Sermon Small Group Questions

Questions based on the sermon series Unfinished

Unfinished Week 4 - Acts 3

Read Chapter 3

Ice breaker: Have you ever witnessed/experienced a miracle?

What stood out to you from Sunday’s sermon?

Verses 6-10, According to Peter’s example, we always have something to give. What are you comfortable giving and where do you sense the Lord stretching you/speaking to you about other ways you can give? What could that look like?

In verse 15, Peter says to the crowd, “You killed the author of life, but God raised him from the dead.” Why did Peter use accusatory words to the crowd of people?

How would you feel if you were there and being addressed as Peter addressed them?

When is it proper to come on strong against a person’s sin like Peter does in verses 13-15?

Has anyone in your life ever convicted you in such a strong way of your own sin? How did you respond?

Verses 19 & 20, Have you experienced a time of refreshing after your own time of confession and repentance? Describe what that looked like in your life.

Take some time in silence and ask Jesus if there is anything you need to bring to him and confess/repent.

Unfinished Week 3 - Acts 2

Ice breaker: Have you ever read the Book of Acts before this series? If so, when was the first time and how did it impact you?

What stood out to you from Sunday’s sermon?

This week the focus is more introspective. Peter is giving the first sermon to the Church. He recites Psalm 16 to point to the truth that Jesus is the Holy One (verse 10). Peter’s message is very much for us today. Read all of chapter 2:22-47 and discuss the following questions:

1. What if God wanted to use you every single day? Are you available?
2. What would you have to give up in order to be used?
3. Do any of your beliefs about yourself or God need to change for this to happen?
4. List/discuss ways that this could look in your life. It doesn’t matter how long we have followed Jesus, there is always more to receive, more ways to grow and more ways to be used.

Take some time to reflect/meditate on the following Scripture from Ephesians:

That the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give to you the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of Him, the eyes of your understanding being enlightened; that you may know what is the hope of His calling, what are the riches of the glory of His inheritance in the saints, and what is the exceeding greatness of His power toward us who believe, according to the working of His mighty power which He worked in Christ when He raised Him from the dead and seated Him at His right hand in the heavenly places, far above all principality and power and might and dominion, and every name that is named, not only in this age but also in that which is to come. Ephesians 1:17-21

Unfinished Week 2 - Acts 2

The Book of Acts - Read Chapter 2

Ice breaker: The Trinity is made up of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. Which one are you most comfortable praying/talking to? Is there one that feels less natural to pray/commune with? If so, why do you think that is?

What stood out to you from Sunday’s sermon?

In chapter 2, we see challenges for church unity. What do you think are the challenges for church unity and relational health today?

Peter quotes the prophet Joel (verses 17-21) saying we will dream dreams and see visions. What dreams and visions has the Lord given you?

Given Peter’s earlier denial of Jesus, what do you think his fellow disciple’s reactions could have been given his leadership in the text? Have you ever discounted yourself as a leader because of your past mistakes?

There’s often confusion and controversy regarding tongues. What has been your experience and exposure to tongues and other supernatural works of the Holy Spirit

Read verses 25-28 a few times. Pause and reflect on these words. What do you sense the Spirit saying to you through these words? What word or phrase stands out to you?

After reading all of chapter 2, what questions or thoughts rise up within you? What do you think Pentecost means for you?

Unfinished Week 1 - Acts 1

Ice breaker: Are you a “shoot first” kind of personality or do you tend to pause and wait before responding?

What has stood out to you from Sunday’s sermon or by reading chapter 1?

Upper Rooms were common in the Upper City in the wealthy parts of Jerusalem where larger gatherings were held. Where is your “upper room,” or place that you pray and petition and come before the Lord?

Verses 4-8: The disciples had been with Jesus and experienced his many miracles, encounters and his ability to teach and proclaim the kingdom of God. These verses created an anticipation and an expectation of something more being given to them. What do you think the disciples were imagining was going to happen? What does this mean for us today?

In Sunday’s sermon, Pastor Kyle stated that God does give us more than we can handle. How have you experienced this in your own life?

Verses 15-20: Peter states that Scripture must be fulfilled (Jewish people believed that Scripture “had to be fulfilled” and that God was sovereign over the events of history). Read Psalm 69:25 & 109:8. These are the very verses Peter was referring to. What questions or thoughts stir in you as you think about David’s words forecasting Judas’s actions?

The disciples gather to pray for wisdom to add to the apostles. How can we apply this example in our own lives?

Jesus called the disciples to reach Jerusalem (their current location), Judea (the surrounding region), Samaria (people they don’t like) and the ends of the earth (seemly impossible) What are your Jersualms, Judeas, Samarias, and ends of the Earth?