The Offer

The Offer

The Offer

 

(Acts 13:13-52) 
Sunday, June 10, 2018 
(The offer is on the table. The choice is ours.)

 

1.Recognize and seize an OPPORTUNITY. 

(Luke 4:16-21; Acts 14:1, 18:8, 22:3; Ephesians 5:16; Colossians 4:5; Galatians 6:10; John 9:4; 2 Timothy 4:2)

 

2. God always has been and always will be INVOLVED in my life. 

(Genesis 15:18; Psalm 105:9; 2 Kings 13:23; Ephesians 2:8-9; Titus 3:5; Genesis 39:2, 47:27; Psalm 84:11; Romans 8:32; Matthew 6:25-34; Colossians 1:13; 2 Corinthians 1:9-10; 1 Samuel 8:19-20, 10, 13:14, 15:11; Matthew 1:1, 12:23, 21:9; John 7:42; 2 Timothy 2:8; Revelation 5:5; John 1:23,26-27, 3:30; Daniel 9; Isaiah 53; Deuteronomy 21:23; Gal. 3:13)

 

What He has done to / for / with / despite us:

 

-Privileged 

-Prospered 

-Passed through 

-Put up with 

-Provided for 

-Pastored 

-Placated 

-Pursued

 

3. The ultimate fulfillment of our greatest need and longing is FOUND IN JESUS. 

(Psalm 2:7, 16:10; Hebrews 11; Ephesians 3:20; Psalm 73:25; John 15:5; Romans 8:32; James 1:5; Mat. 6:33; 2 Peter 1:3)

 

4. Regardless of where you might be, God is offering you a chance to START OVER. 

(Romans 3:23, 6:23; 1 John 1:9; Romans 3:24-25; Galatians 3:3; Matthew 10:14; Jonah 2:1-3; Lamentations 3:21-23; 2 Peter 3:9) 

 

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 are some reasons we tend to miss / neglect opportunities?

3.As part of Sunday’s second message point, John mentioned several “P” words/phrases regarding what God has done to, for, with, and despite us. Which of these resonate the most to you?

4.Describe a need that Jesus has met in your life that no one or nothing else could meet.

5.At the end of chapter 13, Paul and Barnabas were met with great opposition, but they did not let that stop them from moving forward / onward. What might be ‘holding you back’ from the next steps of obedience God is calling you to take?