POWER TOOLS

Power tools get the job done, but can be dangerous unless used with humility. 

Notes And Next Steps

1 Samuel 14:24-30,43-45 + Part 2 of the series “Becoming The Villain"

Power tools are dangerous, but not by themselves.

When you use your power selfishly, it not only hurts you and hurts God, but it hurts others.

Now the Israelites were in distress that day, because Saul had bound the people under an oath, saying, “Cursed be anyone who eats food before evening comes, before I have avenged myself on my enemies.” (1 Samuel 14:24)

“My father has made trouble for the country … How much better it would have been if the men had eaten today” … The men rescued Jonathan, and he was not put to death. (1 Samuel 14:29,30,45)

God’s power tools are …

Get rid of what you don’t want. Get what you do want.

SPIRITUAL NEXT STEP

Read Colossians 1:29.  Where have you seen Jesus Christ’s power at work in you recently? Write it on a note and PRAY about it this week (Praise. Repent. Ask. Yield.)

Discussion Questions

  1. Read Colossians 1:29.  Where have you seen Jesus Christ’s power at work in you recently? Write it on a note and PRAY about it this week (Praise. Repent. Ask. Yield.)
  2. Google the songs “The Same Power” by Jeremy Camp and “The Power of the Cross” by Keith and Kristyn Getty. After listening (maybe a couple times) which do you like better? Why? Share that one with a friend who needs Jesus.
  3. What is the power of God described in these Bible verses? 1 Peter 3:21; Acts 26:17,18; 1 Thessalonians 2:13; Mark 13:26.