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Part 2. Why The Early Church Grew. Mt 28:19 “Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost:. NKJV = Make Disciples.

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Why the early church grew

Part 2

Why The Early Church Grew


Why the early church grew

Mt 28:19 “Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost:

NKJV = Make Disciples


Why the early church grew

Matt. 28:20 “Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world. Amen.”

End of the Age


Why the early church grew

I. Members were Dedicated

Required for growth

Dedication Crisis today

Jobs

Marriages

2 Cor. 10:5 - submission


Why the early church grew

Dedication

Set aside to a purpose

Rom. 12:1-2 “sacrifice”

Commitment

To give in charge or trust

Determination to do the will


Why the early church grew

II. Purity of Life

Jas. 1:27 “unspotted from the world” ESV “unstained”

2 Pet. 2:20 “escaped the pollutions of the world”

1 Pet. 2:9-10 called out of darkness


Why the early church grew

Impure lives cannot attract

Life of Christian is different

Some members source of reproach

Impurity kills desire to serve God


Why the early church grew

“Because the carnal mind is enmity against God: for it is not subject to the law of God, neither indeed can be.

8 So then they that are in the flesh cannot please God.

Rom. 8:7-8


Why the early church grew

III. Fear of God

Reverence - Terror, Dread

“No place for terror” ???

“No fear in love” 1 Jn. 4:18

“Judgment to Come” is part of the gospel - Acts 24:25


Why the early church grew

“Everlasting Punishment”

Hell is a reality

Fear of Going There

Concern about others

Acts 19:17,18 “fear fell on them all” “many believed”


Why the early church grew

Am I really concerned about the growth of the church ?

The church today can grow

Examine our own life


Why the early church grew

Why The Early Church Grew

I. Members were Dedicated

II. Purity of Life

III. Fear of God


Why the early church grew

Why The Early Church Grew

The Church can Grow Today


Why the early church grew

Sermon by Arthur Pigman

Evans Church of Christ

515 Gibbs Road

Evans, Ga. 30809

706-855-1249

[email protected]

www.evansgachurchofchrist.org

Sunday Evening November 15, 2009


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