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Weekly Discussion Questions for September



Acts 1:1-11

Jesus invites us to claim the power of the Spirit and be a witness.


  • The disciples are interested whether Jesus will restore Israel, what were their concerns? What are our concerns about our own Israel?
  • Jesus says they will be witnesses, what is a witness?
  • What does it mean that they are to be something and not to do something?
  • What is the significance of these 4 places in verse 8?
  • How is the tent expanding here?



Acts 1:12-26

Lacking their 12th disciple, the other 11 figure out a process to pick a 12th.


  • How do you think it felt to be 11 when you used to be 12?
  • How did it feel to pick a twelfth when Jesus picked the original 12?
  • What do we know about these 2 men?
  • The disciples never again pick lots, what changed?
  • We never hear about Matthias again, but we hear a lot about Paul, could Paul have been the 12th?
  • How is the tent expanding here?



Acts 2:1-36

The Spirit works in mysterious ways, granting power to speak and to listen.

  • What challenges of communication have you experienced?
  • Where have you seen communication miracles?
  • What was so significant about this event for the disciples?
  • How do you experience the Holy Spirit?
  • This was an astounding act of the Spirit, what then does Peter preach about?



Now when they heard this, they were cut to the heart and said to Peter and to the other apostles, “Brothers, what should we do?”

Acts 2:37

Acts 2:37-47

The Spirit invites the people to repent, immerse themselves in Jesus, and celebrate forgiveness and the gift of the Spirit.

  • How do you think it feels to feel cut to the heart?
  • Peter says they should repent and be baptized (immersed), what do you think that means?
  • The result is that their sins are forgiven (past) and they will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit (future), what does that look like?
  • What would it feel like to add 3000 new people to a community?
  • How is the tent expanding here?

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