This past Sunday I had the honor of teaching through Acts 20:7-12. We will be meeting tonight (Wednesday) at 8:30pm via Zoom to discuss this passage in greater detail – all are invited to join us! The connection information can be found on our website: www.renovationchurchsd.com
The message is below and under that are the sermon discussion questions that will serve as a guide for our conversation tonight.
Book of Acts – Acts 20:7-12
Before working on this discussion guide, please do the following:
1. Watch the message from this past Sunday if you were unable to attend the online service. You can find the message on our Facebook Page and on our website (renovationchurchsd.com).
2. Spend 5 minutes or so in prayer. You can either pray through the “Lord’s Prayer” or simply share what is on your heart. It is also good to spend at least 1 full minute in silence so that God can quiet your heart and mind as you prepare to study the Scriptures.
1. Read slowly and prayerfully through Acts 20:7-12. What themes stand out to you? What questions do you have about this passage?
2. In the beginning of this passage, we see that the early church prioritized 3 things: gathering together, celebrating communion, and listening to Bible teaching. Out of these three priorities, which one does our church need to improve on the most? What are some practical steps we can take?
3. Read Hebrews 10:24-25 and answer the following questions:
- According to verse 24, we are to consider how we may “spur one another on to love and good deeds.” Practically speaking, what are some things we can do to be obedient to this command?
- In the beginning of verse 25, we are commanded to not give up meeting together. In your own words, why is it so important to regularly gather with the church? What are some things that distract us from the importance of this gathering?
4. If we ignore these instructions from Scripture, we, like Eutychus, will spiritually fall asleep. Read Mark 13:32-37 to hear Jesus’ teaching on this subject. First, what stands out to you from this passage? Second, the main point is that we must “keep watch” rather than fall asleep. What does this mean practically?
5. The other thing that will happen if we neglect gathering together, the Lord’s Supper, and sold Bible teaching is we will need to be restored to the Christian faith. Paul speaks more on this subject in Galatians 6:1-2. Read through these verses & answer the following questions:
- What does it look like to be “caught in a sin”?
- What are the steps we should take to “restore” someone “gently”?
- Why are we instructed to “watch ourselves” during this process? What does this actually mean?