In Crowd 2
Chase the Chariot
Big Idea: Love what God loves: people.
First Question: How tough is it to love what God loves?
Q2: What went wrong with Mr. Popular turned church mouse?
Q3: What went right with the outsider?
Q4: Which story can you personally relate with more and why?
Q5: Has someone ever gone out of their way to love you?
Q6: What (or better: who) is a “chariot” you can chase this week?
Bible Verses from Large Group:
 But there was a man named Simon, who had previously practiced magic in the city and amazed the people of Samaria, saying that he himself was somebody great.  They all paid attention to him, from the least to the greatest, saying, “This man is the power of God that is called Great.”  And they paid attention to him because for a long time he had amazed them with his magic.  But when they believed Philip as he preached good news about the kingdom of God and the name of Jesus Christ, they were baptized, both men and women.  Even Simon himself believed, and after being baptized he continued with Philip. And seeing signs and great miracles performed, he was amazed. (Acts 8:9-13 ESV)
 Now when Simon saw that the Spirit was given through the laying on of the apostles' hands, he offered them money,  saying, “Give me this power also, so that anyone on whom I lay my hands may receive the Holy Spirit.”  But Peter said to him, “May your silver perish with you, because you thought you could obtain the gift of God with money!  You have neither part nor lot in this matter, for your heart is not right before God. (Acts 8:18-21 ESV)
 Now an angel of the Lord said to Philip, “Rise and go toward the south to the road that goes down from Jerusalem to Gaza.” This is a desert place.  And he rose and went. And there was an Ethiopian, a eunuch, a court official of Candace, queen of the Ethiopians, who was in charge of all her treasure. He had come to Jerusalem to worship  and was returning, seated in his chariot, and he was reading the prophet Isaiah.  And the Spirit said to Philip, “Go over and join this chariot.”  So Philip ran to him and heard him reading Isaiah the prophet and asked, “Do you understand what you are reading?”  And he said, “How can I, unless someone guides me?” And he invited Philip to come up and sit with him. (Acts 8:26-31 ESV)
We love because he first loved us. (1 John 4:19 ESV)