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This week we are continuing our series in the book of Acts!
Last Sunday, we saw from the Lord's Prayer how to be a praying people in the New Year.
This week, we're excited to continue our series in Acts! Our sermon text is Acts 14:1-7.
Acts 14:1 Now at Iconium they entered together into the Jewish synagogue and spoke in such a way that a great number of both Jews and Greeks believed. 2 But the unbelieving Jews stirred up the Gentiles and poisoned their minds against the brothers. 3 So they remained for a long time, speaking boldly for the Lord, who bore witness to the word of his grace, granting signs and wonders to be done by their hands. 4 But the people of the city were divided; some sided with the Jews and some with the apostles. 5 When an attempt was made by both Gentiles and Jews, with their rulers, to mistreat them and to stone them, 6 they learned of it and fled to Lystra and Derbe, cities of Lycaonia, and to the surrounding country, 7 and there they continued to preach the gospel.
1. How did a great number of Jews and Gentiles come to believe?
2. Why did the apostles stay for a long time in Iconium? What does this teach us of the importance of discipleship?
3. Why is it important to be firmly rooted in the word? What are some ways we can seek to root ourselves and others in the word?
4. What was the response of the apostles to persecution in this passage? How are we tempted to silence or minimize our witness for fear of persecution?