Gospel Impact

by | Jun 5, 2022 | 0 comments

These notes accompany the sermon found here.

Personal impact

Transformation:  Acts 19:18-20; 2 Corinthians 5:14-15; Romans 12:1-2; Galatians 2:20; Romans 6:1-4; 1 Corinthians 6:9-11.

Cultural impact

  • The self-refutation of false religions: Acts 19:27-28.  If Artemis is a true god, truly magnificent and worthy of worship the world over, how is she threatened by a single Jewish preacher?  Notice how these worshipers begin to exhibit their broken worldview by  mindless chanting, Acts 19:28, 34; confusion, Acts 19:29, 32;  hatred, Acts 19:33-34; and lawlessness, Acts 19:38-39.
  • A great contrast:
  • The Gospel: Persuasion, truth, love, glory of God, salvation, liberation, faith, transformation, eternal.
  • False religions: Propaganda, lies, anger, glory of men, superstition, bondage, fear, tradition, temporary.


  • Have I been transformed? Do I have some books to burn?
  • Do I believe in God’s power to transform? Me, my family,  friends, community, nation, world?
  • Will I take the next step in my transformation?
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