Same Nature, Better News (Acts 14:8-18)

Today, if there is one thing we can be absolutely certain about, it is that no one can ever be absolutely certain about anything. ‘Truth is whatever I believe it to be.’ That’s called subjectivism.

Our culture says that anyone who claims to know something for certain is both proud and wrong. So, we can’t really know anything about what is good or bad, and we can’t know what is really true about life, the universe, and everything.

So, how can followers of Jesus tell the message of Jesus to a world that says, “You can’t know anything about God. And if you say you can, you think you’re better than the rest of us.”?

What can we say when people think we’re being morally superior if we claim to know about God? We can say:

  1. We Have the Same Nature (v8-15a)
  2. But We Bring Better News (v15b-18)
  3. So We Must Turn From Empty Things to the Living God (v15c)

Sunday 24th March 2019

Review questions:

  • Subjectivism: ‘The truth is whatever I believe it to be.’ True/False
  • What sorts of people can believe the Gospel?
  • Healing a lame man meant God had come to _________ (v8-10, Isaiah 35:4-6)
  • What did the crowd think it meant (v11-12)?
  • “We become what we ______________”
  • What does everyone know that God has done (v15-17, Romans 1:18-23)?
  • God’s patience gives us time to _______________________ (Romans 2:4)
  • How do we turn from idols (v15)?
  • A question I have:
  • A truth to share:
  • Something to pray about:
  • How I should live:

Published by Stephen McDonald

Christian, preacher, broadcaster

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