Summary: For a church to be effective, it must have the supernatural power of God.

Supernatural Power

Acts 11:19-26; s.s.

I. Prototype of Antioch

A. Hand of the Lord was with them (Acts 11:21)

1. King Saul (1 Samuel 10:1-10)

2. Elijah (1 Kings 18:46)

B. Barnabas saw the grace of God (Acts 11:23)

1. Conversions (vs. 21,24)

2. Prayer & Fasting (13:2,3)

3. Spontaneous Generosity (vs. 27-29)

4. Unprejudiced Fellowship (vs. 19-20)

C. Disciples called Christians (Acts 11:26b)

1. ‘Little Christs’

2. Imitators of Christ

II. Precedent of Paul

A. Roman Church (Romans 8:11), “But if the Spirit

of him that raised up Jesus from the dead dwell

in you, he that raised up Christ from the dead

shall also quicken your mortal bodies by his

Spirit that dwelleth in you”

B. Corinthian Church (1 Cor. 3:5-7), “Who then is

Paul, and who is Apollos, but ministers by whom

ye believed, even as the Lord gave to every man?

I have planted, Apollos watered; but God gave

the increase. So then neither is he that planteth

any thing, neither he that watereth; but God that

giveth the increase.”

III. Pattern of Scripture

A. The Exodus (I Am)

B. Jericho

C. Pentecost

D. Peter & John before Sanhedrin (Acts 4)

1. Acts 4:12, “Neither is there salvation in

any other: for there is none other name under

heaven given among men, whereby we must

be saved”

2. READ ACTS 4:13,19-20

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