Now that we have seen the expansion of the church in Acts from a “BIG PICTURE” view, I am sure you observed some “Key Principles” that we could rightly call Paul’s Missionary Strategyy. We will review this strategy in two ways; first from how Jesus prepared the disciples for the mighty work of the Spirit in and through them. The second way will be from Paul’s method revealed in his own ministry. We cover the first here:
JESUS DECLARES THE PLAN, the PROMISE and the COMMAND
· “I will build My church and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it” (Matthew 16:18).
· “Go make disciples of all nations (ethnos), baptizing them…teaching them” (Matthew 28:19).
· “You will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes upon you and you will be My witnesses in Jerusalem and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth” (Acts 1:8).
There could not have been a more solid foundation for Paul to build his strategy on. He pushed forward in this confidence, as we will see tomorrow. We will have the same confidence if we have the same foundation!
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