Dear Church Family,
We hope that you are walking this week with expectation, watching to see how God is at work in the life of your one. We are so blessed to see the number of you who are praying for the salvation of at least one person. We now have way over 100 names on our list. Keep praying for them!
This Sunday come with an expectation that God is going to work in your life. Participate fully in our worship experience.
Sing your praise to the Lord. (even if you don’t like to sing)
The youth worship team will be leading us in song.
Listen during the message…take notes.
Respond to what God is saying to you.
Give your offering to the Lord.
Try to join a small group. (They are listed on the back of the bulletin.)
Remember that God loves you and so do we!
STEPS TO PREPARE
PRAY FOR THE SERVICES AND FOR YOURSELF
AND ME AND THE OTHER TEACHERS.
PRAYERFULLY READ THE SCRIPTURES
AND CONSIDER THE DISCUSSION QUESTIONS.
MAKE PLANS TO ATTEND A PREACHING SERVICE AND A SMALL GROUP.
INVITE SOMEONE TO COME WITH YOU.
PREPARING FOR SUNDAY: SMALL GROUP QUESTIONS
Read Acts 8:26-40
Then answer the following questions.
- When we serve, we show our devotion to the mission of God. (26-27)
What does Philip teach us about obedience to God?
How would you describe devotion to God’s mission?
Are we willing to be led to “less traveled” places to encounter divine appointments?
What can that look like in our lives today. Have you ever experienced this?
- When we serve, we must be sensitive to the prompting of the Holy Spirit. (28-31)
The Spirit spoke to Philip and he was obedient.
Do you have an experience where you felt the Holy Spirit speak to you or prompt you? Share with the group.
Philip “ran to him.” Philip is committed to the mission of God and leading of the Holy Spirit. What or who is God calling us to run to?
How can we leave ourselves open to invitations for conversations?
- We must share the good news about Jesus. (32-35)
Discuss the statement, “the gospel is an announcement, not an argument.”
Philip was equipped to help the eunuch learn about the passage of Isaiah.
Disciples make disciples.
What should this look like in our own lives?
Who is the person that shared the good news with you? In other words, did you have a “Philip” in your own life?
- Pray for each other.