(Acts 10) 
Sunday, April 29, 2018 
(Sometimes, we need an adjustment…) 
(Background: Deuteronomy 7:6; Genesis 12:1-3; Romans 1:16; Isaiah 42:1,6)

1.God speaks to us and reveals things to us AS we pray! 

(Jeremiah 33:14; James 1:5, 5:16; John 10:27-28; Revelation 3:20; 1 John 5:14-16; 2 Chronicles 7:14; Psalm 17:6, 102:17; 145:18; Romans 12:12; 1 Thessalonians 7:17)

2.God likes to use a MIDDLE man (or woman), and I am to be one. 

(Acts 8, Philip)

3.We may think we have nothing to SAY…but we do have something to SAY! 

(Luke 12:12, 21:14-15; 1 Peter 1:12, 3:5; 1 Thessalonians 2:4; 1 Corinthians 4:1-5; Colossians 1:25)

4.We should never show PARTIALITY to anyone for any reason. 

(Romans 2:11; 1 Timothy 5:21; Deuteronomy 1:16-17; James 2:1,9; 3:17; Leviticus 19:15; Colossians 3:25; Galatians 5:6; Matthew 7:1; 1 Samuel 16:7; Proverbs 24:23; Ephesians 2:14-16)

5.Praying hard, giving much, and being committed (all good things) are NOT ENOUGH. 

(Acts 18:18-28; John 3:1-21; Joel 2:32; Romans 9:8, 10:13; 1 John 3:1-2; Romans 8:14-17)

6.If we will listen, speak, and go when God says, the Holy Spirit will move to TRANSFORM everyone involved! Will we be WILLING and OBEDIENT? 

(Deuteronomy 11:1; 2 Corinthians 10:5; Revelation 14:12; John 14:15, 15:14; 2 John 1:6; Luke 11:28)

Taking it further to help you THRIVE 

1.Looking back at your notes from this week’s teaching, was there anything that particularly caught your attention, challenged, or confused you?

2.When have you said, “Not so, Lord” to God?

3.Why do you think God showed Peter the vision 3 times? What is the significance / application of this for us?

4.What does this chapter teach us about God’s grace? How did this scene forever change the Church, and how does this apply to our sharing the gospel with others?

5.If God were to reveal a similar vision to you as Peter’s, what deeply-rooted prejudices might he want to get rid of in you?

6.What first step could you take to ‘break the ice’ with someone that is very different from you? Why is this important?

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