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Career Ministry Fellowship...making a career of living for the Lord!

Message Two

Finishing with FAITH

Prayer: Fastening Your Faithbelt
Acts 4:23-31

T he s is God is not only present in our uncertainty, but he is _______________ us through it

An Experiential Exegesis of Transitional Times

Alan has accepted the call to pastor Harvest Baptist Church in Blue Springs, The church is located across from Blue Springs High School, off the outer road to I-70, half way between the Woods Chapel and 7 Hwy exits, at 901 NW 19th St.

Point 1. God is not so much interested in your ______________ as he is in your character. Point 2. All God is and all God has is at the ________________ of those who pray. Point 3. Gods power through us together is greater than the sum of Gods power in us _________________
DEFINITION: Faith means to be persuaded about Gods promise to the extent that it enables Gods performance, Luke 1:45; Acts 27:25; Rom 4:21; Heb 11:11

Restoring Pentecostal Practice

1. Restore ____________, 23-24 A. Prayer is a response to what God has ______________ done, 23 B. Prayer is a _________ of desire, 24 2. _______________ who God is, 24-28 A. __________________, 24 B. __________________, 25-27 C. __________________, 28

Next Sunday is the last week the Career Class will meet. July 29 11:00am is Alans rst ofcial Sunday at Harvest.

Psalm 46:1-2 God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble. Therefore will not we fear, though the earth be removed, and though the mountains be carried into the midst of the sea;
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Next Sunday! Finishing with FAITH Pushing Your Faith Off the Dime, Luke 16:1-8 Alans Prayer Diary

Psalm 112:6-8 Surely he shall not be moved for ever: the righteous shall be in everlasting remembrance. He shall not be afraid of evil tidings: his heart is xed, trusting in the Lord. His heart is established, he shall not be afraid, John 3:16 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.

Restoring Pentecostal Practice

3. ______________ for God to work, 29-31 A. They requested revival for their ________________________ B. They requested revival of their ________________________

A couple of weeks ago pastor Terry Jobe felt impressed to put my name forward to his leadership at Harvest Baptist Church in Blue Springs as a candidate for their pastor. The leaders there did extend me a call. After prayer, discussion, and a denite sensing of the Spirits leading, Jeff and the board of Graceway communicated they would support me 100% in whatever decision I felt God was leading me to make. Pastor Adams words, it seems to be a God thing.

Outline Acts 4:23-31

I. SOVEREIGN IN HANDLING HIS HATERS, 23-28 A. Disciples Report, 23 B. David Wrote, 24-26 1. Of Gods Power, 24 2. Of Gods Providence, 25-26 a. In the multitude, 25 b. In the monarchs, 26 C. Disciples Reconrm, 27-28 1. Human Responsibility, 27 2. Divine Restraint, 28 II. STRONG IN HANDLING OUR HATERS, 29-31 A. Resource of Supplication, 29-30 1. Courage for the Times, 29 2. Conrmation of the Truth, 30 B. Renewal By Determination, 31

I have accepted that call. July 22 will be my last Sunday and also the date the Career Class will stop meeting. So July 29 will be my rst ofcial Sunday at Harvest Baptist. I will be going at no salary, but Graceway has been very generous to Dalona and me, and even excited that some number of people may come help us re-establish that work. My new email is Last month was the 27th anniversary of our beginning a new College & Career Class at KCBT, and this January would have been my 25th anniversary as a full-time staff member. So you will understand what a bittersweet occasion this is. Yet we believe it is a step of faith for all that will result in a multiplication of growth to accomplish the mission of Christ. Please keep us in your prayers to this end.

Alan Shelby

2 Acts 4:23-31