Notes For FaithPoint

The original title for this sermon is Bold Discipleship: What’s Stopping You?

Acts 3:11-26

Many people gathered in the portico to see the man that used to sit at the Beautiful Gate. Peter took this opportunity to preach another sermon.

If you are a Christian, you are adopted into the family of God. You are an heir with Christ. You are created in the image of God. No one can snatch you out of Christ’s hand, John 10:28-29. Once you have been adopted, you cannot be unadopted.

The Great Commission is your mission. At FaithPoint, we are about things of first importance. The gospel will reign over what happens at this church. If someone comes here with an agenda – they can go to another church and take their agenda with them.

We are on mission to introduce people to the God of the Bible not the god people have made up to make themselves feel comfortable. God will reconcile people to himself through calling them to salvation in Jesus Christ and setting them apart for his purposes.

If you are a Christian, you are a missionary. God has chosen you to follow him in obedience and to be a messenger of the gospel. Boldness and confidence is a sign of a secure Christian that knows that they belong to Jesus.

What is stopping you from sharing the gospel?

Is it fear? Is it pride? Is it disbelief?

The Holy Spirit that raised Christ from the dead lives in you. The Holy Spirit will give you the words to say at the ordained time.

What Jesus says about discipleship – Luke 14:25-33

The gospel is not for slackers. These verses blow the idea of Jesus as fire insurance right out of the water. It is not about accepting Jesus, as if Jesus really needs your acceptance. It is not about praying a prayer, or signing a card. It is not about programs, classes, or agendas. It is not about Awana, or whether or not the church has deacons. It is not about if the pastor wears a tie, or the style of music, or the color of the carpet.

It is about Jesus!

Jesus saved you and he will sustain you. Where do you focus your devotion and passion? If you love the world you will cling to the world. If you love Jesus, you will cling to Jesus.

And Jesus is all you need.