When Fools Go to War

April 30, 2023 Pastor: Jared Burke Series: Acts: Forward in the Name of the Risen King

Topic: God's Sovereignty, God's Omnipotence, God's Righteousness, God Passage: Acts 12:1–25


This livestream is scheduled to take place at 10:30am.

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Community Groups:

Read Acts 12:1-25 as a group.

What takes place in this chapter?

How does it make you feel when those who opposed God and his people rise to power?

How should Christians respond when authorities forcefully advance agendas and establish policies that threaten God’s people or defy his rule? What example did the Christians in Acts 12 set for us?

What does the Bible teach us about God’s…

  • Power?
  • Justice?
  • Purposes?

(Use Scripture to support your answers).

What impact does that have on the way you respond to current happenings in our world?

Read Acts 13:1-13 for next week.


Family Time (For dads, moms and kids):

Read Acts 12:1-25 as a family.

How do people try to fight God? Is that smart? 

What do you know about God that makes you think that way?

What did the Christians do when they heard that Peter was in prison (Acts 12:5)? Why should we do the same thing when we are scared or in trouble?


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