September 10, 2023 Speaker: Jordan Gowing Series: Broken Vessels

Topic: Sunday Morning Teaching Passage: Acts 16:11–15

What can we learn from Lydia's conversion in Acts 16? Join us this Sunday at CrossWinds Church in Spirit Lake as we consider the life of Paul's convert in Europe.

Sermon Discussion

  1. What is one takeaway from the sermon and one question that you had after hearing the sermon?
  2. Read Acts 16:1–10. How does God direct Paul to Macedonia? What does this have to do with the conversion of Lydia? What does this teach us about God’s commitment to his people?
  3. Read Acts 16:11–15. What stands out to you about the conversion of Lydia?
  4. Read Acts 16:14; 2:47; 13:48. What do these texts tell us about salvation? Compare them to Acts 16:30. How do we hold these two truths about salvation together?
  5. In our sermon, Jordan listed two responses to Acts 16:14. What are they? Explain how Acts 16:14 leads to worship and perseverance.
  6. Read Acts 16:15. What does Lydia do upon becoming a Christian? Read Philippians 1:9–11. What does “the fruit of righteousness that comes through Jesus Christ” look like for you?
  7. Compare the conversion of Lydia (Acts 16:11–15), the slave girl (Acts 16:16–18), and the Philippian jailer (Acts 16:19–40). How are each of these people different? How does the gospel unite them in spite of their differences?
  8. Read Philippians 1:27; 2:2–4. What do these passages teach us about the importance of unity in the church? What is the key to church unity?
  9. Read Ephesians 3:9–10. How does the church’s unity in spite of their differences glorify God? What would it look like for you to pursue relationships with others in the church who are different than you this week?

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