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February 18, 2024 Sermon Notes and Questions

Who?  Lesser-Known People of the Bible

Wk 1 “Pray, Verify, Go!”

Ananias:  Acts 9:10-19


Justin Scarberry

Message Notes

Acts 9:10-17 NASB

10 Now there was a disciple in Damascus named Ananias; and the Lord said to him in a vision, “Ananias.” And he said, “Here I am, Lord.” 11 And the Lord said to him, “Get up and go to the street called Straight, and inquire at the house of Judas for a man from Tarsus named Saul, for he is praying, 12 and he has seen in a vision a man named Ananias come in and lay his hands on him, so that he might regain his sight.” 13 But Ananias answered, “Lord, I have heard from many people about this man, how much harm he did to Your saints in Jerusalem; 14 and here he has authority from the chief priests to arrest all who call on Your name.” 15 But the Lord said to him, “Go, for he is a chosen instrument of Mine, to bear My name before the Gentiles and kings and the sons of Israel; 16 for I will show him how much he must suffer in behalf of My name.”

“The best ability we can have for God is availability and flexibility”

                                                                                                    -Author Unknown

How do we do?

  1. God Calls

  2. We Answer

  3. God Provides the Way

Is it ok to question God?

1 John 4:1 NASB

1Beloved, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits to see whether they are from God, because many false prophets have gone out into the world.

How do we hear from God?

Hebrews 10:15-16

15 And the Holy Spirit also testifies to us; for after saying,

16 “This is the covenant which I will make with them
After those days, declares the Lord:
I will put My laws upon their hearts,
And write them on their mind,”

Is it easy to follow Jesus?

Luke 9:23

23 Then he said to them all: “Whoever wants to be my disciple must deny themselves and take up their cross daily and follow me. Ananias asked for confirmation and then stepped out in faith to do what God told him to do.  He was available and flexible.

Sometimes God will answer our prayer and sometimes he will answer our prayers with “no”.

Do you have someone who will come along side you and pray for you when you need prayer?

Learning to Pray from Ananias

  1. When God Called He Answered

  2. When God Called He Verified

  3. When God Called He Went

The Bible is our Filter for Everything That Comes to Mind


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1. Does God always provide us with everything we need to do His will?

     a. Is there anything that we have to provide?

2. Read Acts 9:10-14

     a. The Bible often shows that God speaks to people in a vision. What does that mean?

     b. What are some of the ways God speaks with us?

3. If God told you to go to talk with someone who you might consider your enemy, what would you do?

     a. Who is Saul (at the point in time of these verses) shown in these scriptures?  Was he an enemy of the Christians?  Why or why not?

4. Should we every question God? Why or why not?

     a. How can we tell if something is coming from God or not?

5. Read 1 John 4:1

     a. What does it mean to “test the spirits”?

6. Read Acts 9:15-17

     a. Does every Christian have to suffer like Saul will have to shown in verse 16?

     b. Does anyone get a pass from suffering?

     c. Are there any scriptures that tell about trials, troubles, suffering that you can think of?

7. What stands out to you about Ananias?

     a. Are there some attributes that we can learn from him?

8. What does it mean to filter everything through the Bible?

     a. What are some examples?

Please pray that God would put on your heart this week someone to minister to.

There are so many people with broken hearts that just need someone to pour into.

The Bible says be quick to hear and slow to speak. Let someone pour into you this week.