August 8, 2021

To the Ends of the Earth: The Path of the Faithful Witness

Speaker: Jonathan Sgalambro Series: Faithful Witnesses: A Study in the Book of Acts Topic: Faithfulness Scripture: Acts 27:1– 28:31

Community Group Questions:

Engage Yourself:

What about this series has been both encouraging for you and challenging? What are some specific ways you have applied the Book of Acts to your life?

Engage the Text:

In light of the difficulties that Paul faced throughout his ministry, and specifically on this trip, what is it about 28:14-15 that is so encouraging for him, and in what ways might you relate to this?

Engage your Neighbor:

Read Jonah 1:1-16 and compare it with Paul’s circumstances in Acts 27-28. Jonah ran away from proclaiming the Good News to foreign powers, while Paul ran toward it. Who are the “foreign powers” that God is pushing you toward, and what about that push is most frightening?

Engage your Family:

One of the primary messages of the Book of Acts is how the Good News of Jesus is for the nations. Talk with your family about the importance of seeing people from different cultures through the lens of the cross and resurrection, which tore apart the dividing walls of hostility between Jew and Gentile. The Gospel is about more than just vertical reconciliation; it is about horizontal reconciliation as well.

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