Message: “Growth Through Persecution” from Tom Leonard

Tom Leonard - March 8, 2020

Growth Through Persecution

Growth through Persecution! Acts 8:1-8 Main Point: God wants His plan of evangelizing accomplished and will use even persecution to us out of our comfort zone! 1. Called & - Jesus had commissioned them, ‘Make Disciples’ > Matt 28:19 Are you a disciple / follower of Jesus Christ? Are we fully devoted disciples of Jesus Christ? God was not done with the Samaritans yet! (John 4 Woman) *Who has He been speaking to you about sharing Jesus with? *Who’s your one? We should be able to Share the gospel / give a reasonable defense of our Faith in Jesus Christ. I Peter 3:15 2. Called to ___________ - We have to be careful that we don’t have an incomplete or incorrect theology. Suffering and persecution is a part of the gospel. John 15:18-21; Acts 9:15-16; II Timothy 3:12 3. Called to _____________________________! verses 4-5 Philip was a deacon (served tables) but went and preached & proclaimed Jesus Christ! God confirmed with wondrous signs & miracles! > There was great Joy! II Corinthians 5:20

Scripture References: Acts 8:1-8, Matthew 28:19, 1 Peter 3:15, John 15:18-21, Acts 9:15-16, 2 Timothy 3:12, 2 Corinthians 5:20

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