Sermon notes to come.
Now there were in the church at Antioch prophets and teachers, Barnabas, Simeon who was called Niger, Lucius of Cyrene, Manaen a lifelong friend of Herod the tetrarch, and Saul. While they were worshiping the Lord and fasting, the Holy Spirit said, “Set apart for me Barnabas and Saul for the work to which I have called them.” Then after fasting and praying they laid their hands on them and sent them off.—Acts 13:1–3
Sermon Discussion Questions
Introduction: Delighting that Leads to Doing in Life
- A Strange Family (Acts 13:1)
- A Sold-Out Family (Acts 13:2)
- A Sending Family (Acts 13:3–12)
- A Sovereign Spirit (various)
Application: Delighting that Leads to Doing for the name of Christ
- What do you delight in most in life? Where do you see yourself acting out of that delight?
- Which areas of your life are you most naturally eager to share with other people?
- In Acts 13, why is the family of God so compelling? What holds them together? What unites them?
- What do they delight in most? What do they spend their time doing because of that? What can we learn?
- How is worship connected to missions? Have you seen that connection before? Do you ask God to move you or others on in missions as you worship?
- Who does the uniting? Who does the leading? Who does the sending? Who does the gospel-spreading?
- If our doing flows out of our delighting, then what is the chief priority of our lives? Why is it important we do this together?
- How does the sovereignty of the Spirit bring both a confident rest in Jesus and a compelling eagerness in Jesus?