Adaptable but NOT a PragmatistSpeaker:
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 21:15-26
Adaptable but NOT a pragmatist Acts 21:15-26
Polonius. Shakespeare’s fool in Hamlet.
Proverbs 14:12 Jeremiah 17:9 Psalm 139:23-24
5 G Living
The Apostle Models _________________________ to a local church’s leadership V. 18, 23
We should not miss that this supports the autonomy (independence) of a ___________________ church.
Paul models ________________________ to a difference cultural context V. 19-26
Paul clearly taught in the book of Galatians that following the O.T. Law for salvation was ________________. But as an individual Jew Paul remained a follower of Jewish cultural observances when he could.
In 1 Corinthians 9:19-23 Paul said he was willing to adjust his behavior on _______ - essential cultural matters for the sake of gospel witness.
The message to all cultures is that you can be a Christian and keep many _________________ of your culture, but don’t make those binding on other Christians or let those keep you from fellowshipping with Christians across other cultures!
Paul was not compromising on doctrine, but on cultural norms, adapting himself to the ________________ norms he had always lived by anyway.
Adaptation needs to go both ways – but ___________________ Christians have greater responsibility to make accommodations for gospel witness to unbelievers and for the growth of weaker brothers and sisters.