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CALLING
CHRIST
COMMUNITY
COST
DESIRE
FAMILY
GODLY
JESUS
LIFE
NEW
PERSECUTED
SUFFERING

Acts 9:19-31 Counting the Cost in a New Life Summary: Have you ever started something new? A new school, a new neighborhood, or a new city? Every time we start over or start something new, it comes with new fears and struggles, but also new joys and adventures. Saul (Paul) in Acts 9 begins a whole new life as a Christian. For him all the zeal to punish Christians becomes zeal to tell people about Jesus and His Gospel! But it also comes with new struggles. Let’s think about how our life as Christians is like this: Outline: 1. The new life brings a new calling 2. The new life brings new suffering 3. The new life brings a new family Verse: 2 Timothy 3:12 Indeed, all who desire to live a godly life in Christ Jesus will be persecuted… Discussion Questions: 1. How does Saul’s life radically change after the Damascus road experience? How would you describe his new calling? What is the calling you have as a Christian and how is it similar or different? 2. How did Saul suffer in these early days as a Christian? How can you be prepared to suffer for Christ in our day? Where have you experienced it? How has the prospect of suffering for Christ affected your actions as a Christian? 3. How does Saul press in to be part of the family of God in his first days as Christian? Are you seeking to “live in community” at NCPC? Why or why not?

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Answer Key for 171022_kids

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Word X Y Direction
CALLING  19ne
CHRIST  47ne
COMMUNITY  19n
COST  810n
DESIRE  210e
FAMILY  95s
GODLY  35n
JESUS  39e
LIFE  32e
NEW  45sw
PERSECUTED  66sw
SUFFERING  115w