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The Pathway to Church Resurgence Sermon Notes

Sermon 3 of our "Resurgence" Series

For Church Resurgence

1. ____________ and ______________

Clean up your personal sin.

2. ____________ the ________ ____________

Utilize the Power within.

Acts 4:8-10 (NIV) -

8 Then Peter, filled with the Holy Spirit, said to them: “Rulers and elders of the people! 


9 If we are being called to account today for an act of kindness shown to a man who was lame and are being asked how he was healed, 


10 then know this, you and all the people of Israel: It is by the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, whom you crucified but whom God raised from the dead, that this man stands before you healed.

Acts 4:18-20 (NIV) -

18 Then they called them in again and commanded them not to speak or teach at all in the name of Jesus. 


19 But Peter and John replied, “Which is right in God’s eyes: to listen to you, or to him? You be the judges! 


20 As for us, we cannot help speaking about what we have seen and heard.”

Acts 4:31 (NIV) -

31 After they prayed, the place where they were meeting was shaken. And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and spoke the word of God boldly.

Acts 5:29-30 (NIV) -

29 Peter and the other apostles replied: “We must obey God rather than human beings! 


30 The God of our ancestors raised Jesus from the dead—whom you killed by hanging him on a cross.

Acts 5:40 (NIV) -

40 His speech persuaded them. They called the apostles in and had them flogged. Then they ordered them not to speak in the name of Jesus, and let them go.

Acts 4:31b (NIV) -

31b And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and spoke the word of God boldly.

3. ____________ _____________ Jesus’ love to others.

Live courageous for Jesus.

“I learned that courage was not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it. The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear.”


- Nelson Mandela

“There is a time to take counsel of your fears, and there is a time to never listen to any fear.”


- General George Patton

Boldness is the pathway to church recovery.