RE:gift – The Gift of God’s GraceDecember 6, 2020 / Jason Greene / Acts 3:1-10
1. Know God’s divine resources .
2. Look on people’s needs .
3. Become dispensers of God’s gift of .
4. So that…God alone is .
Is 35:6; Lev 21:18; Acts 4:1-4; 3:11-12, 16
SMALL GROUP QUESTIONS:
- Read Acts 3:1-5. Envision yourself walking along with Peter and John in these surroundings, which would have been quite familiar to them. Do you think they were expecting what happened? What lessons can we learn and apply as we go about our day-to-day activities?
- Notice that Peter and John were together, as were other pairs who Jesus sent out in Luke 10:1.
A. Recall a time when you ministered with others to someone. What was the effect of having others with you?
B. Can you identify someone you can team with to minister to
- What’s the best way to help someone who is begging at Walmart, Winco, or wherever?
- Take a look at verses 6-10.
A. Discuss the variety of physical and spiritual resources that God has given each of you.
B. What would happen if the resources were pooled and perhaps distributed?
- A. Why do you think Peter responded to this man, and why did the Lord choose him to be healed?
B. Why do you think the Lord chose this time frame and place to perform many miracles?
C. What constitutes a miracle?
- A. In Acts 3:7-9, what was the result of the Lord’s miraculous healing grace in this public setting?
B. Does a “divine encounter” include only visible miracles? Why or why not?
During your small group time, brainstorm and select a single parent household or a struggling family to bless over the Christmas season. They could be a friend or connected with your neighborhood, work, or kid’s sports team or school. Or your group may have other ideas. Pull together to buy some gifts that would help this family and find a creative way to deliver them, anonymously if possible. Include a note letting them know that the greatest gift they could ever receive is Jesus and invite them to Bethel‘s Christmas Eve service.