April 19: The Jews in Babylon
1. Getting Started:
What did you find most interesting about the sermon this week? The most helpful, eye-opening, or troubling?
What is the first thing you want to do when quarantine is over?
What is one thing you have enjoyed about being in exile—what’s the silver lining?
2. Into the Bible:
Read Acts 1:6-11.
What do the Apostles ask Jesus about in verse 6? Which “pitfall” from the sermon does this connect with?
How does Jesus answer their question? What does he tell them to focus on instead?
Read Acts 8:1-8.
Where are the Christians living in v. 1? Where do they end up going because of the persecution?
What do the Christian exiles do as they travel? How are they fulfilling the commands of Jesus from Acts 1?
3. Going Deeper
What is our mission as the church—and your mission as a Christian—during the COVID epidemic?
How are Christians being distracted from their mission?
What can we do to maintain our focus on the mission God has given us for this time?