Sermon Notes: Being A Missionary Wherever God Puts You (Acts 1:8)

Howard Hendricks

“The greatest threat to Christianity is not Communism or Atheism; it’s Christians trying to get into Heaven incognito without being involved in sharing their faith with others, or serving the Lord with their whole hearts.”


1 Peter 2:2

Like newborn infants, long for the pure spiritual milk, that by it you may grow up into salvation.


Acts 1:8, But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you, and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth.


I. The Source of Your Witness

But you will receive power


A. A Changed Life

2 Corinthians 5:17

Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come.


B. A Courageous Life

Matthew 10:20

For it is not you who speak, but the Spirit of your Father speaking through you.


C. A Compassionate Life

Romans 5:5b

God’s love has been poured into our hearts through the Holy Spirit who has been given to us.


II. The Subject of Your Witness


A. Witness About A Savior

“you will be my witnesses…”


B. Witness About A Story

1 Corinthians 15:1-2

1Now I would remind you, brothers, of the gospel I preached to you, which you received, in which you stand, 2and by which you are being saved, if you hold fast to the word I preached to you—unless you believed in vain.


Romans 1:16a

For I am not ashamed of the gospel.


C. Witness About Salvation


III. The Scope of Your Witness


A. The Commencement of Your Witness

1 Timothy 5:4

But if a widow has children or grandchildren, let them first learn to show godliness to their own household and to make some return to their parents, for this is pleasing in the sight of God.


B. The Continuation of Your Witness


C. The Consummation of Your Witness

Romans Road: Romans 3:23; 6:23; 5:8; 10:9; 10:13


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