Discuss Acts 11:27-30

  1. In what way did God comfort, challenge, or correct you today?
  2. When you think about your relationship with the church, can you say that you are a member that is functioning properly, speaking the truth in love, and helping the body grow? How can you become a more healthy church member?
  3. Looking back at Ephesians 1, what do you think is the most helpful aspect of being “in Christ” when it comes to being a church member?
  4. We seek the presence of Jesus by asking for his help to do his well. What are some ways you can remind yourself to ask for Jesus’ help at school, at work, at home, and with the church?
  5. Do you find it easier to speak the truth in love to someone or is it easier to give a cut-down or be sarcastic? How can you become more like Christ?
  6. For a church to grow in love, each member needs to be speaking the truth in love while doing his/her part. Where do you see the church growing in love? How can you encourage that growth?
  7. Where do you see prophecy happening in the church today?
  8. How do the gospel principles of God’s sufficient grace (2 Cor 9:8) and Jesus becoming poor so you can become rich (2 Cor 8:9) challenge you to give more?
  9. If generous giving is difficult for you, how could heeding the warning (1 John 2:15), understanding the future (1 John 2:17), and remembering God’s grace fuel your giving (2 Cor 9:8)?
  10. How do elders and deacons help you fulfill your ministry?

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