Messy Christianity…Amazing Love Creates an Empowered Community (3)

Acts 11:23                                                Pastor Todd Harker

November 12, 2017

Scripture Emphasis:

Acts 11:23 “When he arrived and saw the evidence of the grace of God, he was glad and encouraged them all to remain true to the Lord with all their hearts.”

His name is mentioned 29x’s in Acts.  He was an early believer who learned how to be a blessing.  He was a tremendous asset from the youngest believer to the greatest Apostle.  It is no exaggeration to say he gave what he had to advance Christ.  He is to be mimicked and duplicated.  He is…BARNABAS.

In Acts 4:36-37 a Person of Encouragement…

  1. Often demonstrates generous __________________
  2. Sees their _________________ as a way to bless the church
  3. Withholds ________________

In Acts 9:26-30 a Person of Encouragement…

  1. Eases ________________ within individuals and or groups

In Acts 11:19-24 a Person of Encouragement…

  1. Is used by God to _________________ great things

In Acts 11:25-30 a Person of Encouragement…

  1. Understands the ______________ of another
  2. Uses the power of the Word to __________ others

In Acts 15:36-41 a Person of Encouragement…

  1. Does not abandon _________________________ believers
  2. Never _________ – 2 Tim. 4:11

Embrace the Mess!!!