JULY 23, 2023

Sing, Sing, Sing, Cover the Earth, Unbroken Praise , Lord of the Nations, Worthy is the Lamb

When you were a child, did you learn how to obey your parents/guardians right away, or you tended to procrastinate in your obedience?

Acts 9:10-18


Now there was a disciple at 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 about this man, how much harm he did to Your saints at Jerusalem; 14 and here he has authority from the chief priests to bind 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 for My name’s sake.” 17 So Ananias departed and entered the house, and after laying his hands on him said, “Brother Saul, the Lord Jesus, who appeared to you on the road by which you were coming, has sent me so that you may regain your sight and be filled with the Holy Spirit.” 18 And immediately there fell from his eyes something like scales, and he regained his sight, and he got up and was baptized; and he took food and was strengthened.


Restate the verse in your own words.


  • What did you like about these verses?
  • What did you learn about God?
  • What did you learn about people?
  • What did you learn about your mission?
  • What did you learn about following Jesus?


I. God DRAWS Paul to Himself

(Acts 9:1-9, Genesis 19:11, Isaiah 42:7,16, John 12:32-33, 2 Peter 3:9)

II. God SENDS Ananias to lead Paul to Christ and disciple Paul

(Acts 9:10-19, Acts 8:35-38, Acts 10:5, 22)

III. God USES Paul to immediately begin leading others to Christ and making disciples

(Acts 9:20-25, Acts 9:15, Exodus 20:7, Matthew 28:18-20, Matthew 9:37-38)


Based on this lesson on “OBEY THE LORD, BEGIN YOUR MISSION”, write down your action point to apply what you learned. Make it your “I will…” statement and follow the S.M.A.R.T. guideline to come up with a do-able action point.


“I will_____________________________________


Who will you share these truths to this week?


Pray for people to look to the Lord Jesus Christ as the lifter of souls. Extend physical and spiritual care to those who are at the low points of their life. Be a listener. Be a sharer of good news–the gospel or your testimony of how God lifted you up when you were down, to someone this week.

I. Thanksgiving

  • Worship God for who He is, what He has done, and what He will do in our lives.

II. Country and the World

  • Upright and moral governance of public servants; repentance and salvation for government leaders and citizens for a Christ-centered Philippines.
  • God’s help and comfort for the Sudanese people caught in violence and conflict.
  • War in Ukraine to end, loss of lives prevented; tension in East Asian and Middle East countries to stop.

III. Church

  • That CCF Members would honor and love God and make disciples.
  • Elders, pastors, dleaders, and families (holy, humble, harmonious, happy, heart-working).
  • Ministries and churches expansion worldwide.

IV. CCF Facilities

  • Worship and Training Center
  • Prayer Mountain

V. Personal Concerns

  • Deeper intimate relationship with God.
  • Righteous living.
  • Salvation of family and friends.

JAMES 5:17-18

17 Elijah was a man with a nature like ours, and he prayed earnestly that it would not rain, and it did not rain on the earth for three years and six months. 18Then he prayed again, and the sky poured rain and the earth produced its fruit.