Summary: For a church to be effective, there must be kingdom family relationships.

Kingdom Family Relationships

Acts 11:19-21; Selected Scriptures

“The world is crying, ‘Does anybody know I’m alive?””

I. The Model Declared

A. Luke 8:19-21 READ

B. Matthew 23:8, “ye are all brethren”

II. The Model Described

A. 1 Thess. 2:8 (Sacrificial love)” So being affectionately

desirous of you, we were willing to have imparted unto

you, not the gospel of God only, but also our own souls,

because ye were dear unto us”

B. Romans 12:9-20 (from ‘living sacrifice’ in vs. 1)

1. Sincerely

2. Purely

3. Tenaciously

4. Devotedly

5. Humbly

6. Earnestly

7. Fervently

8. Submissively

9. Hopefully

10. Perseveringly

11. Prayerfully

12. Graciously

13. Hospitably

14. Forgivingly

III. The Model Demonstrated (Antioch – Acts 11:19-21)

A. Jew-Gentile barrier was demolished

1. Racial barrier

2. Cultural barrier

3. Religious barrier

B. Gal. 3:26-28, “For ye are all the children of God by faith

in Christ Jesus. For as many of you as have been baptized

into Christ have put on Christ. There is neither Jew nor

Greek, there is neither bond nor free, there is neither

male nor female: for ye are all one in Christ Jesus”

C. Generosity – Acts 11:27-30

(Relief for church in Judea)

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