NASHVILLE (BP) — This weekly Bible study appears in Baptist Press in a partnership with LifeWay Christian Resources of the Southern Baptist Convention. Through its Leadership and Adult Publishing team, LifeWay publishes Sunday School curricula and additional resources for all age groups.
This week’s Bible study is adapted from The Gospel Project curriculum.
Bible Passage: Acts 9:1-25
— What stories of dramatic life change have you heard of or experienced?
— Have you ever felt that God called you to do something that didn’t make sense or that you didn’t want to do? How did that circumstance turn out?
Food for Thought:
God changes people’s lives; sometimes quite dramatically. Take Carlos, for instance. Carlos was hired by a Fortune 500 company fresh out of grad school with every intention of climbing the corporate ladder. But then a friend shared his dream of creating a non-profit to help the underprivileged. Soon after, Carlos resigned his position and helped birth a clothing company that provides funds for several community agencies and employs men and women recovering from addictions.
Dylan and Kara could have continued to enjoy the insulated comfort of their trendy, renovated home on their gorgeously re-gentrified street with top foodie hot spots. But then one Sunday, their pastor preached on the Gospel and racial reconciliation, and shared about a new partnership with a church whose building was five blocks from their house. The couple committed to help, opened up their home, and started translating the Gospel into relationships with the people of their extended neighborhood.
We have all heard stories like these: men and women who were on one path but then something changed and their lives were never the same.
The Gospel Project
The Gospel Project is a chronological, Christ-centered study for kids, students, and adults. The Bible is not a collection of stories. It is one story of God’s plan to rescue His people from sin and death. It is the story of redemption, the gospel message of Jesus Christ. More information can be found at LifeWay.com/gospelproject.