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The Church in ACT-ion

Starting on September 12, 2021, we will be diving into the book of Acts.

  • Reshaped Lives - Acts 2:37-47 - September 12
  • Spiritual Gifts - Acts 2:17-18, Romans 12:1-8 - September 19
  • Share What You Have - Acts 4:32-37 - September 26
  • God's Inviting Love - Acts 10:1-29, 44-48 - October 3
  • On Essentials and Opinions - Acts 15:28-29 - October 10
  • Got Idols? - Acts 17: 16-34 - October 17
  • Mission Focus - Acts 20:17-38 - October 24
  • No Matter the Cost - Acts 24? - October 31
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We Are the Church Bible Study

Our Bible studies will run on Tuesday mornings at 9:00 am, Wednesday evenings at 7:00 pm, and with a ZOOM option if there is interest, to be scheduled at the participants’ convenience. The study book is We are the Church…Let’s ACT Like It: A Study on the Book of Acts.  The books will be available in the office for a cost of $9.00.

WEEK 1- ACT with Power - Chapter 1, Acts 1-2

Day 1: Read Acts 1: 1-14
Day 2: Read Acts 1: 15-26
Day 3: Read Acts 2: 1-13
Day 4: Read Acts 2: 14-36
Day 5: Read Acts 2: 37-47

ACT-ion Questions:

  • What is the purpose and mission of the church?
  • What is its responsibility to its members, attenders, community, God and the world?
  • How can we live as Pentecost people?

WEEK 2 - ACT with Generosity - Chapter 2, Acts 3-6

Day 1: read Acts 3:1-26 and 1 Corinthians 12:4-28
Day 2: read Acts 4: 1-31
Day 3: read Acts 4: 32-5:11
Day 4: read Acts 5: 12-42
Day 5: read Acts 6: 1-15

ACT-ion Questions:

  • What was one thing from your reading that was especially meaningful?
  • What is the purpose of spiritual gifts?
  • What are your spiritual gifts?
  • How are you using them?

To take an inventory of your spiritual gifts, here

WEEK 3 - ACT with Acceptance - Chapter 3, Acts 7-11

Day 1: Read Acts 7
Day 2: Read Acts 8
Day 3: Read Acts 9
Day 4: Read Acts 10
Day 5: Read Acts 11

ACT-ion Questions: 

  • What was one thing from your reading that was especially meaningful?
  • When have you been on the receiving end of prejudice or bias?
  • What do you hold near and dear to your heard that might lead you to exclude others?
  • How might God break through that?
  • What do we learn about God from these conversion stories?

WEEK 4 - ACT with Generosity - Chapter 4, Acts 12:1-15:35

Day 1: Read Acts 12
Day 2: Read Acts 13: 1-12
Day 3: Read Acts 13: 13-52
Day 4: Read Acts 14
Day 5: Read Acts 15: 1-35

ACT-ion Questions: 

  • What was one thing from your reading that was especially meaningful?
  • How do the leaders of the early church deal with the conflict that arises?
  • What can you tell from the story about what mattered most to them?
  • How is the Holy Spirit nudging us to consider new ways of doing things today?

WEEK 5 - ACT with Perseverance - Chapter 5, Acts 15:36-20:12

Day 1: Read Acts 15: 36-16:10
Day 2: Read Acts 16: 11-38
Day 3: Read Acts 17
Day 4: Read acts 18
Day 5: Read Acts 19:1-20:12

ACT-ion Questions: 

  • What was one thing from your reading that was especially meaningful?
  • How would you define “idol”?
  • What are some of the idols in our culture and in your own life?
  • Where are you hearing words of encouragement in your life?
  • Where are you speaking them?

WEEK 6 - ACT with Courage - Chapter 6, Acts 20:30-23:35

Day 1: Read Acts 20: 13-38
Day 2: Read Acts 21: 1-36
Day 3: Read Acts 21: 37-22:29
Day 4: Read Acts 22:30-23:11
Day 5: Read Acts 23:12-35.

ACT-ion Questions: 

  • What was one thing from your reading that was especially meaningful?
  • What is Paul’s advice for the church at Ephesus?
  • Why is Paul willing to risk his life?
  • What would you risk your life for?
  • How would you share your faith testimony?
  • What would you like to be remembered for?

WEEK 7 - ACT with Witness - Chapter 7, Acts 24-28

Day 1: read Acts 24
Day 2: read Acts 25
Day 3: read Acts 26
Day 4: read Acts 27
Day 5: read Acts 28

ACT-ion Questions:

  • What do you get so excited about that you can’t help but share it with others?
  • Revisit your definition of the church and its mission from Session 1.  How would you revise it after reading the book of Acts?
  • How has your study of Acts changed how you see yourself as a part of the church?
  • Where are you being called to help the church fulfill its mission?

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