Sermon on the Book of Acts: “God’s Plan for You” by Craig Parro

Craig Parro, President of Leadership Resources International, recently shared a message called “God’s Plan For You”, preaching through the book of Acts in one sermon. In the message, Craig expounded and applying its amazing truths to everyday life.

Listen to the message below or download this message on mp3.

Some notes from Craig’s sermon:

The Big Idea for the Book of Acts:

“The good news of Jesus’ death, resurrection and reign, authenticated by the Holy Spirit, spreads like wildfire throughout the Roman empire, bringing faith and joy, as well as suffering and opposition.”

2 Major Application Points:

1. Resolved, this year, by the grace of God, the Word of the Lord will increase, spread, multiply, and prevail mightily through me.

2. Resolved, this year, by the grace of God, I will seek to walk in the fullness and power of the Holy Spirit.

Summarizing Bible Verses in Acts:

Luke, the author of Acts, included many summary verses transitioning into a new section of narrative that describe the spread of the Word and the church. Here are five of those summary Bible verses:

  1. Acts 6:7: “And the word of God continued to increase, and the number of the disciples multiplied greatly in Jerusalem, and a great many of the priests became obedient to the faith.”
  2. Acts 9:31: “So the church throughout all Judea and Galilee and Samaria had peace and was being built up. And walking in the fear of the Lord and in the comfort of the Holy Spirit, it multiplied.”
  3. Acts 12:24: “But the word of God increased and multiplied.”
  4. Acts 16:5: “So the churches were strengthened in the faith, and they increased in numbers daily.”
  5. Acts 19:20: “So the word of the Lord continued to increase and prevail mightily.”

Having “the Word of the Lord increase and prevail mightily” is exactly what Leadership Resources International strives for in our pastoral training. In our training program Training National Trainers, we equip pastors worldwide to study, teach, and preach the Word of God with the heart of God. The trainees then go and train others to teach and preach the Word, creating a pastoral training movement, making the Word of God run like in Acts!

Learn more about Training National Trainers, where we work, and how to get involved.

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