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Acts:Reboot #9

Posted 3/10/2019

Sermon Series by Pastor Lee Evans

The Book of Acts Its time to Reboot Our Passion for God His Purpose’s His Power

Reboot: The Church Then & Now

Acts 2:40-47

40  With many other words he testified & strongly urged them, saying, "Be saved from this corrupt generation!" 41  So those who accepted his message were baptized, & that day about three thousand people were added to them. 42  They devoted themselves to the apostles' teaching, to the fellowship, to the breaking of bread, & to prayer. 43  Everyone was filled with awe, & many wonders & signs were being performed through the apostles. 44  Now all the believers were together & held all things in common…45  They sold their possessions & property & distributed the proceeds to all, as any had need. 46  Every day they devoted themselves to meeting together in the temple, & broke bread from house to house. They ate their food with joyful & sincere hearts, 47  praising God & enjoying the favor of all the people. Every day the Lord added to their number those who were being saved.


The Church THEN vs NOW

 

1.The Church…
  •   Then Was Devoted to What God Says! 
  •   Now is devoted to what Man Says
2.The Church…
  •   Then was Devoted to Fellowship
  •   Now is devoted to Consumerism

3. The Church Then was Devoted to Prayer!  V. 42, 47

  • Leaders – Acts 3:1; 6:4; 9:40; 10:9; 11:5; 16:13, 25
  • Members - Acts 1:14; 4:31; 6:6; 12:5; 12:12; 13:3
  • Private & Corporate – 

“When trials come, don’t wring your hands, Bend your knees” – Adrian Rogers

Oswald Sanders said…

Prayer is an amazing paradox. It is a blending of simplicity and profundity. It can be an agony or and ecstasy. It can focus on a single objective or it can roam the world. It is “the simplest form of speech that infant lips can try”, and yet at the same time is “the sublimest strains that reach the Majesty on high.” Small wonder, then, that even Paul, spiritual giant though he was, had to confess, “We do not know what we ought to pray for.” (Spiritual Discipleship, p. 97)


3. The Church Now is Devoted to Activity!

"Write to the angel of the church in Sardis: Thus says the one who has the seven spirits of God… I know your works; you have a reputation for being alive, but you are dead. Rev. 3:1

“…holding to the form of godliness but denying its power. Avoid these people.” 2 Tim. 3:5

 

4. The Church Then was Devoted to the Worship of a Powerful God! 

“…many wonders and signs were being performed through the apostles… (they were) praising God and enjoying the favor of all the people…” v. 43,47

  •  They did not worship the Apostles
  •  They Praised & worshiped GOD!

Acts 14:8-18, see v. 15


4. The Church Now is Devoted to Idols!

21  Little children, guard yourselves from idols. 1 John 5:21 (CSB) 

  • Personalities (1 Cor. 1:11-17) – Pet Projects –
  • Methods/Ministries -  Politics – Buildings


5. The Church Then was Devoted
to Telling People about  Jesus!

“…the Lord added to their number those who were being saved…” Acts 2:47

“…how can they believe without hearing about Him…”  Rom. 10:14

  

What do YOU talk about when with the lost?


5. The Church Now is Devoted
 to talking about Anything &Everything but the Gospel of Jesus! 

  • Weather; Hobbies; Family; Plans; Vacation;  Garden; Cars; Sports; Politics; Health, Doctors Visits…
  • What about Sin? Eternity? Jesus?

Do your Actions & Attitude about the Church Need a Reboot?
How is your Prayer life?
Your Worship?
Your Speech?