Sermons

Feb 17, 2019 | Jim Hodge

The Church on Mission: A Spirit-led Transformation

Acts 9:1-31

I. Saul receives new life from the Savior. (Acts 9:1-9)

Saving grace is God freely choosing to show us undeserved love in forgiving our sins and in giving us His satisfying presence.

Romans 3:24

Romans 15:15

I Corinthians 15:10

Ephesians 2:8-9 

2 Timothy 1:9

Galatians 1:15-16

II.  Saul shares his new life with a believer. (Acts 9:10-19)

III.  Saul shares the good news of life through the Savior.  (Acts 9:20-25, 28)

“But I do not consider my life of any account as dear to myself, so that I may finish my course and the ministry which I received from the Lord Jesus, to testify solemnly of the gospel of the grace of God.”  Acts 20:24 NASB

  1. I will only acknowledge my life counts because God has it.
  2. I have received purpose and ministry from the Lord.
  3. I will proclaim God’s grace to everyone.

 

Discussion Questions for the Week

  1. In what ways would others say your life has changed in Christ this past year?
  2. God used a pretty unique collision with Saul to get his attention. In what ways do you see the Lord “colliding” with people today?
  3. Are you willing to make an impact in people’s lives and even collide with them if needed? Explain. Read Philippians 1:29. Why is this verse important to remember for our daily walk in this life?
  4. We normally think of being sent by God as being sent to share the gospel with unbelievers. How does God also send us to believers with the Gospel message? (Romans 14:19, Ephesians 4:29, Colossians 3:16-17, 1 Thessalonians 4:17-18, 5:11, Hebrews 3:13 and 10:24-25)
  5. Who is the Lord calling you to connect with often and mentor? How is it going?
  6. What is your story of following Jesus? (tell your family/group this week) How can you tell your story in a compelling way to those outside the faith? Pray for everyone to have a Gospel Conversation this week. Discuss the results.

Series: The Church on Mission