Crooked Sticks and Straight Lines (7 of 9) by Chris Brown

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Crooked Sticks and Straight Lines (7 of 9)
Series: Judges: Scripture's Believe It Or Not!
Pastor Chris Brown
Judges 11:1-12:7

ANOTHER WEIRD STORY:
Judges 11:1-12:7

A FEW POINTS TO PONDER:

- Don't confuse being used by God, with being approved by God.

Giftedness doesn't equal spirituality.

Success doesn't mean I'm right with God.


- God doesn't always clean up our messes.


- A real team player cheers from the bench.

WHAT IT MEANS FOR US:

- Our primary purpose is to make God look good.


- Hiding your past means limiting your potential.


TAKING IT HOME
As you think about God using "crooked" or even ordinary "sticks" to do His work, check out what the religious leaders of the day said about a couple of Jesus' followers: "When they saw the courage of Peter and John and realized that they were unschooled, ordinary men, they were astonished and they took note that these men had been with Jesus." - Acts 4:13.

Are you in a place where you could use some more time with Jesus in your life?


Are there any other action steps from this week's message or homework that you would like to apply to your life?



Growth Group Homework



QUICK REVIEW: Looking back at the scriptures and stories that Pastor Chris dug into this week was there anything that really got you thinking, questioning or writing lots of notes?




MY STORY
1. This week's message made it clear that "God can draw straight lines with crooked sticks." Can you think of a time when you felt like God was using you despite your weaknesses, fears or limitations? It could be something really big and significant or something smaller and unnoticed.





2. Put yourself in this scenario: You have a friend who has recently stepped over the line and given Jesus the steering wheel of his life. He's really excited about an opportu ...


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