June 16, 2019

Acts 14:1-7 Iconium: The Pattern Emerges, Witnesses: The Spread of the Gospel in the Book of Acts

The Spread of the Gospel in the Book of Acts
Iconium: The Pattern Emerges
(Acts 14:1-7)

Teaching Slides

Success on Mission
Evangelism is successful
when it is done right (with clarity, dependence and boldness).
(Acts 14:1)

Opposition to Mission
Unbelievers are fighting a battle for the mind
to prevent the spread of the Gospel.
(Acts 14:2)

Endurance on Mission
Bold dependence on the Lord as we testify of God’s grace
is always supported by the Lord.
(Acts 14:3)

Opposition to Mission 
Opposition to the Gospel escalates when
witnesses are faithful.
(Acts 14:4-6)

Continued Mission
The Gospel Mission of the Church is unstoppable.
(Acts 14:7)

Lessons for Witnesses:
The Gospel of God’s Grace spread by faithful witnesses, 
may be opposed, but never stopped.

Next Steps

• Pray for opportunity, clarity, and boldness as you represent the Gospel.   
• Pray for believers worldwide who suffer 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 – Colossians 4:2-6
• Tuesday – Romans 8:18-26
• Wednesday – Romans 8:27-39
• Thursday – 1 Peter 3:8-22 
• Friday – Acts 14:8-20

At Fellowship                

Fellowship 101 
Get to know Fellowship better by understanding our mission, values, and ministries. If you have been checking out Fellowship or recently decided to make Fellowship your home, join us Sunday, June 23, 9:00 a.m., in the conference room in the new building. Hear about what God is doing and where He is taking Fellowship. During the hour and a half, you will get a chance to ask questions and meet some of our ministry leaders. 
Register at fellowshipconway.org/register or email 
Girlfriends Progressive Dinner
Ladies, mark your calendar for our annual Progressive Dinner, July 23.  If you are looking for summer connection, this is the place to be. We will enjoy the hospitality of three homes in Jefferson Place subdivision complete with food and swimming. Details and sign-ups to come. Contact Char Strickland for more information – charstrickland5@gmail.com.
Mens Study Group
Men’s Study Group will be Tuesday evenings, 6-8 pm, from June 18 through August 20. We’ll decide our topic or book at the June 18 meeting. (Tim Keller’s “Reason for God” and hard questions of faith are possible options.) No need to RSVP, just show up. We’ll be in the Fire Side room (2nd floor) For more information, email men@fellowshipconway.org or contact Andy at 501-314-9121.

Fellowship Student Ministry
Interested in connecting with and mentoring youth? We are looking for 10 adults to lead students in small groups for the 2019-2020 school year with opportunities in both Middle School and High School! Please email Alan Putnam at aputnam@fellowshipconway.org for more details.

Griefshare Fellowship has a chapter of Grief Share that will meet Thursday evenings beginning August 22 at 6:30, led by Joe and Mary Garner. Grief from loss can be isolating, confusing, and tough for others to understand. GriefShare is a video curriculum with tools to help deal with loss in the context of community. For more information, contact Joe or Mary at (469) 556-8962.

Do you desire to understand God’s Word better? Want to make disciples but not sure how to? Downline partners with churches like Fellowship all across our city to equip Christ followers with a clear vision and tools for discipleship while spending 9 months going deep in God’s Word (Genesis – Revelation). To get more informaton or apply, go to DownlineConway.com. Questions? Email Chris Kear at chris@downlineconway.com

Missions Opportunity – Perspectives is a life-changing deep dive into global missions and God’s heart for the lost. This is an investment of time and money worth making, and as a bonus, Fellowship is hosting this year. Classes will be Thursday evenings at 6:00 p.m. beginning August 22. Check out https://www.perspectives.org for more information.

Weekly Budget       24,519 
Giving For 06/02    20,587
Giving For 06/09    29,086
YTD Budget        1,225,962
YTD Giving          1,229,210
Over (under)           3,248 

Generations Campaign

Total Pledge 1,575,067
Received-to-date 1,129,014

Shane Wanamaker