SERMON OUTLINE FOR JULY 11, 2021

Acts 13: 1 - 3

“CROSSES MAKE GOOD CRUSADERS”

PART 1

 

 

 

INTRODUCTION:  In these verses we read the names of the men who were prophets and teachers in Antioch.  It is a startling fact that each of these men had paid a price and borne a cross to become a follower of Christ.  They had invested too much to be just nominal stragglers.

 

 

     I.  MANAEN – THE CROSS OF THE WRONG FRIENDS.

 

         A.  Manaen was raised in the royal court.

          B.  Manaen chose to displease a king in order to please the King.

 

          C.  We must be willing to break relations with people and places who would drag us down.

 

     II.  BARNABAS – THE CROSS OF FINANCIAL LIBERALITY.

 

          A.  Barnabas gave up his wealth and bore the cross of financial sacrifice to be on the front

                line for Jesus Christ.

 

          B.  MATTHEW 6: 21

 

 

 

Luke 13: 31, 32

Luke 23: 6 – 12

Acts 9: 26 – 27

Acts 11: 22 - 26