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The Truth is Marching On                  Acts 13:4-13

One of the first books written on preaching was The Art of Prophesying, by William Perkins (1558-1602).

 “It is better to speak the truth that hurts and then heals, than falsehood that comforts and then kills.”    Adrian Rogers

The ______________________ of the Team to go               V. 4

Zane Williams song “Overnight success…”

The ___________________ of the Team as they went        V. 4-5

Paul went to key cities…

He would _________________ go into a synagogue…

Then he would make the most of opportunities with Gentiles.

He would use bridge building _______________________. 

He always ministered as part of a ___________________, developing future leaders as he led…

The Opposition the Team overcame                                    V. 6-12

There is a time for direct _______________, as Jesus and the apostles modeled for us.

Jesus and Paul’s sternest words were for…

Those who claimed to know God but whose words or actions gave people the ____________________ idea about God.

Anyone whose words or actions obscured others ________________ to the gospel.

Limited __________________ this first time out                 V. 13

Jesus gave us the parable of the sower in part to encourage us that our job is to sow the seed of the gospel, and there will be different responses to it.

And very often taking the gospel to places where Satan has reigned through false religion means years of plowing and planting before the harvest comes.

It was _______ years of hard work in Burma before Adorinam Judson saw the first convert.


How did Antioch fare after “losing” its 2 key pastors?

After the fall of Jerusalem in AD 70, Antioch became the world _________________ of Christianity.

By AD 400, ______________________ Christians lived in that city!