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Summary: The church must stay on mission for Jesus in order to spread the gospel.

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Text: Acts 14:1-28

Title: Staying the Course

ETS: Despite persecution, Paul continued to faithfully preach the Gospel.

ESS: Despite outside interference, we must continue to spread the Gospel.

OSS: I want the church to be on mission for Jesus.

PQ: How can the church faithfully fulfill its mission for Jesus?

UW: Ways

I. To fulfill its mission, the church must be unified in God’s purpose (14:1-7).

A. To be unified in God’s purpose, we must attend worship (14:1).

B. To be unified in God’s purpose, we must avoid worldly wisdom (14:2).

C. To be unified in God’s purpose, we must always work for Christ (14:3-7).

1. The apostles preached in Iconium when they were accused (14:3).

2. The apostles preached in Lystra when they were abused (14:4-7).

II. To fulfill its mission, the church must utilize God’s Power (14:8-20).

A. We must utilize God’s power through healing (14:8-10).

B. We must utilize God’s power through preaching (14:11-18).

C. We must utilize God’s power through trusting (14:19-20).

III. To fulfill its mission, the church must understand God’s priorities (14:21-28).

A. We must understand God’s priority of discipleship (14:21-22).

B. We must understand God’s priority of prayer (14:23).

C. We must understand God’s priority of fellowship (14:24-28).


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