Ready To Do Difficult ThingsSpeaker:
Dr. Danny Campbell
This young convert was deeply impressed and determined to make these the rules of his life. From that day onward throughout his life he made it a rule to spend the first moments of his day alone with God and God's Word. Before he read a letter, looked at a paper or even read a telegram, he went first to the Bible, that the first impression of the day might be what he got directly from God.
- Series: Acts Study
- Scripture: Acts 21:1-14
Ready to do difficult things
We are always ready to do easy things! What separates growing and fruit-bearing Christians apart is how they are ready to do ____________ things.
The Early Disciples modeled for us being…
Ready for ______________________ farewells V. 1-2
Ready for _____________________ hospitality V. 4-10
Many people today would claim that they are too busy and can’t be bothered to change their routine for a little time. The early church simply valued ministry and relationship more than they worried about personal ________________________.
Ready to ________________________ V. 4-10
Twenty years have passed, but it’s not time that heals all wounds. Time can give ____________________ the heat of the moment can’t. But it takes hard work to forgive and where possible, to move on in relationship.
Matthew 6:12 Luke 17:3-4
Ready for sexual integrity and verbal _________________ V. 9
The person who gives in to temptation quickly and sins doesn’t know anything about temptation compared to the one who faces it head on and in faith does not ____________________ their biblical convictions.
1 Thess. 4:3-8
Ready to ____________________, ready to die V.10-14
The Holy Spirit had told Paul to go to Jerusalem, but more suffering and imprisonment awaited him. He was going _________________ so he could share about God’s grace bringing Jewish and Gentile believers together.
Circumstances can show you that God has opened a door that was previously closed, but we need to be careful not to think that circumstances in which it will be easy to obey are preferrable to circumstances that will _________________ suffering.
Going later to Jerusalem would only allow the Judaizers influence to grow, which could lead even more true Jewish Christians astray and keep them from developing _____________________ with Gentile Christians.