Because we live in a society that widely accepts and perhaps even endorses Christianity, it is easy to be lulled into a secular version of Christianity. It’s a powerless version where we all know the stories, and if asked we answer the questions. Jesus died to save us, be good, be nice, be clean, and then go to heaven.
But God is calling His children to so much more — to a transformation in His presence; to a Spirit-controlled life; to take risks to step out and boldly proclaim the gospel. Join Andy Royer as we look at Acts 4:1-31.
1. Did anything from this passage stand out to you as you read it? Did you sense that God wants to impress something on your heart?
2. What are some ways that you see opposition to the gospel in our day? What are ways you have seen opposition to the gospel in your life?
3. In the Scriptures, the Spirit fills or empowers believers to obedience and to boldness in witness. In what ways are you needing filled with His Spirit?
4. Is there anything in your life that is hindering the Spirit from filling you? It could be a particular sin, fear that is keeping you from stepping out, distracted by the affairs of this world, etc.