Trust His Plan
THE NATIONS RAGE
Acts 12:3 // Let’s not be surprised or outraged when the world behaves naturally (that is, within the brokenness). The world will continue to oppose Jesus until the very end.
(Dig deeper: Psalm 2)
THE CHURCH PRAYS
Acts 12:5 // Prayer is effective! BELIEVE, CONFESS, PRAY.
(Dig Deeper: Luke 18:9-14, James 1:6, 5:13-16, Daniel 9-10)
RIGHT ON TIME
Acts 12:6-7 // “God is always almost late.” Our perspective can never see the other side of things. We always view things from a Good Friday perspective, not usually an Easter Sunday perspective.
(Dig deeper: 2 Peter 3)
TRUST HIM & CRY OUT TO HIM
1 Peter 5:6 // Believe the Story! Believe that HE CAN.
1 Peter 5:7 // Pour out your guts. Find a quiet place and get loud with God. Wail. Scream. He INVITES us to do this!
(Dig deeper: Psalms 3, 6, 69, 77, 142)
READY UP…UPON THE PROMISE
1 Peter 5:8-10 // Our brokenness, our sin, the devil deceives us to medicate. To hide. To distract. The Lord is calling us to wake up, to sober up, to stand up, to READY UP.
(Dig deeper: Ephesians 6:10-18)