Church Planting in the New Testament

Date: 5/15/2021
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A sermon in the ordination service of Matthew Corey (Christ the King, CREC, Belfast ME).

SURVEY OF NT CHURCH PLANTING
Acts 1 Jerusalem continuing
Acts 8 Samaritan racial reconciliation, oversight sent from Jerusalem
Acts 8 Eunuch - international student ministry
Acts 10 Cornelius - Acts 10:27 -   As he talked with him, he entered and *found many people assembled.
Acts 11 Antioch - Jew and Gentiles
    sent Barnabas, who added Saul
Acts 13 Galatians - crossing boundaries (Pisidian Antioch) - Gentiles in Antioch, Syria, and Cilicia
Acts 16 Philippi (Roman Jailer, Greek Lydia, Demon possessed slave girl)
Acts 17 Amphipolis and Apollonia, they came to Thessalonica
Acts 18 Corinth
Acts 19 Ephesus
Romans 16:5 -  Rome Priscilla/Aquila the church that is in their house
Colossians 4:15 - Laodicea Nympha and the church that is in her house.
Philemon 1:1–2 -  Colossae To Philemon our beloved brother and fellow worker, 2 and to Apphia our sister, and to Archippus our fellow soldier, and to the church in your house:
Pastoral Epistles - Set things in order
Titus 1:5 -     For this reason I left you in Crete, that you would set in order what remains and appoint elders in every city as I directed you,
Acts 14:23 -   When they had appointed elders for them in every church, having prayed with fasting, they commended them to the Lord in whom they had believed.

SUMMARY POINTS: DISC
Disciple the nations through church planting
Inception of congregations varies
Stabilization of congregations through good leadership is necessary
Covenant households host and propagate the gospel
10 key households: Cornelius, Lydia, Jailer, Stephanus, Crispus, Gaius, Philemon, Priscilla/Aquila, Nympha, Onesiphorus

SUMMARY EXHORTATIONS FROM THE APOSTLE PAUL
Preparation (from birth and experience)
Purpose to fulfill the mission given him (reach the Gentiles)
Persecution in the face the  mission
Perseverance to the end (2 Timothy)

Gregg Strawbridge Gregg Strawbridge, Ph.D., is the pastor of All Saints Church in Lancaster, PA. He became a committed follower of Jesus Christ at age 20, discipled in the context of a University Navigator Ministry. As a result of personal discipleship he went on to study at Columbia Biblical Seminary (M.A., Columbia, SC, 1990), as well as receive a Ph.D. in education and philosophy... read more