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Thursday, August 14 2014

The video link is from the Western District UPCI Youth Convention.  The preacher is Bishop Doug Whte from Silsbee, TX.  It is a powerful word of God from an anointed man of God.  

 

http://youtu.be/K4K739zUn-s

Posted by: Pastor Robert P. Eaby, Jr. AT 06:27 pm   |  Permalink   |  Email
Tuesday, August 12 2014
The church will have an endtime Apostolic revival, but for us to be effective in reaching the lost, we are going to examine what the 1st century Apostolics did to reach their world.
 
If we are to be effective, we must follow the Apostolic model.  The Apostolic model is found in the book of Acts.
 
First we need to answer the question....What is the Church?
 
1 Corinthians 12:13-31 KJV
[13] For by one Spirit are we all baptized into one body, whether we be Jews or Gentiles, whether we be bond or free; and have been all made to drink into one Spirit. 
[14] For the body is not one member, but many. 
[15] If the foot shall say, Because I am not the hand, I am not of the body; is it therefore not of the body? 
[16] And if the ear shall say, Because I am not the eye, I am not of the body; is it therefore not of the body? 
[17] If the whole body were an eye, where were the hearing? If the whole were hearing, where were the smelling? 
[18] But now hath God set the members every one of them in the body, as it hath pleased him. [19] And if they were all one member, where were the body? 
[20] But now are they many members, yet but one body. 
[21] And the eye cannot say unto the hand, I have no need of thee: nor again the head to the feet, I have no need of you. 
[22] Nay, much more those members of the body, which seem to be more feeble, are necessary: [23] And those members of the body, which we think to be less honourable, upon these we bestow more abundant honour; and our uncomely parts have more abundant comeliness. 
[24] For our comely parts have no need: but God hath tempered the body together, having given more abundant honour to that part which lacked: 
[25] That there should be no schism in the body; but that the members should have the same care one for another. 
[26] And whether one member suffer, all the members suffer with it; or one member be honoured, all the members rejoice with it. 
[27] Now ye are the body of Christ, and members in particular. 
[28] And God hath set some in the church, first apostles, secondarily prophets, thirdly teachers, after that miracles, then gifts of healings, helps, governments, diversities of tongues. 
[29] Are all apostles? are all prophets? are all teachers? are all workers of miracles? 
[30] Have all the gifts of healing? do all speak with tongues? do all interpret? 
[31] But covet earnestly the best gifts: and yet shew I unto you a more excellent way.
 
Ephesians 2:19-22 KJV
[19] Now therefore ye are no more strangers and foreigners, but fellowcitizens with the saints, and of the household of God; 
[20] And are built upon the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Jesus Christ himself being the chief corner stone ; 
[21] In whom all the building fitly framed together groweth unto an holy temple in the Lord: 
[22] In whom ye also are builded together for an habitation of God through the Spirit.
 
What did the church do to reach their world?
 
1.  Prayer
 
Corporate Prayer
Acts 1:14 KJV
[14] These all continued with one accord in prayer and supplication, with the women, and Mary the mother of Jesus, and with his brethren.
 
Acts 12:5 KJV
[5] Peter therefore was kept in prison: but prayer was made without ceasing of the church unto God for him.
 
Acts 3:1 KJV
[1] Now Peter and John went up together into the temple at the hour of prayer, being the ninth hour .
 
Acts 4:24 KJV
[24] And when they heard that, they lifted up their voice to God with one accord, and said, Lord, thou art God, which hast made heaven, and earth, and the sea, and all that in them is:
 
Acts 6:4 KJV
[4] But we will give ourselves continually to prayer, and to the ministry of the word.
 
Individual Prayer
Acts 10:9 KJV
[9] On the morrow, as they went on their journey, and drew nigh unto the city, Peter went up upon the housetop to pray about the sixth hour:
 
Acts 16:25 KJV
[25] And at midnight Paul and Silas prayed, and sang praises unto God: and the prisoners heard them.
 
Focused Prayer
Acts 13:3 KJV
[3] And when they had fasted and prayed, and laid their hands on them, they sent them away.
 
2. Ministered the Gospel
 
Crowds
Acts 2:14 KJV
[14] But Peter, standing up with the eleven, lifted up his voice, and said unto them, Ye men of Judaea, and all ye that dwell at Jerusalem, be this known unto you, and hearken to my words:
 
Acts 3:11-12 KJV
[11] And as the lame man which was healed held Peter and John, all the people ran together unto them in the porch that is called Solomon's, greatly wondering. 
[12] And when Peter saw it , he answered unto the people, Ye men of Israel, why marvel ye at this? or why look ye so earnestly on us, as though by our own power or holiness we had made this man to walk?
 
Acts 4:8 KJV
[8] Then Peter, filled with the Holy Ghost, said unto them, Ye rulers of the people, and elders of Israel,
 
Acts 14:7 KJV
[7] And there they preached the gospel.
 
Acts 17:16-17 KJV
[16] Now while Paul waited for them at Athens, his spirit was stirred in him, when he saw the city wholly given to idolatry. 
[17] Therefore disputed he in the synagogue with the Jews, and with the devout persons, and in the market daily with them that met with him.
 
Acts 17:22-23 KJV
[22] Then Paul stood in the midst of Mars' hill, and said, Ye men of Athens, I perceive that in all things ye are too superstitious. 
[23] For as I passed by, and beheld your devotions, I found an altar with this inscription, TO THE UNKNOWN GOD . Whom therefore ye ignorantly worship, him declare I unto you.
 
Acts 17:2-4 KJV
[2] And Paul, as his manner was, went in unto them, and three sabbath days reasoned with them out of the scriptures, 
[3] Opening and alleging, that Christ must needs have suffered, and risen again from the dead; and that this Jesus, whom I preach unto you, is Christ. 
[4] And some of them believed, and consorted with Paul and Silas; and of the devout Greeks a great multitude, and of the chief women not a few.
 
Acts 18:28 KJV
[28] For he mightily convinced the Jews, and that publickly, shewing by the scriptures that Jesus was Christ.
 
Small Groups or Individuals (Home Bible studies)
 
Acts 2:42 KJV
[42] And they continued stedfastly in the apostles' doctrine and fellowship, and in breaking of bread, and in prayers.
 
Acts 16:32 KJV
[32] And they spake unto him the word of the Lord, and to all that were in his house.
 
Acts 18:26 KJV
[26] And he began to speak boldly in the synagogue: whom when Aquila and Priscilla had heard, they took him unto them , and expounded unto him the way of God more perfectly.
 
Acts 20:19-20 KJV
[19] Serving the Lord with all humility of mind, and with many tears, and temptations, which befell me by the lying in wait of the Jews
[20] And how I kept back nothing that was profitable unto you , but have shewed you, and have taught you publickly, and from house to house,
 
Acts 28:30-31 KJV
[30] And Paul dwelt two whole years in his own hired house, and received all that came in unto him, 
[31] Preaching the kingdom of God, and teaching those things which concern the Lord Jesus Christ, with all confidence, no man forbidding him.
 
Multicultural
 
Acts 18:4 KJV
[4] And he reasoned in the synagogue every sabbath, and persuaded the Jews and the Greeks.
 
Acts 19:17 KJV
[17] And this was known to all the Jews and Greeks also dwelling at Ephesus; and fear fell on them all, and the name of the Lord Jesus was magnified.
 
Acts 20:21 KJV
[21] Testifying both to the Jews, and also to the Greeks, repentance toward God, and faith toward our Lord Jesus Christ.
 
Bold
 
Acts 4:13 KJV
[13] Now when they saw the boldness of Peter and John, and perceived that they were unlearned and ignorant men, they marvelled; and they took knowledge of them, that they had been with Jesus.
 
Acts 9:26-27 KJV
[26] And when Saul was come to Jerusalem, he assayed to join himself to the disciples: but they were all afraid of him, and believed not that he was a disciple. 
[27] But Barnabas took him, and brought him to the apostles, and declared unto them how he had seen the Lord in the way, and that he had spoken to him, and how he had preached boldly at Damascus in the name of Jesus.
 
Acts 13:46 KJV
[46] Then Paul and Barnabas waxed bold, and said, It was necessary that the word of God should first have been spoken to you: but seeing ye put it from you, and judge yourselves unworthy of everlasting life, lo, we turn to the Gentiles.
 
Acts 19:8 KJV
[8] And he went into the synagogue, and spake boldly for the space of three months, disputing and persuading the things concerning the kingdom of God.
 
3. Salvation
 
Acts 2:41 KJV
[41] Then they that gladly received his word were baptized: and the same day there were added unto them about three thousand souls.
 
Acts 4:4 KJV
[4] Howbeit many of them which heard the word believed; and the number of the men was about five thousand.
 
Acts 8:12-17 KJV
[12] But when they believed Philip preaching the things concerning the kingdom of God, and the name of Jesus Christ, they were baptized, both men and women. 
[13] Then Simon himself believed also: and when he was baptized, he continued with Philip, and wondered, beholding the miracles and signs which were done. 
[14] Now when the apostles which were at Jerusalem heard that Samaria had received the word of God, they sent unto them Peter and John: 
[15] Who, when they were come down, prayed for them, that they might receive the Holy Ghost: [16] (For as yet he was fallen upon none of them: only they were baptized in the name of the Lord Jesus.) 
[17] Then laid they their hands on them, and they received the Holy Ghost.
 
Acts 10:44-47 KJV
[44] While Peter yet spake these words, the Holy Ghost fell on all them which heard the word. [45] And they of the circumcision which believed were astonished, as many as came with Peter, because that on the Gentiles also was poured out the gift of the Holy Ghost. 
[46] For they heard them speak with tongues, and magnify God. Then answered Peter, 
[47] Can any man forbid water, that these should not be baptized, which have received the Holy Ghost as well as we?
 
Acts 16:15 KJV
[15] And when she was baptized, and her household, she besought us , saying, If ye have judged me to be faithful to the Lord, come into my house, and abide there . And she constrained us. 
 
Acts 16:32 - 33
[32] And they spake unto him the word of the Lord, and to all that were in his house. 
[33] And he took them the same hour of the night, and washed their stripes; and was baptized, he and all his, straightway.
 
Acts 19:1-6 KJV
[1] And it came to pass, that, while Apollos was at Corinth, Paul having passed through the upper coasts came to Ephesus: and finding certain disciples, 
[2] He said unto them, Have ye received the Holy Ghost since ye believed? And they said unto him, We have not so much as heard whether there be any Holy Ghost. 
[3] And he said unto them, Unto what then were ye baptized? And they said, Unto John's baptism. 
[4] Then said Paul, John verily baptized with the baptism of repentance, saying unto the people, that they should believe on him which should come after him, that is, on Christ Jesus. 
[5] When they heard this , they were baptized in the name of the Lord Jesus. 
[6] And when Paul had laid his hands upon them, the Holy Ghost came on them; and they spake with tongues, and prophesied.
 
4. Service
 
Acts 6:1-3 KJV
[1] And in those days, when the number of the disciples was multiplied, there arose a murmuring of the Grecians against the Hebrews, because their widows were neglected in the daily ministration. 
[2] Then the twelve called the multitude of the disciples unto them , and said, It is not reason that we should leave the word of God, and serve tables. 
[3] Wherefore, brethren, look ye out among you seven men of honest report, full of the Holy Ghost and wisdom, whom we may appoint over this business.
 
5.  Miracles, Signs and Wonders
 
Acts 3:3-8 KJV
[3] Who seeing Peter and John about to go into the temple asked an alms. 
[4] And Peter, fastening his eyes upon him with John, said, Look on us. 
[5] And he gave heed unto them, expecting to receive something of them. 
[6] Then Peter said, Silver and gold have I none; but such as I have give I thee: In the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth rise up and walk. 
[7] And he took him by the right hand, and lifted him up: and immediately his feet and ankle bones received strength. 
[8] And he leaping up stood, and walked, and entered with them into the temple, walking, and leaping, and praising God.
 
Acts 5:12 KJV
[12] And by the hands of the apostles were many signs and wonders wrought among the people; (and they were all with one accord in Solomon's porch.
 
Acts 14:3 KJV
[3] Long time therefore abode they speaking boldly in the Lord, which gave testimony unto the word of his grace, and granted signs and wonders to be done by their hands.
 
Acts 14:9-10 KJV
[9] The same heard Paul speak: who stedfastly beholding him, and perceiving that he had faith to be healed, 
[10] Said with a loud voice, Stand upright on thy feet. And he leaped and walked. 
 
Acts 5:15 KJV
[15] Insomuch that they brought forth the sick into the streets, and laid them on beds and couches, that at the least the shadow of Peter passing by might overshadow some of them.
 
Acts 19:11-12 KJV
[11] And God wrought special miracles by the hands of Paul: 
[12] So that from his body were brought unto the sick handkerchiefs or aprons, and the diseases departed from them, and the evil spirits went out of them.
 
6. Structure
 
Acts 6:1-7 KJV
[1] And in those days, when the number of the disciples was multiplied, there arose a murmuring of the Grecians against the Hebrews, because their widows were neglected in the daily ministration. 
[2] Then the twelve called the multitude of the disciples unto them , and said, It is not reason that we should leave the word of God, and serve tables. 
[3] Wherefore, brethren, look ye out among you seven men of honest report, full of the Holy Ghost and wisdom, whom we may appoint over this business. 
[4] But we will give ourselves continually to prayer, and to the ministry of the word. 
[5] And the saying pleased the whole multitude: and they chose Stephen, a man full of faith and of the Holy Ghost, and Philip, and Prochorus, and Nicanor, and Timon, and Parmenas, and Nicolas a proselyte of Antioch: 
[6] Whom they set before the apostles: and when they had prayed, they laid their hands on them. 
[7] And the word of God increased; and the number of the disciples multiplied in Jerusalem greatly; and a great company of the priests were obedient to the faith.
 
Acts 8:14 KJV
[14] Now when the apostles which were at Jerusalem heard that Samaria had received the word of God, they sent unto them Peter and John:
 
Acts 15:6-13 KJV
[6] And the apostles and elders came together for to consider of this matter. 
[7] And when there had been much disputing, Peter rose up, and said unto them, Men and brethren, ye know how that a good while ago God made choice among us, that the Gentiles by my mouth should hear the word of the gospel, and believe. 
[8] And God, which knoweth the hearts, bare them witness, giving them the Holy Ghost, even as he did unto us; 
[9] And put no difference between us and them, purifying their hearts by faith. 
[10] Now therefore why tempt ye God, to put a yoke upon the neck of the disciples, which neither our fathers nor we were able to bear? 
[11] But we believe that through the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ we shall be saved, even as they. 
[12] Then all the multitude kept silence, and gave audience to Barnabas and Paul, declaring what miracles and wonders God had wrought among the Gentiles by them. [13] And after they had held their peace, James answered, saying, Men and brethren, hearken unto me:
 
Acts 15:36 KJV
[36] And some days after Paul said unto Barnabas, Let us go again and visit our brethren in every city where we have preached the word of the Lord, and see how they do.
 
7. Unity
 
Acts 1:14 KJV
[14] These all continued with one accord in prayer and supplication, with the women, and Mary the mother of Jesus, and with his brethren.
 
Acts 2:1 KJV
[1] And when the day of Pentecost was fully come, they were all with one accord in one place.
 
Acts 4:32 KJV
[32] And the multitude of them that believed were of one heart and of one soul: neither said any of them that ought of the things which he possessed was his own; but they had all things common.
 
Acts 5:12 KJV
[12] And by the hands of the apostles were many signs and wonders wrought among the people; (and they were all with one accord in Solomon's porch.
 
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