The Difficulties of Church Planting – Acts 13:6-13

The Difficulties of Church Planting – Acts 13:6-13

Thursday Service – 4/5/2018

Pastor Bryan Parish

“The Difficulties of Church Planting”



  1. Developing a Strategy for Church Planting 13.4b-6
    1. The Practical Pattern (13.4b)
    2. The Spiritual Pattern (13.5a)
    3. The Training Pattern (13.5b)
    4. The Persistent Pattern (13.6a)
    5. The Intense Pattern (13.6b)
  2. Battling for Souls in Church Planting 13.6c-12
    1. You Must Expect Opposition Early (13.6c)
    2. You must Expect Opposition Deceptively (13.6d)
    3. You Must Expect Opposition Continually (13.7-8)
    4. You Must Handle Opposition Boldly (13.9-11)
    5. You Must Battle for Souls (13.12)
  3. Solving Problems in the Family of God 13.13
    1. The Place
    2. The People
    3. The Problems
    4. The Perspective



Acts 13:4   So, being sent out by the Holy Spirit, they went down to Seleucia, and from there they sailed to Cyprus. 5 And when they arrived in Salamis, they preached the word of God in the synagogues of the Jews. They also had John as their assistant.

Acts 13:6   Now when they had gone through the island to Paphos, they found a certain sorcerer, a false prophet, a Jew whose name was Bar-Jesus, 7 who was with the proconsul, Sergius Paulus, an intelligent man. This man called for Barnabas and Saul and sought to hear the word of God. 8 But Elymas the sorcerer (for so his name is translated) withstood them, seeking to turn the proconsul away from the faith. 9 Then Saul, who also is called Paul, filled with the Holy Spirit, looked intently at him 10 and said, “O full of all deceit and all fraud, you son of the devil, you enemy of all righteousness, will you not cease perverting the straight ways of the Lord? 11 And now, indeed, the hand of the Lord is upon you, and you shall be blind, not seeing the sun for a time.”

And immediately a dark mist fell on him, and he went around seeking someone to lead him by the hand. 12 Then the proconsul believed, when he saw what had been done, being astonished at the teaching of the Lord.

Acts 13:13   Now when Paul and his party set sail from Paphos, they came to Perga in Pamphylia; and John, departing from them, returned to Jerusalem.


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