Sunday June 14, 2015 – Acts 9:20, 23-25, 29-30 – At once he began to preach in the synagogues that Jesus is the Son of God. … 23 After many days had gone by, there was a conspiracy among the Jews to kill him, 24 but Saul learned of their plan. Day and night they kept close watch on the city gates in order to kill him. 25 But his followers took him by night and lowered him in a basket through an opening in the wall. … 29 He talked and debated with the Hellenistic Jews, but they tried to kill him. 30 When the believers learned of this, they took him down to Caesarea and sent him off to Tarsus.

‘Roadblocks of the Go’ include; living for Christ in light of your past, feeling unprepared to be used by God, not understanding God’s plan, & knowing God’s plan will bring pain. – Dwayne Terry

The Command To Go

A.D., Part 11

Acts 9:20, 23-25, 29-30 – At once he began to preach in the synagogues that Jesus is the Son of God. … 23 After many days had gone by, there was a conspiracy among the Jews to kill him, 24 but Saul learned of their plan. Day and night they kept close watch on the city gates in order to kill him. 25 But his followers took him by night and lowered him in a basket through an opening in the wall. … 29 He talked and debated with the Hellenistic Jews, but they tried to kill him. 30 When the believers learned of this, they took him down to Caesarea and sent him off to Tarsus.

The Urgency of the Go!

Abram
Genesis 12:1 – The LORD had said to Abram, ‘Go from your country, your people and your father’s household to the land I will show you’”

Moses
Exodus 3:10 – So now, go. I am sending you to Pharaoh to bring my people the Israelites out of Egypt.”

1 Corinthians 1:27 – “But God chose the foolish things of the world to shame the wise; God chose the weak things of the world to shame the strong.”

Deborah and Barak
Judges 4:14 – Then Deborah said to Barak, ‘Go! This is the day the LORD has given

Sisera into your hands. Has not the LORD gone ahead of you?’”

Jonathan and his armor-bearer

1 Samuel 14:6-7 – “Jonathan said to his young armor-bearer, ‘Come, let’s go over to the outpost of those uncircumcised men. Perhaps the LORD will act in our behalf. Nothing can hinder the LORD from saving, whether by many or by few.’ ‘Do all that you have in mind,’ his armor-bearer said. ‘Go ahead; I am with you heart and soul’”.

Ananias
Acts 9:11 – “The Lord told him, ‘Go to the house of Judas on Straight Street and ask for a man from Tarsus named Saul’”.

Acts 9:15-16 – “But the Lord said to Ananias, ‘Go! This man is my chosen instrument to proclaim my name to the Gentiles and their kings and to the people of Israel. I will show him how much he must suffer for my name’”.

Roadblocks of the Go

  •  Living for Christ in light of your past.

Acts 9:21 – “All those who heard him were astonished and asked, ‘Isn’t he the man who raised havoc in Jerusalem among those who call on this name? And hasn’t he come here to take them as prisoners to the chief priests?’”

  •   Feeling unprepared to be used by God.
  •   Not understanding God’s plan.

Ecclesiastes 11:5 – “As you do not know the path of the wind, or how the body is Maker of all things”

  •   Knowing God’s plan will bring pain.Philippians 1:29 – For it has been granted to you on behalf of Christ not only to believe in him, but also to suffer for him,