Jan 222022

Acts 24 – Paul Before Kings – Part 4
Michael Dixon – Sunday January 23, 2022
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Series Passage: Acts 24
Sermon Passage: Acts 24 (Paul before Felix), Matthew 6:28-34 (Seek first God’s Kingdom)

Life Group Meeting

Without life groups, we are at the mercy of cliques and people who aren’t in a clique will “fall through the cracks”. Furthermore, even the people who are in cliques will have some of their issues and needs “fall through the cracks”. This is because life groups are organized to please, and be led by the Holy Spirit, whereas cliques develop solely around whatever the people in the cliques find appealing. Life groups are organized to help you grow and overcome your “issues”; cliques simply aren’t!

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  • Welcome (5-10 minutes)
  • Worship (optional)
  • Word – Discussion Questions (if there are no specific questions use the default questions):
    1. What are some examples of urgent sounds, messages, etc. that get your attention?  Why?
    2. Can you think of a time when you had to give an urgent message?  How did it go?
    3. Jesus generally only went to places once in his years of ministry, so everyone of his messages/healing sessions, etc. were important and urgent.  How did he own the room, and minimize stress?
    4. From the 7 parts of owning the room, what sticks out to you?  What are you good at, what do you need work with? Go you get nervous in front of “important” people (Like Felix and Paul’s Kings)  How can you get over that, and treat everyone as Very important?
    5. How do we treat Christ’s return as soon, without being overbearing?
  • Witness
    • Pray for 1 or 2 people that you want to become followers of Jesus.
    • Pray for boldness to build your relationships with unchurched people and to talk about Jesus.

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Five Thresholds

Because the Five Thresholds approach to relational evangelism helps us to pay careful attention to the people that the Lord brings our way, it is an excellent way to meet people “where they are”. We want to prayerfully help them move through each threshold and become followers of Jesus. At any given stage, we may be planting a seed or watering a seed that we or someone else has planted. At each stage, we should see ourselves, together with other believers, as a hospital for sick and wounded people.

Default Material

(Use these when there are no specific discussion questions for the passage:

  • Question 1: “What is this passage saying?”
  • Question 2: “What is God saying to me through this passage?”
  • Question 3: “How can  I apply this passage throughout the week?”

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