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Acts 9:15 ESV
15 But the Lord said to him, “Go, for he is a chosen instrument of mine to carry my name before the Gentiles and kings and the children of Israel.
- But the Lord said to him, “Go, for he is a chosen instrument of mine to carry my name before the Gentiles and kings and the children of Israel."
Acts 9:15

1)Our purpose as a church

Who am I – chosen instrument
Why am I here – to carry my name
What should I do – go and suffer

2)Four Hindrances to Becoming a Multiplying Church

1. Failure to take seriously Jesus’ promises about the Holy Spirit
2. Failure to understand how much most people in our culture must be reached today - 40 miracles in Acts, 39 outside the church
3. My Own Idolatry - James 4:2-3
4. Unbelief - the seed must die

3)Speak Up!

1. Get the word out with urgency v1-5
2. With Simplicity v6
3. With Boldness v13
4. With Passion v14-20
5. With Prayer v23-31

4)Relational Imperatives

2 Thessalonians 1:1-4
1. Greetings must occur
2. Gratitude must overflow
3. Love must increase
4. Endurance must continue
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