October 6, 2019

Message Notes          
October 6, 2019 | Teacher: Ken wilson

Message Slides

The Spread of the Gospel in the Book of Acts
Corinth: Confusing Congregation and Country
(Acts 18:1-17)

           Corinth: Now and Then

Paul’s Partners
Witnesses make disciples wherever they go.

Paul’s Preaching
Some witnesses focus their full attention on evangelism
regardless of the response of the people.

Paul’s Promise
The Lord is with every witness always,
even to the end of the age.

Paul’s Persecution
The opposition of religious people 
to the Gospel of grace is relentless.

Paul’s Protection
In the end, witnesses will be protected
and persecutors will be punished.

Lessons for Witnesses:
Witnesses proclaim the gospel of grace
and are ultimately vindicated when persecuted.

Next Steps
I will pray for God to bring someone into my life I can disciple.  

• I will glory in suffering when it is for the sake of the gospel. 

This Week’s Growth Guide

God’s Word is both central and critical to your spiritual growth. We invite you to utilize the Growth Guide during the week to further your application of the Truth from the message.

• Monday - 1 Corinthians 1:1-9
• Tuesday - 1 Corinthians 1:10-17
• Wednesday - 1 Corinthians 1:18-31
• Thursday - 1 Corinthians 2:1-16
• Friday - Acts 18:18-28

Home Church
Our Home Churches meet weekly to facilitate quicker relational depth, study the same passage taught Sunday to help apply Scripture in the context of community, and pray with one another.  Home Church helps our body seek God’s best for one another.

Home Church Questions
•  Read Acts 18:1-17.
•  What was the main point of the message this week?
•  Was there anything new, interesting, insightful, or even unclear from the message?
•  What was your main takeaway from this week’s message?
•  What kind of experience have you had with being discipled or discipling someone else?
•  Do you think making disciples is an option for a Christian?
•  Why is rejection so difficult to endure? How do we respond in ways that are not very Christ-like?
•  Was Paul being judgmental when he told the Jews, “Your blood is on your own heads”?
What do you think hemeant?
•  How do we explain God’s protection when some Christians are martyred?
•  Do you know any stories that ended like this one?


Fellowship Kids Pumpkin Patch  One of Fellowship’s yearly family fun events!   Meet us at Schaefers & Collins Pumpkin Patch Saturday, October 19, 10-12:00 p.m. The cost for a hayride and picking a pumpkin is $7 per child, adults who ride are $2.00.  Cash and checks accepted. 

Equipping Ministry
Need help in an area of your spiritual life? We have you covered. Join us in the Atrium after service,  or check out all the classes at https://www.fellowshipconway.org/equipping. Check out what is about to launch:

  • Discover You - Have you ever felt you have more to offer…at work, at home, at church, in life?  This small group experience will help you discover, optimize and unleash the resources God has placed inside you.  Your “SHAPE” is the unique combination of your personality, strengths, skills, gifts and passion. This 7-week guided discovery journey is supported by video content and proven assessments that inform personal reflection and group discussion, with input from a trained Coach. Sundays, beginning today, during the 10:45 service.  

  • Apologetics and Worldview - Are you prepared to defend your beliefs when challenged?  Understanding the Christian worldview and applying it to challenges, helps us navigate our world by discovering truth in a post-truth culture.  In this course you will be trained to think clearly when you are on the battlefield of ideas. Sundays, beginning October 13, during the 10:45 service.  

  • Bible Study Methods - The goal of Bible study as a whole is to make application of the Scripture to our lives while the goal of interpretation, within Bible study, is to discover the meaning of the text.  Only after we know the meaning of a text can we understand the significance that a specific text has for us. In this 6-week course you will learn that the Bible has one interpretation or meaning, with many applications. Sundays, beginning October 13 during the 10:45 a.m. service.

  • The Core - Whether you are struggling to articulate your beliefs, or just need a refresher in Fellowship’s Core Doctrines, this course is for you.  We will take six weeks and walk through our core beliefs and help build a theological foundation that supports them. Begins October 13 during the 10:45 a.m. service.  

Home church 
Get connected, join a small group! Fellowship continues to connect people in relationship through our small group ministry called Home Church. Contact Michael Harrison at mharrison@fellowshipconway.org to get connected.

Fall Luncheon
A Fall Luncheon to honor our widows and ladies living alone will be held Wednesday, October 9, 12:00 p.m. at 3680 Gresham Drive (home of Ambra Austin).  Join us for a time of fun and fellowship.  RSVP to Ambra, 501-730-6795 or Page, page.mckelvy@gmail.com.

Pray for Mission Trips 
This week, we have five ladies heading to Germany to work in the area of human trafficking and a three person team heading to Nicaragua to equip pastors. Please pray for both teams that God would use them to further His Kingdom. 

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