lecture 33 - A Charter Text: Acts 2:41-42 The Local Church...

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1 The Local Church Its Ministry and Mission Lecture 33 A Charter Text: Acts 2:41-42 “So then, those who had received his word were baptized; and that day there were added about three thousand souls. They were continually devoting themselves to the apostles’ teaching, and to fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer.” • Evangelism • Baptism • Teaching/Preaching • Fellowship • Communion • Prayer/Worship Evangelism Preaching the Gospel “You shall be my witnesses, both in Jerusalem, and in all Judaea and Samaria, and even to the remotest part of the earth.” Acts 1:8 Making Disciples “Go therefore and make disciples of all nations… teaching them to observe all that I commanded you.” Mt. 28:19-20 Serving Others “What use is it, my brothers, if a man says he has faith, but has no works? Can that faith save him?” James 2:14 Planting Churches “After they had preached the gospel to that city and had made many disciples, they [strengthened] the souls of the disciples, encouraging them to continue in the faith.” Acts 14:21-22 Evangelism Does the church have blinders on? Do we live in our own little bubble? There is a physical and socio-economic component to the Gospel. Western churches with more resources must have a global perspective and a heart for world missions. A Sign Proclaiming Truth It is a “word in water” that testifies to a reality beyond itself. There is a real connection between the sign and the referent. Initiation into the
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This note was uploaded on 04/19/2008 for the course TH 1110 taught by Professor Barbieri during the Fall '07 term at Moody Bible Institute.

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