Sermons

Sermons

DEVOTED TO PRAYER

Sermon Handout Scriptures indicates that there is a pattern to be followed in the church that pertains to certain teachings and practices. Such a pattern is reveled in a brief description of the church that Luke provides for us (Acts 2:42-47). In these 6 narrative verses we discover 8 different practices or activities to which the early church “devoted themselves” and/or emphasized, providing for us a pattern to be followed. 42 And they devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and the…

WHAT FOLLOWS FOLLOW?

Sermon Handout Following is not an end unto itself. Following is actually a beginning, and, as such, following is expected to produce things. Do you know why? Because when you become a follower you are expected to be a worker. As a result, following ought to be productive, but what should following produce? 7 For you yourselves know how you ought to imitate us, because we were not idle when we were with you, 8 nor did we eat anyone’s bread without…

DEVOTED TO LORD’S SUPPER

Sermon Handout Scriptures indicates that there is a pattern to be followed in the church that pertains to certain teachings and practices. Such a pattern is reveled in a brief description of the church that Luke provides for us (Acts 2:42-47). In these 6 narrative verses we discover 8 different practices or activities to which the early church “devoted themselves” and/or emphasized, providing for us a pattern to be followed. 42 And they devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and the…

HARD TO FOLLOW

Sermon Handout One of the great fallacies of discipleship is that once you become a follower life gets easier. Jesus never promised an easy way. In fact, Jesus indicated in Matthew 7:13-14 that following requires you to go the hard way. In this lesson, we seek to uncover this hard truth about following and explain why following is hard as well as why following is worth it. 13 Enter by the narrow gate. For the gate is wide and the way…

DEVOTED TO FELLOWSHIP

Sermon Handout Scriptures indicates that there is a pattern to be followed in the church that pertains to certain teachings and practices. Such a pattern is reveled in a brief description of the church that Luke provides for us (Acts 2:42-47). In these 6 narrative verses we discover 8 different practices or activities to which the early church “devoted themselves” and/or emphasized, providing for us a pattern to be followed. 42 And they devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and the…

LOVE FOLLOWS

Sermon Handout The ultimate followers were the Israelites. For 40 years they followed God through the wilderness from Egypt to Canaan. In this morning’s lesson, we will examine the exodus account in an effort to determine what we can learn about following, and, in so doing, we will discover that following is related to love. 5 Trust in the Lord with all your heart,     and do not lean on your own understanding. 6 In all your ways acknowledge him,     and he will…

DEVOTED TO THE WORD

Sermon Handout Scriptures indicates that there is a pattern to be followed in the church that pertains to certain teachings and practices. Such a pattern is reveled in a brief description of the church that Luke provides for us (Acts 2:42-47). In these 6 narrative verses we discover 8 different practices or activities to which the early church “devoted themselves” and/or emphasized, providing for us a pattern to be followed. 42 And they devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and the…

FOLLOW ME

Sermon Handout As we begin a new series devoted to the study of following, we turn our attention to Jesus’ oft used phrase, “Follow Me.” On at least 9 different occasions in the Gospels, Jesus either called a person to “Follow Me” or taught that in order to receive salvation one must “Follow Me.” This instruction was and is an integral part of Jesus’ summons to discipleship. In other words, you can’t be a disciple apart from following Him. 34 “Do…

GOING LIKE PHILLIP

This lesson is a part of CHARGE WEEKEND 2019. Weekend Focus: FOLLOWING with lessons by Gary Hampton. About the Speaker: Gary preaches for the Siwell Road church of Christ in Jackson, MS. He served as the Director of the Southeast Institute of Biblical Studies for six years. He has 19 books in print and writes for The Spiritual Sword and The Voice of Truth International.