Pray together for the group meeting, and any pressing needs within the group.
Each week you’ll spend some time reviewing the previous week’s lesson. Did anything happen last week that brought the lesson to mind, and what did you learn from it?
Watch the following discussion-starter video. It’ll set the topic of discussion for the group.
Read: Acts 10:23-48
- One person will first read the scripture selection in the King James Version.
- Next, another person will read the same passages in a modern language or amplified version for more clarity such as the New Living Translation (NLT), Message Bible (MSG), New English Translation (NET), Amplified Bible (AMP), etc. We recommend using the YouVersion Bible app.
- One person will begin retelling the scripture passage in their own words (a new person to start each week is great!) Then…
- As a group, work together to fill in gaps and build the story. This will help us internalize and own it. Be sure everyone participates.
Together, share around the group how the topic and scripture setting applies to your life personally. Here are some thoughts to consider for discussion… don’t let the discussion stop here, though… what questions can you ask that will help uncover God’s message?
City to City
- What city did Peter start in, what city did he go to?
- When Peter got to Ceaserea who was waiting for him?
- Why were the people waiting for Peter?
- Was Peter in a place that he would normally go to?
- How did Peter address the awkwardness of a Jew coming to a Gentile house?
- Are we called to stay in places we are comfortable with?
- What does Peter stop Cornelius from doing?
- What does Cornelius ask Peter to do?
- What did God tell Peter concerning being a respecter of persons? What does this mean?
- Should we pick and choose who we share the Gospel to?
- What happened while Peter preached to the household of Cornelius?
- How did the Jews know that the Holy Ghost was poured out?
- Did the outpouring wait for Peter to be done talking?
- What should our expectation be when people are receptive to the Gospel?
- What had Peter and Cornelius being doing that made these events possible?
- What attitude in prayer do we need to have to see an unstoppable outpouring?
- Peter said that God had adjusted his thinking on Gentiles: Who is God working on you to accept?
Unstoppable Agreement Acts 11:1-18