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“Not Ashamed of the Gospel : When People Get Annoyed At ‘Jesus Only”

February 19, 2017 Speaker: Series: Not Ashamed of the Gospel

Passage: Acts 4:1–4:22

“Not Ashamed of the Gospel : When People Get Annoyed At ‘Jesus Only”
Acts 4:1-22


This is not what I signed up for…

 

Great annoyance with the gospel (vv. 1-4)

 

First opposition to the ____________ of the gospel. (vv. 1-2)

 

Yet the word of the gospel brings __________. (vv. 3-4)

 

• Trust that the word of the gospel ________!

 

Courage under fire (vv. 5-12)

 

Fear of “losing my ____________”. (vv. 5-7)

 

Peter proclaims ‘Jesus _______”. (vv. 8-12)

 

• Jesus rejected, now the ______________. (Ps. 118:22; Isa. 28:16)

 

• The gospel is an ____________ yet ____________ message.

 

No Compromise (vv. 13-22)

 

Muting Spirit-empowered bold witness? (vv. 13-18)

 

• The only _______________ for sharing the gospel. (v. 13)

 

“… we cannot but speak of what we have seen and heard”. (vv. 19-22)

 

• Overcoming the temptation to ________ man. (vv. 19-20)

 

 

“Such boldness is not a natural human trait. Nor is it the product of will power of self-directed ‘pep talks’. Rather, it is the gift of the risen Lord through his Spirit’s transforming power, in response to his people’s prayers. – Dennis Johnson

 

 

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