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Untimidated By Death

Acts 6-7

There are no ____________________________________ in the Kingdom.

Stephen did three things:

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Don’t worry about ______________________________________________; worry about _________________________________________________.

Ecclesiastes 9:10 John 9:4 Hebrews 4:10

Ways we can be like Stephen here at Portico…

 

Untimidated by Persecution

Acts 5:12-42

Persecution: hostility and ill-treatment especially because of race or political/religious beliefs.

How to handle persecution:

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John 15:18-20            1 Peter 4:12

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Acts 5:41                      1 Peter 4:13-14 Matthew 5:10-12a

We can rejoice in persecution because…

we are counted worthy of it

it proves our faith is genuine

we can relate to Jesus better

it helps strengthen our faith

we have a great reward

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Acts 5:42 Acts 14:22

Questions:  Is there any specific opposition/persecution you are facing in life?

If not, what may be holding you back or intimidating you from sharing or living out your faith?

Untimidated by Opposition

Acts 4:1-31

Following Jesus will __________________________________ to our lives.

John 15:18-19

Opposition comes from clashes over:

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How do we handle it?

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Reflection:

Where do you need to  CONTINUE being bold, and where do you need to START?

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Untimidated by the Impossible

Note: a section of this message was re-recorded due to tech issues.

Acts 3:1-16

How do we respond when faced with the impossible?

Hear the voice of God.
Obey the Spirit of God.
Do the work of God.
Trust the power of God.

Matthew 19:26  Genesis 18:14  Job 42:2   Jeremiah 32:17   Luke 1:37

For God, there is NO SUCH THING as impossible.  

Give the glory to God.

What is the ‘impossible’ thing you need God to do for you?

 

What is the ‘impossible’ thing He wants you to do for him?

 

Romans 8:11

The Great Hoax

WHAT IS THE GREAT HOAX?

_____________________________________________ isn’t the great hoax.

A hoax is “a humorous or malicious deception.”

Matthew 17:22   Mark 10:33-34     Luke 9:22      John12:23-24 .

Matthew 27:62-66

Revelation 12:9

Satan has convinced people that Jesus is _____________________________.

Satan has convinced people that Jesus is _____________________________.

Satan has convinced people that Jesus is _____________________________.

Fool: a person who has been ___________________________________into         acting silly or stupid.

Ephesians 5:17     Romans 10:9

Instead of being deceived by the great hoax, we can believe in the greatest hope!

Jesus’ AUTHORITY on Trial

WHO WAS REALLY IN CONTROL HERE?

Trial Passages: Matthew 27:1-2, John 18:28, Luke 23:1-2, John 18: 33-36, Luke 23:13-16, John 19:1-8  Matthew 27:19, John 19:9-16, Matthew 27:24-26 John 19:16-18

Jesus’ IDENTITY was undeniable; He is the Son of God.

Jesus’ TEACHINGS were irrefutable; He is the Word of Truth

Jesus’ MIRACLES were unquestioned; He demonstrated his divinity.

Jesus’ CHARACTER was impeccable; He is perfectly righteous.

John 19:19-22

Jesus’ AUTHORITY is ___________________________________.

meaning: in such a strong position that you cannot be defeated; impossible to doubt or   argue with; impossible to attack.

He is _______________________________________________________

over ________________________________________________________.

Philippians 2:7-11

Matthew 28:16-20

Jesus’ CHARACTER on Trial

WHAT SHOULD JESUS’ CHARACTER MEAN TO US?

Luke 23:2-24

John 8:46

Jesus’ character was _______________;He is _____________________________.

He never ___________________________________________________________.

1 Peter 2:22-23

He always _________________________________________________ in God’ eyes.

John 8:29

What does this mean for us?

1 Peter 2:21-24

Jesus’ MIRACLES on Trial

WHAT DID JESUS’ MIRACLES REALLY ACCOMPLISH?

Trial Passages: John 18:1-7   Luke 23:47-51

Jesus’ miracles ________________________________________________________.

Matthew 8-9

Jesus has power over the ______________________________________________.

Jesus has power over the ______________________________________________.

Jesus has power over the _______________________________________________________.

Jesus has power over the ______________________________________________.

He had power over ____________________.

Jesus has power over the ______________________________________________.

He had power over ____________________.

Jesus’ miracles _________________________________________________________.

Jesus’ TEACHINGS on Trial

WERE JESUS’ TEACHINGS REALLY TRUE?

Trial Scriptures:  John 18:12-14, 19- 24,

John 7:14-18

“My teachings ________________________________________________________.”

God’s doesn’t play hard to get.  

Jeremiah 29: 13-14a     Deuteronomy 4:29

“My teachings ________________________________________________________.”

My GOAL is God’s GLORY.

“My teachings are ____________________________________________________.”

Bottom Line:  Jesus’ teachings are __________________________________;

He is _____________________________________________________________.

Reflection on Jesus’ teachings: Luke 6:20-49

Jesus’ IDENTITY on Trial

WAS JESUS REALLY THE SON OF GOD?

Trial Scriptures: Matthew 26:36, 47, 55-57, 59-66  Matthew 27:1-2

Jesus himself ________________________________________________________.

The prophecies about  ______________________________ support his claim.

Isaiah 7:14      Isaiah 35:5-6     Zechariah 9:9

There are hundreds of prophecies about Messiah in scripture.  Jesus had to fulfill them all.

The prophecies about  ______________________________ support his claim.

Malachi 3:1     Malachi 4:5-6     Zechariah 11:12-13

The prophecies about  ______________________________ support his claim.

Isaiah 53:3-6     Psalm 22

Jesus’ identity is ________________; He is ________________________________.

Note:  Due to a recording issue, the early portion of the message about the unfairness of Jesus’ trial dis not included. However, all of the message points above are covered.