Step In

Step In

Step In

 (Acts 9:23-43) 
Sunday, April 22, 2018
 Get involved with others, and watch what God does!

1.Step in to RESCUE someone’s LIFE from danger. 

(Matthew 10:23; 1 Corinthians 10:13; 2 Corinthians 11:32-33; James 5:20)

2.Step in to PROMOTE someone else and give them greater OPPORTUNITY. 

(1 Corinthians 13:7; Romans 12:15, 14:19, 15:2; 1 Corinthians 8:1; Matthew 28:19; John 14:16-17; John 15:13; Philippians 2:4)

3.Step in to minister to one whom others may AVOID. 

(Romans 5:6, 12:13; Deuteronomy 15:11; Galatians 6:2; Hebrews 6:10, 13:16)

4.Step in to minister to one when others CAN’T. 

(1 Corinthians 12:12-31; Esther 4:14; Genesis 45:5-7)

5.Step in when you hear a CRY for HELP. 

(James 2:15-16; Ephesians 2:10; John 12:10-11)

6.Step in to be used for something great without seeking an AUDIENCE.

(Matthew 9:25; Luke 7:11-17; John 11:1-44; John 12:43; Matthew 6:3)

 

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.Read Romans 12:15. Put this verse into your own words. Talk about what this verse REALLY should look like in the life of the church. How can we (as individuals, a THRIVE Group, and as a church) grow in this?

3.Acts 9:31 is a great parenthesis in the Church – a time of rest, but multiplication too. They were “walking in the fear of the Lord and in the comfort of the Holy Spirit.” Describe this type of walk – what does it look like (practically)?

4.Do you experience any weirdness or awkwardness when you see someone hurting or in need (perhaps you don’t know what to say, so you avoid them)? How should we respond to these feelings?

5.Tabitha (Dorcas) was well-known for her “good works and charitable deeds” – she was probably very others-centered. In what ways does living out others-centeredness make for a healthy church?