Picture of the Church

September 20, 2020 Preacher: Tim Ponzani Series: Guest Preaching

Topic: The Church Passage: Acts 2:42–2:47

Picture of the Church
Christ Proclamation Church
Sunday, 9/20/2020
Acts 2:42-47

Sermon Theme: A healthy, gospel-centered and gospel-proclaiming church provides the only answer for the problems we face in these times in our society. The early church provides a picture of what the healthy church looks like.

I. A HEALTHY CHURCH IS UPWARD FOCUSED
    A. Worship (Acts 2:42, 46-47; Isaiah 6:1-5)
        1. Participation in corporate worship (Acts 2:42, 46-47)
        2. Posture of worship (Acts 2:43; Isaiah 6:1-5)
    B. Prayer (Acts 2:42; Acts 4:24)
        1. Prayer is a vital element of worship (Acts 2:42)
        2. Power of corporate worship (Acts 4:24)

II. A HEALTHY CHURCH IS INWARD FOCUSED
    A. Discipleship (Acts 2:42)
    B. Care (Acts 2:44-45; Acts 4:34-35)
        1. Shared material possessions (Acts 2:44)
        2. Met all their needs (Acts 2:44-45; Acts 4:34-35)

III. A HEALTHY CHURCH IS OUTWARD FOCUSED
    A. Great Commission (Matthew 28:18-20)
    B. Evangelism Near and Far (Acts 1:8)

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