May 17: The Jews in Jerusalem
Small Group Worksheet
What did you find most interesting about the sermon this week? The most helpful, eye-opening, or troubling?
What skill have you had to learn or develop during quarantine?
What part of “normal” life do you most want to return to?
Into the Bible:
Read Acts 15:1-21
What were the men from Judea teaching (v. 1, 5)? Where did they get this belief from? Had it ever been true?
What new thing was God doing in the world, according to Peter, Paul and Barnabas (v. 8, 9, & 12)? What events had they observed?
What did Peter deduce about God’s purposes based on what he had seen God do?
How did James react to these events? Did he choose the old way or the new way?
Why is it so hard to follow the new things that God is doing?
What dangers do we have to watch out for when we are looking for God to do something new? How can “the new” get us into trouble sometimes?
How can we faithfully discern when God is leading us somewhere new? Can you see him leading us somewhere new in this current crisis?