The Evangelism, Edification, and Equipping of Believers to be Fully Devoted Followers of the Lord Jesus (Acts 11:19-26)Gus Gill, March 11, 2018
Part of the Book of Acts series
Acts 11: 19-26.
Introduction- Acts 11: 19-26.
1. Evangelism- they preached the good news of turning to the Lord Jesus.
A. The great fruits of the persecution.
B. The preaching of Jesus as the Master.
C. The hand of the Lord led to repentance and belief. 1 Thessalonians 1: 9-10.
2. Edification- they encouraged the new Christians to stay true to Jesus.
A. The news reached Jerusalem and they sent Barnabas.
B. Encouragement was a big part of his ministry. Acts 13: 42-43; Acts 14: 20-22.
Hebrews 10: 23-25.
3. The equipping- they trained the believers in God’s word.
A. It takes a team and it takes a commitment of time.
B. And the results- Christians living out their faith sincerely. John 8: 31.
1 John 1: 27.
1. To know.
2. To grow.
3. To be able to show others.
19Now they which were scattered abroad upon the persecution that arose about Stephen travelled as far as Phenice, and Cyprus, and Antioch, preaching the word to none but unto the Jews only. 20And some of them were men of Cyprus and Cyrene, which, when they were come to Antioch, spake unto the Grecians, preaching the Lord Jesus. 21And the hand of the Lord was with them: and a great number believed, and turned unto the Lord. 22Then tidings of these things came unto the ears of the church which was in Jerusalem: and they sent forth Barnabas, that he should go as far as Antioch. 23Who, when he came, and had seen the grace of God, was glad, and exhorted them all, that with purpose of heart they would cleave unto the Lord. 24For he was a good man, and full of the Holy Ghost and of faith: and much people was added unto the Lord. 25Then departed Barnabas to Tarsus, for to seek Saul: 26And when he had found him, he brought him unto Antioch. And it came to pass, that a whole year they assembled themselves with the church, and taught much people. And the disciples were called Christians first in Antioch. (KJV)
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