QUESTIONS THAT WILL HELP YOU DIG DEEPER INTO THE MAIN MESSAGE FOR YOUR FAMILY DEVOTIONS OR SMALL GROUP:
Start with reading Acts 27:13-44. Below you’ll see Pastor Michael’s 5 main points, along with questions:
Bail – Acts 27:18-20 – Get rid of what weighs you down – What might sink you?
What are some of the things that weigh down many Christ-followers today? What are some practical ways to BAIL on these things?
Refocus – Acts 27:21-26 – Refocus on your Primary Objective – Where are you going?
What is the primary objective for a Jesus-follower? Read the following verses and discuss: Ephesians 4:11-13, 2 Timothy 1:6-8, 2 Corinthians 6:3-4, 2 Chronicles 29:11
Attach – Acts 27:30-32 – Attach Yourself to Others – Who are you taking with you?
The sailors were trying to sneak away. How does this relate to what Christians might be tempted to do today during a trial?
Catalyst – Acts 27:33-37 – Serve as a Catalyst of hope – How are you affecting others?
Paul stood up and encouraged his shipmates when they were deeply discouraged. Talk about a time that someone encouraged you in the Lord when you were down. Pastor Michael stated, “There should be nothing that could ever happen in this life that would/could make you abandon the hope you have within you”. Read Matthew 5:14 and discuss how we practically can obey this verse.
Eliminate – Acts 27:39-41 –Eliminate Retreat as an Option – When are you going to ditch the excuses?