1 Corinthians 11:1 – Be imitators of me, as I am of Christ.
Hebrews 13:7 - Remember your leaders, those who spoke to you the word of God. Consider the outcome of their way of life, and imitate their faith.
What Kind of Example Are You...?
- In handling Criticism? (Acts 11:1-18)
- Taking it personally
- Blaming others
- Criticize back
- Ignoring it
- Agree to appease
- Understand their point
- Understand the motivation behind it
- Take it head-on
- Be objective
- Use the Word of God
- In witnessing Boldly? (Acts 11:19-21)
- In personal Faithfulness? (Acts 11:22-26)
- In giving Generously? (Acts 11:27-30)
5 Wrong Ways of Dealing with Criticism:
5 Ways Peter Rightly Dealt with Criticism:
Sermon Notes (PDF): BLANK
Hint: Highlight blanks above for answers!
Small Group Questions (Whole Group):
Read Acts 11:1-30
Evaluation time! In the 4 areas we discussed, how would you rate the church and rate yourself, personally? Use the 1-10 scale, 1 is “We/I am completely weak here” and 10 is “We/I am a world-changer here”.
HBC You, personally
- Handling Criticism
- Boldly Witnessing
- Personal Faithfulness
- Giving Generously
In this evaluation, where were you personally weakest? How can you grow in this area?