Not finding them there, they dragged out Jason and some of the other believers, and took them before the Council instead. “Paul and Silas have turned the rest of the world upside down, and now they are here disturbing our city,’” they shouted.
Acts 17:6 (TLB)
The kind of life God wants for His people is one that has impact. He wants us to be active partners with Him in bringing the Good News of forgiveness and hope to the world.
Review the message notes. What words did you identify with as best describing your relationship with Jesus currently?
Fully-devoted ,dabbling, all-in, uncertain, distant, hot and cold, comfortable, struggling, eager to tell others about Him, __________________
If you have accepted Jesus as your Savior and Lord, that means He is now the one you live to please. Read the following passages and consider the implications for your life and our church:
23 Then he said to the crowd, “If any of you wants to be my follower, you must turn from your selfish ways, take up your cross daily, and follow me. 24 If you try to hang on to your life, you will lose it. But if you give up your life for my sake, you will save it. 25 And what do you benefit if you gain the whole world but are yourself lost or destroyed? 26 If anyone is ashamed of me and my message, the Son of Man will be ashamed of that person when he returns in his glory and in the glory of the Father and the holy angels.”
Luke 9:23-26 (NLT)
4 But—When God our Savior revealed his kindness and love, 5 he saved us, not because of the righteous things we had done, but because of his mercy. He washed away our sins, giving us a new birth and new life through the Holy Spirit.
Titus 3:4-5 (NLT)
My old self has been crucified with Christ. It is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me. So I live in this earthly body by trusting in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.
Galatians 2:20 (NLT)
12 Be careful then, dear brothers and sisters. Make sure that your own hearts are not evil and unbelieving, turning you away from the living God. 13 You must warn each other every day, while it is still “today,” so that none of you will be deceived by sin and hardened against God. 14 For if we are faithful to the end, trusting God just as firmly as when we first believed, we will share in all that belongs to Christ.
Hebrews 3:12-14 (NLT)
When my life is over, what words do I hope will describe my relationship with Christ?