Puyallup Nazarene Church
Breaking Free!
The praying church, powerful in the Holy Spirit, isn't preoccupied with its own comfort and convenience. Instead, it is a threat to the dark powers that enslave people. We are called to follow.
Locations & Times
  • Puyallup Nazarene Church
    1026 7th Ave SW, Puyallup, WA 98371, USA
    Saturday 5:30 PM
A Reminder: Let's advocate for the work of Jesus...justice and mercy...in these volatile days.
Living Prayerfully—A Danger to the Darkness. verses 16-18
Kingdoms in Conflict. verses 19-24
It’s all about the Mission of God. verses 25-34
Discussion and Application Questions for Group Life Communities
We invite you to use the following questions as you dig deeper into this story from Acts.

Read Acts 16:16-34

Do you wear any religious jewelry or clothing? What are the benefits?

Observation (be curious, imagine yourself in the story)

-What stands out to you in the telling of the story?

-Who are the main characters in this story?

-Where do you see God intervening on the disciple’s behalf in the story?

-What other observations stand out to you from this account?

Interpretation (uncover the 'why' behind the story, why are certain details included?)

-Is it OK for followers of Jesus to get 'greatly annoyed' (Acts 16:18)?

-In what ways does this account help to establish the church in this community of Philippi?

-Why did Paul wait until after he was imprisoned to say he was a Roman citizen? Why is Roman citizenship important?

Application (connect the message to your personal life. What is God trying to say to me through this passage?)

-Have you ever been falsely accused of something? How did God provide a way out?

- Do you think it is OK to disagree and or petition the government as Christians?

-Are you willing to suffer misunderstanding or physical threat for your faith in Jesus? In what form do you see suffering happening to Christians today?

-How can you demonstrate joy in the midst of the stressful times around us?

Next Week's Study: Acts 20. "On Mission with Jesus." Please join us for worship on Saturday at 6 and Sunday at 9 and 10:45. Livestream online on Sundays at 9 and 10:45.

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