Paul Heads to Jerusalem

Acts, Sermon Preparation

May 11, 2008 – Morning Worship
(audio file)

MondayActs 21:1-26; Genesis 32:1-21
How can we apply the lessons here to our lives?

TuesdayActs 5; Jeremiah 15; II Timothy 3:12
The Apostles saw the suffering in the name of Christ as an honor – do you? Why or why not?

WednesdayPhilippians 1; Isaiah 50
From Philippians 1, what was Paul’s greatest desire?

ThursdayLuke 11:1-13; Matthew 26:36-46
Jesus desired above all that God’s will be done. How can we desire His will above our own?

FridayIsaiah 2:1-5; Micah 4:1-5; Ephesians 2:11-22
What should we pray for and praise God for?

SaturdayI Corinthians 8-10
In 1 Corinthians 9:22, Paul says, “I have become all things to all people, that by all means I might save some”. What did he mean? What didn’t he mean? How can we apply it?

Paul and the Ephesian Elders

Acts, Sermon Preparation

May 4, 2008 – Morning Worship
(audio file)

MondayActs 20:13-38
What lessons do we learn here as Paul addresses the Ephesian elders?

Tuesday Genesis 32; I Peter 5:1-11
How can we grow in humility? Humble ourselves?

WednesdayActs 20:19, 31; II Corinthians 2:4, Philippians 3:18
What does Paul mean, serving, writing, thinking of enemies of the gospel “with tears?”

ThursdayActs 20:20, 27; II Samuel 1:1-15a; Ezekiel 3
Paul did not shrink from declaring anything profitable, the whole counsel of God, etc. How can we apply this to our lives?

FridayI Samuel 17; Philippians 3
What should our priorities look like according to these passages?

SaturdayActs 20:28; Deuteronomy 4:1-40
Paul says, “watch over yourselves and the flock of Christ”. Is there an application, not only for Elders, but for all Christians?