October 9, 2016- Guest Speaker: Prabhu Singh (1st Service) “Paul In Troas”

October 9, 2016 at 3:21 pm Categories: News, Sermons

Text: Acts 16

Discussion Questions: Be sure to discuss questions from both categories (Growing Deep & Branching Out). Skip some from ‘Growing Deep’ if you are short on time. Click here for more info about the purpose behind the questions.

 

Growing Deep: 

·       How do you imagine the Holy Spirit “prevented” Paul from going where he thought he should go? Has the Holy Spirit ever had to “prevent” you from something in order to “propel” you toward something else? Soren Kierkegaard once said, “Life must be lived forwards, but understood backwards.” Maybe you didn’t see the Holy Spirit’s guidance at the time, but reflect together and consider ways God may have been guiding you to some things, away from others.

·       We all have to plan for our future, but is it possible to plan the Holy Spirit’s guidance out of our future? Prabhu spoke of the difference of having a blueprint for life and having light on the next steps in life. This may make sense for people in ministry, but how does it play out for you, whether you are in vocational ministry or not?

 

Branching Out: 

·       What are we relying upon for serving people and reaching out? How do you balance being disciplined and intentional, while being open and Spirit-led in your relationships? Share of a time when you felt led, convicted, inspired, etc., to spontaneously say or do something for someone, whether someone you knew or didn’t.

·       Prabhu pointed out from Acts 16:14 that “the Lord opened [Lydia’s] heart to respond to Paul’s message,” and said God has a role—only God can open up the human heart—but Paul also had a role to play. What is your, after trusting God to do what only he can do, in getting the message of the Gospel out?

·       What risks might God be asking you to take: in your job? in your relationships? in your personal commitment to him?

 

PREACHING CALENDAR:

 

Oct 16/16 … Built to Last Series … Eph. 3:14-21  

Oct 23/16 … Global Impact Weekend    

Oct 30/16 … Built to Last Series … Eph.4:1-16

Nov 06/16 … Built to Last Series … Eph. 4:17-24

Nov 13/16 … Built to Last Series … Eph. 4:25-32

Nov 20/16 … Here, There and Everywhere

Nov 27/16 … 1st Sunday of Advent – Text TBD

Dec 04/16 … 2nd Sunday of Advent – Text TBD

Dec 11/16 … 3rd Sunday of Advent – Text TBD

Dec 18/16 … 4th Sunday of Advent – Text TBD

Dec 24/16 … Three Christmas Eve Services  

Jan 01/17 … TBD  

Jan 08/17 … Built to Last Series … Eph. 5:1-14  

Jan 15/17 … Built to Last Series … Eph. 5:15-21  

Jan 22/17 … Built to Last Series … Eph. 5:22-33  

Jan 29/17 … Built to Last Series … Eph. 6:1-9  

Feb 05/17 … Built to Last Series … Eph. 6:10-20  

Feb 12/17 … Built to Last Series … Eph. 6:10-20