StoneBridge Community Church
Summer in the Cities: "For It Has Seemed Good" - Acts 15:22-29
Senior Pastor Jon Saur
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    4832 Cochran St, Simi Valley, CA 93063, USA
    Saturday 5:15 PM, Sunday 5:20 PM

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Summer in the Cities
In this sermon series, StoneBridge will be journeying through the cities mentioned in the Book of Acts, looking at how the Holy Spirit works through the Apostle Paul in each city. By doing so, we will be able to more clearly see the Holy Spirit at work in our own city.

Introduction to the Book of Acts

Here is a brief introduction to the Book of Acts.

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The Text In Context

Putting this weekend's text in context, this commentary examines at all of Acts 15.

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Sermon Outline

I. Jerusalem

II. Why was this letter sent?

III. The conflict
A. Pharisees
B. Paul and Peter and company

IV. Compromise
A. What is essential?
B. What is important?

IV. The Holy Spirit at Work

V. What if...?

VI. Do you want to be part of the Holy Spirit's work?
NEXT STEPS:

1. Identify a conflict in your life.

2. Write down what you believe is essential to following Jesus.

3. Is the conflict above connected with following Jesus?

4. Hand the conflict over to God, asking that areas for compromise would be made apparent to you so that you can move forward.
GROWTH GROUP / PERSONAL REFLECTION QUESTIONS

1. What is your view of "compromise?" Is it a good thing? A bad thing?

2. Is there a time when you compromised on something? What was the outcome?

3. The council at Jerusalem tells us of a pivotal compromise in the early church. What surprises you about this story?

4. What would you say are the "essential" beliefs for Christians? Why would you say these are essential? Who influenced you to believe that these are essentials?

5. Do you believe that the Holy Spirit will lead you to compromise? In what circumstances might this happen?

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