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GOD IS BUILDING HIS CHURCH, PERSON BY PERSON

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GOD IS BUILDING HIS CHURCH, PERSON BY PERSON

Sermon Discussion
Acts 16
 
 

This past Sunday we had a guest preacher speak about the reality that God is building His church one person at a time. We took a look at the life of the Apostle Paul in one of his missionary journey’s to Europe. In Acts 16 we see Paul moving into three different scenarios where the gospel is preached, people are saved, and God’s church is built. However, the contexts and people that God chooses are very unique. Look over the three different contexts in which God uses Paula and his team in the advancement of the gospel to begin learning about how God is still doing this today! 

Rich woman [16:11-15] read text 

-How does God save Lydia? 

-What do we see about God’s way of drawing His people to Himself? 

-Imagine what the scene must have been like. How does this image compare to the other scenes of this chapter in how the gospel comes to individuals? 

Slave girl [16:16-24] read text 

-What do we see about God’s movement toward the slave girl? How does God free her?

-How does the gospel begin to effect the city? 

-How might this scene help us to know how God can use us in our city? 

Jailer [16:25-40] read text 

-What  is the scene that Paul and his team find themselves in? What do we see about Paul’s joy in the midst of circumstances? 

-Joy has nothing to do about circumstances, but has everything to do with focus. What do you think about that?

-How does God save the jailer? 

-What effect does the gospel have in the city of Philippi? 

God is at work in many places. How does each of the situations that Paul finds himself show us the different ways that God works?