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Unstoppable #9 - The Power of Team

Unstoppable #9 - The Power of Team

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Discovery Fellowship Church

6630 Brittany Dr, Fort Collins, CO 80525, USA

Sunday 9:00 AM

Sunday 10:30 AM

“[For Paul]... that Jesus of Nazareth could be the expected Messiah, as his disciples maintained, was out of the question. The conclusive argument (in Paul's mind) was simply this: this Jesus had been crucified. A crucified Messiah was a contradiction in terms. Whether his death by crucifixion was deserved or else resulted from a miscarriage of justice was beside the point. The point that he was crucified clearly came within the meaning of the pronouncement of Deuteronomy 21:23 "a hanged man is accursed by God." In fact, a crucified Messiah was worse than a contradiction in terms; the very idea was an outrageous blasphemy.
The Torah, the law, the customs, the ancestral traditions, and everything that was of eternal value in Judaism, was imperiled by these disciples activity, claims, and teaching. So, here was a malignant, cancerous growth which called for drastic surgery. The defense of all that made life worth living for Paul was a cause which engaged all the zeal and energy of which he was capable. When the chief priests and their associates launched their attack on the disciples of Jesus, Paul came forward as their eager lieutenant. Their motives may have been partly political and self-seeking, his were entirely religious. Nevertheless, their actions provided him with the occasion to protect the interests of the law he loved.”

--F.F. Bruce
The Apostle of the Heart Set Free
The Big Idea of Acts 9

Prevailing over Persecution takes Teamwork involving God's sovereign hand and Holy Spirit, through Jesus' obedient disciples
#1: Teamwork which pays a price
“Even as Christ suffers watching our suffering, this price is His price. He is willing to pay to have us desire to be close to Him. Willingly He loses us until we find Him.”

--Margueritte Reiss
Holy Nudges
#2: Teamwork that depends on God’s surprising sovereign plan
#1: God is sovereignly moving the gospel into and throughout the Gentile world

#2: God is sovereignly calling an unlikely but prepared instrument to launch the gospel
#3: Teamwork that obeys the Spirit’s challenging direction
"Attempt something so great for God that it's doomed to failure unless God be in it."

--John Edmund Haggai
The Influential Leader
#4: Teamwork that God blesses with fruitfulness
Take-aways…

•Are you someone Jesus is waiting to save?
•Will you “Team” with Jesus and others to reach someone for God?

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