November 24, 2013: Rise, O Lord!

Acts Series message 9

Text: Acts 4:23-37

When the earliest Christians were opposed, their immediate response was to pray! How instructive. HOW and WHAT they prayed, is even more helpful. Their prayer was informed by Scripture and addressed to the One who is sovereign over their situation. People often focus on the miracles in Acts and overlook the place given to prayer; it is often on the heels of concerted prayer that the Word is proclaimed with boldness. Couldn't we use some of that today? We'll also define a key term: Spirit filling. How does this differ from Spirit baptism? How often are we filled with the Spirit versus baptized with the Spirit? Lots of confusion on this today, we'll unpack all of this on Sunday. 

Rise, O Lord!