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When Vision Comes

October 22, 2017 Speaker: Damian Mericka Series: The Power of Prayer

Topic: When Vision Comes Passage: 1 Samuel 3:1, 1 Samuel 28:1–28:7, 1 Samuel 2:27–2:36, Acts 10, Galatians 3:23–3:29

Going Deeper:

Spiritual Drought (1 Samuel 3:1, 1 Samuel 2:27-36)

Spiritual Disobedience (1 Samuel 28:1-7)

  1. ) Visions (different than a dream) were evidently a very common way that God would speak into the lives of His people. These visions would speak directly into their moment of need- to affirm or direct as they (the Priests), as intercessors between the people and God, would pray. Note Eli and his sons;
  • have you been in such a season before where you are comfortable- no longer diligent in your prayer life or role as an intecessor?

Without hardship, trial, or danger we neglect our relationship with God and feel dry or barren.

  • What do you do to get out of this spiritual rut?
  • Now let’s take a moment to reflect on Saul. How hard is it to be a person of influence in other people’s lives when you yourself are living in a way that does not submit to God’s influence in your own life?

Acts 10

  1. ) Note how Luke, the author of Acts draws our attention to both the prayer life and obedience of Peter and Cornelius.
  • How does our prayer life affect our walk with God?
  • Do you feel the most confident when you are in God’s in seasons of consistent, healthy prayer or in times of a prayer famine?
  • Would you consider your prayer life healthy?
  • And then there is obedience. How does obedience affect our walk with God?
  • Do you wait until you understand the whole picture before you follow God (note: Peter received BOTH a Vision and a confirmation from the Spirit)?
  • What is the difference between being “spiritually cautious” and “disobedient”?
  • How is God stretching you right now?

 

  1. ) Acts 10:34-48, Galatians 3:23-29
  • What did the Holy Spirit falling on Gentiles prove?
  • How does the passage of Galatians fit into the Narrative of Acts 10?
  • Is this the vision that drives you to prayer and obedient pursuits of?
  • How are you living this out, as Peter did, today?

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