Message Series: How To Become a Contagious Church
Theme: The Early Days - Call upon the Lord in your day of trouble
Scripture: Acts Chapter 12
#1. V1-5 - The Murder of James and the Imprisonment of Peter
Herod was a calculated politically correct tyrant
Serious Question: Why do bad things happen to good people?
V5 - One of the churches and individuals most under utilized resource is - Prayer!
#2 .V6-11 - Peter’s Miraculous Escape
Herod had 16 soldiers to guard Peter
V7 - God’s Angel wakes Peter up
V8 - Get dressed NOW!
V10 - Peter is out of jail - on Main Street
#3. V12-17 - When you Pray - Believe you’ll get an answer
V12 - You can almost hear Peter thinking…Where can i go? I know, I’m going to a prayer meeting!
V14 - Rhoda’s enthusiasm
#4. V18-19 - Uh-oh! Big Problem…Prisoner Missing!
V23 - Herod took in their adulation - he accepted their worship
God can use extraordinary means to carry out His plans, often when we least expect it.