4/26/15 Branching Out/ Sermon Notes/ Memory Verse/ Reading Plan

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Sermon Notes – Go Big or Go Home
Acts 4:5-14

Go big or go home..
The context-
By what power?
Go Big or Go Home
Boldness Live Loud
Good News- Many are ready to talk
Bad News- Some will be offended
Don’t be the offense
Go Big or God Home

Intergenerational Question-
When are you scared to talk about Jesus

Branching Out

  1. Read Acts 4:5-14. Peter is asked to give an answer for his conduct, who does he immediately talk about? What does he say about Jesus? What might have made this a scary choice?
  2. What is it that the leaders recognize about the disciples (verse 13)? What does healthy boldness look like these days?
  3. How might we be asked by what power or what name we do things? How might we answer in a similar way to Peter?

Digging Deeper

  1. Talking about Jesus was going to get Peter into trouble- but he waded in anyway. Where might you get in trouble by talking about Jesus? What would it take for you to wade in like Peter?
  2. What do you recognize as bold about Peter’s message? What allowed Peter to be bold?
  3. What do we fear about speaking boldly? What is the response we usually get?

April Memory Verse John 11:25-26 25 Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life. Those who believe in me, even though they die, will live, 26 and everyone who lives and believes in me will never die. Do you believe this?” John 11:25-26

Rooted Reading Plan
DAY                                                            TEXT
26 Sunday                                                Acts 4:5-14
27 Monday                                               Galatians 3:1-29
28 Tuesday                                               Galatians 4:1-31
29 Wednesday                                         Galatians 5:1-26
30 Thursday                                             Galatians 6:1-18
1 Friday                                                     Ephesians 1:1-23
2 Saturday                                               REST

Author: Doug Bunnell

I am privileged to be the Pastor of FPC, the husband of Laurie, and the father of Zoe. I feel so blessed to be in a job that I love in a community that brings me joy and life every day. I will not be blogging per se as every text that we come across on Sunday will be a repeat- but every week on Sunday I will post my branching out- a series of questions around the text for Sunday Worship. As well I will post the month’s memory verse and the week’s reading schedule.

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