September 17, 2023

Good Bones – Part 2

Passage: Acts
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Dr. Brad Patterson

September 17, 2023

“Good Bones”  (Series #2)

Biblical Truths To Live By – Reaching Out & Reaching Up

Acts 2:42-47


42 And they devoted themselves to the apostles' teaching and the fellowship, to the breaking of bread and the prayers. 


43 And awe came upon every soul, and many wonders and signs were being done through the apostles. 


44 And all who believed were together and had all things in common. 


45 And they were selling their possessions and belongings and distributing the proceeds to all, as any had need. 


46 And day by day, attending the temple together and breaking bread in their homes, they received their food with glad and generous hearts, 


47 praising God and having favor with all the people. And the Lord added to their number day by day those who were being saved.




Proverbs 11:30

30The fruit of the righteous is a tree of life, and whoever captures souls is wise


  1. My Part

~Seeking the lost and sharing the good news

James 5:20

20 Let him know that whoever brings back a sinner from his wandering will save his soul from death and will cover a multitude of sins.


  1. God’s Part

~Saving the lost and growing His church


Acts 6:7

And the word of God continued to increase, and the number of the disciples multiplied greatly in Jerusalem, and a great many of the priests became obedient to the faith.











Luke 11:1

1 Now Jesus was praying in a certain place, and when He finished, one of His disciples said to Him, “Lord, teach us to pray…”




  1. Confession of sin
  2. Adoration of God
  3. Thanksgiving unto God
  4. Intercession for others
  5. Supplication for my needs


  1. Confession of sin

If I had cherished iniquity in my heart, the Lord would not have listened.  Psalm 66:18


  1. Adoration of God

Through Him then let us continually offer up a sacrifice of praise to God, that is, the fruit of lips that acknowledge His name.  Hebrews 13:15


  1. Thanksgiving unto God

Enter His gates with thanksgiving, and His courts with praise!  Give thanks to him; bless His name!  Psalm 100:4


  1. Intercession for others

18Praying at all times in the Spirit, with all prayer and supplication.  To that end, keep alert with all perseverance, making supplication for all the saints, 19 and also for me that words may be given to me in opening my mouth boldly to proclaim the mystery of the gospel…

Ephesians 6:18-19


  1. Supplication for my needs

6 Give ear O Lord, to my prayer; listen to my plea for grace. 7 In the day of my trouble I call upon you, for you answer me.  Psalm 86:6-7



Take Away:


Stop worshiping your work, working at your play, and playing at your worship, and start sharing Jesus with and praying for those far from God.


John 17:18-20

18 As you sent me into the world, I have sent them into the world 19 For them I sanctify myself, that they too may be truly sanctified.   20”My prayer is not for them alone.  I pray also for those who will believe in me through their message…