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Turning the world upside down for the Lord Jesus

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Turning the world upside down for the Lord Jesus

Acts 1:8

The Book of Acts of the Apostles shows us how the early church impacted the world turning it upside down for the Lord Jesus.

The Book of Acts shows how Christians of today can change their world for the Lord Jesus.

1. Take His message to the world (1:8)

‘Witnesses’ - martyrs (martyr: witness, testimony)

a. Jerusalem (Acts 1-7, 22-23).
b. Judea (Acts 8-12).

c. Samaria (Acts 8-12).
d. The ends of the earth (13, 14, 16-20, 24-28).

The Lord Jesus was telling His disciples what to do; He was giving them the strategy.

2. Strategy for missions from Acts 1:8

- How do we take this same strategy and apply it to ourselves?
- We cannot just consider ourselves.
- We cannot just consider our country.
- We cannot just consider a foreign mission.
- We must consider all of them.
- Our strategy has to be focused on all areas.

3. From where should we expect opposition?

a. The Sanhedrin (Acts 4:18; 5:17, 33, 40).
b. The religious leaders (Acts, chapters: 7, 8, 15 & 18).
c. The political leaders (Acts, chapters: 12, 16, 17, 19, 24 & 27).

4. Great fruits due to perseverance

a. The Lord added (Acts 2:41.47; 4:4, 5:14).
b. Great number of people became believers (Acts 8:12; 9:31, chapter 10).
c. Gentiles believed (Acts, chapters: 13, 14, 16-20).

If we want to know how to turn the world upside down for the Lord Jesus, we need to read the book of Acts. And do likewise!

Dr. Czeslaw Bassara (
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