Acts 9:10-16, “Now there was a believer in Damascus named Ananias. The Lord spoke to him in a vision, calling, “Ananias!” “Yes, Lord!” he replied. The Lord said, “Go over to Straight Street, to the house of Judas. When you get there, ask for a man from Tarsus named Saul. He is praying to me right now. I have shown him a vision of a man named Ananias coming in and laying hands on him so he can see again.” “But Lord,” exclaimed Ananias, “I’ve heard many people talk about the terrible things this man has done to the believers in Jerusalem! And he is authorized by the leading priests to arrest everyone who calls upon your name.” But the Lord said, “Go, for Saul is my chosen instrument to take my message to the Gentiles and to kings, as well as to the people of Israel. And I will show him how much he must suffer for my name’s sake.” (NLT)
Acts 9:17-19, “So Ananias went and found Saul. He laid his hands on him and said, “Brother Saul, the Lord Jesus, who appeared to you on the road, has sent me so that you might regain your sight and be filled with the Holy Spirit.” Instantly something like scales fell from Saul’s eyes, and he regained his sight. Then he got up and was baptized. Afterward he ate some food and regained his strength.” (NLT)
Mark 16:15, “And then he told them, “Go into all the world and preach the Good News to everyone.” (NLT)
John 14:26, “But the Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in My name, He will teach you all things, and bring to your remembrance all things that I said to you.” (NKJV)
Luke 12:11-12, “Now when they bring you to the synagogues and magistrates and authorities, do not worry about how or what you should answer, or what you should say. For the Holy Spirit will teach you in that very hour what you ought to say.” (NKJV)
Galatians 5:25, “If we live by the Spirit, let us also keep in step with the Spirit.” (ESV)
- Have you ever been led by the Holy Spirit to do something that you didn’t quite understand? If so, explain the experience and write down some things that you learned from it.
- What does it mean to be a student of the Gospel and why is it important to keep an attitude of a learner?
- What was the sign that demonstrated that Ananias’ obedience was complete? What was the significance of that action?
- To “go” means to pursue action based upon a previous decision. What are the implications of this truth for the believer?
To be a believer means that we are to learn by use and practice. This week, be open to the leadings of the Holy Spirit for specific assignments. Take steps of faith by acting upon what you hear. At the end of the week, write down and reflect on some things that you learned about God, yourself, and others through this process. Share what you learned with a friend.
by HILLSONG UNITED
I WILL TRUST
by RED ROCK WORSHIP
I HAVE DECIDED
BY ELEVATION WORSHIP