Planting the Gospel, Growing the Church

Acts 16 :1-40

Planting the Gospel, Growing the Church

Acts 16:1-40

Sermon Notes

Preacher: Jeremiah Fyffe


1. THE SECOND MISSIONARY JOURNEY

2. GOD PLANTS HIS CHURCH

3. CHURCH PLANT CORE TEAM

4. WHEN PREACHING CONFRONTS CULTURE

5. WHAT MISSIONARIES DO IN DISTRESS

6. THE OUTWORKING OF GRACE AND FAITH

7. RIGHTS AND RESPONSIBILITIES


Philippians 4:4–7

Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, rejoice. Let your reasonableness be known to everyone. The Lord is at hand; do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.


2 Timothy 1:8

Therefore do not be ashamed of the testimony about our Lord, nor of me his prisoner, but share in suffering for the gospel by the power of God


2 Timothy 1:12

… But I am not ashamed, for I know whom I have believed


Philippians 1:3–5

I thank my God in all my remembrance of you, always in every prayer of mine for you all making my prayer with joy, because of your partnership in the gospel from the first day until now.

Celebration Song List

CELEBRATE Who God Is

How Great Is Our God

How Great Thou Art

CONNECT Our Need for Christ

Beautiful Scandalous Night

COMMUNITY In the Word and Communion

Great Is Thy Faithfulness

CONTRIBUTION of Praise

Hail The King

Grace Alone

Community Group Questions

QUESTION 1:

The first believers in Philippi are a wealthy business woman, a young slave girl, and a prison jailer and his family. If this group cleaned themselves up a bit and gathered together for a worship service, they may have looked like they belong together. But, as we have had the chance to observe their lives and witness their salvation, we see that what binds them together is the grace of Jesus.


What is it that unites us as a church and as a Community Group? How can we lean even more into the grace of Jesus that has brought us together?


God has called people to himself in this County that may or may not look like us, but are in equal need of the Redeemer. How can we lean out to our community to seek those God has called to himself among the many stories and situations we find them in?

QUESTION 2:

In Acts 16:25 it says that, “About midnight Paul and Silas were praying and singing hymns to God, and the prisoners were listening to them.” They had just been beaten and fastened in stocks in the inner part of the prison and yet we find them praising God. Can you share a recent personal trial or suffering you have found yourself in, and how you might have been able to literally sing and pray your way through that season?

QUESTION 3:

Acts 16:33–34 is a miraculous picture of grace-enabled fellowship. Is there anyone that comes to mind that you might be able to reach out to over the Easter weekend and beyond to share table fellowship with? How can your Community Group work together to share hospitality and fellowship with one another and your community?

PRAYER NOTES