Discussion Questions: April 19, 2020

Below are four discussion questions and a passage of Scripture that go along with today’s sermon. If you weren’t able to join us live at 11am, don’t worry! You can watch the service any time at livestream.com/theforksbaptist. Once you’ve watched the service, please use these questions for a time of discussion and prayer in place of our Sunday evening service.

Scripture: Acts 1:1-8

In my former book, Theophilus, I wrote about all that Jesus began to do and to teach until the day he was taken up to heaven, after giving instructions through the Holy Spirit to the apostles he had chosen. After his suffering, he presented himself to them and gave many convincing proofs that he was alive. He appeared to them over a period of forty days and spoke about the kingdom of God. On one occasion, while he was eating with them, he gave them this command: “Do not leave Jerusalem, but wait for the gift my Father promised, which you have heard me speak about. For John baptized with water, but in a few days you will be baptized with the Holy Spirit.”Then they gathered around him and asked him, “Lord, are you at this time going to restore the kingdom to Israel?”He said to them: “It is not for you to know the times or dates the Father has set by his own authority. But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.”

Questions

  1. Have you asked the question, ” How long Lord?” during this season of quarantine? Why do you think Jesus stayed on the earth for 40 days after His resurrection?
  2. Do you have a daily prayer time? How can you pray specifically during these 40 days?
  3. How can God’s word strengthen us through this trial? Do you have a favorite scripture or go-to verse? Share.
  4. If you accept the 40 Days of Faithfulness Challenge, how do you hope that your speech and actions will change? Where will we get the power to accomplish these tasks?

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