Live by the Satisfaction of Accomplishing the Father’s Work
This week, Pastor Matt teaches us to live by the satisfaction of accomplishing the Father’s work by showing us that 1. Jesus is still working, 2. Jesus has prepared a harvest, and 3. Jesus is the Savior of the world.
How the Story Ends
Throughout Acts, the church has both grown and been opposed. Today we experience the same dynamic, but how does the story end? In the end, Jesus wins. The gospel of the kingdom will prevail among all nations.
In Defense of Evangelism
As we near the end of Acts, a lot of false accusations have been brought against Paul, but there is one charge he’s never denied: He does preach the gospel with the aim to persuade, what we call “evangelism”. Evangelism is often viewed negatively today, but in this passage we will see Paul’s defense for his practice of evangelism.
1. Prepare for false charges
2. Speak about sin to sinners
3. Speak about grace to sinners
We’ve seen Paul defend the gospel, but now we see him defending himself (Acts 25:8), because in order to defend the gospel, sometimes we need to defend ourselves against false accusations. Paul shows us how: Proclaim the truth, keep the accusations false, and proclaim the Truth.