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The Conversion of Saul

March 26, 2017 Speaker: Dean Macke Series: His Story, Our Story

Topic: Exposition Scripture: Acts 9:1–9:31

INTRODUCTION

     His Story, Our Story

THE CONVERSION OF SAUL: ACTS 9:1-31

     Saul’s Story

     Saul’s Struggle

     Our Response

          Individually

          Community

DISCIPLESHIP GROUP QUESTIONS

EQUIP

  • Read aloud the texts from Sunday (Acts 9:1-31).What sticks out to you? Why?
  • What does the story of Saul’s conversion teach about who God pursues?
  • What aspects stick out to you as miraculous from Saul’s perspective? What about from Ananias’ view?

ENCOURAGE

  • How does God’s pursuit of Saul encourage you in your pursuit of Jesus? In your pursuit of justice?
  • How does the witness of Barnabas to the disciples encourage you or challenge you?
  • Take time to encourage each other in ways you see God working in each other as you’ve been meeting together.

CHALLENGE

  • As you see Ananias and Barnabas speaking and standing up for someone who is perceived to be an enemy of the church, how does that impact your view of judging people?
  • When Saul becomes a witness for Jesus he gives up his power and takes the position of the persecuted. How does this contrast with Simon the Magician (Acts 8:9-24)? How does that challenge your perception of what it means to become a follower of Jesus?
  • Share some of the ways you’ve avoided, or not seen people’s worth, in your community and practical ways you can overcome them.

 

 

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