Even though Acts only has 28 chapters, the title of this sermon is Acts 29. “Acts 29” is the continuation of the story of the church, from Paul’s last missionary journey to the present moment. The crucial question is this: What character are you playing in this story, and what is your role in it?
If you are a follower of Christ, what is your Kingdom assignment? How has God prepared you to play your role in His big plan?
WHAT DOES GOD WANT US TO HEAR?
“Therefore let it be known to you that this salvation of God has been sent to the Gentiles; they will listen.” (Acts 28:28)
What do you have to hear in order to decide that you’re not going to listen to someone?
How have you benefited from Gospel being extended to the Gentiles—namely that they too have the opportunity to be reconciled with God through the atoning work of Jesus?
He lived there two whole years at his own expense, and welcomed all who came to him, proclaiming the kingdom of God and teaching about the Lord Jesus Christ with all boldness and without hindrance.
Why do you think non-Christians were coming to Paul? What was so compelling about the way he communicated the Gospel that they were seeking him out?
In one sentence, summarize Jesus’ teaching about the incomprehensible power of the Kingdom of God.
WHAT DOES GOD WANT US TO DO?
How do we present the good news in such a way that non-Christians want to hear what we have to say? How will first finding out what they believe open the door to their curiosity about the Kingdom of God?
What does God want you to do for which you need to cover the expenses? Whose expenses might He want you to partially cover? How can this type of generosity be seen as an offering to God?
What types of hindrances to you face in fulfilling the role you’ve been given in the Kingdom of God?
What gives you boldness despite all the obstacles in your way?
WHAT DOES GOD WANT ME TO DO?
Earn the right to be heard by a non-Christian be listening to him or her first. As an exercise in generosity, anonymously pick up someone’s tab this week.
Identify of the obstacles you’re facing in your Kingdom assignment, and recruit some help to either eliminate or break through that road block.
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