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A-2 church - a clear calling

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A-2 Church – Presenting a Clear Call

Acts 2:37-40

08-28-05

  1. Intro
    1. Elder ordination
    2. Lifeline
    3. Review of A-2 Series

                                                              i.      Empowered by God’s Spiritual Presence

                                                            ii.      Focused on Jesus and the Main Event

    1. Today’s lesson – An A-2 Church Presents a Clear Call for Change
  1. Gap Illustration
    1. I thought my job was to fold pants and keep store neat #. My job was to serve customers and sell merchandise.
    2. Churches have many goals and offer many services, but the A-2 church has one clear call.
  2. A Call to Believe
    1. (Acts 2:36) “Therefore let all Israel be assured of this: God has made this Jesus, whom you crucified, both Lord and Christ.”
    2. (John 3:36) Whoever believes in the Son has eternal life, but whoever rejects the Son will not see life, for God’s wrath remains on him.”
    3. Focus on the call we present to believe in Jesus as Lord and Savior.
  3. A Call to Decide
    1. (Acts 2:37) When the people heard this, they were cut to the heart and said to Peter and the other apostles, “Brothers, what shall we do?”
    2. Joshua Sory
    3. (Acts 2:37) When the people heard this, they were cut to the heart and said to Peter and the other apostles, “Brothers, what shall we do?”
    4. Focus on the call we present to decide how you respond to Jesus.
  4. A Call to Act
    1. Repent (acts 2.37)

                                                              i.      (Acts 3.19) “Change your hearts and lives! Come back to God, and he will forgive your sins.”

    1. Be baptized (Acts 2:37)

                                                              i.      (Galatians 3:26-27) You are all sons of God through faith in Christ Jesus, for all of you who were baptized into Christ have clothed yourselves with Christ.

  1. A Call to Live
    1. (Acts 2:40) With many other words he warned them; and he pleaded with them, “Save yourselves from this corrupt generation.” #. (Mark 16:15-16) He said to them, “Go into all the world and preach the good news to all creation. Whoever believes and is baptized will be saved, but whoever does not believe will be condemned.
  2. Conclusion
    1. Do you believe?
    2. Have you made a life-changing decision?
    3. Are you ready to act?
    4. Do you want to live?
    5. This is our mission, our passion, our calling, because we strive to be an A-2 Church.
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