Amy Grant does it again

Acts is full of incredible and miraculous events that kept the church growing and thriving. This week’s readings contain several. Make sure you don’t miss any of the cool ways God blessed Peter to continue to spread the name of Jesus. Oh, and here’s a little ditty (with a spectacular and very 80s music video…seriously, watch it) by Amy Grant that tells one of this week’s stories.

February 8: Acts 10:9-33
Today’s Takeaways:

  • Peter was a faithful Jewish person and had always followed Jewish law that said some things were ok to eat and other things weren’t.
  • Peter received a message from God that said nothing was “unclean” to eat anymore. This message was not just about food.

Today’s Talking Topic:

  • What would you do if you, like Peter, found out something you were doing, that you thought was faithful, actually wasn’t?

February 9: Acts 10:34-48
Today’s Takeaways:

  • Peter told a big group of Gentiles (non-Jews) about Jesus even though before now he thought he was only supposed to tell other Jews about Jesus.  
  • Gentiles received the Holy Spirit just like the believing Jews had.

Today’s Talking Topic:

  • Has there ever been a time when you felt like someone shouldn’t get to hear about Jesus because of who they were or what they had done?

February 10: Acts 11:1-18
Today’s Takeaways:

  • Some of the Jewish believers disagreed with Peter telling Gentiles about Jesus.
  • Peter explained everything that happened and how the Gentiles received the Holy Spirit and the other Jewish believers became excited to share Jesus with the Gentiles.

Today’s Talking Topic:

  • When is a time when you could be a leader in sharing Jesus with others?

February 11: Acts 11:19-30
Today’s Takeaways:

  • This is the first time we see the word “Christians” in the Bible.
  • When some believers were faced with a famine, other believers committed to providing for them.

Today’s Talking Topic:

  • What does it mean to you to be identified as a Christian?

February 12: Acts 12:1-25
Today’s Takeaways:

  • The Jews verse 3 is talking about were Jews who did not believe Jesus was the Messiah. The believing Jews would not have been pleased that James was killed and Peter arrested.
  • God miraculously rescued Peter from prison and certain death.

Today’s Talking Topic:

  • When have you seen God do something you thought was impossible?

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