Spiritual Conversations

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Spiritual Conversations – SC13

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Spiritual Conversations Wrap-up Daniel 2 Genesis 41:1-40 How does God use us evangelistically in people’s lives? Get to know people, so you can help them connect the dots in their faith stories and understand what God has done for them. God may use healing, or deliverance, or just bring emotionally wounded people to you to […]

Daniel & the Steward SC12

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Daniel and the Steward Daniel 1:3-5, 8-16 If you are put in a position of being expected or even directed to do something unethical at work, use the Daniel approach. You may find that you not only still have success, but you earn the respect of men while enjoying the favor of God.

Peter & the Lame Man – SC11

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Acts 3 When Peter healed the lame man at the gate of the temple, the onlookers were blown away by this display of the power of God. Peter immediately credits God with this miracle, and denounces the people for their part in the crucifixion of Jesus. But then he announces the grace of God—“Repent and […]

Peter & Jerusalem Council SC10

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Peter & Jerusalem Council Acts 11:1-18 “Who was I that I could stand in God’s way?” After sharing the gospel with Cornelius and his household, Peter was called to account by those who thought only those who followed Jewish customs could receive the gospel. Peter responded by explaining how God had shown him that the […]

Peter & Cornelius – SC9

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Peter & Cornelius Acts 10 1 Peter 3:15   Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have. Be ready. Just as God prepared Peter, and then sent Cornelius to Peter to hear the gospel, God may send someone to you for […]

Zacchaeus – SC8

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Zacchaeus Luke 19:1-9 Zacchaeus, a rich but socially rejected man, went out of his way to see Jesus, and Jesus accepted him publicly. Zacchaeus’ response was immediate and striking—“I give half of my goods to the poor, and will repay four-fold anyone I have defrauded.” Are there people in your life with whom you could […]

The Woman at the Well – SC7

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The Woman at the Well John 4:1-42 Even though Jews and Samaritans had as little as possible to do with each other, Jesus asks a Samaritan woman for a drink of water. As she questions why he’s doing this, Jesus, after making an insightful comment about her personal situation, moves on to spiritual topics, and […]

The Philippian Jailer – Spiritual Conversations Pt 6

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Paul and the Philippian Jailer Acts 16:25-40 Paul and Silas were in jail when an earthquake broke open the prison. After preventing the jailer from killing himself (because he feared the prisoners had fled), Paul explained that this event was an act of God’s power, and also told him of God’s salvation, for him and […]

Paul in Athens – Spiritual Conversations Pt 5

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Paul in Athens Acts 17:16-34 When in a pagan city (Athens) Paul started by going on a discovery mission. He discovered that the Athenians were very religious, so he used that as his starting point. “What you worship as unknown, I declare to you”…(v.23ff). He also used their way of processing as he explained to […]

Peter at Pentecost – Spiritual Conversations Pt 4

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Peter at Pentecost Acts 2 It’s important not to be afraid of spiritual conversations. At Pentecost, Peter confronts a crowd that is amazed by what they see and hear, but don’t understand it. So Peter tells them “This is God,” and then goes on to explain the way of salvation. In order for us to […]