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UNSTOPPABLE - Unstoppable Movement - BOOK OF ACTS - Week 2

UNSTOPPABLE - Unstoppable Movement - BOOK OF ACTS - Week 2

Speaker: Chris Delf, Senior Pastor

Locations & Times

LifePointe Christian Church

10291 E Stockton Blvd, Elk Grove, CA 95624, USA

Sunday 8:30 AM

Sunday 9:45 AM

Sunday 11:00 AM

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The Book of Acts: The story of God's Spirit working through God's people to accomplish God's Mission

The church: An unstoppable movement of God’s spirit in the lives of people

Ekklesia: Called out assembly or gathering

Acts 19:32
The assembly was in confusion: Some were shouting one thing, some another. Most of the people did not even know why they were there. NIV

Acts 19:39
If there is anything further you want to bring up, it must be settled in a legal assembly. NIV

Acts 19:41
After he had said this, he dismissed the assembly. NIV

Ekklesia inaccurately translated as church

Over time, the movement focused on making disciples (growing the assembly) began to focus on location and hierarchy

English word “circe”: House of the Lord

Greek word “kuriakon”: The Lord’s House

There is no relationship between an assembly and the Lord’s House (temple)

What began as a movement (assembly) became an “insider” focused institution

William Tyndale

Tyndale translated the Bible into the common language of the people

Scripture was only read and interpreted by the clergy

“If God spares my life, ere many years, I will cause a boy that driveth the plow to know more of the Scriptures than thou dost.” - William Tyndale

The ekklesia is an unstoppable movement of people and not a building or location

Matthew 16:17
Jesus replied, “Blessed are you, Simon son of Jonah, for this was not revealed to you by flesh and blood, but by my Father in heaven. 18 And I tell you that you are Peter, and on this rock I will build my church and the gates of hell will not overcome it. NIV

Acts 1:8
You will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.” NIV

The followers of Jesus are filled with Holy Spirit (Acts 2:2-4)

Acts 2:22
Fellow Israelites, listen to this: Jesus of Nazareth was a man accredited by God to you by miracles, wonders and signs, which God did among you through him, as you yourselves know. 23 This man was handed over to you by God’s deliberate plan and foreknowledge. NIV

Acts 2:23
You, with the help of wicked men, put him to death by nailing him to the cross. 24 But God raised him from the dead, freeing him from the agony of death, because it was impossible for death to keep its hold on him. NIV

Acts 2:32
God has raised this Jesus to life, and we are all witnesses of it. NIV

Christianity embraces a true / historical event in history

Acts 2:36
“Therefore let all of Israel be assured of this:God has made this Jesus, whom you crucified, both Lord and Messiah. 37 When the people heard this, they were cut to the heart and they said to Peter and the other apostles, “Brothers, what shall we do?” NIV

Acts 2:38
Peter replied, “Repent and be baptized, every one of you, in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins. And you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit. NIV

Acts 2:39
The promise is for you and your children and for all who are far off. NIV

The ekklesia will thrive as an unstoppable movement of God

Acts 2:41
Those who accepted his message were baptized, and about three thousand were added to their number that day. NIV

Common ground for believers: We believe Jesus is the Christ, the Son of the living God, that He rose from the dead and that his death paid for the sins of the entire world

The church is God’s people - the called out assembly (Ekklesia)

What is your part (next step) in the ekklesia?

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