When Obedience Brings Trouble - Acts 16:16-34 * Sun. July 16, 2017

WHEN OBEDIENCE BRINGS TROUBLE

Acts 16:16-34

 

I.  Your Obedience Will Be Tested (vs. 17-24)

 

a. Paul and Silas were in Philippi and were sharing the Gospel of Christ.  Lydia had already come to Christ things were going well…what was annoying Paul? _______________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________________

b. What did Paul do for the girl? ___________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________________

c. What was the slave girl owner’s response? _________________________________________________

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d. For their obedience to the Lord what did Paul and Silas experience?   ________________________________________________________________________________

 

II. Trouble Does Not Always Mean You Are out of God’s Will (vs. 20-24)

 

a. What does Paul write about persecution (1 Timothy 3:12, Philippians 1:29)? _________________________________________________________________________________

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b. When trouble comes because of obedience what are we instructed to do by James (James 1:12, 5:10-11)? _________________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________________

c.  How are believers to respond to others in their troubles (2 Corinthians 1:3-7)? _________________________________________________________________________________

        

III. Trouble Can Lead to Greater Blessings (vs. 25-34)

 

a. In the Philippian jail how do Paul and Silas pass their time? __________________________________________

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b. Who is listening? _______________________________________________________________________

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c. How do we know that the example / actions of Paul and Silas were

effectively communicating God’s word? _________________________________________________________

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d. In the end what resulted from Paul and Silas faith, obedience, and

endurance, and witness? ___________________________________________________________________

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IV. Application:  When we suffer as a result of sin…repent.  When we suffer because we are followers of Christ endure.  Does it matter how we endure? ______________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________________ 

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