God is Worthy
STEVE McKENZIE
Acts 14:8-23
JESUS IS WORTHY

LINK: Study Guide

Series Big Idea: The gospel will be proclaimed among all peoples through witnesses empowered by the Holy Spirit.

JESUS IS WORTHY  | To Set People Apart for His Purposes
  • Specifically Set Apart: God set apart Barnabas and Saul (Acts 13:1-3)
  • Generally Set Apart: All believers are set apart to proclaim the “excellencies of him who called us out of darkness into his marvelous light.” (1 Peter 2:9).
JESUS IS WORTHY | To Be Proclaimed at Great Cost
  • Cyprus (Acts 13:4-12)
  • Pisidia (Acts 13:13-51)
  • Iconium (Acts 14:1-7)
  • Lystra (Acts 14:8-23)
JESUS IS WORTHY | Of Our Praise
  • False Worship – the people tried to worship Saul and Barnabas rather than the living God they proclaimed
  • True Worship – there were those who believed (Acts 13:38)
COMMUNITY GROUP QUESTIONS
  1. Have you ever lost or broken something of great value to you? Would you be willing to tell the story and how you processed the situation?
  2. Pastor Steve focused on the worthiness of Jesus rather than the obedience of Saul and Barnabas in Acts 13 – 14. Do you find yourself comparing yourself to other Christians (past or present) more than looking toward Jesus?
  3. How can it be helpful to see the example of others? (Hebrews 11)
  4. How can it be detrimental to your faith? (Our goal or standard shifts from God to man…)
  5. Does the worthiness of Jesus compel you toward faithfulness? If so, how do you experience this at work in your life?
  6. As a church, we get to participate in sending people out as missionaries. How can we as a group be an encouragement to those we sent out and/or support?

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