Sermon April 29, 2012

The great mathematician Pascal, observed this about the human soul:

“What else does this craving, and this helplessness, proclaim but that there was once in man a true happiness, of which all that now remains is the empty print and trace? This he tries in vain to fill with everything around him, seeking in things that are not there the help he cannot find in those that are, though none can help, since this infinite abyss can be filled only with an infinite and immutable object; in other words by God himself.”

Our prayer this morning is simply “Come Lord Jesus and fill us with Yourself.”  Pray it with us?

April 29th, 2012 – Liz Honeyford Acts 1:1-12

Questions for Acts 1

  1. Who would you want to write the biography of your life?  What would that person know about you that you would like others to know?
  2. How does Acts pick up where Luke 24 leaves off?
  3. What do the disciples think will happen when they receive the Spirit v6?  What are some of the ways their idea of the kingdom differs from Jesus’ v 7-8?
  4. What proofs do you have of Jesus resurrection in your life that can help others understand who He is?
  5. Where is your ‘Jerusalem’ (places in your everyday life) to which you are called to share the love of Jesus?
  6. Who were these people in the upstairs room of vs 13 – 14?
  7. Name the steps Peter lead the disciples through to replace Judas.  Have you had an experience of a common task beyond your ability?  Share your experience of searching scripture and praying with others to seek God’s will.

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