BRAVE – Brave to Act
John 14:12–14 (NLT)
12 “I tell you the truth, anyone who believes in me will do the same works I have done, and even greater works, because I am going to be with the Father. 13 You can ask for anything in my name, and I will do it, so that the Son can bring glory to the Father. 14 Yes, ask me for anything in my name, and I will do it!
BIG IDEA: BRAVERY MOVES US FROM OUR ABILITIES TO THE FULLNESS OF GOD’S POWER.
Acts 1:8 (NLT)
8 But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes upon you. And you will be my witnesses, telling people about me everywhere—in Jerusalem, throughout Judea, in Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.”
THOUGHT 01 – WE ARE EMPOWERED TO ACT.
Acts 3:1-3 (NLT)
Peter and John went to the Temple one afternoon to take part in the three o’clock prayer service. 2 As they approached the Temple, a man lame from birth was being carried in. Each day he was put beside the Temple gate, the one called the Beautiful Gate, so he could beg from the people going into the Temple. 3 When he saw Peter and John about to enter, he asked them for some money.
THOUGHT 02 – WE ARE CHALLENGED TO ACT DAILY.
Ephesians 2:8–10 (NLT)
8 God saved you by his grace when you believed. And you can’t take credit for this; it is a gift from God. 9 Salvation is not a reward for the good things we have done, so none of us can boast about it. 10 For we are God’s masterpiece. He has created us anew in Christ Jesus, so we can do the good things he planned for us long ago.
Acts 3:4-6 (NLT)
4 Peter and John looked at him intently, and Peter said, “Look at us!” 5 The lame man looked at them eagerly, expecting some money. 6 But Peter said, “I don’t have any silver or gold for you. But I’ll give you what I have. In the name of Jesus Christ the Nazarene, get up and walk!”
THOUGHT 03 – SHARE THE POWER WE’VE BEEN GIVEN.
2 Corinthians 1:4 (NLT)
4 He comforts us in all our troubles so that we can comfort others. When they are troubled, we will be able to give them the same comfort God has given us.
Acts 3:7-8 (NLT)
7 Then Peter took the lame man by the right hand and helped him up. And as he did, the man’s feet and ankles were instantly healed and strengthened. 8 He jumped up, stood on his feet, and began to walk! Then, walking, leaping, and praising God, he went into the Temple with them.
THOUGHT 04 – MIRACLES CAN HAPPEN WHEN WE ACT.
Acts 3:9-10 (NLT)
9 All the people saw him walking and heard him praising God. 10 When they realized he was the lame beggar they had seen so often at the Beautiful Gate, they were absolutely astounded! 11 They all rushed out in amazement to Solomon’s Colonnade, where the man was holding tightly to Peter and John.
THOUGHT 05 – OUR ACTIONS WILL LEAD PEOPLE TO JESUS.
ACTION POINT: GO IN GOD’S POWER AND ACT.
Coming up at Open Life
LADIES NIGHT OUT
Ladies Hangout Group
Day/Time: Thursday Every Other Month – 7:00pm (Apr. 21, June 2)
Location: Urban Timber in Sumner
Leaders: Brittany Dela Vega, Anna Marie Nelson, and Heidi Mullins
Group Insights: Every other month women will gather at Urban Timber and enjoy a night without the kids and grow in relationship with each other. Great space to get to know the other women of Open Life.
STUDENT SUMMER CAMP!
June 27 – July 1
It’s that time of year again when our youth need to block out a week of their summer to connect with each other and Jesus at one of the best camps in our state. Mark your calendars and check the link below for all the info you will need.