Sermons from September 2016

Sermons from September 2016

The Commitments of Paul the Apostle

Acts 25:1-12 Community Group Questions  Why do you think Luke has devoted so much ink to the trials, charges, and lack of evidence concerning Paul? Have you ever been falsely accused by someone because of your Christian faith? What did you do? Would you have done anything differently? How does Paul navigate the systems and processes of the Roman government? How should we…

The Confessions of Paul the Apostle

Acts 24:1-27 Community Group Questions What is a “confession”? What does a confession usually look like in the context of an inquiry or trial? Paul freely makes a confession in front of Felix and his accusers. Is this normal? What is Paul “confessing” to? What are the major elements of his confession? Paul must have believed these elements to be important; why? If you had…

Promise, Plot and Providence

Acts 23:12-35 Community Group Questions Isn’t it ironic that Paul is being accused of teaching against the Jews, the law, and the temple (21:28), and yet it is the Jews who are plotting murder, itself a gross violation of the law? And some of the religious leaders are co-conspirators! Have you ever claimed something to be true about the Bible, and then acted in a way that…