The New Normal (5 of 21) by Larry Osborne

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The New Normal (5 of 21)
Series: The Jesus Chronicles Part II
Dr. Larry Osborne
Acts 5:12-42

LIVING THE PARADOX
Power and Persecution?
Acts 5:12-42

HOW DO WE GET TO 5:41?
Five Things We Need To Know and Remember . . .

1. Unrealistic expectations = disappointment with God.
John 10:10/ Matthew 10:22 and Luke 6:22-23/ Acts 14:21-22/ 2 Corinthians 4:17

2. The battle is real and dangerous.
2 Corinthians 4:4/ 1 Peter 5:8-10/ Acts 5:40-41/ Acts 12:1-3

3. God's power shows up on God's timetable.
Acts 5:15-16 and Acts 28:1-10/ 1 Corinthians 12:6-11/ Mark 6:4-6 and 1 Timothy 5:23

4. Lots of things don't make sense - yet.
Deuteronomy 29:29/ Hebrews 11:6-8

5. We always get the grace we need when we need it.
Acts 5:41/1 Corinthians 10:13

Food for Thought
(Questions and Scriptures for further study)

1. This week we were reminded that we shouldn't be surprised when we experience setbacks, hardship or even persecution. Like us, many of the Israelites had some unrealistic expectations. Theirs were centered on what it would take to claim the Promised Land ...


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