Keeping Up With The Kingdom
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Bible Passage: Acts 15:1–21
- Read Acts 11:1–4. What do you notice about the difference between what the Jewish believers heard about the Gentiles and their criticism of Peter? What are some ways we respond to things in a similar way today?
- The Holy Spirit uses the story of Peter’s experience to change the believers’ minds. Describe a time when learning a story has changed your mind about something.
- Read Acts 15:1–21. What do you notice about the discernment process of the church leaders? How is the church catching up to what God is already doing?
- Leaders like Peter, Paul, Barnabas, and James help rally the Church around God’s Grace for all people and bring clarity to the situation. Do you know a leader like this and how do they help you hear God’s voice?