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Discipleship 8 Message

Discipleship 8 Message

CHARACTER FORMATION Ga 5:19-26; Ro 5:3-5; Ac 17:10-12 (K. V.: Ac 17:11) “Now the Berean Jews were of more noble character than those in Thessalonica, for they received the message with great eagerness and examined the Scriptures every day to see if what Paul said was true.” Through Msn. Gideon’s message last week, we were reminded how essential it is to have self-denial and cross-taking in following Jesus. It is like being a spiritual soldier who abstains from petty enjoyment…

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Discipleship 8 Questions

Discipleship 8 Questions

CHARACTER FORMATION Ga 5:19-26; Ro 5:3-5; Ac 17:10-12 (K. V.: Ac 17:11) “Now the Berean Jews were of more noble character than those in Thessalonica, for they received the message with great eagerness and examined the Scriptures every day to see if what Paul said was true.” I. Building a Christ-like Character (Ga 5:19-26) 1. What is a “character”? From where can we trace our spiritual and moral character (Ge 1:26)? What is the will of God for His people…

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Discipleship 6 Message

Discipleship 6 Message

THE COST AND REWARDS OF FOLLOWING JESUS Passages: Mark 8:31-38, Acts 5:27-42 Key verse: Mark 8:34-35 “Then he called the crowd to him along with his disciples and said: ‘Whoever wants to be my disciple must deny themselves and take up their cross and follow me. For whoever wants to save their life will lose it, but whoever loses their life for me and for the gospel will save it.’” We’ve learned a lot about discipleship in the previous weeks;…

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Discipleship 6 Questions

Discipleship 6 Questions

THE COST AND REWARDS OF FOLLOWING JESUS Passages: Mark 8:31-38, Acts 5:27-42 Key verse: Mark 8:34-35 “Then he called the crowd to him along with his disciples and said: ‘Whoever wants to be my disciple must deny themselves and take up their cross and follow me. For whoever wants to save their life will lose it, but whoever loses their life for me and for the gospel will save it.’” 1. What does it mean to lose one’s life for…

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Acts 26:1-32 Message

Acts 26:1-32 Message

THE TRUE DEMONSTRATION OF THANKSGIVING Acts 26:1-32, Key verse 29 “Paul replied, ‘Short time or long- I pray to God that not only you but all who are listening to me today may become what I am, except for these chains.” According to the scriptures, the books of Luke and Acts are two volumes of a single work written by Luke himself. Together they tell the story of how God first invited the people of Israel, and then all nations,…

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Acts 27 Questions

Acts 27 Questions

GOD’S GRACE IN THE STORM Acts 27:1-44, Key Verse: 27:24 “…and said, ‘Do not be afraid, Paul. You must stand trial before Caesar; and God has graciously given you the lives of all who sail with you.’” 1. Read verses 1-8. What was their destination? Who was with Paul on board? Who was in command? Describe and trace the journey to Fair Havens. (What is the “lee”?) 2. Read verses 9-12. What was Paul’s warning? What reasons are given for…

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Acts 26 Message

Acts 26 Message

I WAS NOT DISOBEDIENT TO THE VISION FROM HEAVEN Acts 26:1-32 Key Verse: 26:19 “So then, King Agrippa, I was not disobedient to the vision from heaven.” Part one, Paul before Agrippa. Some brief background information is called for as we set the stage for chapter 26. The apostle Paul is in prison, which we know is a situation Paul is very familiar with at this point in his life, he is in Caesarea which is located on the coast…

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Acts 26:1-32 Questions

Acts 26:1-32 Questions

I WAS NOT DISOBEDIENT TO THE VISION FROM HEAVEN Acts 26:1-32 Key Verse: 26:19 “So then, King Agrippa, I was not disobedient to the vision from heaven.” 1. Read verses 1-3. Who was King Agrippa? What did Paul know about him? (1-3; 26,27) What was his prayer for him? (28-29) 2. Read verses 4-8. What did the Jews know about Paul’s background? How was Paul’s hope in Jesus related to his Jewish background? How was his present situation related to…

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Acts 25:1-27 Questions

Acts 25:1-27 Questions

“I APPEAL TO CAESAR!” Acts 25:1-27 Key Verse: 25:11 1. Read verses 1-3. Who succeeded Felix as governor? Why did Felix leave Paul in prison? What did Festus do after taking over the rule of the province? What did the Jews in Jerusalem request? Why? 2. Read verses 4-5. How did Festus respond to the request? Read verses 6-8. Describe the trial before Festus, including the accusations of the Jews and Paul’s defense. 3. Read verses 9-12. What option did…

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Acts 25:1-27 Message

Acts 25:1-27 Message

“I APPEAL TO CAESAR!” Acts 25:1-27 Key Verse 25:11 “‘If, however, I am guilty of doing anything deserving death, I do not refuse to die. But if the charges brought against me by these Jews are not true, no one has the right to hand me over to them. I appeal to Caesar!’” The book of Acts is now heading toward the end. We know Paul would end up in Rome as the Lord envisioned it. But, in this chapter,…

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