Real Church Part 14 “Going To……..GOD

Real Church – Part 14

Going to…..God

If you have any _________________ or expect any ________________ in the new year, this time is for you.

When the going gets _____________, the tough get _____________.

When the tough get going, “where” do they __________?

Paul and Silas go on a __________________ journey.

Acts 16:16-24

Paul and Silas in Prison

16 Once when we were going to the place of prayer, we were met by a female slave who had a spirit by which she predicted the future. She earned a great deal of money for her owners by fortune-telling. 17 She followed Paul and the rest of us, shouting, “These men are servants of the Most High God, who are telling you the way to be saved.” 18 She kept this up for many days. Finally Paul became so annoyed that he turned around and said to the spirit, “In the name of Jesus Christ I command you to come out of her!” At that moment the spirit left her.

19 When her owners realized that their hope of making money was gone, they seized Paul and Silas and dragged them into the marketplace to face the authorities. 20 They brought them before the magistrates and said, “These men are Jews, and are throwing our city into an uproar 21 by advocating customs unlawful for us Romans to accept or practice.”

22 The crowd joined in the attack against Paul and Silas, and the magistrates ordered them to be stripped and beaten with rods. 23 After they had been severely flogged, they were thrown into prison, and the jailer was commanded to guard them carefully. 24 When he received these orders, he put them in the inner cell and fastened their feet in the stocks.

When the going got tough, where did Paul go?

  1. Paul says “I __________” and seeks another job.
  2. Paul ____________ God and seeks other gods.
  3. Paul ___________ hymns to God and seeks God.

               Acts 16:25

25 About midnight Paul and Silas were praying and singing hymns to God, and the other prisoners were listening to them.

When the going got tough, Paul went to _____________.

When Paul goes to God, others are _____________ to where God wants them to be.

2 Timothy 1:12

12 That is why I am suffering as I am. Yet this is no cause for shame, because I know whom I have believed, and am convinced that he is able to guard what I have entrusted to him until that day.

I go to God when I ____________ who God is and I have ___________ Him my life.

“Got _________….Sing __________”

  1. Do you _____________ God?

Paul has more than a _________________ or _______________            knowledge of God in mind.

Knowing God means I…

__________ Him to be who He ____________ Himself to be.

seek to involve Him in every _________ and in every               important ______________ of my life.

trust in the ________________ of my God despite the     _________________ of my life.

We know God primarily through His _______________.

  1. Do you ______________ God with your life?

Christianity is not __________ insurance.

When the going gets tough and you won’t go to God….____________ will you go?