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    11/16/20 Guest Speaker- Dr Karl

    11/16/20 Guest Speaker- Dr Karl

    • 28 min
    "We can't stay here anymore" week 12-Maybe I'm not such a loser.

    "We can't stay here anymore" week 12-Maybe I'm not such a loser.

    WE CANT STAY HERE ANYMORE. -WEEK 12 
    “Maybe I’m not such a loser.”
    -Honestly... it’s not easy for us to figure out Gods will all the time is it?
    -Abraham pack your things. 
    -Moses God in the burning bush. 
    Read Acts 15:36-39
    Read Acts 16:6-10
     
    Takeaways.  Keys to discerning Gods will. 
     
    1)Obeying God always puts me on the path of His will.
    *Read Romans 1
     
    2)Avoid ink, use a pencil ✏️ 
     
    3)Facing a challenge doesn’t mean you failed. 
     
    4)There’s always plan “z”
     

    • 33 min
    11/01/2020 We Can't Stay Here Anymore. Week 11-A skeptic is transformed

    11/01/2020 We Can't Stay Here Anymore. Week 11-A skeptic is transformed

    We can’t stay here anymore. 
    Week 11
    “A skeptic is transformed”
    Acts 15. 
     
    Takeaways 
    We tent to drift from....
    1)GRACE back to law
    2)INTERNAL transformation to external conformity
    3)MISSIONAL to comfortable 
    ACTS 15



    The Jerusalem Council
    1 ver. 24 But some men came down from Judea and were teaching ver. 3, 22, 23, 36, 40; See John 21:23 the brothers, “Unless you are ver. 5; Gal. 5:2; [1 Cor. 7:18; Gal. 2:11, 14] circumcised ch. 6:14; Lev. 12:3according to the custom of Moses, you cannot be saved.” 2And after Paul and Barnabas had no small dissension and ver. 7 debate with them, Paul and Barnabas and [Gal. 2:1, 2] some of the others were appointed to go up to Jerusalem to ver. 4, 6, 22, 23; ch. 16:4; See ch. 5:12; 11:30the apostles and the elders about this question. 3So, ch. 21:5; Rom. 15:24; 1 Cor. 16:6, 11; 2 Cor. 1:16; Titus 3:13; 3 John 6; [ch. 17:15] being sent on their way by the church, they passed through both Phoenicia and Samaria, See ch. 14:27 describing in detail the conversion of the Gentiles, and ch. 11:18 brought great joy to all ver. 1the brothers.15:3 Or brothers and sisters; also verse 22 4[ch. 21:17] When they came to Jerusalem, they were welcomed by the church and ver. 2 the apostles and the elders, and [See ver. 3 above]they declared all that God had done with them. 5But some believers who belonged to See ch. 24:5 the party of the Pharisees rose up and said, ver. 1 “It is necessary Gal. 5:3to circumcise them and to order them to keep the law of Moses.”
    6 [ver. 12, 25] The [See ver. 4 above]apostles and the elders were gathered together to consider this matter. 7And after there had been much ver. 2 debate, Peter stood up and said to them, “Brothers, you know that in the early days God made a choice among you, ch. 10:20 that by my mouth the Gentiles should hear [Eph. 1:13; Col. 1:5; 1 Thess. 1:5] the word of ch. 20:24the gospel and believe. 8And God, ch. 1:24 who knows the heart, ch. 14:3 bore witness to them, ch. 10:44, 47; 11:15, 17; [ver. 28; Gal. 3:2]by giving them the Holy Spirit just as he did to us, 9and ch. 11:12; Rom. 3:22-24; Eph. 3:6; [ch. 10:28, 34] he made no distinction between us and them, Ps. 51:10; [ch. 26:18; 2 Cor. 7:1; 1 Pet. 1:22] having cleansed their hearts See ch. 10:43by faith. 10Now, therefore, why Ps. 106:14; Isa. 7:12 are you putting God to the test Gal. 5:1; [ver. 28] by placing a yoke on the neck of the disciples [Matt. 11:28; 23:4; Luke 11:46]that neither our fathers nor we have been able to bear? 11But we [ch. 16:31] believe that we will be Eph. 2:5, 8; 2 Tim. 1:9; Titus 2:11; 3:7; [Rom. 3:24; 1 Thess. 5:9] saved through Rom. 5:15 the grace of the Lord Jesus, [See ver. 9 above]just as they will.”
    12And all the assembly fell silent, and they listened to Barnabas and Paul ver. 4; See ch. 14:27as they related what signs and wonders God had done through them among the Gentiles. 13After they finished speaking, See ch. 12:17James replied, “Brothers, listen to me. 14[ver. 7] Simeon has related how God first visited the Gentiles, to take from them [ch. 18:10; Deut. 7:6; Isa. 43:21; Rom. 9:24-26]a people for his name. 15And with this the words of the prophets agree, just as it is written,
     
    16 Cited from Amos 9:11, 12; [Jer. 12:15] “‘After this I will return,
    and I will rebuild the tent of David that has fallen;
    I will rebuild its ruins,
    and I will restore it,
    17that the remnant15:17 Or rest of mankind [ch. 17:27] may seek the Lord,
    and all the Gentiles Isa. 43:7; Jer. 14:9; Dan. 9:19who are called by my name,
    says the Lord, who makes these things 18[Isa. 45:21]known from of old.’
     
    19Therefore [ver. 28] my judgment is that we should not trouble those of the Gentiles who See ch. 14:15turn to God, 20but should write to them ch. 21:25 to abstain from [ver. 29; Ezek. 4:13, 14; Dan. 1:8; Mal. 1:7, 12] the things polluted by idols, and from 1 Cor. 10:7

    • 35 min
    10/25/2020 We can't stay here anymore.Week 10-Reflecting light in the darkness

    10/25/2020 We can't stay here anymore.Week 10-Reflecting light in the darkness

    We can’t stay here anymore. 
     
    What matters more? 
    Week 10 
    Acts 14:1-28 
    “Reflecting light in a dark word”
     
    Greek News “the gods got power you needed”
    Good news “God is holy and set apart, pure humble and at perfect unity in himself. “
     
    Greek news. “If you want a happy life you need to do what they want”
     
    Good news “God is generous and sacrifices himself for YOU, wanting to be with You.”
     
    Greek news “never know if you are at peace with Zeus or not.” 
     
    Good news “God promises that through faith in Jesus “
     
    Is your theological belief system more similar to the ancient Greeks or the gospel Paul is presenting?
     
     
    “The same thing happened in Iconium. Paul and Barnabas went to the Jewish synagogue and preached with such power that a great number of both Jews and Greeks became believers. Some of the Jews, however, spurned God’s message and poisoned the minds of the Gentiles against Paul and Barnabas. But the apostles stayed there a long time, preaching boldly about the grace of the Lord. And the Lord proved their message was true by giving them power to do miraculous signs and wonders. But the people of the town were divided in their opinion about them. Some sided with the Jews, and some with the apostles. Then a mob of Gentiles and Jews, along with their leaders, decided to attack and stone them. When the apostles learned of it, they fled to the region of Lycaonia—to the towns of Lystra and Derbe and the surrounding area. And there they preached the Good News. While they were at Lystra, Paul and Barnabas came upon a man with crippled feet. He had been that way from birth, so he had never walked. He was sitting and listening as Paul preached. Looking straight at him, Paul realized he had faith to be healed. So Paul called to him in a loud voice, “Stand up!” And the man jumped to his feet and started walking. When the crowd saw what Paul had done, they shouted in their local dialect, “These men are gods in human form!” They decided that Barnabas was the Greek god Zeus and that Paul was Hermes, since he was the chief speaker. Now the temple of Zeus was located just outside the town. So the priest of the temple and the crowd brought bulls and wreaths of flowers to the town gates, and they prepared to offer sacrifices to the apostles. But when the apostles Barnabas and Paul heard what was happening, they tore their clothing in dismay and ran out among the people, shouting, “Friends, why are you doing this? We are merely human beings—just like you! We have come to bring you the Good News that you should turn from these worthless things and turn to the living God, who made heaven and earth, the sea, and everything in them.
     
    but he never left them without evidence of himself and his goodness. For instance, he sends you rain and good crops and gives you food and joyful hearts.” But even with these words, Paul and Barnabas could scarcely restrain the people from sacrificing to them. Then some Jews arrived from Antioch and Iconium and won the crowds to their side. They stoned Paul and dragged him out of town, thinking he was dead. But as the believers gathered around him, he got up and went back into the town. The next day he left with Barnabas for Derbe. After preaching the Good News in Derbe and making many disciples, Paul and Barnabas returned to Lystra, Iconium, and Antioch of Pisidia, where they strengthened the believers. They encouraged them to continue in the faith, reminding them that we must suffer many hardships to enter the Kingdom of God. Paul and Barnabas also appointed elders in every church. With prayer and fasting, they turned the elders over to the care of the Lord, in whom they had put their trust. Then they traveled back through Pisidia to Pamphylia. They preached the word in Perga, then went down to Attalia. Finally, they returned by ship to Antioch

    • 34 min
    10/18/2020 We can't stay here anymore week 9

    10/18/2020 We can't stay here anymore week 9

    Paul’s Sermon in Antioch of Pisidia
     
    13Paul and his companions set sail from Paphos and came to Perga in Pamphylia, but John left them and went back to Jerusalem.Ac 12:12; 13:6; 15:38 14They continued their journey from Perga and reached Pisidian Antioch. On the Sabbath day they went into the synagogue and sat down.Ac 9:20; 14:19,21; 16:3; 17:2; 18:4 15After the reading of the Law and the Prophets, the leaders of the synagogue sent word to them, saying, “Brothers, if you have any word of encouragement for the people, you can speak.”Mk 5:22; Ac 15:21
    16Paul stood up and motioned with his hand and said, “Fellow Israelites, and you who fear God, listen!Ac 10:2; 12:17 17The God of this people Israel chose our ancestors, made the people prosper during their stay in the land of Egypt, and led them out of it with a mighty13:17 Lit with an uplifted arm.Ex 1:6; 6:6; Dt 7:6–8; Ac 7:17 18And for about forty years he put up with them13:18 Other mss read he cared for them in the wilderness;Dt 1:31; Ac 7:36 19and after destroying seven nations in the land of Canaan,Dt 7:1; Jos 14:1; 19:51; Ps 78:55; Ac 7:45 he gave them their land as an inheritance. 20This all took about 450 years. After this, he gave them judges until Samuel the prophet.Jdg 2:16; 1Sm 3:20; Ac 3:24 21Then they asked for a king, and God gave them Saul the son of Kish, a man of the tribe of Benjamin, for forty years.1Sm 8:5; 9:1; 10:1 22After removing him,1Sm 15:23,26; 16:13 he raised up David as their king and testified about him, ‘I have found David the son of Jesse to be a man after my own heart,13:221Sm 13:14; Ps 89:201Sm 13:14; Ps 89:20 who will carry out all my will.’
    23“From this man’s descendants, as he promised, God brought to IsraelPs 132:1; Mt 1:1; Lk 2:11; Ac 13:32 the Savior, Jesus.13:23 Other mss read brought salvation 24Before his coming to public attention, John had previously proclaimed a baptism of repentance to all the people of Israel.Mt 3:1; Mk 1:4; Lk 3:3; Ac 1:22; 19:4 25Now as John was completing his mission, he said, ‘Who do you think I am? I am not the one. But one is coming after me, and I am not worthy to untie the sandals on his feet.’Mt 3:11; Mk 1:7; Lk 3:16; Jn 1:20,27; Ac 20:24
    26“Brothers and sisters, children of Abraham’s race, and those among you who fear God, it is to us that the word of this salvation has been sent.Ac 4:12; 5:20 27Since the residents of Jerusalem and their rulers did not recognize him or the sayings of the prophets that are read every Sabbath, they have fulfilled their words by condemning him.Lk 24:27; Ac 3:17 28Though they found no grounds for the death sentence, they asked Pilate to have him killed.Mt 27:22–23; Ac 3:14 29When they had carried out all that had been written about him, they took him down from the tree and put him in a tomb.Mt 27:59; Lk 23:53; Ac 5:30 30But God raised him from the dead,Mt 28:6; Ac 2:24 31and he appeared for many days to those who came up with him from Galilee to Jerusalem, who are now his witnesses to the people.Mt 28:16; Lk 24:48; Ac 1:3 32And we ourselves proclaim to you the good news of the promise that was made to our ancestors.Ac 5:42; 26:6; Rm 4:13; 9:4 33God has fulfilled this for us, their children, by raising up Jesus, as it is written in the second Psalm:
    You are my Son;
    today I have become your Father. 13:33 Or I have begotten you 13:33 Ps 2:7 Ps 2:7; Heb 1:5; 5:5
    34As to his raising him from the dead, never to return to decay, he has spoken in this way, I will give you the holy and sure promises of David.13:34Is 55:3Is 55:3; Ac 13:30,37 35Therefore he also says in another passage, You will not let your Holy One see decay.13:35Ps 16:10Ps 16:10; Ac 2:27 36For David, after serving God’s purpose in his own generation, fell asleep,Ac 7:60; 1Co 11:30; 15:6,18,20,51; 1Th 4:13–15 was buried with his fathers, and decayed,1Kg 2:10; Ac 2:29; 13:22; 20:27

    • 41 min
    10/11/2020 We can't stay here anymore week 8

    10/11/2020 We can't stay here anymore week 8

    We can’t stay here anymore week 8
    "Paul and Barnabas scatter."





    Preparing for the Mission Field
    1Now in the church at Antioch there were prophets and teachers: Barnabas, Simeon who was called Niger, Lucius of Cyrene, Manaen, a close friend of Herod the tetrarch,Mt 14:1; Ac 4:36; 11:19,22,27; 1Co 12:28 and Saul.
    2As they were worshiping13:2 Or were ministering to the Lord and fasting, the Holy Spirit said, “Set apart for me Barnabas and Saul for the work to which I have called them.”Ac 8:29; 9:15; Rm 1:1; Gl 1:15 3Then after they had fasted, prayed, and laid hands on them, they sent them off.Ac 6:6; 14:26
    The Mission to Cyprus
    4So being sent out by the Holy Spirit, they went down to Seleucia, and from there they sailed to Cyprus. 5Arriving in Salamis, they proclaimed the word of God in the Jewish synagogues. They also had John as their assistant.Ac 9:20; 12:12 6When they had traveled the whole island as far as Paphos, they came across a sorcerer, a Jewish false prophet named Bar-Jesus.Mt 7:15; Ac 8:9 7He was with the proconsul, Sergius Paulus, an intelligent man. This man summoned Barnabas and Saul and wanted to hear the word of God.Ac 18:12; 19:38 8But Elymas the sorcerer (that is the meaning of his name) opposedEx 7:11; 2Tm 3:8 them and tried to turn the proconsul away from the faith.Ac 6:7; 8:9
    9But Saul — also called Paul — filled with the Holy Spirit, stared straight at Elymas 10and said, “You are full of all kinds of deceit and trickery, you son of the devilMt 13:38; Jn 8:44 and enemy of all that is right. Won’t you ever stop perverting the straight pathsHs 14:9; 2Pt 2:15 of the Lord? 11Now, look, the Lord’s hand is against you.Ex 9:3; 1Sm 5:6–7; Ps 32:4; Heb 10:31 You are going to be blind, and will not see the sun for a time.” Immediately a mist and darkness fell on him, and he went around seeking someone to lead him by the hand.
    12Then, when he saw what happened, the proconsul believed, because he was astonished at the teaching of the Lord.Ac 13:49; 15:35–36
    Paul’s Sermon in Antioch of Pisidia
    13Paul and his companions set sail from Paphos and came to Perga in Pamphylia, but John left them and went back to Jerusalem.Ac 12:12; 13:6; 15:38 14They continued their journey from Perga and reached Pisidian Antioch. On the Sabbath day they went into the synagogue and sat down.Ac 9:20; 14:19,21; 16:3; 17:2; 18:4 15After the reading of the Law and the Prophets, the leaders of the synagogue sent word to them, saying, “Brothers, if you have any word of encouragement for the people, you can speak.”Mk 5:22; Ac 15:21
    16Paul stood up and motioned with his hand and said, “Fellow Israelites, and you who fear God, listen!Ac 10:2; 12:17 17The God of this people Israel chose our ancestors, made the people prosper during their stay in the land of Egypt, and led them out of it with a mighty13:17 Lit with an uplifted arm.Ex 1:6; 6:6; Dt 7:6–8; Ac 7:17 18And for about forty years he put up with them13:18 Other mss read he cared for them in the wilderness;Dt 1:31; Ac 7:36 19and after destroying seven nations in the land of Canaan,Dt 7:1; Jos 14:1; 19:51; Ps 78:55; Ac 7:45 he gave them their land as an inheritance. 20This all took about 450 years. After this, he gave them judges until Samuel the prophet.Jdg 2:16; 1Sm 3:20; Ac 3:24 21Then they asked for a king, and God gave them Saul the son of Kish, a man of the tribe of Benjamin, for forty years.1Sm 8:5; 9:1; 10:1 22After removing him,1Sm 15:23,26; 16:13 he raised up David as their king and testified about him, ‘I have found David the son of Jesse to be a man after my own heart,13:221Sm 13:14; Ps 89:201Sm 13:14; Ps 89:20 who will carry out all my will.’
    23“From this man’s descendants, as he promised, God brought to IsraelPs 132:1; Mt 1:1; Lk 2:11; Ac 13:32 the Savior, Jesus.13:23 Other mss read brought salvation 24Before his coming to public

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