SERIES: Not So New. Not So Normal.
SERMON: Interruptions and Invitations
PASSAGE: Acts 15:1-29
TEACHER: Ryan Paulson, Lead Pastor
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Our latest series is about gaining vision for and an invitation to a life that is not so new and not so normal. Over the next few weeks, we’ll be looking at some of the ways the early church lived – so it’s not new, it’s 2,000 years old. But as we’re also going to see, it’s not normal, it was very strange. Following Jesus is anything but normal. In one of his letters, Peter called Christians a “peculiar people.” That means we’re different; even strange. Be prepared because over the next few weeks, you will be challenged to jump off the “normal” path and onto something that’s weird. Strange. Abnormal. We hope you are enjoying the the Not So New, Not So Normal series.
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Keep Growing …
In light of this weekend’s sermon, following are some ways that we can continue to grow in our relationship with God, both personally and in connection with others.
Life/Family Group Questions
Engaging With Each Other
1. Do you have any rules for people riding in your car? What are they? Why do you have them?
Engaging With the Scriptures
2. There is a lot in this text! After reading through it as a group, begin the night by sharing some high-level observations you have. Consider:
– What are some things this passage teaches us about God?
– What are some things this passage teaches us about people?
– Why do you think this passage is in our Bibles? Why did you answer the way you did?
3. There are four main things this text teaches us about how to make decisions. Remind each other what they are, and then consider these questions for discussion:
– Is there one you tend to do better than the others? Why?
– Is there one you tend to do poorer than the others? Why?
– What do you think about the idea that we most often get clear leading but not clear answers when we are seeking God’s guidance?
– What does this teach us about God?
– What does this teach us about people?
– What does this teach us about God’s relationship with His people?
Engaging the Scriptures with Life
4. The message ended with four challenges. Pick one and decide on one thing you can do this week to apply it.
“For those who are led by the Spirit of God are the children of God.” Romans 8:14
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