“Distraction From Your Calling” – Acts 6:1-7

Led by Rev. Sam Mawhinney.

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Welcome & Call to Worship

Opening Hymn: IPH Ps. 100 All People That On Earth Do Dwell

Prayers of Adoration and Confession 

Reading: Acts 6:1-7

Sermon: “Distraction From Your Calling”

Praise: IPH 552 Take My Life And Let It Be

Prayers for Others


Closing Hymn: All Glory Be To Christ


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Discussion & Application

Prayerfully consider the time, talents and resources God has given you and others. 

  • Which gifts is God calling you to use in His service at this time? 
  • What are some specific ways you might use (or are already using) those gifts?
  • Are you doing too many things? Which gifts should you invest your time in now and which should you instead encourage in other members of the church?

Sometimes, we are blind to our gifts and need the perspective and encouragement of others in the church.

  • Ask someone to work through the above questions with you (about you) and share their perspective.
  • Take a few moments this week to encourage someone regarding a gift they are already using or a gift you think they might use. 

Growth inevitably leads to growing pains. What ‘growing pains’ are evident in ARPC and what possible solutions might be considered and applied?