D-GROUPS

Welcome to the D-Group Leaders' resource page. What follows is a simple, transferable template for a typical one-hour D-Group:

READ

RESPOND

REVIEW

Take the first few minutes to catch up and follow up from your last meeting. Helpful questions are, “What did

you take away from last time?” [Refer to last week’s responses.] “How did that go?”

The Bible is our source for knowing and following God. A typical Bible study follows a pattern of Truth, Repentance and Faith. To help with this, use the sermon recap and questions below. 

Help people focus on growing all of their primary relationships: “Ask God, how can today’s discussion further my relationship with God, one another, and the world?” Pray together. [Record responses and prayer requests.]

THIS WEEK

Acts: Fear of the Lord

Sermon Summary: 

There are two responses to the Christian message. In Acts 2:37 the people were cut to the heart and surrendered to Jesus as Lord; but those who were cut to the heart in Acts 5:33 wanted to kill Jesus! The difference between the two is determined by who we think is to blame for life’s problems: us or God. The only way for the Christian message to rightly impact our hearts is if we willingly admit our moral poverty and spiritual blindness. God responds to our humility with an abundance of grace.

D-Group Resources:

REVIEW.

“What did you take away from last time?”

[Refer to last week’s responses.] “How did that go?”

READ.

Key Passage: Acts 5:12-42

Discussion Questions

Truth

Describe the two different responses to the Christian message is Acts 2:37 and Acts 5:33. Why such opposite responses to the good news?


Repentance

What must happen in our hearts to have an Acts 2:37 response to the gospel?


Faith

Think of a difficult situation or area in your life in which you blame God. What would it look like to see that situation with humility and faith?

RESPOND.

What are unhealthy extremes of how we use money or power? What does faith look like?

Pray together. [Record responses and prayer requests.]

PREVIOUS WEEKS

Acts: Fear of the Lord

Key Passage: 5:1-11

Acts: Kingdom Possessions

Key Passage: 4:32-36

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OTHER CONTENT

The Explore the Bible guide is another tool for the “read” portion of our D-groups that many people use. Download the PDF and see if it would serve your group well.