Pray together for the group meeting, and any pressing needs within the group.
Each week you’ll spend some time reviewing the previous week’s lesson. Did anything happen last week that brought the lesson to mind, and what did you learn from it?
Watch the following discussion-starter video. It’ll set the topic of discussion for the group.
Read: Acts 9:1-12
- One person will first read the scripture selection in the King James Version.
- Next, another person will read the same passages in a modern language or amplified version for more clarity such as the New Living Translation (NLT), Message Bible (MSG), New English Translation (NET), Amplified Bible (AMP), etc. We recommend using the YouVersion Bible app.
- One person will begin retelling the scripture passage in their own words (a new person to start each week is great!) Then…
- As a group, work together to fill in gaps and build the story. This will help us internalize and own it. Be sure everyone participates.
Together, share around the group how the topic and scripture setting applies to your life personally. Here are some thoughts to consider for discussion… don’t let the discussion stop here, though… what questions can you ask that will help uncover God’s message?
License to Kill
- What did Saul get from the High Priest?
- What did Saul intend to do with the letter from the High Priest?
- What was Saul’s attitude toward the Christians? How do we know this?
- Do you think Saul was considered or actions evil or righteous? Why?
- Are there people who believe they are doing the right thing by attacking your faith?
- Are there people today who act like they have a license to kill?
- Where was Saul going? Was he alone?
- What stopped Saul in the road? What did he see?
- What did the people around him see?
- Who was talking to Saul? What did he want with Saul?
- What lengths will God go to to be heard?
- How did Saul respond to Jesus?
- What was the difference between Saul’s attitude at the beginning and his attitude with Jesus?
- What do you think caused the change in Saul’s attitude?
- Do you think Paul would have been converted if his attitude with Jesus had not been repentant?
- How has God confronted you when you had wrong thinking attitudes?
- What is the key response we need to have when God confronts us?
That none should perish
- Who did Jesus come to seek and to save?
- If Jesus took the time to confront Saul and to cause his conversion what kind or person would Jesus leave in sin?
- What does Saul’s conversion show us about a Christ-like response to people with an evil murderous attitude?
- Is it in our human nature to respond to murderous and hateful people with this Christ like response?
- What supernatural power do we need to see Christ working in our world today?
Unstoppable Miracles Acts 9:32-43