ACTS: THE CHURCH ON MISSION
The Focus of the Church on Mission
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Luke’s Gospel: The works and words of JesUs prove He is Messiah (1:1-2).
Jesus’ Ministry: The works and words of Jesus authenticate that He is Messiah (1:3-5).
Appearances: Proving His Resurrection (1:3a)
Training: Teaching About the Kingdom of God (1:3b)
Instruction: Commanding Them to Wait for the Holy Spirit (1:4-5)
The Church’s Commission: World-wide witness is the focus of the church (1:6-8).
Question: Is this the time for your rule (1:6)?
Answer: God only knows (1:7).
Commission: World-wide witnesses — next to us, near us, far from us (1:8)
The Ascension of Jesus: The ascension of Jesus exalts Him as the Messiah (1:9-11).
Ascension: He was lifted up and received into a cloud of glory (1:9).
Announcement: Jesus will return (1:10-11).
The Obedience of His Followers: The patient prayer of the church prepares them (1:12-14).
A Return: They do not linger; they return (1:12).
A Room: They gathered in unified prayer (1:13-14).
Living on Mission: Be A Witness of Works and Word
The church of Jesus Christ empowered by the Holy Spirit
is commissioned to be a faithful witness of Jesus’ works and words
as a part of God’s plan for the world-wide spread of the gospel.
Living on Mission
- The church must embrace it’s role in taking the gospel to the world.
- The works and words of Jesus is the central message of the church. Do you know how to share the gospel?
- Prayer prepares us for our calling.
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.
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 1:1-14.
•Is there anything new, interesting, or memorable from today’s message?
•Is there an immediate application you know you need to make?How can you be supported in your obedience?
•The message of the Kingdom includes “redemption”, “restoration”, and “rule”.Why are each one of these such an important part of the message?
•Why was it so important for them to wait?Why is it so hard to wait?When has waiting really been worth it in your life?
•We will be witnesses.How can we be more effective?In our families?In our neighborhoods?Around the world?
•The church was unified in their prayer.How can that be applied in your Home Church?
September 16 | 9:00 a.m. | Library
Get to know Fellowship better – mission, values, and ministries. If you have been checking out Fellowship, or recently decided to make Fellowship your home, we invite you to come hear about what God is doing and where He is taking us. Fellowship101 is your one-stop for great information on who we are and how you can be part. During the hour and a half, you will hear about our mission and values, get to ask questions, and meet ministry leaders. We would love for you to join us for Fellowship101.
Register at fellowshipconway.org/register or contact Michael Harrison at email@example.com for more information.
Griefshare | August 30 – November 15 | 6:30 p.m. | Fellowship
GriefShare offers hope and encouragement after the death of a spouse, child, family member, or friend. GriefShare will be August 30 – November 15, 6:30 p.m. at Fellowship (Room 211, 2nd floor). Sign up today at the Connection Center. For more information, call Joe Garner at 469-556-8962.
Fellowship Kids Baptism Class | September 9, 16, 23, 30| 2nd Service
If you have a child who has accepted Jesus as their Lord and Savior, we would love to have you join us for this next step. We will talk about salvation, baptism, and what it what is means to be a disciple of Jesus Christ. This will be a class for you and your child to attend together. please Contact Heather McKinney at firstname.lastname@example.org.
NEXT Kick Off | August 28 | 6:30 p.m. | 3440 Cutter Ridge Rd
The college and young adults ministry at Fellowship (NEXT) kicks-off its fall semester August 28, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Tuesday night gatherings are a casual time for college-aged people to gather and seek God together. We will eat, worship together, and engage in discussion-based small groups. for more information contact Zach At email@example.com.
Shoebox Packing Party Countdown | August 27 | 10-2
We are 3 weeks away from our Church-wide packing party! This has been such an easy and fun way for us to get the gospel around the world. In order for the pack to go smoothly, join us August 27 to help prop the items that go in the shoeboxes.
Father/Son Camp Out | Sept 21-22
Fathers and their sons, ages 5-12, are invited to the woods on Friday evening and Saturday, Sept 21-22 for the Father/Son Camp Out. Escape the crazy of life and enjoy the quiet of nature for just a little while. For questions and/or to register www.fellowshipconway.org/register. Registration deadline is September 16.
Thursday Morning Men’s Theology | Sept 13 | 6:00 a.m.
Beginning September 13, our Teaching pastor Ken Wilson will be resuming his Men’s Study. After three years of going through the Bible book by book the new study will be a discussion of Theology. The study meets in the Reliance Health Care Conference Room at 824 Salem Road. Contact Ken or Will Morgan (501-733-0692) for more details or to be added to the e-mail distribution list.
relationships are so important to the Christian faith. Surrounding yourself with biblical community matters. This fall make a commitment to be fully invested in one of our small groups that we call home church. Meeting weekly for application of scripture, for prayers, and for encouragement from those on the same path as you, energizes you to face another week and walk in step with the Lord. Sign up at fellowshipconway.org or at the Connection Center.
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