The Reach of the Gospel

August 21, 2016 Speaker: Wes Calton Series: The Reach of the Gospel

Scripture: Acts 16:11–16:34

Key Truth: Because the Gospel is for everyone the Gospel meets us where we are.

 

Where do I find this truth most difficult to believe or practice?

How does the gospel reach us where we are? Three things we see when we look at three very different conversions in rapid succession. The gospel’s reach is…

 

The gospel’s reach is ordinary (vv. 11-15)

Where am I most prone to discount the ordinary reach of the gospel in my own life?

How should the ordinary reach of the gospel change my approach to the people God has placed in my life?

 

The gospel’s reach is powerful (vv. 16-24)

What struggles or weaknesses in my life have I acted as beyond the power of the Gospel’s reach?

Who have I considered too captive to the culture around me to bother reaching?

 

The gospel’s reach is adorned (vv. 25-34)

How has God used the fruit of the gospel in others’ lives to bless me?

Have I been offering an “unadorned” gospel to someone in my life?

 

Conclusion:

The reach of the gospel faithfully finds us where we are.