29 Extending the Kingdom of God – Paul

29 Extending the Kingdom of God – Paul

Sermon Outline

Acts 7:58, 8:1-3, 9:1-22

 

  1. Parable of the Kernel of Wheat (Jn 12:24, Rom 12:1-2, Gal 5:13, Mt 16:24)
  2. Saul’s worldly agenda
    1. Watching over the garments of those stoning Stephen. (Acts 7:58)
    2. Self-description in (Phil. 3:5-6, Lev 12:3, Acts 26:5)
    3. Living life for his own lower story plans. (Acts 7:58, 8:1, 8:3, 9:1-2, Phil 3:7-8)
  3. Paul’s heavenly death (Acts 9:15-16, 2Cor 11:23-27)
  4. Resurrected Fruit of a Life with Christ
  5. God’s Plan from Eternity (Gen 3:15, 12:3)
  6. Application (Jn 12:24, 2Tim 3:12, Mt 25:37-40, 1Tim 4:7-10)
    1. So how can you do that? How can you die to yourself?
      1. Set aside daily time to ask Christ, How can I serve someone else today?
      2. Make it a habit of talking about your faith as you are serving
      3. Ask God what he would like you to give up today? add in?
      4. Pause to have a conversation with your neighbor
      5. Sit with a friend through his or her pain and tragedy?
      6. Sacrifice Strategically
        1. Sleep to pray for your city
        2. Time to Mentor a student
        3. Serve with a ministry doing great work in your town?
        4. Will you wake up early to read the word of God?
    2. Will you die, so that you can truly live?

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