“My name is Grace Ha, and because of the alphabet I am constantly stuck next to Miranda Hall. I hate it….she is mean and a bully and treats the 9th graders like dirt! Her locker is next to mine, we are together in gym class, and whenever we have a class together there she is right next to me. Then one day in math I saw it. Big tears coming down her face, her head lowered in an attempt to hide. I never knew the problem but from then on I decided to treat her like everyone else….as a person who needed to know about Jesus. The problem was I didn’t know where to start. How do you share Christ with someone you don’t even like?” In what way can you relate to Grace?
First five questions are from Acts 8:26-40
1. Read Acts 8:26. How does the story begin?
2. Read Acts 8:27-28. What happens once Philip starts down this road?
3. Read Acts 8:29-35. How does God’s Spirit lead Philip in these verses?
4. Who does Philip focus on as he explains the Scripture to the Ethiopian?
5. Read Acts 8:36-40. How does the Ethiopian respond once Philip tells him about Jesus?
6. Read Acts 1:8. How does this summarize how God wants to work through us?
7. What can we learn about the Spirit working through us from Philip’s experience?
8. God brought the Ethiopian and Philip together. Who has God brought into your life that may need to hear about Jesus?
9. Success in talking to people about Jesus is taking the initiative to share Christ in the power of the Holy Spirit and leaving the results to God. How does this apply to you?
10. Take what we’ve discussed and think about Grace’s story. How would you want to respond to her?
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