Gathering With The Church: To Worship ~ Acts 2: 40-47


I.  A Solid Foundation (vs. 40-42)

a. Is everything Peter preached recorded here?

b. What was the emphasis of his preaching?

c. What happened with those who received his word?

d. How would you describe the impact on the church that day? 

II. Activities of a Worshiping Church (vs. 42-43)

a. What action of the early church is described first in this passage?

b. Whose doctrine was being taught and is doctrine important?

c. Why would “fear” come upon every soul?

d. After doctrine what other activities describe the early church?

e. Is fellowship a needed action in the church and if so why?

f. How can just eating together enhance the spiritual health of a church?

III. Dynamics of a Worshiping Church (vs. 44-47)

       a. What is being described in verse 44-45?

       b. Does this passage advocate for communism or was this simply the

means used to provide for an enormous number of new believers who

would have been ostracized by their Jewish kindred?

c. How do we know that this initial outpouring of the Holy Spirit was on

the Jews?

d. Consider what these new believers would have lost and what they

gained…with all this what was their attitude?

e. What evidence is there that the Holy Spirit continued to work

supernaturally even after the Day of Pentecost?  

IV. Application:  Can the Holy Spirit still work as He did in this passage?


  January 2020