Sunday Message: Confrontational Christianity

October 25, 2020

Today’s Reading: Acts 9:1-9

“Who are You, Lord?” he said. “I am Jesus, whom you are persecuting,” He replied. 

Acts 9:5

Come to our Sunday Worship Service OR Listen to Rev. Solomona’s sermon from today’s 10AM Sunday Worship Livestream on our Facebook Page, www.facebook.com/ccmla.

Reflect on the Notes below in our Life Group Zoom, Mondays at 7:30PM.

Sermon Main Idea: Confrontation from Christ is the path to conversion.

Text Notes:

  • Saul is hate-filled. (v.1-2)
    • Saul is consumed with violent zeal against the Church.
    • Saul gets orders to go end the Church in Damascus.
  • Saul is halted. (v.3-6)
    • On his way to confront Christians, Saul is confronted by Christ.
      • persecuting Christians = persecuting Christ
    • Jesus gives Saul new orders to wait in Damascus.
  • Saul is helpless. (v.7-9)
    • Saul is physically blinded, mirroring his spiritual blindness.
    • Saul enters Damascus in weakness.

Life Note: Let your words point to Christ, for only He can convert the human heart.

Discussion Questions:

  • What are some ways you have tried to convert people to Christ and why did those ways not work?
  • Why are we sometimes scared to let the words of Christ confront non-believers?
  • Think of some ways you might let your words point to Christ and share with the group.
  • How do the previous chapters in Acts that show how Christians are to deal with persecution help us to let our words point to Christ, even with the most ardent enemies of Christ?

Prayer: My Lord and Savior Jesus, thank You for by Your grace confronting me with Your Gospel Truth. Thank You for the knowledge and understanding of Your Salvation. I praise You that there is no one outside the reach of Your love, and that You invite all of us to be a part of Your Family. In all conversations I share with others, grant me boldness, Lord, and the words to point to You. In Your Precious Name I pray, AMEN.

Thru the Bible in a year (credit: Biblestudytools.com): Mark 12:28-44; 1 Kings 4-5; Hosea 7:3-16

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