Bible Study

Don’t just take our word for it . . . take His! We would encourage you to spend time examining the following Scriptures that shaped this sermon: Psalm 98:1-9, Acts 4:5-14, Luke 8:22-25.

Sermon Notes

Jesus was raised on the “first day of the week” (Sunday).  It turned out to be the first day of a whole new world. A new creation with new possibilities and new power. From Acts 3-4, we see the power of the Risen Christ in two ways:

  1. The Transformation of Peter
  2. The Healing of the Lame Beggar

Sermon Application

Discussion Questions:

  1. What kind of transformation does the power of the Resurrection make possible? How is this different from other kinds of personal transformation or improvements that a person might seek after?
  2. Describe the difference between viewing a situation in light of the old creation vs. the new creation? Why is it difficult to see things according to the new creation?
  3. God’s power takes many forms.  Can you think of a time when God’s power was at work in a situation but it looked different than you imagined?
  4. Read 2 Cor 12:7-10. How is Paul’s experience of Jesus’ power similar and different to the power the lame beggar experienced?

Homework:

Identify one desired area of personal transformation into the image of Christ and one situation in the life of someone you care about. Bring both under the power of the Resurrected Christ, praying two prayers:

  1. Jesus, would you work your resurrection power in this situation?
  2. Jesus, is there any way I can participate in the working out of your power – anything you would have me do?

Questions?

Do you have a question about today’s sermon? Email Randy Forrester (RForrester@StAndrews.Church).

Audio & Video

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