Why People Oppose the Gospel
Topic: New Testament Expository Passage: Acts 19:21–19:41
Week 47 of a 68 week series in which we will be exploring the book of Acts in a series titled "The Church: Continuing What Jesus Began." This series will not just be a travelogue through the early church's history. It will be a reminder for us of what Jesus did on the earth in his tough, compassionate, loving, healing deeds and what he said on the earth in his truthful, authoritative, convicting, comforting teaching was only the beginning of his doing and his teaching.
Theme: People oppose the gospel because Satan has blinded them and the gospel confronts their sin; but God rules over all.
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- Read aloud the above Scripture and talk about what stood out to you. This could be Scripture alone or it could something that the sermon pointed out to you from Sunday.
- Should we question our impact for Christ if we are not experiencing Satan’s opposition? Why/why not?
- To what extent should Christians use political power for kingdom purposes? Where is the balance?
- What are some ways that evangelicals commonly engage in idolatry? How can we rid ourselves of such idols?
- When presenting the gospel, how confrontational should we be towards our sinful culture? Where is the balance between grace and salt (Colossians 4:6)?
- So, what are we, as individuals and as a Missional Community, going to do with this section of Scripture? What is God calling us to be? What is God calling us to do?