MISSION
The Preaching of the Church
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How to Turn a Conversation to Christ
The Event: The Miracle in the Name of Jesus Christ (3:1-11).
- Circumstance: A man with a real felt need was looking for help (3:1-3).
- Correction: Peter directs him to meet his real spiritual need (3:4-7).
- Consequence: God gets the credit for miraculous healing (3:8-11).
The Explanation: The Message about the Ministry of Jesus Christ (3:12-26).
- Introduction: The power of God should never surprise us (3:12).
- Proclamation: God glorified Jesus by raising Him from the dead (3:13-16).
– Jesus was exalted (3:13a).
– Jesus was delivered up by the people (3:13b).
– Jesus was falsely accused (3:13c-14).
– Jesus was killed (3:15a).
– Jesus was raised to life (3:15b).
- Connection: Faith in this same Jesus is what healed the lame man (3:16).
- Exhortation: Repent and turn to God for forgiveness of sins (3:17-26).
– Jesus’ death was always the plan of God (3:17-18).
– Repent, turn to God, and place your faith in Jesus (3:19-20).
– Jesus was exalted into heaven until He returns to rule (3:21).
– Scripture predicted and proves the need for repentance (3:22-24).
– Scripture predicted and proves God’s desire to bless (3:25-26).
Living on Mission
The church of Jesus Christ, empowered by the Holy Spirit,
engages people with the life-changing message of the gospel
by proclaiming the ministry of Jesus and calling people to turn to Him.
Living on Mission
- The church must regularly turn conversations to Christ.
- The church must know the details of the gospel.
- The church must know the scriptures well.
This Week’s Growth Guide
God’s Word is both central and critical to your spiritual growth.
We invite you to utilize the Growth Guide during the week to further your application of the Truth from the message.
- Monday – Ephesians 2:1-10
- Tuesday – 1 Corinthians 15:1-11
- Wednesday – Romans 3:21-31
- Thursday – Romans 4:1-24
- Friday – Acts 4:1-22
Our Home Churches meet weekly to facilitate quicker relational depth, study the same passage taught Sunday to help apply Scripture in the context of community, and pray with one another. Home Church helps our body seek God’s best for one another.
Home Church Questions
• Read Acts 3:1-26.
• Is there anything new, interesting or memorable from today’s message?
• Is there an immediate application you know you need to make? How can your Home Church support you in your obedience to make this application?
• Share some experiences when you have turned conversations to Christ.
• What makes it hard, or makes us reluctant, to turn conversations to Christ?
• What passages of Scripture do you go to most often to talk about the gospel?
• How does your personal story allow you to share the gospel well in certain situations?
• What is essential when sharing the gospel with another person?
• Take some time to pray for people with whom you would like to have the opportunity to share the good news of God’s desire to bless them and give them eternal life.
“Why They Stay”
We are inviting the entire Fellowship Family to join us on November 3, from 8:30-1:30 for a very important time as we explore how we can invest in the next generation to keep them committed to Christ. In our current culture young adults are leaving the church in droves. We want to address the reasons why they stray from the family of God, and explore how we can all partner together to help them stay committed.
Breakout sessions will be offered throughout the day. Childcare, continental breakfast, and lunch will be included.
Register at the Connection Center or click here.
Family Sunday | October 7 | Both Services
Join us as we come together before the Lord to worship as believers of all ages. Worshiping together is a great way for parents and other adults to model for our kids what worship looks like on Sunday mornings as we pray, sing, listen to the teaching of God’s Word, and take part in communion remembering what Christ has done for us.
Pumpkin Patch | October 13 | 10:00 a.m. | Schaefer’s Pumpkin Patch
Fellowship families, join us at Schaefer’s Pumpkin Patch for hayrides, pumpkin picking and lots of fun! A hayride and pumpkin costs $6. A hayride without a pumpkin is $1. Pack a picnic lunch or grab some lunch there at the concession stand.
Fellowship Kids Fire Drill | October 14 | Both Services
Parents of Fellowship Kids we will have our annual fire drill (Nursery – 4th Grade) on Sunday, October 14 during both services. At the end of Sunday’s service you can pick up your child(ren) from the grassy area beyond the west parking lot.
Womens Conference | October 19-20
Get away from the routine, connect with other women, and refocus on your relationship with the Lord while Donna Seal, a licensed Christian counselor, guides us in evaluating the power of our thoughts. Registration cost is $20 through October 7, $30 October 8 – October 14. Register here or at The Connection Center. Childcare provided at no additional cost with registration. Questions? Contact Lesta at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Fellowship Volunteer Opportunities
Ushers – We are looking for a few good men who are willing to work with a team and serve as ushers, specifically during our 10:45 AM worship service. Email Michael at email@example.com for more information.
Valet Parking – Our new Northwest Entrance will provide a shorter distance from your vehicle to a seat in the Worship Center for anyone who needs it. When it is completed we want to provide valet parking for our elderly and anyone unable to manage the distance from the parking spaces. For more information, contact Michael Harrison at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Weekly Budget 24,519
Giving For 9/16 20,915
Giving For 9/23 23,979
YTD Budget 318,750
YTD Giving 268,900
Over (under) (49,850)
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