The Marks of a New Testament Church
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Delivered By
Pastor Wayne Powers
Delivered On
October 19, 2016
Central Passage
Acts
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Do you feel down, out, defeated?

The devil is trying to wear you down, but you cannot let him wear you out!

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Do you know the characteristics of a real church (real child of God)?

Do you know what a real child of God should look like?

Do you know the marks of a New Testament church?

The NT church of Acts is different from the church of today.

Marks of a NT church:

  • Spirit-filled (Acts 2:1-4)
    • ​filled with believers that are filled with the Spirit of God
    • filled with the Spirit of the Holy Ghost
  • A praying church (Acts 4:31)
    • ​in prayer before God
    • has something to give besides money
  • Miracle-working (Acts 3:1-8)
  • Separated from this world (II Corinthians 6: 17, 18)
  • Boldness (Acts 4:13, 19, 20
  • Obedient (Acts 8:26,27; 9:15-17; 10:17-23)
    • ​Obedient to the commands of God
  • Does not remain silent (Acts 5:19, 20, 42)
    • ​is not silent concerning the gospel of Christ

Many churches today are no different than the world. There should be a difference about a Christian that is recognizable. People should see and recognize the Lord at work in us (Christians).

The NT church never had a program in place to grow and expand the body of Christ (ref John 7:46).

  • Jesus had no gimmick or program to spread the gospel, yet people recognized a difference about Him.

The NT church had the presence of God & the Gospel.

The miracles of the NT church are still for the church of today and are just as relevant today.

Obedience is not works nor is it legalism.

God will speak if we will listen.

You will be hard-pressed to find a NT church today.

Do you want to be a part of the NT church?

Most churches are in an apostate condition! We need a move of the Holy Ghost!

 

 

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