Community Group Gathering via ZOOM
Due to the need for social distancing and to help keep everyone healthy, we will be holding our Community Group gatherings online via ZOOM.
So grab dinner, a drink or a snack, and join us live for fellowship & discussion of our current Sunday sermon or designated topic.
If you would like to join us, contact Judy Furlong for the Zoom meeting link.
Judy 562.544.8365 (mobile)
Tonight’s Discussion Topic: Acts 10:44-11:18
- Luke’s story of the Jesus movement follows the plan outlined by Jesus in Acts 1:8.
- Can you briefly relate the key events of previous chapters that illustrate the progress of the gospel according to Acts 1:8?
- Peter’s companions were amazed when they witnessed the gift of the Holy Spirit to Gentiles, however, the narrative does not say that Peter responded in amazement.
- Is this a significant observation?
- What did Peter say in his sermon on the day of Pentecost that may explain why he was not surprised by the events that unfolded at the home of Cornelius?
- Who were the “circumcision party” in the Jerusalem church?
- Why did they criticize Peter?
- How does Peter answer them?
- What was the compelling argument Peter makes that finally silences them?
- There are at least 11 references in Acts to the sovereignty of God in salvation.
- How many are you familiar with? Hint: Chapters 2, 3, 5, 9, 11, 13, 15, 16, 18
- What lessons does the “Cornelius event” reinforce for the 21st century church?
- If time permits, talk about a few of Edwards’ “Distinguishing Marks of the Work of the Spirit of God” and why the church today needs this wisdom from the past.