Thursday, July 22, 2010

Telling Your Story to the World (Acts 1)

What is your favorite courtroom TV show or movie? Why?

In your opinion, what makes someone a good witness? What makes someone a poor witness?

Read Acts 1:6-8. Jesus wanted his followers to be his "witnesses". To what do you think did he want them to testify?

If you had been an eyewitnesses to all of Jesus' ministry, what would have been your testimony about him?

Read Acts 1:3. How important do you think the resurrection was to these witnesses? Why?

Regarding the resurrection, why do you think the testimony of the people in Acts 1 would be credible?

If someone asked you to give an account of what you know about Jesus, what would you say?

Read Romans 6:5,7-8. How should Jesus' resurrection from the dead affect us?

How have you personally benefited from Jesus' resurrection?

If someone asked you to be a witness about Jesus' resurrection, what would be your testimony?

Read Acts 1:8 again. Jesus wanted his disciples to be witnesses first in Jerusalem, then eventually to the whole world. If you applied that idea to your current location, what places would be your Jerusalem, Judea, and Samaria?

What steps can you take this week to begin being a witness in those places?

What things might keep you from being a witness this week? How would God want you to deal with those things?

How can this group help you to be a better witness?

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