02 January 2022 (am) – Acts 16:1-15
|Andy Bruins preaching from Acts on Sunday 2nd January 2022.|
Paul and his small team of missionaries now move on from their tour of encouragement in southern Turkey with a desire to take the gospel into new territories. They want to carry on the work in the province of Asia, but God has other plans and they eventually end up in Northern Greece, in the town of Philippi.
Q What do you think are some of the reasons why Christians agonize over life decisions?
Q Read v6-10. The churches they are visiting are around the X on the map.
How far do you think they travelled to go to Macedonia?
Why don’t they preach the word somewhere closer? Why do they decide on Macedonia?
Q “Man proposes, but God disposes” (cf. Proverbs 16:9) How is Acts 16:6-10 instructive regarding decision making?
Q Read v11-15. What do we know about Lydia? What was God’s purpose in bringing these missionaries all the way to Philippi?
Q What reason does Luke give us for Lydia’s response to Paul’s message?
Q How does Acts 16:9-15 instruct us about humility in ministry?
Q What advice might you give to someone who is stuck making a decision in life?