Whitelaw Avenue Baptist Church
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Glorifying God...Expanding His Kingdom

Sermon Outline

September 15, 2019

Divine Appointments

Acts 9: 1-18

 

Proposition: There are no accidents or coincidences with God.

 

I. Terrorism and Godliness. Acts 9:1-2; 10

 

A. Saul of Tarsus-the Terrorist Acts 9:1-2

B. Ananias: A possible victim of Saul’s rage. Acts 9:10; Acts 22:10-16

II. The Word of God Brings about the Divine appointment. Acts 9:4-15

A. Saul of Tarsus receives the word of God. Verses 4-9

B. Ananias receives the Word of the Lord. Verses 10-15; Proverbs 3:1-6.

C. This isn’t about you Ananias. Verse 15-16

III. Terrorist meets Godliness. Verses 17-18

A. The Encounter. Verses 17-18

Identification-Affirmation-Confirmation-Salvation

Conclusion: The obedience of one man changes everything.
Again and again, God uses us ordinary people, to accomplish great things.
Ananias went. On the basis of nothing, except what God just said.

He trusted God. Or rather, he was willing to trust God.

Ananias never knew in his lifetime the full extent of what his obedience meant.
But the Lord knows, and we know now.
What the Lord said came true: “This man is my chosen instrument to carry My name before the Gentiles and their kings and before the people of Israel.” Verse 15

 

Today, God set this appointment just for you. Don’t miss this wonderful opportunity!

 

Sources: Lockyer: All the Men of the Bible, Commentary Book of Acts, Biblical Illustrator