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The First Church Planting Report                  Acts 14:21-28

Summary: Lots of new disciples and four churches planted        V. 21

So the church throughout all Judea, Galilee, and Samaria had peace, being built up and walking in the fear of the Lord and in the encouragement of the Holy Spirit, and it increased in numbers.                                                                                                -Acts 9:31

The Call for all believers to be _______________________ Disciples                                                                                             V. 22

The word for strengthening is episterizontes (1991), a present active participle from episterizo.

The word means: to establish besides, strengthen more. Or to render more firm, confirm!

The word ‘Christian’ occurs once in Acts, the plural ‘Christians’ twice. The word ‘believer’ occurs once in Acts, the plural ‘believers’ seven times. In contrast the word ‘disciple’ occurs 5 times in Acts, the plural ‘disciples’ ____________ times.

God doesn’t demand perfection, but He expects ________________!

One ship drives east and another drives west

With the selfsame winds that blow.

‘Tis the set of the sails and not the gales

Which tells us the way to go.

Like the winds of the sea are the ways of fate,

As we voyage along through life:

‘Tis the set of a soul that decides its goal,

And not the calm or the strife.

-Ella Wheeler Wilcox


All new believers should be taught John 16:33 & 2 Timothy 3:12…

You will have suffering in this world. Be courageous! I have conquered the world!              -Jesus in John 16:33

In fact, all who want to live a godly life in Christ Jesus will be persecuted.                                       -Paul in 2 Timothy 3:12


The Call for leaders and churches to ___________________ up Future Leaders                                                               V. 23

I Peter 5:1-7

He must not be a new convert, or he might become conceited and fall into the condemnation of the Devil. Furthermore, he must have a good reputation among outsiders, so that he does not fall into disgrace and the Devil’s trap.                 -I Timothy 3:6-7


The Call for Committed _______________________________ in Church Planting                                                                       V. 25-27

As a result of their efforts, there were growing Christians in growing churches from one side of the province of Galatia to the other: From Antioch of Pisidia to Derbe! Those disciples would continue to reach out to the rest of the province!