Being Christians in Challenging Times

Worship Song – “Yahweh” by Desperation Band (CCLI# 20059180)


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Being Christians in Challenging Times

[Acts 11:19 – 30]

Main Point

Jesus Followers are to be known both in our community and in our world by our similarity to Jesus.

Jesus is into reaching those usually ____________ [19 – 21]

[Matthew 28: 18 – 20] Then Jesus came near and said to them, “All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth. Go, therefore, and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe everything I have commanded you. And remember, I am with you always, to the end of the age.”

Jesus is into encouraging those usually ____________ [22 – 26]

[Matthew 23: 28 – 21] [Isaiah 42: 1 – 4] 

Here is My Servant whom I have chosen, My beloved in whom My soul delights; I will put My Spirit on Him, and He will proclaim justice to the nations. He will not argue or shout, and no one will hear His voice in the streets.  He will not break a bruised reed, and He will not put out a smoldering wick, until He has led justice to victory.  The nations will put their hope in His name.

Jesus is into serving those usually ________________[27 – 30]

[Mark 10: 42 – 45] Jesus called them over and said to them, “You know that those who are regarded as rulers of the Gentiles dominate them, and their men of high positions exercise power over them. But it must not be like that among you.  On the contrary, whoever wants to become great among you must be your servant, and whoever wants to be first among you must be a slave to all. For even the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give His life —a ransom for many.”

Applications and Next Steps

Who could we reach out to who usually is avoided?

How could you encourage a new believer this week?

Who is someone you could include in our mission?

How could you serve and help out in this pandemic?

How would my work be different if I followed Jesus?

How would my experience on the street be different?

How life at home be different if I actually believed?


Discuss these questions with a Context Group on Zoom Tuesday at 8:30 PM

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