Acts 27: 1-20
Sunday, March 17, 2019
1.In stormy seas, it is good to have FRIENDS to go to.
(Proverbs 17:17, 27:9; Luke 5:17-39, 6:31; Ecclesiastes 4:9-10; Psalm 133:1; Romans 12:10-11; Galatians 6:2; 1 Thessalonians 5:11; 1 Peter 4:10; John 15:13; Colossians 4:10)
2.Our journey at times will be SLOW and DIFFICULT.
(Philippians 1:6; John 15:18-21, 16:33; Acts 23:11; 1 John 4:4)
3.If you see a ‘storm’ coming, don’t be afraid or intimidated to SAY something.
(2 Corinthians 11:25; Acts 18:9-10; Ephesians 5:11; Luke 18:35-43)
4.Don’t mistake a gentle breeze NOW as a sign that I should ‘set sail’.
(Proverbs 14:12, 16:25, 19:2; James 4:13-15)
5.There will be moments when the storm blinds me and all HOPE seems lost.
(Mark 4:35-41; Psalm 46:1-3; Deuteronomy 31:6; Isaiah 26:3, 41:10; John 14:27; Proverbs 3:5-6; Psalm 34:17-18, 95:5, 107:29; Romans 12:12)
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.Have you ever had to journey through a stormy sea alone? What was it like? Why is it important to have friends to go to? In what way can you ‘be there’ for someone right now?
3.Have you ever felt compelled to say something (truthful and beneficial) – KNOWING that you’d get shot down? How should we speak in times like this?
4.We saw on Sunday that just because a gentle breeze is blowing doesn’t mean it’s the right time to sail. Have you ever sought after a ‘sign’ and followed it, only to be let down? What did you learn? How can you approach these situations differently the next time?
5.The ship Paul was on encountered a storm that carried it away. What are some issues, vices, struggles, etc. that are currently threatening to carry you away? What should you do?