The Plan for Vitality

October 1, 2017 Pastor: Bill Thompson Series: Are You Ready for Revitalization?

Passage: Acts 1:1–1:11

TEXT: Acts 1:1-11

SERIES: Are You Ready for Revitalization?

Introduction

Jesus has a plan for building His church – “I will build my church.” (Matthew 16:18)

 

  1. The Plan ______________ on Jesus. vv. 1-3

“…dealt with all that Jesus began to do and teach.” 

 

  1. The Plan ______________ on the Father’s Promise. vv. 4-5

“…but to wait for the promise of the Father.”

 

  1. The Plan is _______________ in the Spirit’s Power. vv. 6-8a

“But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you.”

 

  1. The Plan _______________ Jesus’ Disciples. v. 8b

“…and you will be my witnesses.”

 

  1. The Plan is ______________ in Scope. v. 8c

“…in Jerusalem and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth.”

 

  1. The Plan _______________ when Jesus Returns. vv. 9-11

“This Jesus…will come in the same way as you saw him go into heaven.”

 

Conclusion

“I will build Grace and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it.”

  

Application Questions

  1. How would you summarize in your own words the plan of Jesus?
  2. Do you know how to access the Spirit’s power?
  3. What is your “Jerusalem” and “Judea and Samaria”?
  4. Are you willing to make the necessary sacrifices for Grace to be revitalized?

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