Rejoicing and Resolve
Sunday, January 21, 2018
It was clear that God was on their side. What does this mean for us?
1.We can’t let man’s OPINIONS and PREFERENCES determine how we live.
(Matthew 16:18, 10:28; Proverbs 29:25; Acts 4:20; Galatians 1:10; John 5:41, 12:43)
2.Our faith should be accompanied by unquestioning SUBMISSION and deep CONVICTION.
(1 Peter 4:16; Exodus 20:13; 1 Thessalonians 1:5; Romans 14:22-23)
3.Always seize the opportunity to SPEAK the GOSPEL message.
(Matthew 28:18-20; Ephesians 3:7-9; Galatians 2:7; 1 Thessalonians 2:4; 1 Timothy 1:11; 2 Timothy 4:2-5)
4.Be warned against joining the WRONG movements and following MAN.
(2 Samuel 15; Proverbs 13:20, 29:2; Genesis 6:5; 1 Corinthians 15:33)
5.Know and meet the enemy’s INTIMIDATION tactics with rejoicing and resolve!
(Philippians 1:28, 3:10; 1 Peter 4:13; James 4:7; Deuteronomy 31:6)
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.What recently were you (overly) concerned about that God seemed to just take care of? How do you tend to respond when things like this happen? What lesson might God be trying to teach you?
3.What is the difference between ‘belief’ and ‘conviction’? In what way(s) would you describe yourself as a man/woman of conviction?
4.Instead of having soft, receiving hearts when the apostles spoke to them, the religious leaders were angry and defensive. In what ways are we sometimes like this? How does this hurt us?
5.Can you recall a time where you sought after, bought into, followed someone – and regretted it? What did you learn?
6.What seems to be the enemy’s “favorite” way of intimidating you? How can you better exercise resolve in standing against this?