Great Expectations - Acts 14:1-28

This is a sermon by Liam Hayward from the morning service on 28th February 2021.

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Great Expectations – Acts 14:1-28




Expect the gospel to divide v1-5



Expect discipleship to take time v3 and v28



Expect a variety of opposition to the gospel v6-18



Expect to suffer for the gospel v19-22



Expect God to work mightily v23-28



  • What expectations of the Christian life and witness did this passage particularly challenge you on? In what ways has God exceeded your expectations, particularly in evangelism?
  • How should we go about setting right expectations for Christian living, particularly for new believers?
  • How can you tell the difference between a missed opportunity in evangelism and a 'tactical retreat'? How can we apply wisdom on this 'in the moment'?
  • How has this passage shaped how you might respond to the variety of opposition to the gospel?
  • In what ways have you experienced 'stress-testing' in your Christian life? As far as you can tell, how has God used these experiences?

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