Long Live the Revolution - Part 8

Paul get's arrested and is led through a series of trials. One trial is before Felix the governor or Judea. Felix fails to render a verdict and just keeps Paul in custody. During that time Felix has a lot of opportunity to hear the gospel from Paul, but he never responds to it. Felix's life is a lesson/warning to us in missed opportunity. At the same time, Paul's life is a shining example to us of opportunity seized.

Series: Long Live the Revolution (Part 8)

Text:

Acts 24:22-27

Big Ideas:

* Gospel opportunities = opportunities to hear and respond to the gospel, as well as opportunities to share and live out the gospel.

* Opportunity is everywhere if we’re paying attention

* Opportunity is easy to miss if we’re focused on the wrong things

* Don’t waste the opportunities God gives you

* If Felix’s life is a lesson/warning to us regarding missed opportunity, Paul’s life is a shining example to us of opportunity seized.

Questions:

1. What was most interesting or encouraging to you about the sermon this week?

2. What was most challenging to you about the sermon this week?

3. What was the last God-given (gospel) opportunity that you seized? How did that opportunity reveal itself?

4. How can we pay better attention (or stay better focused) in order to notice the God-given opportunities in our lives?

5. Are there things we can do to better position ourselves for God-given opportunities? (Example: the neighbor challenge, or intentionally being around lost/unchurched people).