The Power of the Advancing Kingdom.


1 Corinthians 11:1Be 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...?

  1. In handling Criticism? (Acts 11:1-18)

  2. 5 Wrong Ways of Dealing with Criticism:

    1. Taking it personally
    2. Blaming others
    3. Criticize back
    4. Ignoring it
    5. Agree to appease

    5 Ways Peter Rightly Dealt with Criticism:

    1. Understand their point
    2. Understand the motivation behind it
    3. Take it head-on
    4. Be objective
    5. Use the Word of God

  3. In witnessing Boldly? (Acts 11:19-21)

  4. In personal Faithfulness? (Acts 11:22-26)

  5. In giving Generously? (Acts 11:27-30)

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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

Breakout Questions:

In this evaluation, where were you personally weakest? How can you grow in this area?