The Power of Conversion

Review:


What to Expect When You Are Born Again:

  1. Expect to Talk about Jesus... constantly. (Acts 9:20-22)


  2. Expect to Mature in the Lord... constantly (Acts 9:22)


  3. Expect to need the Church ...constantly (Acts 9:23-31)
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Galatians 1:16-18 – (God) was pleased to reveal his Son to me, in order that I might preach him among the Gentiles, I did not immediately consult with anyone; nor did I go up to Jerusalem to those who were apostles before me, but I went away into Arabia, and returned again to Damascus. Then after three years I went up to Jerusalem to visit Cephas and remained with him fifteen days.

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Small Group Questions (Whole Group):
Read Acts 9:20-31

  1. Why didn’t God do a miracle for Saul like He did when He got the apostles out of jail (Acts 9:25)? What does this tell you about God? What does this tell you about man’s responsibility in hardships?

  2. Why did the disciples send Saul out of town (Acts 9:30)? Why didn’t they just let him keep preaching?

  3. The disciples walked in the fear of the Lord and the comfort of the Holy Spirit (Acts 9:31). How do you, and we as a church keep this balance?

Breakout Questions:

Ask “how well does our church take care of new believers”? What do we do well? Where can we improve? Pray for one another.