ACTS 14

4 Outlines

 

Acts 14:6-20

A FICKLE CROWD

 

A MINISTRY Vss. 6-7

A MIRACLE Vss. 8-10

A MISTAKE Vss. 11-14

A MESSAGE Vss. 15-18

A MAULING Vss. 19-20

 

 

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Acts 14:6-20

FROM HERO TO GOAT

 

In sports there are many "heroes" who win big games for their teams. There are also people called "goats" who make mistakes that cause teams to lose games. In a matter of minutes an athlete can be transformed from a hero to a goat or from a goat to a hero.

When Paul visited Lystra he went from being a "hero" to being a "goat" in the eyes of the people.

 

FAITHFUL PREACHING - Vss. 6-7

 

FABULOUS MIRACLE - Vss. 8-10

 

FAULTY UNDERSTANDING - Vss. 11-18

Just barely did Paul and Barnabas stop the people from worshipping them. They thought that Paul and Barnabas were Gods.

 

FIENDISH OPPOSITION - Vss. 19-20

Jews that opposed Paul caused trouble.

He ended up being stoned by the very people that had previously wanted to worship him.

 

 

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Acts 14:21-23

FOLLOW-UP

 

When people are won to Christ it is important that we follow them up so that they become grounded in their faith. On their first missionary journey Paul and Barnabas revisited the places where they had won converts. They give us some lessons on following up new believers.

 

THEY RETURNED - Vs. 21

The people we win to Christ need to be in the presence of other believers. They need the encouragement of friendships with true believers. We need to spend time with them, and make sure they spend time with other believers. Acts 2:42, Hebrews 10:24-25

 

THEY REAFFIRMED - Vs. 22

Those who are won to Christ need to be strengthened through Biblical teaching, encouraged to continue in the faith, and warned about trials and tribulations. (Matthew 28:20, 2 Timothy 2:1-2, 3:12)

 

THEY RECRUITED - Vs. 23

Godly leadership is always needed. As we follow-up those who have been won to Christ, we should look forward to appointing them to positions of leadership.

 

THEY REQUESTED (PRAYED) - Vs. 23

It is important that we pray for those in leadership. As they are installed into office they should be prayed for. As we conduct our personal times of devotion, they should be prayed. Ephesians 6:18

 

 

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Acts 14:21-28

RETURNING MISSIONARIES

 

THEY ASSURED THE SAINTS (New converts) - Vss. 21-22

THEY APPOINTED LEADERS - Vs. 23

THEY ANNOUNCED GOD'S WORD (When they had opportunity) - Vss. 24-25

THEY ACCOUNTED FOR THEIR MINISTRY - Vss. 26-28

 

 

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