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“Not Ashamed of the Gospel : The Body Beautiful”

February 5, 2017 Speaker: Series: Not Ashamed of the Gospel

Passage: Acts 2:42–2:47

“Not Ashamed of the Gospel : The Body Beautiful”
Acts 2:42-47

Listening for the Big Idea:

Nothing that the first church did or was, was either characteristic of human culture or
consistent with “normal” human behaviour. They were ordinary people, powerfully
transformed to represent Christ in gospel-saturated community.

 

The secret to looking more attractive has been discovered …

 

But why was the first church so attractive?

 

1. the “Beautiful Church” Described (vv. 46-47)—
“And day by day, attending the temple together and breaking bread in their
homes, they received their food with glad and generous hearts, praising God
and having favour with all the people. And the Lord added to their number day
by day those who were being saved.”

 

2. the Beautiful Church Devoted: (v. 42)—
“And they devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and the fellowship,
to the breaking of bread and the prayers.”

 

3. the Beautiful Church, Empowered: (Verse 43)—
“And awe came upon every soul,
and many wonders and signs were being done through the apostles.”

 

4. the Beautiful Church Invested (vv. 44-45)—
“And all who believed were together and had all things in common.
And they were selling their possessions and belongings and distributing the proceeds to all, as any had need.”

 

Application: The Big “Take Away”:

 

the Beautiful Church is the church in which Jesus is o________________________”

 

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