Encouragement In Life’s Storms
Topic: New Testament Expository Passage: Acts 27:1–27:36
Week 65 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: "Those who have received God’s encouragement in life’s storms should encourage others to look to God."
- 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.
- Trials can make us either better or bitter. What makes the difference?
- Is it a sin to be discouraged? Why/why not?
- It is easy in a trial to feel angry toward God. Is this ever permissible? If so, how? If not, how do we deal with it?
- Sometimes our attempts to encourage someone fail. How can we offer genuine encouragement in Christ? Are there things that we should avoid saying or doing at such times?
- 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?