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Sermon Notes

Tension - Questions

"God Bless you all and I pray that you lean into the already but not yet of the kingdom trusting God in all of His goodness."


Key Passages

Acts chapter 2 & 3

Acts 2:1 When the day of Pentecost came, they were all together in one place. 2 Suddenly a sound like the blowing of a violent wind came from heaven and filled the whole house where they were sitting. 3 They saw what seemed to be tongues of fire that separated and came to rest on each of them. 4 All of them were filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in other tongues[a] as the Spirit enabled them.

Acts 3:6 Then Peter said, “Silver or gold I do not have, but what I do have I give you. In the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, walk.” 7Taking him by the right hand, he helped him up, and instantly the man’s feet and ankles became strong. 8He jumped to his feet and began to walk. Then he went with them into the temple courts, walking and jumping, and praising God. 9When all the people saw him walking and praising God, 10they recognized him as the same man who used to sit begging at the temple gate called Beautiful, and they were filled with wonder and amazement at what had happened to him.


1. What tensions do you see around yourself? 


2. What causes these tensions?


3. How can the Holy Spirit help?


4. Why is it important to "entertain" or to "lean into" the leading of the Holy Spirit vs neglecting the Holy Spirit in our everyday lives?


5. Share with the group times that you have listened and seen God move 


6. Share with the group times where you felt that you should pray or do something out of the ordinary and you chickened out 


6.5 Share with the group times where you have followed the Holy Spirit's leading and yet "nothing happened" 


7. Using the five step prayer model (click button below for the PDF)


8. Spend time praying and asking the Holy Spirit to move


Nathan Drawdy