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Sermon (07-25-2021) RECAPTURE
Persevering Through Discipleship (Acts 18:1-17)
Recapturing means that something has gotten away, or that it slid away, or is not as powerful as it used to be, to experience again. (Ex: recapturing the awe of Scripture.) The intent of this series of sermons is to bring SCC out of COVID & TRANSITION stagnation and recapture the vigor, service, evangelism, and zeal that was part of SCC before all this happened. While not wanting to live in the past, the intent of this sermon series is to encourage, reactivate, and create a new sense of mission and purpose. In essence, the concept of recapture is threefold: Recapture the Message; Recapture the Mission; and Recapture Discipleship.
Main theme discussion
Is the Message, The Mission and Discipleship a priority to you? Why or why not?
Will you trust in the Lord, that He desires to work through you to grow His kingdom here in Saybrook?
Will you pray for His strength to flow through you and that He will do the growing as you are sincere and faithful to following Him?
“Jesus then said to them, “Truly, truly, I say to you, it was not Moses who gave you the bread from heaven, but my Father gives you the true bread from heaven. For the bread of God is he who comes down from heaven and gives life to the world.” They said to him, “Sir, give us this bread always.” Jesus said to them, “I am the bread of life; whoever comes to me shall not hunger, and whoever believes in me shall never thirst.” (John 6:32–35, ESV)
Father, open my eyes that I may see Jesus. Open my eyes so that I may see Jesus moving in me and around me. Father, open my heart to follow you no matter where you want me to go. In Jesus’ Name, I pray. AMEN!
Generic discussion thoughts
If you are looking for some questions to help stimulate discussion these might be helpful.
* What is something that stood out to you in this passage?
* Are there any words, phrases or references that are unfamiliar?
* Is this passage talking about something culturally different to what we're used to?
* What did the author intend for us to understand by writing this?
* How does this passage fit with the passages around it?
* Are there other parts in the Bible that talk something similar to this passage?