Ravaged but Rejoicing

Jun 28, 2020 by: Stephen Sprague | Series: Acts Scripture: Acts 8:1-8 Tags: hope, joy, Heaven, persecution, sovereignty, church growth, good news, Samaritan saints

MESSAGE - Pastor Stephen Sprague


Ravaged but Rejoicing 


Questions for Further Study or Group Discussion:

1. Read Acts 8:1-8. What stands out to you from this passage?

2. How does God display his sovereignty in persecution?

3. How is Acts 8:1-8 related to 1:8? Why is this significant?

4. What other times in the history of Christianity has God used the persecution of the church to grow the church?

5. How might Acts 8:4-8 encourage you to be bolder in sharing the good news of Jesus with those around you?

6. How might hearing of the joy of the Samaritan saints mentioned in v. 8 increase your own hope and joy in the Lord?  


Memory Verse of the Week

Philippians 3:20-21 But our Citizenship is in heaven, and from it we await a Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ, who will transform our lowly body to be like his glorious body, by the power that enables him even to subject all things to himself. (ESV)