Know God, make friends, find support for your life.
Jesus “was delivered up for our trespasses and raised for our justification.”(Romans 4:25, ESV)
Use this lesson for your own study or for a group study. If using with a group, take time to greet each other and welcome new participants. You can also share coffee and dessert while having the lesson.
Part 1. Briefly review the main points of Sunday’s sermon (the main points are marked with an asterisk*), and let the participants review the other points in their homes.
- God guides us if we pray (Acts 10:9)*
- He guides us through the work of the Holy Spirit (Acts 10:10-16, 19-20)*
- He guides us through his word (Acts 11:16)*
- Despite criticism, we must break with traditions that hold us back (Acts 11:2-3, 18)*
- and we must obey God (Acts 10:23, 36-43, 10:48).*
- God also guides us through the church (Acts 11:18).
- God also guides us through God’s men (Acts 10:6, 32-33).
Part 2. Invite the participants to share their answers to the questions below. The rest can respond to the participants or pray for them as the Holy Spirit leads them.
In what way are the points above relevant to you and to God’s people? How can you apply these principles to your own life? How can your church apply these principles?
Take time to thank God for His word and to ask Him to help you put into practice.
Part 3. Invite the participants to share their answers to the questions below. The rest can respond to the participants or pray for them as the Holy Spirit leads them.
What are you enjoying in life? How has God blessed you? How has God answered your prayers? What do you believe God wants to do in you? What do you believe God wants to do through you?
Take time to pray and thank God for each other.
Part 4. Invite the participants to share their answers to the questions below. The rest can respond to the participants or pray for them as the Holy Spirit leads them.
What challenges and difficulties are you facing in your life? What do you think God wants to accomplish in your life through these trials? What do you need from God during these trials? How can your brothers and sisters in Christ help you?
Take time to pray and make intercession for each other.
Part 5. Throughout the week, read per day two or three of the verses in this lesson. Pray about them—ask God to help you discover their relevance in your life and put them to practice. You can also do the activities below to help you meditate on the verses.
- Talk the verses with your family and friends
- Write your thoughts about the verses (on a journal or a blog)
- Memorize the verses
- Sing the verses
- Make drawings (illusgtrations) about the verses
- Use markers to write the verses with a variety of colors and designs
- Find out what else the Bible has to say about the topics in the verses
- Read the verses in different Bible versions
- Share the verses on social media
- Start vlog about the verses
If you have comments, questions, suggestions, or testimonies, please feel free to comment below or to contact me.
Pastor Marcelo E. Carcach
Marcelo’s Articles on HubPages
- Preventing Misconduct, Harassment, and Abuse in Churches
- Confronting a Christian Leader, Part 1
- Confronting a Christian Leader, Part 2
- Confronting a Christian Leader, Part 3
- Who Are The Seven Kings in Revelation 17?
- The Abomination of Desolation, a Past or a Future Event?
- The Four Horsemen of The Apocalypse
- Analysis of The Gift of Tongues
- Should Christians Keep The Sabbath?
- Calvinism, Arminianism, or Molinism? Balancing God’s Sovereignty and Humanity’s Free Will
- Does 1 Peter 1:1-5 Support Calvinism?
- Why Ephesians 1:4-5 Does Not Teach Calvinism
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