Petal First Baptist Church

The Acts Turbulence: Dealing with Discouragement

“And when I came to you, brethren, I did not come with superiority of speech or of wisdom, proclaiming to you the testimony of God.  For I determined to know nothing among you  except Jesus Christ, and Him crucified.  I was with you in weakness and in fear and in much trembling,  and my message and my preaching were not in persuasive words of wisdom, but in demonstration of the Spirit and of power,  so that your faith would not rest on the wisdom of men, but on the power of God.”             1 Corinthians 2:1-5  (NASB)


  1. The Presence of Old & New Partners Become Pillars

of Encouragement          Vs 2-5a, 18-23


  1. The Proof in the People Who Become Pictures of

Transformation              Vs 5b--8


  1. The Presence & Promise of the Lord Vs 9-11


  1. The Proper Perspective Helps Us See Opposition for

What It Really Is   Vs 12-17


  1. The Progress of Passing the Baton to the Next

Generation Vs 24-28

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