Acts: Joy in the Desert


June 19, 2022


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

Sermon Summary:  Looking at the condition of our heart is not something that comes natural to us, but we can all agree that there are times (if not always) that something is missing. We might think that we will find what we are looking for if we search a little longer or climb a little higher, but what if the answer came to us, and we don’t have to find it as much as we need to trust it. Finding Jesus doesn’t mean we modify Him to fit our lives, but we actually die to self in order to be modified to fit Jesus. Through death in Jesus comes life, joy and satisfaction.  


Key Passage: Acts 8:26-40 

Discussion Questions:  

Truth: God sent Philip to the desert in order to fulfill the promise of Acts 1:8. This is probably not what Philip had in mind when he followed Jesus. What deserts has God asked you to trust Him in?                      

Repentance: The Ethiopian Eunuch had all of the earthly doors open for him but he was still not satisfied with his position, power and wealth. What satisfies you in your life right now?                

Faith: After the Eunuch is baptized, dying to self and being raised to new life, it says that he went away rejoicing. What have you (or need to) died to in order to find joy that is in Christ?                       


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