Asteroid field - Acts 5:12-42

This is a sermon by Liam Hayward from 15th November 2020.

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Acts 5:12-42 - Asteroid field

 

Introduction

Church = Hulk!

 

The Threat of Purity

 

 

 

The Threat of Persecution

 

 

Persecution reveals the futility of opposing God

 

Persecution reveals the effects of the gospel in the clearest terms

 

 

The Threat of Public Disgrace

 

 

 

Questions:

  • Would you agree that threats strengthen the church? If so, can you think of examples?
  • What are some of the main things that ‘put people off’ the gospel?
  • Has this influenced how you go about your evangelism?
  • Do you change how you present the gospel depending on your relationship with the person you’re witnessing to?
  • How can we strive to keep our evangelism pure?
  • What are some of the reasons why God allows his people to be persecuted?
  • What in this passage encouraged you to withstand suffering for the sake of the gospel?
  • “Persecution reveals the effects of the gospel in the clearest terms”. How might this change your response in the face of persecution?
  • If God were to allow you to experience disgrace to disenchant you from worldly things, what would they be?
  • In what ways might you be called to face public disgrace for your faith? What encouragements does this passage contain to prepare you for that?

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