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2 Timothy 1:7 (NLT)

For God has not given us a spirit of fear and timidity, but of power, love, and self-discipline.

Philippians 4:6 (NLT)

Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank him for all he has done.

Philippians 4:7 (NLT)

Then you will experience God’s peace, which exceeds anything we can understand. His peace will guard your hearts and minds as you live in Christ Jesus.


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Are You Being Transformed?

Posted 2/9/2020

Sermon Series on Acts: Transformed

Are You Being Transformed?

 

Acts 13:38,39, 42-52

38  Therefore, let it be known to you, brothers and sisters, that through this man forgiveness of sins is being proclaimed to you. 39  Everyone who believes is justified through him from everything that you could not be justified from through the law of Moses… 42  As they were leaving, the people urged them to speak about these matters the following Sabbath. 43  After the synagogue had been dismissed, many of the Jews and devout converts to Judaism followed Paul and Barnabas, who were speaking with them and urging them to continue in the grace of God. 44 The following Sabbath almost the whole town assembled to hear the word of the Lord. 45  But when the Jews saw the crowds, they were filled with jealousy and began to contradict what Paul was saying, insulting him. 46  Paul and Barnabas boldly replied, "It was necessary that the word of God be spoken to you first. Since you reject it and judge yourselves unworthy of eternal life, we are turning to the Gentiles. 47  For this is what the Lord has commanded us: I have made you a light for the Gentiles to bring salvation to the end of the earth."  48  When the Gentiles heard this, they rejoiced and honored the word of the Lord, and all who had been appointed to eternal life believed. 49  The word of the Lord spread through the whole region. 50  But the Jews incited the prominent God-fearing women and the leading men of the city. They stirred up persecution against Paul and Barnabas and expelled them from their district. 51  But Paul and Barnabas shook the dust off their feet against them and went to Iconium. 52  And the disciples were filled with joy and the Holy Spirit.

 

Are You Being Transformed?

Transformation: Is a  Process  that occurs from  Within as the Word of God and the Spirit of God works  On us, In us & Through us!  Our response to God determines the outcome.

 

1. Hunger for the Word of God, v. 42-44,48,49

 
·Some urged, them to return… v. 42

·They followed, v. 43

·They were encouraged to continue in grace v. 43
·They honored the Word of God, v. 48

(Acts 17:11; 1 Peter 2:2; James 1:21-25; Ps. 1; Matt. 7:24)

Read it! Study it! Meditate on it! Memorize it!

 

2. Hostility to the Word & its Teachers. v.45, 46, 50

 
·Jealousy  - fervent, hot, anger
·Contradiction – to speak against, to talk back; attempting to answer the teaching of Paul
·Evil Speaking – they attacked the messengers!
·Persecution, v. 50 – they stirred up influential people
 

3. A Heartfelt Warning, but Persistent teaching, v. 46-49, 51,52  Rom. 9:1-3; 10:1-2 

 
·Bold but broken, v. 46

Paul and Barnabas boldly replied, "It was necessary that the Word of God be spoken to you first. Since you reject it & judge yourselves unworthy of eternal life, we are turning to the Gentiles. Acts 13:46  

·Broken but filled, v. 52

How do you need God to transform your life?
Salvation? Marriage? Family? Money?

How are you going to respond to His Word?
Will you accept Christ today?
Do you Hunger for His Word and How it applies to Every area of Life or are you Hostile to it?