Week 3
  1. Read Acts 2:42-47.  When people came to belief in Jesus Christ, they were empowered by the Holy Spirit.  What was the result?  The following is a list describing what the believers experienced.
  1. They devoted themselves to
  1. Apostles’ teaching
  2. Fellowship
  3. Breaking of bread
  1. Everyone was filled with awe…

  2. All believers were together

  3. All believers had everything in common

  4. They sold their possessions and gave to those in need

  5. Everyday they continued to meet together in the temple courts.

  6. They broke bread in their homes and ate together

  1. With glad and sincere hearts
  2. Praising God
  3. Enjoying the favor of all people

What do these things look like in 2020?  Do these describe your experience as a believer?  Which do not?  What comforts you?  What gives you hope?  What do you long for?

  1. “And the Lord added to their number daily those who were being saved” (Acts 2:47).  The believers continued to meet in Solomon’s Colonnade but no one else dared to join them – even though they were highly regarded by the people.  The Lord still added to the number of believers even though others were afraid (See Acts 5:12-16). There are many seekers that stand outside, on the fringe of the Church.  There are many looky-loos who are watching carefully to see what it means to be a follower of Jesus. 
  • What would they see if they were standing in the doorway of your church?

  • What would they hear if they overheard a conversation?

  • What would they experience if they dared to step foot in the sanctuary?

  • What would they learn if they met you for coffee?

  • And when “church” cannot happen in the buildings?

  1.  Read Acts 11:23.  When Barnabas visited the church of Antioch, he saw “evidence of the grace of God”.   What does grace look like?  Can a non-believer recognize it?

  2. How can you show evidence of God’s grace to others in your current circumstance?

  3. How can we be an Acts 2 Church in our current circumstance?