SERMON NOTES

MAY 26, 2024

 
MESSAGE | PASTOR JORDAN MOODY

Into What Were You Baptized
Acts 18:24-19:10

 

Introduction 
 
Scene 1: Apollos (18:24-28)
 
Scene 2: Ephesian disciples (19:1-7)
 
Conclusion 
 

Discussion Questions 

 
1. How did Priscilla and Aquila contribute to the spread of the gospel through their assistance to Apollos? Why is their role significant? What potential outcomes could have occurred if they hadn’t intervened or had taken a different approach? 
 
2. Why do you think Paul was so eager to inquire about the Ephesian disciples’ experience with the Holy Spirit? What could be the possible reasons behind his immediate question? 
 
3. Trace and discuss the expansion of the Holy Spirit’s power through the book of Acts until now. (Acts 2, 8, 10, 19) What is significant about the fact that Peter took part in Acts 2, 8, 10; but now Paul is a catalyst in this “mini-Pentecost” in Acts 19? 
 
4. What is meant by the summary phrase for regeneration and the Christian lived experience in the Spirit: “one baptism, many fillings”? (1 Cor. 12:13)
 
5. Discuss what Francis Schaeffer said: “The central problem of our age is not liberalism or modernism, nor the old Roman Catholicism or the new Roman Catholicism, nor the threat of communism, nor even the threat of rationalism and the monolithic consensus that surrounds us [nor, I would add today, postmodernism or materialistic consumerism or visceral sensualism]. All these are dangerous but not the primary threat. The real problem is this: the church of the Lord Jesus Christ, individually or corporately, tending to do the Lord’s work in the power of the flesh rather than the Spirit. The central problem is always in the midst of the people of God, not in the circumstances surrounding them.”
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