Review / Introduction:
What is Conviction?
Leviticus 26:17 - ...you shall flee when none pursues you.
Proverbs 28:1 - The wicked flee when no one pursues, but the righteous are bold as a lion.
Leviticus 26:19 - ...I will break the pride of your power,
Herod, Joseph Stalin, Saddam Hussein, Richard Nixon, Adolph Hitler, Benito Mussolini, Osama Bin Laden, Nicolae Ceaușescu
Leviticus 26:41 - if then their uncircumcised heart is humble
Two Things Humble People Say:
- God gets all the Glory (Acts 21:17-20a)
- I will lay down my Rights. (Acts 21:20b-26)
2 Corinthians 10:17 - Let the one who boasts, boast in the Lord.
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Small Group Questions (Whole Group):
Read Acts 21:17-26
Tell of a time people told lies about you. What happened? How did it make you feel? How did you handle it? How would you handle it if you had to do it all over again?
Why did Paul agree to go along with the purification / ceremony with these 4 men? Isn't that legalistic? What advice would you have given Paul if you were there with him during this time?
What does this passage teach us about handling enemies? What does this passage say about handling “weaker brothers” (true Christians still holding onto old traditions)?
My big Take-Away from this message was:
Pray for one another, and HBC, to grow in humility in these two areas: Glory to God and giving up my rights.