A PEOPLE WITH PURPOSE

January 30, 2022

Pastor Bill Stevenson and Brother Justin Mosher

 

Acts 2:42-47

 

Defining Statement: THAT WE WILL BE KNOWN IN THE COMMUNITY AS A “PEOPLE WITH PURPOSE”

 

Our church has been given a mission and purpose.

 

  1. WE ARE TO BE A ______________________ PEOPLE

“And they devoted themselves to the apostles? teaching and fellowship, to the breaking of bread and the prayers.”

Acts 2:42 (NIV)

 

  • THE FIRST BASIC ACTIVITY IS ________________.
  • For I resolved to know nothing while I was with you except Jesus Christ and him crucified.

1 Corinthians 2:2 (NIV)

 

  1. WE ARE TO ALWAYS BE ____________________

 

  1. JESUS IS ______________ THE PRIMARY TOPIC

 

  • THE SECOND BASIC ACTIVITY IS ______________

“Iron sharpens iron, and one man sharpens another”.

Proverbs 27:17 (NIV)

 

“Two are better than one, because they have a good reward for their toil. For if they fall, one will lift up his fellow. But woe to him who is alone when he falls and has not another to lift him up! Again, if two lie together, they keep warm, but how can one keep warm lone?  And though a man might prevail against one who is alone, two will withstand him—a threefold cord is not quickly broken.”  Ecclesiastes 4:9-12 (NIV)

 

 

 

  1. WE ARE TO BE COMMITTED TO ____________________

“Snowflakes are frail, but if enough of them get together they can stop traffic, shut down airports and cities, and take lives.”

Vance Havner

 

  • THE THIRD BASIC ACTIVITY IS __________________
  • But then I recall all you have done, O Lord; I remember your wonderful deeds of long ago. They are constantly in my thoughts.  I cannot stop thinking about your mighty works.”

1 Corinthians 11:26 (NLT)

 

“For every time you eat this bread and drink this cup, you are announcing the Lord’s death until he comes again.”

Psalm 77:11-12 (NLT)

 

  1. WE ARE TO NEVER _____________ WHAT JESUS HAS DONE FOR US.

 

THE LORDS SUPPER IS OUR OPPORTUNITY TO ____________ OUR COMMITMENT.

 

  • THE FOURTH BASIC ACTIVITY IS ________________

“Pray in the Spirit at all times and on every occasion. Stay alert and be persistent in your prayers for all believers everywhere.”  Ephesians 6:18; (NLT)

 

“Devote yourselves to prayer with an alert mind and a thankful heart.” Colossians 4:2 (NLT)

 

NOTES:

 

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