The Vision of Jesus being Fulfilled in the Local Church (Acts 12:25-13:12)Gus Gill, April 8, 2018
Part of the Book of Acts series
Acts 12: 25- 13: 12.
Introduction - Acts 12: 25- 13: 12.
1. The context.
A. The vision of Jesus given to the disciples.
B. The immediate context.
C. The transition from Saul to the Apostle Paul. Ephesians 1: 1; 3: 8.
2. The call - Given to prophets and teachers seeking the Holy Spirit.
A. The Holy Spirit set Saul and Barnabas apart to do His work.
B. The prayer and commissioning of the church’s first missionaries.
3. The Sender - led by the Holy Spirit.
A. To the synagogue in Cyprus.
B. The opposition - A magician and false prophet.
C. A story of God’s personal involvement.
4. How is Hillside fulfilling the vision of Jesus ?
A. Our Jerusalem - Pastor Dan.
B. Our Judea and Samaria - Pastor Kevin.
C. Our outreach to the world. Pastor Donevon.
25And Barnabas and Saul returned from Jerusalem, when they had fulfilled their ministry, and took with them John, whose surname was Mark. 13:1 Now there were in the church that was at Antioch certain prophets and teachers; as Barnabas, and Simeon that was called Niger, and Lucius of Cyrene, and Manaen, which had been brought up with Herod the tetrarch, and Saul. 2As they ministered to the Lord, and fasted, the Holy Ghost said, Separate me Barnabas and Saul for the work whereunto I have called them. 3And when they had fasted and prayed, and laid their hands on them, they sent them away. 4So they, being sent forth by the Holy Ghost, departed unto Seleucia; and from thence they sailed to Cyprus. 5And when they were at Salamis, they preached the word of God in the synagogues of the Jews: and they had also John to their minister. 6And when they had gone through the isle unto Paphos, they found a certain sorcerer, a false prophet, a Jew, whose name was Bar-jesus: 7Which was with the deputy of the country, Sergius Paulus, a prudent man; who called for Barnabas and Saul, and desired to hear the word of God. 8But Elymas the sorcerer (for so is his name by interpretation) withstood them, seeking to turn away the deputy from the faith. 9Then Saul, (who also is called Paul,) filled with the Holy Ghost, set his eyes on him, 10And said, O full of all subtilty and all mischief, thou child of the devil, thou enemy of all righteousness, wilt thou not cease to pervert the right ways of the Lord? 11And now, behold, the hand of the Lord is upon thee, and thou shalt be blind, not seeing the sun for a season. And immediately there fell on him a mist and a darkness; and he went about seeking some to lead him by the hand. 12Then the deputy, when he saw what was done, believed, being astonished at the doctrine of the Lord. (KJV)
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