Week of May 8, 2022
Talking through the message during the week helps you turn what God is saying into action steps. These talking points, questions, and scriptures are designed to help you take the next step. If you are leading a group through this guide, don’t feel like you have to answer every question. Pick out those questions that will stir up conversation and action among your group.
(Acts 1:4–12) 4 While he was with them, he commanded them not to leave Jerusalem, but to wait for the Father’s promise. “Which,” he said, “you have heard me speak about; 5 for John baptized with water, but you will be baptized with the Holy Spirit in a few days.” 6 So when they had come together, they asked him, “Lord, are you restoring the kingdom to Israel at this time?” 7 He said to them, “It is not for you to know times or periods that the Father has set by his own authority. 8 But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come on you, and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.” 9 After he had said this, he was taken up as they were watching, and a cloud took him out of their sight. 10 While he was going, they were gazing into heaven, and suddenly two men in white clothes stood by them. 11 They said, “Men of Galilee, why do you stand looking up into heaven? This same Jesus, who has been taken from you into heaven, will come in the same way that you have seen him going into heaven.” 12 Then they returned to Jerusalem from the Mount of Olives, which is near Jerusalem—a Sabbath day’s journey away.
GETTING TO KNOW YOU:
Tell us of something you had to wait for but you weren't quite sure what you were waiting for.
Moses received printed and verbal instructions from God. The disciples had verbal instructions from Jesus. Without having printed or audible instructions from God, how do we discern God's Will?
Discuss the following concepts:
God’s declared will
God’s revealed will
God’s permissive will
Jesus deserves/requires our obedience. How do we know what to do, or what not to do, in order to be obedient?
God gives supernatural power through the Holy Spirit when we are obedient. What does this mean and how can it be misinterpreted or misrepresented?
- Listen up
- Live it out
Talk to God
How can this group pray for you?