#1 - Acts 16:1-40 // Gospel Beginnings

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1. General background to the book

1.1. The situation of the writing

1.1.1. He had founded the church in the city of Philippi in A.D. 51 or 52 and had visited it at least twice since then. At this point, however, he is writing from prison, probably in Rome about A.D. 61. So the church at Philippi is not more than ten years old. Paul perceives a variety of pressures lurking in the wings, pressures that could damage this fledgling Christian community. He cannot visit them, but he wants to encourage them to maintain basic Christian commitments and to be on guard against an array of dangers: temptations from within and seduction and opposition from without. Carson, D. A. (1996-04-01). Basics for Believers: An Exposition of Philippians (Kindle Locations 81-85). Baker Publishing Group. Kindle Edition.

1.2. Some major themes

1.2.1. The first thing this book emphasizes is “Put the Gospel First.” Carson, D. A. (1996-04-01). Basics for Believers: An Exposition of Philippians (Kindle Location 89). Baker Publishing Group. Kindle Edition.

2. Conclusion

2.1. Theme verse - shaped by the gospel! Live in this manner

2.1.1. This was just the beginning

2.1.2. This is what a community is like that is shaped by the gospel

2.1.3. Centrality of the Gospel in this book

2.1.3.1. Put the Fellowship of the Gospel at the Center of Your Relationships with Believers (1: 3– 8) Carson, D. A. (1996-04-01). Basics for Believers: An Exposition of Philippians (Kindle Locations 90-91). Baker Publishing Group. Kindle Edition.

2.1.3.2. Put the Priorities of the Gospel at the Center of Your Prayer Life (1: 9– 11) Carson, D. A. (1996-04-01). Basics for Believers: An Exposition of Philippians (Kindle Location 163). Baker Publishing Group. Kindle Edition.

2.1.3.3. Put the Advance of the Gospel at the Center of Your Aspirations (1: 12– 18a) Carson, D. A. (1996-04-01). Basics for Believers: An Exposition of Philippians (Kindle Locations 210-211). Baker Publishing Group. Kindle Edition.

2.1.3.4. Put the Converts of the Gospel at the Center of Your Principled Self-Denial (1: 18b– 26) Carson, D. A. (1996-04-01). Basics for Believers: An Exposition of Philippians (Kindle Locations 301-302). Baker Publishing Group. Kindle Edition.

2.1.4. Praying we are one!

2.2. ILL: Carson, 3lbs of the gospel

2.3. Application:

2.3.1. So the cry went forth - "Come over to Macedonia

2.3.2. The sovereignty of God

2.3.2.1. what he began he will accomplish

3. sing hymns -

3.1. like Jesus on the night before betrayal

4. Outline

4.1. Gospel Beginnings

4.1.1. A gospel vision

4.1.1.1. the gospel vision is come here and help and the conclusion is the gospel is help!

4.1.2. what is the gospel

4.1.3. The gospel helps!

4.1.3.1. So what does the gospel do?

4.1.3.1.1. Listen to Joel Osteen

4.1.3.1.2. Is that the gospel?

4.1.4. The gospel empowers risk-taking

4.1.4.1. vs 10 -lets go!

4.2. Lydia - The gospel confronts our religiousness

4.2.1. she was a worshipper

4.2.2. God opened her heart

4.2.2.1. Phil it is God who works and to will

4.2.2.2. must happen or she won't bleieve

4.2.3. She gets baptized! - identity

4.2.4. She was known for her industry - a seller of purple goods

4.2.4.1. what is purple goods?

4.2.5. She will be known as Christs

4.2.6. Generosity

4.3. Devil child - the gospel says we can be free

4.3.1. A SLAVE

4.3.1.1. trapped

4.3.1.2. used

4.3.1.3. trafficked

4.3.2. Freed

4.4. Owner - the gospel exposes the idols of our hearts

4.4.1. THe message of the news is not that God can enhance our life, but that God is our life! The effect of the gospel is that much of what we love, what we care for, what we want most is confronted.

4.4.2. PHIL REF - i have lost al lthings and count it as rubbish

4.4.3. Calvin - our hearts is a idol factory!

4.5. The gospel anchors our suffering in joy

4.5.1. PHIL reference

4.5.1.1. privileged to suffer

4.5.2. give thanks, rejoice

4.5.3. beautiful witness

4.5.3.1. ILL: Mean christian sister

4.6. The gospel

4.7. Jailer - the gospel offers us a second chance at life

4.7.1. what must i do to be saved

4.7.1.1. believe

4.7.1.2. He spoke the word to them

4.7.1.3. Acts Peter - with many words exhorted them

5. intro

5.1. PRay

5.2. Read 1-10

5.3. Question: What is the gospel good for?

5.3.1. Can't answer that so we think to little of the gospel

5.3.2. ILL: Joel Osteen clip

5.3.3. What is it good for?

5.4. The call to send help and Luke says Paul conlcuded that God was going to call them to preach the gospel!

5.4.1. DEF: Gospel, what is it?

5.4.1.1. The gospel is the

5.4.1.1.1. The gospel is not just that the died - the cross. That's he he does it.

5.4.1.1.2. The gospel is not just hat he was raised - that just proved he was worthy of reconciling us to God.

5.4.1.2. the evan-gelion

5.4.1.3. THe gospel is that God himself, infull trinitarian power, has put his eternal heart and will to reconcile sinners like you and I, that the son came and substitionary atonement to do what we could not do, and the Spirit has broken into our darkened and rebellious hearts and brought us to himself.

5.4.2. Paul believed the gosple was the answer to the call for help.

5.4.3. How so, like Joel osteen?

6. Connectiton

6.1. As we begin Phil, need to see it's roots cause the themes paul will address to this church is found in its beginnings here

6.2. Gospel beginnings

6.3. Question: What' the gospel good for?

6.4. First a clear definition of the gospel

7. 1 - The gospel confronts our religiousness

8. 2 - the gospel speaks freedom to the captives

9. 3 - the gospel exposes the idols of our hearts

10. 4 the gospel roots our sufferin gin joy

11. 5 the gospel proclaims 2nd chances are possible