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MEN OF VALOR: SILAS, PASTOR MARTIN CHILDS JR. D. MIN.

TEXT: ACTS 15:22, 32-35; 39-41

TITLE: MEN OF VALOR: SILAS

INTRODUCTION

  1. “I am not saying this to increase your burden. I am saying this to increase your vision.” Dr. Robert Tuttle  
  2. “Just being there is not enough.” Larry Murphy
  3. Men of Valor fulfill their responsibilities responsibly
  4. Men of Valor do more than the minimum

SILAS CHOSEN

  1. Silas was chosen to go with Paul and Barnabas
  2. Silas was described as a prophet
  3. Silas Exhorted
  4. Exhorted = parakaleō
  5. Parakaleō = para, “to the side of” and  kaleo, “to call”
  6. Silas Strengthened
  7. Strengthened = epistērizō
  8. Epistērizō = epi, “upon” and sterix, “”a prop, support”
  9. Men of Valor are chosen to go…
  10. Men of Valor are described as prophets
  11. Men of Valor Exhort
  12. Men of Valor Strengthen

SILAS STAYED

  1. Silas could have gone back
  2. Silas “personally determined” to remain there
  3. What are your “personal determinations”?
  4. Your “personal determinations” will reveal your personal convictions
  5. Fulfilling your “personal determinations” will position you to be who you are supposed to be, to be where you are supposed to be, and to do what

you are supposed to do

SILAS CHOSEN

  1. There was a disagreement between Paul and Barnabas
  2. John Mark was chosen to go with Barnabas
  3. Silas was chosen to go with Paul
  4. Silas was who he was supposed to be
  5. Silas was where he was supposed to be

 

CHALLENGE FOR THE WEEK:

THAT I WILL DETERMINE TO DO MORE THAN THE MINIMUM

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