First Church - Mark Brauss

April 25th, 2016

☼  Key Elements …. Acts 2:42

           The Apostle’s Teaching …. • II Timothy2:2   

 

               • I Timothy 4:6, 11, 13 

 

               • II Timothy 4:1-2 

 

   • Acts 17:11-12

               

To Fellowship ….  • Hebrews 10:24-25

  To Breaking Bread ….

 

    ► Communion →  I Corinthians 11:23-29

 

 To Prayer ….  • Acts 4:24-31

 

     • Ephesians 6:18-20

 

☼   6 Impacts …. Acts 2:43-47

 

            ◊→ Awe …. vs. 43

 

            ◊→ Everything in common…. vs. 44

 

            ◊→ Sold property & possessions…. vs. 45

 

            ◊→ Met together …. vs. 46

 

            ◊→ Praising God – favor with allpeople …. vs. 47

 

            ◊→ Professions of faith …. vs. 47

  

☼  Miracle ! …. Acts 3:1-10

 

      ⌂ Understanding the Apostolic HealingMinistry….

 

            4 Key Thoughts to consider….

 

            1. The Marks of a True Apostle…. IICorinthians 12:12

 

            2. The Deception of Satan …. Mark13:22 / II Thessalonians 2:9-10

 

            3. Church or Apostles?

 

            4. The record of healing in Acts.

 

     □ Temple Prayer….vs. 1

 

     □  A Beggar…. vs.2-3

 

     □  Divineappointment …. vs. 4-7

 

            ╬ 4 Key Elements of the Miracle

 

                1. It was unexpected.

 

                2. It was done in the name of the Lord Jesus.

 

                3. It was instantaneous.

 

                4. It was complete.

 

    □  Reaction …. vs.8-10

 

            ╬  3 Results →    1. There was joy tothe beggar himself.

 

                                          2. There was praise andworship toward God.

 

                                          3. The miracle was atestimony to the people.

 

 

☼  Application ….how does this apply to my life?

           

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First Sermon! - Mark Brauss

April 17th, 2016

☼  Explanation …. Acts 2:14-21

          •Joel 2:28-32

  

☼ Apologetic → Acts 2:22-24

 

            ◊ Accredited → by miracles – wonders - signs

 

 

            ◊ God’s Plan

  

☼  4 Proofs of the Resurrection …. Acts 2:25-36

 

      David’s Prophecyvs. 25-31

           • Psalm 16:8-11

 

            • The Paths of Life ….

 

                  ⌂ The Path of Narcissism (Herod)

  

                 ⌂ The Path of Greed (Judas)

  

                 ⌂  The Path of the Heart (David)

  

                 ⌂  The Path of Wisdom (Solomon)

  

                 ⌂  The Path of Service (the Apostles)

  

                 ⌂  The Path of Life (Jesus)

  

The Witnesses …. vs. 32

 

  Pentecost ! …. vs. 33

  

The Ascension ….. vs. 34-35

  

Proclamation → God has made this Jesus both Lord and Messiah!

   

☼  Reaction ….. Acts 2:37-41

 

            The Great Question?

  

The Great Answer …

 

 The Great Promise …

  

The Great Response !

  

How does this passage apply to my life?

 

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Leadership Change - Mark Brauss

April 10th, 2016

☼  Together ……  Acts 1:12-14

  

☼  Change Point …… Acts 1:15-17

  

☼ The Horror of Defection…. Acts 1:18-20

 

          → The danger of deception.

  

            → There are consequences to our decisions.

  

            → God cannot be mocked.

  

God Decides …. Acts 1:21-26

 

            □ Qualifications

 

             □ When God Says No….

 

                  • Dealing with discouragement.

   

                  • God’s timing in your life. (patience)

 ☼  God Moves ……Acts 2:1-4

 

            ⌂  All of them were filled with the Holy Spirit.

 

 

⌂  All began to speak in other tongues.

 

 

⌂  All were enabled by the Holy Spirit.

 

 

☼  Bewilderment….. Acts 1:5-6

   

☼  Reaction ….. Acts 1:7-13

 

      3 Big Questions….

 

            ◊ Aren’t all these who are speaking Galileans?

 

            ◊ How is it that each of us hears them in our own language?

 

            ◊ What does this mean?

 

 Application….

 

1. How is your prayer life?

  

2. How do you deal with discouragement?..... when God says no?

  

3. What is your relationship with the Holy Spirit like?

  

4. What fruit of the Spirit do you need more of?

  

5. How do you react when God moves in your life?

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Power - Mark Brauss

April 3rd, 2016

☼Instructions … Acts1:1-2

        through the Holy Spirit → to the apostles

            disciple ← →  apostle

                                               

                                        qualifications (Acts 1:21-22/Revelation21:14)

☼Evidence …. Acts1:3

            many proofs …. I Corinthians15:3-8

             The Kingdom of God

     TheGift ….. Acts1:4-5

          Promisedby the Father.

            Command→ Wait!

  The Big Question …. Acts 1:6.  

  The Great Answer …. Acts 1:7

             Times& Dates

              Authority

  Holy Spirit → Power = World Impact …. Acts 1:8

              Action→ Holy Spirit comes on you.

            Result→ Witnesses

  Ascension? ….. Acts 1:9-11

             supernatural

             Hisreturn…. Zechariah14:4  / Revelation 1:7

  

  How does this apply to me today?

         I am created to be in relationship with theHoly Spirit.

        Ineed to make sure to wait on God. 

        I belong to another Kingdom.

         I will have a purpose → a witness.

 

  

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