The Church, Part 11 – Acts 8:4-25
Chad Murrell   -  

How do your motives move your heart?


  1. What stood out to you in the message?
  2. Who was your childhood hero? What ability or talents did they possess that you wanted for yourself? Why?
  3. How does Simon’s response to the Apostles in Acts 8:18-19 demonstrate his misunderstanding of what it means to follow Jesus?
  4. What preconceived notions or prejudices have hindered your own growth in Jesus? How have they hindered you?
  5. Pastor Chad said that we have nothing to offer Jesus. Our good works are like filthy rags compared to His righteousness (Isaiah 64:6). What do you think about this statement? How should this impact your motives and intentions for following Jesus?
  6. Pastor Chad’s Big Idea was, “The heart of the problem is a problem with the heart.” What is your motive for following Jesus? In other words, what is the reason that you continue following Him?
  7. What are your motives and intentions that are not aligned to Jesus’ motives and intentions? How are they not aligned? What needs to change?

Scripture Passages:
Hebrews 7-13, James 1-3