Sermon Notes 2018 05 27 AM

May 27, 2018 AM
Dr. Michael Catt - 1841
#2 in series

KINGDOM PROCLAMATION
The Method and Message of the Early Church
Acts

REVIEW

In the first sermon of this series, we talked about prayer as the catalyst for evangelism. Everything that happened with the early church, as recorded in Acts, was the overflow of a prayer environment. The Holy Spirit empowered believers, as He does today, and equipped them to obey Christ’s commands.

For further study, this series is available on the Sherwood app or online at sherwoodbaptist.net/bookstore/products/kingdom-proclamation-series/634/.

I. THEIR MESSAGE

A) The Cross and the Empty Tomb

• His tomb was guarded, but was empty (Luke 24:5, 6)

• The guards testified to His resurrection

• He appeared before Saul on the road to Damascus (Acts 9:1-8)

• He appeared to Stephen at his martyrdom (Acts 7:55, 56)

• He appeared to the Apostle John on the Isle of Patmos (Revelation 1:9-18)

B) The Holy Spirit

C) The Return of Christ

In the Gospels…

In the book of Acts…

He will return in the same way you’ve watched Him ascend:

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II. THEIR METHOD

The Scriptures

Charles W. Carter says the entire outline of the book of Acts is evangelistic:

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What the Holy Spirit did for them, He does for us:

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