ACTS 4

5 Outlines

 

Acts 4:1-22

WHAT JESUS GIVES

 

THE GRIEF THAT JESUS GIVES Vss. 1-3

Those that were opposed to Jesus were unhappy that the Gospel was preached

 

THE GRACE THAT JESUS GIVES Vs. 4

As a result of the sermon in Acts 3 many came to know Christ as their Savior

 

THE GUMPTION (GUTS) THAT JESUS GIVES Vss. 5-22

1.     To Proclaim the Truth Vss. 5-12

2.     To Refuse to be Intimidated Vss. 13-22

 

 

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Acts 4:1-22

THE FAITHFUL WITNESSES

 

Peter and John where called upon to be witnesses for the Lord through the healing of a man who hadn't walked from birth, and the preaching of the Word of God (See Acts 3). You and I today are also called upon to be faithful witnesses as well (Psalm 107:2, Mark 16:15, 1 Peter 3:15). To be a faithful witness like Peter and John, we should remember the following principles.

 

1. BE READY FOR OPPOSITION Vss. 1-7 (John 15:18-25)

2. BE RELIANT DURING OPPORTUNITIES Vss. 8-12

As Peter relied on the Holy Spirit for power, we should also.

3. BE RESPONSIBLE WHILE FACING OBJECTIONS. Vss. 13-22

Peter and John did not succumb to pressure. They stood their ground

for Christ. Vss18-20

 

 

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Acts 4:1-22

FOR JESUS' SAKE

 

RESTRICTION FOR JESUS' SAKE - Vss. 1-4

REPORT FOR JESUS' SAKE - Vss. 5-12

RESISTANCE FOR JESUS' SAKE - Vss. 13-22

 

 

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Acts 4:32-37 etc.

MR. ENCOURAGEMENT

 

There are some people who are gifted at encouraging others.

Barnabas, so named by the Apostles, had a name which means "the son of

consolation". We can learn much from him.

 

BARNABAS ENCOURAGED WHEN HE WAS BLESSED - Acts 4:32-37

He was blessed with salvation and a sense of being one heart and soul with other believers. This led him to share.

 

BARNABAS ENCOURAGED WHEN PAUL WAS MISUNDERSTOOD - Acts 9:26-29

 

BARNABAS ENCOURAGED WHEN OTHERS WERE SAVED - Acts 11:22-26

 

BARNABAS ENCOURAGED WHEN MARK FAILED - Acts 15:36-41, 2 Timothy 4:11

(Paul was probably right in the dispute, but Barnabas' encouragement of Mark evidently helped him be useful to Paul later.)

 

 

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Acts 4:34-37 etc.

BARNABAS

 

INVESTMENT IN GOD'S WORK - Acts 4:34-37

INTERVENTION IN GOD'S CHURCH - Acts9:26-28

INTERACTION WITH GOD'S CHILDREN - Acts 11:22-26

INVOLVEMENT IN GOD'S OUTREACH - Acts 13:1-4

 

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