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Sermon Overview & Discussion Questions: "Ordinary Evangelism"

Sermon Overview: In tandem with the Book of Acts' historical description of the early church, Colossians 4provides Paul's vision for the glorious responsibilities of a newfound Christian community in the city of Colossae. Paul urges the Colossian church to earnestly pursue the discipline of prayer, that God's unstoppable gospel may continue to break forth, even as Paul se...

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Sermon Quotes: "Ordinary Evangelism"

"Pray the same Spirit that wrote the word may assist you in reading itThink in every line you read that God is speaking to you." Thomas Watson "Paul's comments assume the Colossian believers are vitally involved in the local community and have ample opportunities to interact with outsiders in a way that would commend the gospel to them." ESV Study Bible "They are to pray...

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Sermon Overview & Discussion Questions: "A Dangerous Gospel"

Sermon Overview: Suffering for the gospel is a key theme in this passage. Paul and Barnabas bravely revisit Lystra, Iconium, and Antioch to strengthen the young believers there. They warn the young Christians that suffering for the gospel is the norm for all believers. Then, Paul and Barnabas return home to report all that God had done among the Gentiles. The "door of fai...

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Sermon Overview & Discussion Questions: "The Glories of Gospel Partnership"

Sermon Overview: Mr. Pannell highlights the Philippian church's partnership in Paul's missionary endeavors. In verses 10-13, Paul clarifies a potential misunderstanding by expressing contentment in Christ, no matter on which end of the need spectrum he is found. In verses 14-20, Paul brings to bear the nature of their partnership in the mission of the gospel. Those who go...

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Sermon Overview& Discussion Questions: "A Masterclass In Evangelism"

Sermon Overview: In this sermon, CJ drew our attention to the first evangelistic sermon to a truly paganaudience. The Apostle Paul tailors the message to the ears of the biblically illiterate people of Lystra without giving up the truth of the gospel. Paul starts by finding common ground between himself and his hearers. He meets his audience where they are, in need of kno...

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