Acts: Facing Judgment


June 5, 2022


“What did you take away from last time?” [Refer to last week’s responses.] “How did that go?”   

Sermon Summary:  Judgment is an unavoidable part of our human experience because we all ascribe authority to someone for approval, love, and salvation. We are freed from the impact of people’s judgment, however, when we fear God. Not only does He deliver us from lesser fears, but His judgment is also full of mercy and reward. When we surrender to the authority of the Lord Jesus, we are freed to love our enemies and rest in God's goodness and strength.     


Key Passage: Acts 7:54-60 

Discussion Questions:  

Truth: Stephen did not seem to fear people, even when facing death. Describe his experience of God and how it enabled him to face human judgment.                      

Repentance: What does our fear of people tell us about our relationship with God? How do we repent of fearing people?                

Faith: Read 2 Corinthians 5:10. When we fear God's righteous judgment how do we live (see also, Acts 7:60)?                       


Ask God, how can today’s discussion further your relationship with God, one another, and the world? Pray together. [Record responses and prayer requests.]