Saints and Sinners Vol. 3 (Participant)
Saints and Sinners
Volume 3: Encouragers of the Faith
A Seven-Session Bible Study on New Testament Characters
By Dr. Dan Lioy, PhD
All those who believe and trust in Jesus as their Savior are both saints and sinners. The same was true of the people in Holy Scripture.
By virtue of our baptism into Christ, we are made holy by his saving grace. This is not something we do on our own, but something that is imputed to us by Jesus. At the same time, we are plagued by that age-old sin that makes us want to be in control of our own lives. As those who are called by God to follow Jesus in obedient discipleship, we, like many before us, have been called to be witnesses to God's saving grace in Jesus Christ. May your study of God’s saints and sinners enrich your understanding of your life with Christ and encourage you in discipleship.
This study is the third in a series of Saints and Sinners from the New Testament who were used by God to begin to spread the Gospel among both Jews and Gentiles, with stories taken primarily from the Book of Acts. While it can be used at any time, this series would be particularly appropriate to the Seasons of Easter or Pentecost.
1. Barnabas (Acts 4:32-37; 9:26-27; 11:22-26; 15:36-41)
2. Cornelius (Acts 10:1-8, 17-38; Psalm 63)
3. Lydia (Acts 16:6-15; Psalm 37)
4. Philip (Acts 8:26-40; Romans 10:14-17; Psalm 16)
5. Priscilla and Aquila (Acts 18:1-4, 18-19, 24-26; Psalm 34)
6. Timothy (Acts 16:1-5; 1 Corinthians 4:14-17; Psalm 86)
7. Apostle John (Revelation 1:1-19; Psalm 91)
A Pattern of Daily Scripture Readings and Weekly Group Discussion
Studies in this series is formatted for each person in a group to spend time alone with God in the Word for five days and then gather with the group for a time of sharing and debriefing. The booklet can be used by each member of the group as a daily devotion, with a Bible study on the sixth or seventh day, when the larger group gathers.
Go HERE for the Leader's Guide to this study.