“What did you take away from last time?” [Refer to last week’s responses.] “How did that go?”
Sermon Summary: The growth of the church produced external opposition (spiritual and political), and internal tension (misuse of power and discrimination). The response of the apostles was to empower leaders who had four key qualities: they took responsibility, they served in faith, they feared the Lord, and they contributed to the greater vision. The result was a powerful spreading of God’s Word, with many people becoming obedient to the faith.
Key Passage: Acts 5:42 - 6:7
Truth: What kind of leaders did the apostles choose to deal with this problem?
Repentance: Which of those qualities is God highlighting in your life? Why?
Faith: What does faith look like? Where is God calling you to express that?
Ask God, how can today’s discussion further your relationship with God, one another, and the world? Pray together. [Record responses and prayer requests.]