"Embrace the Weirdness" - Week Three (Acts 14)

This week we are continuing in our new sermon series, “Embracing the Weirdness.” For the past two weeks, we have been drawing our attention to the fact that obedience to God is… well, pretty WEIRD.  

We have seen that we are often willing to follow God in the things that keep us from standing out, but when our obedience to Him makes us look weird, we tend to draw the line. Even convincing ourselves that God would never ask us to do anything that would make us look weird, let alone actually BE weird. Oh, but He does!!!

Last week we saw in Acts chapter 16, there are times obedience to God means making decisions that many people would never understand, but God can do incredible things through that kind of faith.  

This week we watch as Paul suffers greatly for his obedience, and we also get a glimpse into what it really means to die to ourselves and to “count everything as loss because of the surpassing worth of knowing Christ Jesus our Lord.”

Acts 14:19-20
"But Jews came from Antioch and Iconium, and having persuaded the crowds, they stoned Paul and dragged him out of the city, supposing that he was dead. But when the disciples gathered about him, he rose up and entered the city, and on the next day he went on with Barnabas to Derbe."