The Church: What It Does ~ Acts 2:36-47

I.  Bold Preaching and Teaching (vs. 36-41)

a. What role does the Holy Spirit play in the preaching and teaching in the church?  (Romans 8:14, Gal. 5:16-18)

b. What is the sole authoritative source of our preaching and teaching? (Romans 10:17, 1 Pet 4:11)

II.  Discipleship (vs. 41-43)

a. How does one disciple a follower of Jesus?  

b. What is the desired outcome of a disciple-ing a follower of Jesus?                                                                                                          

III. Prayer (vs. 42)

a. What did Jesus say about individual personal prayer? (Matthew 6:5-13)

b. What did the early church model about corporate prayer?  (Acts 1:12-14)

IV. Fellowship (vs. 42, 44-46)

a. Why do we fellowship and what vital aspect of the church is strengthened by fellowship?

b. When we discover needs during times of fellowship what should be our response?          

V. Praise and Worship (vs. 43, 46-47)

a. Who is ALL our praise and worship for and to?

b. How much importance is personal preference in whether praise and worship is “good?”

c. What is the only legitimate criteria in how we praise and worship?

IV.  Application:   Obviously the Bride and Body do more things than these but how important is it that we each be involved in these?

  May 2018