10.02.22 Community Group Questions
10/02 /22 Community Group Questions
- In Acts 2:14, Peter begins to speak to all those listening about prophecies from the Older Testament. He quotes Joel and the Psalms and then says what we read in vs. 36, "Therefore let all Israel be assured of this: God has made this Jesus, whom you crucified, both Lord and Messiah." What kind of response did many have who heard Peter's sermon?
- There is always an initial and ongoing response to who Jesus is. For those in Acts 2:37, they ask the question of "what shall we do?" Discuss Peter's answer. What does repentance look like in our lives?
- Acts 2:38-39: What does Peter tell us baptism reminds us of? What promise is made for all those who believe in Jesus and what gift is promised?
- Peter says in his sermon that this promise is for "you and your children and for all who far off - for all whom the Lord our God will call." The promise of forgiveness, the gift of the Holy Spirit, and for God to call many more is meant to encourage us. For our children, it means they are raised among a people who believe in this promise of God's love and presence. Do you think of your baptism as a gift to remind and inspire you to look to God in all things? Why is this difficult at times?
- Acts 2:41: Peter issues warnings and a plea. Essentially, everyone has something they look to for meaning and purpose in this life. Many things promise that meaning and purpose, but Peter is pleading with us to find promise and meaning in the only one able to give it. What would change about how you think about your daily life and relationships if you believed life was found in Christ above all other things (control, material things, pride, etc.)?