Week of December 16, 2018

This Week’s Passage: Acts 4:1-31
Use this daily guide to help you internalize this week’s passage & message!
Sunday [KNOW]:
In a journal, reflect on today’s sermon by finishing any or all of the following:
I never knew…
I was reminded…
A question I still have…
I was challenged…
I was convicted…
A truth I could share is…
Monday [KNOW>BE]
Spend some time today doing the following:
  1. Select a portion of this week’s sermon passage to memorize this week.
  2. Write your selected portion and read it to yourself throughout the day today.
Tuesday [Be]:
In a journal, spend some time meditating and writing about the following:
  1. Read the sermon passage again.
  2. Write a prayer of response, guided by the sermon passage. (May include adoration, confession/repentance, thanksgiving, petition, etc.).
  3. Write your selected portion of the Scripture several times to aid in memorization.
Wednesday [BE>DO]:
Think about this week’s questions for group discussion:
  1. How does the reaction of Peter and John to the persecution they face encourage us as we face or prepare to face various forms of it ourselves?
  2. How does persecution open opportunities for gospel proclamation? How does understanding this help us in preparation to face it? How should it shape the way we pray in preparation for it?
  3. Did it strike you at all the way Luke shares about the community of believers and how they acted together? How does this passage show us the importance of community for individual believers in a world hostile to the gospel?
Thursday [DO]:
In a journal, spend some time considering the following:
  1. What insights have you had while internalizing this week’s passage?
  2. How specifically will you seek to apply its truths in your home/workplace/life in general?