Dallas’s Full Preaching Notes
Psalm 145:4 (NLT) – Let each generation tell its children of your mighty acts; let them proclaim your power…
The Question becomes: What does this look like in a practical sense?
Believers Today are the product of the previous generation passing on the knowledge of Christ. But the most explosive growth of the modern church was in the first days of the church. So how did they teach the next generation? What can we learn from them?
Let’s look at a few examples
Acts 1 –
- Passionately sought God in prayer
Acts 2 –
- They didn’t hide the work of God in their lives, and when asked to explain the work of God they pointed people back to Jesus.
- They were intentional about being part of a community where they were taught the ways of God, encouraged to grow, challenged to examine themselves and spend time in prayer.
- Lame man at the gate – Took the opportunity to openly pray for healing for people.
Acts 4 –
- Peter and John Testify – Testimony produced boldness
- Actively cared for each other
- Amid persecution Philip preached to the lost in Samarai.
- We don’t’ stop preaching the gospel even when it’s hard
- Ethiopian – Philip was sensitive to Holy Spirit and bold enough to approach those who needed answers
Acts 10 –
- Cornelius was the head of the house and wanted more of God
- Fathers… You need to get ahead of things
- Peter had social prejudices
- We have to be willing to reach those who don’t look like us.
Acts 11 –
- Peter was questioned about his actions by other leadership.
- Leadership, once hearing the testimony of God’s work humbled themselves and grew…
Acts 13-20 –
- You see a pattern of God’s people openly living out their faith by
- Openly praying for people
- Openly sharing their experiences with Jesus
- Openly sharing the Gospel
- Openly teaching others the ways of God.
What we see through history is that every great awakening and revival has these elements sprinkled through out them.
First Great Awakening back in the 1700’s was marked with various calls to repentance.
Second Great Awakening back in the 1800’s began when people gathered for a series of services. But it wasn’t the preaching that started it. It was raining the night they started and people who came seeking to experience God stayed in their tents as families and spent the evening praying and seeking God individually
1890 – A small port opens in Korea R.A. Hardie medical missionary from Canada… God moves/South Korea becomes over 50% Christian by the 1980’s/Yoido Full Gospel church over a million 1,000,000 up at 5 am everyday praying at churches…
1904 – During a service, a young girl named Florrie Evans testified about her love for Christ. Her testimony so impacted the church that it sparked the year-long Welsh Revival
1907 – Azuza Street Revival – Wiliam Seymour
1995 – Brownsville/Pensacola Florida – Baileys and Millers – Brother Dean
1970 – Asbury Revival – Lead to people who experienced it to begin to change their life goals and reach the lost, minister to the sick, and present Christ
[The Trail Graphic explained]
2023 – Asbury College again!
Scott’s Vision – painting of plane
We need to be active in sharing our faith to the next generation. If we are diligent in these things today He will be faithful in the next generation
Psalm 100:1-5 NLT “Shout with joy to the Lord, all the earth! 2) Worship the Lord with gladness. Come before him, singing with joy. 3) Acknowledge that the Lord is God! He made us, and we are his. We are his people, the sheep of his pasture. 4) Enter his gates with thanksgiving; go into his courts with praise. Give thanks to him and praise his name. 5) For the Lord is good. His unfailing love continues forever, and his faithfulness continues to each generation.”