Presentation on theme: "Much assistance from Does it Really Matter What You Believe? By Dave Hirschman."— Presentation transcript:
Much assistance from Does it Really Matter What You Believe? By Dave Hirschman
How important is what you believe? What people do or do not believe has direct impact on how they live. Paul was a man affected by what he believed. He believed Jesus Christ is Lord and Savior. In this lesson we will consider the influences of Pauls belief on his actions.
Agabus prophesied that Paul would be bound hand and foot and delivered to the hands of the Gentiles (8-11) The people with Paul pleaded with him not to go to Jerusalem (12) Paul gives his response that he is ready to die if necessary (13) Paul lived by what he believed and would not allow anyone to dissuade him (14)
Paul was determined to follow wherever and however the Lord led him Acts 23:11, 27:20-24 This determination was based on the fact what he believed mattered to him Phil 3:13-14; 2 Tim 4:8
He had a singular focus Acts 28:31a preaching the kingdom of God… He had a singular love Acts 28:31b …the Lord Jesus Christ… He believed in a singular commitment Acts 28:31c …with all confidence…
What we believe influences every aspect of our lives. Our beliefs define, determine, and demonstrate what we value. Pauls life was shaped and driven by what he believed about Christ. Does what you believe about Christ really make a difference in your life?