Bakersfield Church Of Christ

LIVING OUT FAITH BY LOVING LIKE CHRIST

They devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and to the fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer. (Acts 2:42)

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Getting Started

What was it about the lesson Sunday that you enjoyed or that you found encouraging?

We’re often unaware of the amazing things God is doing. Let’s begin this week by taking note of the good things God is doing in our lives. Please write down 3 good things God has done in your life recently.

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Going Deeper

We are living in an age that our spiritual forefathers could only dream about. The promise of salvation is ours in Jesus! Sean reminded us that this news is too good to keep to ourselves. Now is the time to share about God’s goodness. Please read these following passages and note what they say about this.

Psalm 96:2-3

2 Sing to the Lord, bless His name; Proclaim good tidings of His salvation from day to day.
3 Tell of His glory among the nations, His wonderful deeds among all the peoples.

Mark 16:15-16

15 He said to them, “Go into all the world and preach the gospel to all creation. 16 Whoever believes and is baptized will be saved, but whoever does not believe will be condemned.

Luke 12:8-9

8 “I tell you, whoever publicly acknowledges me before others, the Son of Man will also acknowledge before the angels of God. 9 But whoever disowns me before others will be disowned before the angels of God.

What insights did you gain reading these passages?

What does it look like for you to share your faith in your present state of life? Take into account your job, your family and your responsibilities.

Is there someone you know that inspires you by how they share their faith? Who is it and why?

God wants to bring more people into his family. What a privilege that we get to help Him in this work! We get to share in the work of building His family, or as Sean taught on Sunday, His “home.” Please read what Paul has to say about this.

Ephesians 2:19-22

Consequently, you are no longer foreigners and strangers, but fellow citizens with God’s people and also members of his household,  built on the foundation of the apostles and prophets, with Christ Jesus himself as the chief cornerstone. In him the whole building is joined together and rises to become a holy temple in the Lord. And in him you too are being built together to become a dwelling in which God lives by his Spirit.

What insights did you gain reading this passage?

What do you think it means that Christians are “built on the foundation of the apostles and the prophets?” What it does it mean that Jesus is “the most important stone?”

Bringing it Home

This last verse was more about what we should know than what we should do. You should know that you are a child of God. You should know that you stand on the shoulders of spiritual giants. But what should you do? How can you apply the things we’ve studied this week?

What are some comforts or convictions you’ve gained praying this week at 10:02?

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