An Open Door…Now What? (10 of 21) by Chris Brown
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Series: The Jesus Chronicles Part II
Pastor Chris Brown
Acts 13 and 14
LESSONS FROM THE PROS!
If we are truly following God, then:
We are all called to be a light.
Acts 13:1-3, 47, Matthew 5:14-16, Colossians 4:2-6, Philippians 2:14-15
Create opportunities, not conflict.
Acts 13:5, 14-15, 42, 14:1, 9, 1 Peter 3:15-16
We should expect opposition.
Acts 13:8, 45, 50, 14:5, 19, Romans 8:17
Rejection may be a sign of success, not failure.
Acts 14:22-26, Matthew 10:17-42, 1 Corinthians 16:8-9
Don't barge down a door that God hasn't opened.
Acts 13:51, 14:5-6, 20, Matthew 10:5-16, Matthew 7:6
HOW IT APPLIES TO US:
1. Pray for open doors.
Acts 13:1-3, Colossians 4:2-6
2. Realize that people need answers not arguments.
Acts 14:15-17, 1 Peter 3:15-16, 2 Timothy 2:14-15
3. Start with where they are, not with what you know.
Acts 14:15-17, 1 Corinthians 9:19-23, Mark 4:33
TAKING IT HOME
1. In your current circle of relationships, who would you most like to see take a step closer to Jesus (perhaps the person whose initials you put on the rock at the tent meetings)? Is there anything you could do or say that might help that happen?
Spend some time praying for these specific people and God's work in their lives.
2. We as a church are committed to being a light to our community. The upcoming Weekend of Service is a great way for us to show our neighbors God's love in very practical ways. Have you gotten a chance to sign up for a project yet? To sign up, see the information below (feel free to sign up for more than one time slot if you want).
Growth Group Homework
Was there one point from "An Open Door…Now What?" that particularly caught your attention, challenged you or confused you more than the other points?
1. When you think of the words "witnessing," "evangelism" or "evangelist," what positive and negative words, images or stories come to mi ...
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