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Podcast by Every Nation Vancouver

    Acts: Flipped and Fulfilled

    Acts: Flipped and Fulfilled

    REVIEW.

    “What did you take away from last time?” [Refer to last week’s responses.] “How did that go?”

    Sermon Summary:
    Saul thought he knew the truth of his identity and the story that he was living out. Upon his encounter with Jesus he came to realize he had misunderstandings of who God is and what He was doing through Jesus. So often we are invited to pursue our own stories and define ourselves, but it is only in Jesus, and joining His story, that we are able to find our true place, know ourselves, and live the life of love and meaning that He is inviting us into.


    READ.

    Key Passage: Acts 9:1-19

    Discussion Questions:

    Truth: What is the story and identity that Saul believes he is living out at the beginning of Acts 9?

    Repentance: Saul came to realize that his understanding of life and God was incomplete, and that he needed to let go of many things and reorient his life around Jesus. What are things that the Spirit might be asking you to let go?

    Faith: How is the Spirit working in your life, inviting you to reorient your life and understanding around Jesus?

    RESPOND.

    Ask God, how can today’s discussion further your relationship with God, one another, and the world? Pray together. [Record responses and prayer requests.]

    • 39 min
    Acts: Joy in the Desert

    Acts: Joy in the Desert

    REVIEW.

    “What did you take away from last time?” [Refer to last week’s responses.] “How did that go?”

    READ.

    Key Passage: Acts 8:26-40

    Discussion Questions:

    Truth: God sent Philip to the desert in order to fulfill the promise of Acts 1:8. This is probably not what Philip had in mind when he followed Jesus. What deserts has God asked you to trust Him in?

    Repentance: The Ethiopian Eunuch had all of the earthly doors open for him but he was still not satisfied with his position, power and wealth. What satisfies you in your life right now?

    Faith: After the Eunuch is baptized, dying to self and being raised to new life, it says that he went away rejoicing. What have you (or need to) died to in order to find joy that is in Christ?

    RESPOND.

    Ask God, how can today’s discussion further your relationship with God, one another, and the world? Pray together. [Record responses and prayer requests.]

    • 40 min
    Acts: Heart Purification

    Acts: Heart Purification

    REVIEW. “What did you take away from last time?” [Refer to last week’s responses.] “How did that go?”

    READ. Key Passage: Acts 8:1-25
    Discussion Questions:
    Truth: The church was scattered after Stephen’s martyrdom. Describe the impact of those refugees-turned-missionaries. Contrast them what Simon the Sorcerer was like. What distinguished these first Christians?

    Repentance: How do we treat the Holy Spirit like Simon did?

    Faith: It says that Simon believed and was baptized but we know from history that he remained a powerful heretic in the church. What kind of faith delivers us from the evil that is in and around us?

    RESPOND. Ask God, how can today’s discussion further your relationship with God, one another, and the world? Pray together. [Record responses and prayer requests.]

    • 36 min
    Acts: Facing Judgment

    Acts: Facing Judgment

    READ.

    Key Passage: Acts 7:54-60

    Discussion Questions:

    Truth: Stephen did not seem to fear people, even when facing death. Describe his experience of God and how it enabled him to face human judgment.

    Repentance: What does our fear of people tell us about our relationship with God? How do we repent of fearing people?

    Faith: Read 2 Corinthians 5:10. When we fear God's righteous judgment how do we live (see also, Acts 7:60)?

    RESPOND.

    Ask God, how can today’s discussion further your relationship with God, one another, and the world? Pray together. [Record responses and prayer requests.]

    • 26 min
    Acts: Culture Clash

    Acts: Culture Clash

    Sermon Summary:
    Stephen responded to the accusations that he was being blasphemous by stating that it was actually they who were missing God. His counter point is that their age-old, stiff-necked nature was resisting the Holy Spirit and thereby distorting the message of Jesus to seem blasphemous rather than the fulfilment of all they'd longed for. This caused a culture clash between the religious system and God's kingdom. We too miss the fulfilling nature of following Jesus due to our own resistance of the Holy Spirit. Our religious system elevates ourselves as god, and Jesus becomes a threat to that Kingdom. As we invite the Holy Spirit to remove our pride we see Jesus' message as fulfillment rather than blasphemy towards our gods of self.

    READ.

    Key Passage: Acts 6:9 - 7:53

    Discussion Questions:
    Truth: What are the "laws" and "temples" in your life that you are worried Jesus will "change" and "destroy"? How does Jesus want to be the fulfillment of those things?

    Repentance: What does being "stiff-necked" look like in your life? How does this skew Jesus message?

    Faith: How can the Holy Spirit help us to see Jesus for who he truly is?

    RESPOND.

    Ask God, how can today’s discussion further your relationship with God, one another, and the world? Pray together. [Record responses and prayer requests.]

    • 36 min
    Acts: Godly Leadership

    Acts: Godly Leadership

    READ.
    Key Passage: Acts 5:42 - 6:7

    REVIEW.

    Discussion Questions:

    Truth: What kind of leaders did the apostles choose to deal with this problem?

    Repentance: Which of those qualities is God highlighting in your life? Why?

    Faith: What does faith look like? Where is God calling you to express that?

    RESPOND. Ask God, how can today’s discussion further your relationship with God, one another, and the world? Pray together. [Record responses and prayer requests.]

    • 45 min

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Tensions Series

I am loving the topics in the tensions series. Thank you so much for your words Pastor Greg.

The talk on Obedience and Authenticity is so crucial.
Such a good reminder.

You can ACT faithfully even if you don’t FEEL faithful.

Sincerity will come. Start with obedience. Not tomorrow. Today.

I constantly need to be reminded of this.

Thanks for making your sermons accessible! Much appreciated.

Josh Siewert

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