This is the perfect place to catch up on Pastor Jon’s previous messages, or to research more about what our message really is as a church. We also have provided you with the Scripture text, main point, and any sub-points for each message. We pray that the application of these messages are a profound blessing in your life, and please let us know if you have any questions.

 

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The Third Missions Trip – Miracles in the Magic City

[Acts 19: 1 – 20]

The power we have available to us as Jesus-followers is stronger than anything the world system has to offer.

Following Jesus requires the power of the Holy Spirit [1 – 7]

Following Jesus returns result beyond our top expectations [8 – 12]

Following Jesus repairs the center of our broken lives [13 – 20]

 

Applications and Next Steps

What do you tend to rely on more than the Holy Spirit?

How are you effectively impacting the city around you with the Good News?

What do you need to remove from your life because it does not resonate with Jesus’ Lordship?

What is your response to the power of the Good News?

 

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The Second Missions Trip – The City

[Acts 18: 1 – 17]

Jesus shows his care for the people impacted by major urban centers by focusing his messengers’ service there.

Expanding ministries in the big city [1 – 8]

Receiving promises from the big God [9 – 11] 

Facing challenges from the big government [12 – 17]

 

Applications and Next Steps

  • What is making you frightened right now in your ministry?
  • How is Jesus currently encouraging you towards longevity and boldness?
  • What is the next strategic step Jesus is calling us to take in reaching out to our city?
  • Are you ready today to believe and be baptized?

 

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The Second Missions Trip – The Academy [Acts 17: 16 – 34]

The Good News of Jesus overmatches the depth of even the absolute best any culture has to offer.

The apostle finds himself alone in an urban cultural center [1 – 15]

The apostle keeps himself active with a challenging project [16 – 21]

The apostle engages himself intentionally through an empathetic rhetoric [22 – 31]

The apostle concludes himself effectively by an emphatic appeal [32 – 34]

 

Applications and Next Steps

What opportunities do you have to share the Gospel in this season of isolation?

How can you improve your ability to present a defense for the Gospel to those with intellectual curiosity?

How are you going to react to this message today? Scoff? Seek? Surrender?

 

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“Yahweh,” Desperation Band, CCLI# 20059180

 

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The Second Missions Trip – Philippi [Acts 16]

Everyone who embraces the Good News of Jesus experiences a seismic shift in their priorities.

A new team ___________________ the Gospel into new territory [1 – 15]

An enslaved girl ______________________ the freedom of Jesus’ power [16 – 24]

A frantic officer _________________ the gift of complete rescue [25 – 34] 

The shamed officials _______________ an apology to insistent envoys [35 – 40]

Applications and Next Steps

How can you help others find spiritual freedom?

How can you use your suffering as a platform?

How are you and your household going to respond to the message of the Good News?

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“Good, Good Father,” Chris Tomlin, CCLI# 20059180

 

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The Journey- What is the decision of the court?

[Acts 15: 6 – 11]

Main Point

Since we are rescued by God’s grace, any community rules a Jesus-follower adopts are out of compassion not necessity.

A rapidly spreading ________________ of global scope [1 – 5]

A clearly presented________________ of greatest importance [6 – 11]

An effectively expressed_____________ of faithful compromise [12 – 35]

Application

What are you trusting in besides the Gospel in order to be considered a “good person?”

What changes do you expect out of non-Christians before accepting them?

What hurdles do you maintain for them?

Are you ready to believe the Gospel today?

 

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“Love on the Line,” Hillsong, CCLI# 20059180

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The Impact of the First Mission Trip

[Acts 14: 1 – 28]

The results produced by the Gospel are always mixed no matter what field on which the message is sown.

An _______________________________ that journeys deep inland [1 – 7]

The ___________________________ given to the Gentile heathen [8 – 20]

The ___________________________ given to the early churches [21 – 23]

A return ________________________ to their sponsoring church [24 – 28]

 

Applications and Next Steps

What different response have you seen to your presentation of the Good News?

How could we better contextualize the Gospel to our setting here in Lakeview?

How has God called us to be involved in missions?

How could you encourage the saints of C3 this week?

How could you encourage our alumni and sponsors?

What are the blessings you have in life?

Don’t you want to thank someone?

 

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Charlie Hall, “Marvelous Light, CCLI# 20059180

The Message of the First Mission Trip

 [Acts 13: 26 – 41]

Main Point

The central message of the Good News is the same no matter when, where, or to whom it is broadcast.

The __________________ they served then is different than ours [1 – 25]

The __________________ we share today is the same as theirs [26 – 41]

The_____________________ people made are similar to today’s [42 – 51]

 

Applications and Next Steps

How could you better share the Gospel?

How are you going to respond today?

 

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Nothing Can Hold Back Jesus’ Mission

 [Acts 12: 1 – 19]

Main Point

Whatever difficulties and suffering we face as God’s people, Jesus ensures his mission continues to advance.

 

A Corrupt Villain is _____________________ with God’s People [1 – 5]

A Sleepy Hero is ____________________ by God’s Messenger [6 – 10]

A Jilted Leader is ____________________ with God’s Children [11 -17]

A Furious Politician is __________________ with His Soldiers [18 – 19]

 

Applications and Next Steps

How can we better deal with times when we are unjustly persecuted.

How can you improve your prayers for Christians?

Who do you know who is in profound need of prayer?

What are the kinds of things we need to be praying for each other?

How are you going to respond to this unstoppable Good News today?\

 

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Worship Song – “Yahweh” by Desperation Band (CCLI# 20059180)

 

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Being Christians in Challenging Times

[Acts 11:19 – 30]

Main Point

Jesus Followers are to be known both in our community and in our world by our similarity to Jesus.

Jesus is into reaching those usually ____________ [19 – 21]

[Matthew 28: 18 – 20] Then Jesus came near and said to them, “All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth. Go, therefore, and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe everything I have commanded you. And remember, I am with you always, to the end of the age.”

Jesus is into encouraging those usually ____________ [22 – 26]

[Matthew 23: 28 – 21] [Isaiah 42: 1 – 4] 

Here is My Servant whom I have chosen, My beloved in whom My soul delights; I will put My Spirit on Him, and He will proclaim justice to the nations. He will not argue or shout, and no one will hear His voice in the streets.  He will not break a bruised reed, and He will not put out a smoldering wick, until He has led justice to victory.  The nations will put their hope in His name.

Jesus is into serving those usually ________________[27 – 30]

[Mark 10: 42 – 45] Jesus called them over and said to them, “You know that those who are regarded as rulers of the Gentiles dominate them, and their men of high positions exercise power over them. But it must not be like that among you.  On the contrary, whoever wants to become great among you must be your servant, and whoever wants to be first among you must be a slave to all. For even the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give His life —a ransom for many.”

Applications and Next Steps

Who could we reach out to who usually is avoided?

How could you encourage a new believer this week?

Who is someone you could include in our mission?

How could you serve and help out in this pandemic?

How would my work be different if I followed Jesus?

How would my experience on the street be different?

How life at home be different if I actually believed?

 

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God is into removing the barriers that prevent us from building the relationships that spread the Gospel.

Read the passage as you listen to the message – Acts 10: 1 – 48

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Discuss these application questions on the Zoom Context Group meeting this Tuesday Evening at 7PM

  • Who do you consider so “uncool” you would not choose to fellowship with them?
  • How do we engage in table fellowship even during a shelter-in-place order?
  • Are you ready to recognize Jesus as Lord of all?