Acts 9:26
And when Saul had come to Jerusalem, he tried to join the disciples; but they were all afraid of him, and did not believe that he was a disciple.

Acts 9:27
But Barnabas took him and brought him to the apostles. And he declared to them how he had seen the Lord on the road, and that He had spoken to him, and how he had preached boldly at Damascus in the name of Jesus.

Acts 9:28
So he was with them at Jerusalem, coming in and going out.

Acts 9:29
And he spoke boldly in the name of the Lord Jesus and disputed against the Hellenists, but they attempted to kill him.

Acts 9:30
When the brethren found out, they brought him down to Caesarea and sent him out to Tarsus.

Acts 9:31
Then the churches throughout all Judea, Galilee, and Samaria had peace and were edified. And walking in the fear of the Lord and in the comfort of the Holy Spirit, they were multiplied.

Acts 9:33
There he found a certain man named Aeneas, who had been bedridden eight years and was paralyzed.

Acts 9:34
And Peter said to him, “Aeneas, Jesus the Christ heals you. Arise and make your bed.” Then he arose immediately.

Acts 9:35
So all who dwelt at Lydda and Sharon saw him and turned to the Lord.

Acts 9:40
But Peter put them all out, and knelt down and prayed. And turning to the body he said, “Tabitha, arise.” And she opened her eyes, and when she saw Peter she sat up.

3 things it takes to build an Impact Church:

Take Risks

1Kings 19:20
And he left the oxen and ran after Elijah, and said, “Please let me kiss my father and my mother, and then I will follow you.” And he said to him, “Go back again, for what have I done to you?”

Matthew 16:25
For whoever desires to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for My sake will find it.

2) Trust God

Genesis 12:1
Now the LORD had said to Abram: “Get out of your country, From your family And from your father’s house, To a land that I will show you.

Genesis 12:2
I will make you a great nation; I will bless you And make your name great; And you shall be a blessing.

Genesis 12:3
I will bless those who bless you, And I will curse him who curses you; And in you all the families of the earth shall be blessed.”

Genesis 12:4
So Abram departed as the LORD had spoken to him, and Lot went with him. And Abram was seventy-five years old when he departed from Haran.

Genesis 13:14
And the LORD said to Abram, after Lot had separated from him: “Lift your eyes now and look from the place where you are—northward, southward, eastward, and westward;

3) Treat People like they are indispensable

Luke 11:41
“But rather give alms of such things as you have; then indeed all things are clean to you.

Luke 11:42
“But woe to you Pharisees! For you tithe mint and rue and all manner of herbs, and pass by justice and the love of God. These you ought to have done, without leaving the others undone.

1John 4:19
We love Him because He first loved us.

Concluding thought:

Acts 9:31
Then the churches throughout all Judea, Galilee, and Samaria had peace and were edified. And walking in the fear of the Lord and in the comfort of the Holy Spirit, they were multiplied.

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