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Summary: I. EXORDIUM: Are you remaining in the LORD? II. AUDIENCE PROFILE: Believers III. OBJECTIVES: To encourage regular bible devotional, fellowship, Holy Communion and prayer as we remain in the LORD. IV. TEXT: Acts 2:41-42 (New Living Tr

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I. EXORDIUM:

Are you remaining in the LORD?

II. AUDIENCE PROFILE:

Believers

III. OBJECTIVES:

To encourage regular bible devotional, fellowship, Holy Communion and prayer as we remain in the LORD.

IV. TEXT:

Acts 2:41-42 (New Living Translation, Second Edition)

Those who believed what Peter said were baptized and added to the church that day—about 3,000 in all.

All the believers devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching, and to fellowship, and to sharing in meals (including the Lord’s Supper), and to prayer.

V. THESIS:

Remaining in the LORD means regular bible devotional, fellowship, Holy Communion and prayer as we remain in the LORD.

VI. TITLE:

Remain in the LORD

VII. EXPLICATION:

A. Author: Dr. Luke, companion of Apostle Paul

B. Intended Reader: Theophilus, represents the believers based on his greek name meaning a friend of GOD, Christian

C. Date of writing: Before A.D. 64

D. Purpose of writing: Record consistent legal precedents in favor of the early Christians.

E. Message: World evangelization

F. Genre: history

Historians were permitted a wide degree of latitude on details, although they were expected to get the bulk of a story right insofar as their sources were accurate.— Bible Background Commentary

VIII. MAIN BODY:

A. Giving of the HOLY SPIRIT

Acts 2:1-4 (New Living Translation, Second Edition)

On the day of Pentecost all the believers were meeting together in one place.

Suddenly, there was a sound from heaven like the roaring of a mighty windstorm, and it filled the house where they were sitting.

Then, what looked like flames or tongues of fire appeared and settled on each of them.

And everyone present was filled with the Holy Spirit and began speaking in other languages, as the Holy Spirit gave them this ability.

B. They remained in four activities:

"All the believers devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching, and to fellowship, and to sharing in meals (including the Lord’s Supper), and to prayer."

1. Apostle's teaching - New Testament

Galatians 1:6 (New Living Translation, Second Edition)

I am shocked that you are turning away so soon from God, who called you to himself through the loving mercy of Christ. You are following a different way that pretends to be the Good News

Ephesians 2:20 (New Living Translation, Second Edition)

Together, we are his house, built on the foundation of the apostles and the prophets. And the cornerstone is Christ Jesus himself.

Colossians 1:23 (New Living Translation, Second Edition)

But you must continue to believe this truth and stand firmly in it. Don’t drift away from the assurance you received when you heard the Good News. The Good News has been preached all over the world, and I, Paul, have been appointed as God’s servant to proclaim it.

Since Apostle Paul wrote majority of the New Testament and he's an apostle of Grace, grace should play a major role or part in our doctrine as a church, the preaching of grace should not be limited.

2. Fellowship -

Hebrews 10:25 (New Living Translation, Second Edition)


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