I Once was Blind…
But Now I See!
(Acts 9:10-22; Galatians 1:15-18)
Sunday, April 15, 2018
A change that confounded the world!
1.God takes an ORDINARY person, INSTRUCTS him, and makes him GREAT.
(1 Corinthians 1:26-31; Acts 4:13; James 1:5; Psalm 32:8)
2.Obedience can be costly (and SCARY), but when we obey, we operate in God’s POWER and with God’s AUTHORITY!
(1 Samuel 15:22; John 19:11; John 16:33; 1 John 4:4; Psalm 113:4-6, 147:5; Isaiah 40:28; Matthew 19:26)
3.God wants to bring MANKIND to Himself before He wants to make one man COMFORTABLE.
(Philippians 1:21; Acts 20:23; 2 Corinthians 11:23-27; 1 Corinthians 1:27; John 15:16; 1 Peter 2:9; Ephesians 1:3-4)
4.God allows us to BREAK so He can raise us up brand NEW.
(Isaiah 43:2, 61:1-3; Psalm 51:16-17, 147:3)
5.Before sending me off on a mission, Jesus wants some time ALONE with ME.
(Exodus 3:1-22; Acts 7:22; Psalm 63)
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.Ananias was reluctant do do what God asked. Why? Why are we often reluctant to obey God in a specific area?
3.Saul was chosen. Ananias was chosen. You are chosen. What do you sense God has ‘chosen’ you for at this point in your journey with Him?
4.Saul spent some days with the disciples in Damascus. Why is this important? How does connecting and engaging in fellowship with other believers restore and strengthen you?
5.Before meeting the apostles, (we can gather that) Saul spent some time alone with God. In what ways might you seek approval or validation from others more than God? How has this thwarted your growth and effectiveness?