How should Christians live in the midst of social upheaval? In a timely message, Pastor Greg Laurie offers encouragement—as well as a blueprint—for countercultural living from the book of Acts. Listen in for the launch of a new series, The Upside Down Life!
We are living in a time where right is wrong and wrong is right.
Pray for divine intervention.
The word revolution not only means “upheaval” and “change;” it also means “turning around” or “rotating.”
The death of Jesus was God’s predetermined plan (Acts 2:23–24).
“Organized Christianity which fails to make a disturbance is dead.” —G. Campbell Morgan
The book of Acts is simply a picture of normal Christianity.
The book of Acts is a record of the acts of the Holy Spirit, covering a 30-year period from AD 33–63.
The book of Acts was authored by the Holy Spirit, speaking through Dr. Luke.
The name Theophilus means, “Lover of God.”
1. Before you can change the world, you must first be changed.
The disciple’s greatness was not because of who they were as individuals; it was because God put His hand on them.
Jesus did not call these men who became apostles because they were great; they were great because Jesus called them!
The word used for appeared refers to the eyeball.
Before they could change the world, Jesus needed to change them.
Paul said, “Follow my example, as I follow the example of Christ” (1 Corinthians 11:1).
2. The church had a job to do, and so do we!
“You will be My witnesses, telling people about Me everywhere!” (Acts 1:8).
Jesus is not late in returning; there is something He wants from us.
3. We need to be filled with the Holy Spirit to do what God calls us to do.
The word power comes from the Greek word “Dunamis.”
It’s never too late to be used by God.
- Isaiah 5:20
- Acts 17:6
- 1 Corinthians 1:26–31
- 1 John 1:1
- 2 Peter 3:9
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