Chapter One, Lesson Four
THE LEADING OF GOD Page
** Again, what was it that Paul was preaching?
The "faith". This is the embodiment of truth regarding the
gospel and Christ. cf. Galatians 2:16
** Are you noticing that "The Leading of God" changes the reputation
which precedes you?
Once the Lord saved Paul and called him into service, Paul's reputation
went from persecutor to preacher! The same is true for us who have placed
our faith in Christ, He will lead us daily into a reputation that can
be used for His glory no matter how vile our past has been.
V.24 ** Besides being excited over the change in Paul, how were
these Christians of Judea responding to this great news regarding the
"...they were glorifying God because of [Paul]."
In spite of how vile Paul had been, these believers were now bringing
glory to God because of what He had done in Paul's life!
** We know that it is God who leads us to salvation and then on through
the travels and events of our daily walk with Him. What is the ultimate
goal of "The Leading of God" in our lives?
It is that we would all glorify Him!
** How should we feel today about some wretched sinner who has been transformed
1) We should praise God for His glorious work of salvation. (Galatians
2) We should accept the new saint into the body of Christ, forgetting
his sinful past. (2Cor.5:17)
3) We should encourage him or her and build them up for service to
the Lord. (Ephesians 4:12)
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