Making Him Known in Judea (Acts 9:32-43)Dennis R. Wiles, November 10, 2013
Part of the Making Him Known series, preached at a Sunday Morning service
Dennis R. Wiles
November 10, 2013
Making Him Known
Making Him Known in Judea
A witness is someone who has personal knowledge – and one who both shares that knowledge and lives in light of it.
“I mean the expansion which follows the unexhorted and unorganized activity of individual members of the Church explaining to others the Gospel which they have found for themselves; I mean the expansion which follows the irresistible attraction of the Christian Church for men who see its ordered life, and are drawn to it by desire to discover the secret of a life which they instinctively desire to share; I mean also the expansion of the Church by the addition of new members.”
-Roland Allen, The Spontaneous
Expansion of the Church
What kind of influencer (witness) are you?
Begin in Jerusalem – this missiological principle is both theologically sound and pragmatically effective.
Text: Acts 9:32-43
Witnesses to Judea!
Our Judea is comprised of people who share our cultural distinctiveness and are separated from us mainly by physical and/or social space. Slight cultural distinctions may be present, but physical and/or social distance are the primary barriers to overcome.
I will talk about Texas and America – roll through these pictures while I am talking about our state and our nation, hold for 6 seconds each.