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Devoted: Key to Personal and Church Growth

Devoted: A Christ Centered Caption

Acts 28:28-31 ESV • November 10, 2019 • Pastor Edward C. Lee

Points of Meditation & Reflection Sermon Title & Text “Devoted: A Christ Centered Caption” Acts 28:28-31 ESV Devoted: Key to Personal and Church Growth Message in a Sentence: As Christ is the devoted purpose of our life, our life is captioned in the Way of Christ.

Devoted to God's Word

Acts 19:20 ESV • November 3, 2019 • Pastor Edward C. Lee

Points of Meditation & Reflection Sermon Title & Text Devoted: Key to Personal and Church Growth Message in a Sentence: The planted word grows and prevails in every circumstance of life.

Devoted But...

Acts 16:5 ESV • October 27, 2019 • Pastor Edward C. Lee

Points of Meditation & Reflection Sermon Title & Text "Devoted But..." Acts 16:5 ESV Devoted: Key to Personal and Church Growth Message in a Sentence: As we face what opposes us, we will not be strengthened in the faith.

Devoted to Glorifying God

Acts 12:24 ESV • October 20, 2019 • Pastor Edward C. Lee

Points of Meditation & Reflection Sermon Title & Text “Devoted to Glorifying God” Acts 12:24 ESV Devoted: Key to Personal and Church Growth Message in a Sentence: Spiritual Increase & Multiplication occurs in proportion to our devotion to our faith.

Devoted to Spiritual Growth

Acts 9:31 ESV • October 19, 2019 • Pastor Edward C. Lee

Points of Meditation & Reflection Sermon Title & Text “Devoted to Spiritual Growth” Acts 9:31 ESV Devoted: Key to Personal and Church Growth Message in a Sentence: Past, Present, Future, God has a plan for your life.

Devoted to God's Direction

Acts 6:7 ESV • October 6, 2019 • Pastor Edward C. Lee

Points of Meditation & Reflection Sermon Title & Text “Devoted to God’s Direction” Acts 6:7 ESV Devoted: Key to Personal and Church Growth Message in a Sentence: God grows us spiritually, through prayer, when we seek, receive and apply direction from the Lord.

Devoted When Life Happens

Acts 2:41-47 ESV • September 29, 2019 • Pastor Edward C. Lee

Points of Meditation & Reflection Sermon Title & Text “Devoted When Life Happens” Acts 2:41-47 ESV Devoted: Key to Personal and Church Growth Message in a Sentence: Our greatest wins come when we respond to life through a Christ Centered focus and rooted in the gospel.

Devoted to the Prayers

Acts 2:41-47 ESV • September 22, 2019 • Pastor Edward C. Lee

Points of Meditation & Reflection Sermon Title & Text “Devoted to the Prayers” Acts 2:41-47 ESV Sermon Series: Devoted: Key to Personal and Church Growth Message in a Sentence: Devotion to prayer moves us from “my time” to His lifestyle, which moves us from our power to His strength.

Devoted to Breaking the Bread

Acts 2:42-47 ESV • September 15, 2019 • Pastor Edward C. Lee

Points of Meditation & Reflection Sermon Title & Text "Devoted to Breaking the Bread" Acts 2:41-47 ESV Sermon Series: Devoted: Key to Personal and Church Growth Message in a Sentence: A healthy connection to Christ and a Christ centered community is the fuel to our spiritual growth.

Devoted to Their Fellowship

Acts 2:14-47 ESV • September 8, 2019 • Pastor Edward C. Lee

Points of Meditation & Reflection Sermon Title & Text “Devoted to Their Fellowship” Acts 2:41-47 ESV Sermon Series: Devoted: Key to Personal and Church Growth Message in a Sentence: A healthy Christian community is essential to maintaining a healthy personal relationship with Christ.

Devoted to the Word

Acts 2:42 ESV • September 1, 2019 • Pastor Edward C. Lee

Points of Meditation & Reflection Sermon Title & Text “” Acts 2:1-47 ESV Sermon Series: Devoted: Key to Personal and Church Growth Message in a Sentence: My devotion to Christ begins with my devotion to His teaching [the Word]. • Souls: Between 3,000 souls being connected to Christ in v41, & awe falling on every one of those souls in v43, are 4 points of “soul devotion”. Today, we focus on the first of those 4, “And they devoted themselves to the apostle’s teaching” • Coming to Christ & connecting to a church is to be followed by our devotion - to Christ. Greek Word used for devotion = adhere or stick to; continue in place; persevere & not faint; constant readiness And they devoted themselves to the apostles teaching

The Birth of the Church

Acts 2:36-41 ESV • August 25, 2019 • Pastor Edward C. Lee

Points of Meditation & Reflection Sermon Title & Text "The Birth of the Church" Acts 2:36-41 ESV Sermon Series: Devoted: Key to Personal and Church Growth Message in a Sentence: The birth of the church outlines God’s plan for my spiritual growth. • Many debate if church started with Christ or Abraham. In addition to God’s promise to Israel [Joel 2 and Jer. 31], there is also a clear & distinct plan for the church too. They are two distinct but related entities. • The church in Acts is marked by their devotion, cf 1:14, 2:42 & 6:4 Six Points of Acts 2:4 Beginning of the Church: