At LBC, we want to make it easy for you to jump in and worship on Sundays. We believe a big part of this is coming to Sunday service prepared! Each week, we provide the sermon text, some discussion questions, the songs we will sing, and anything else we think you need to know to prepare your heart to worship the Lord this Sunday!
This week we are continuing our series in the book of Acts!
Last Sunday, in Acts 1:1-5, we saw three gifts given to the church: a clear command, proof of his resurrection, and spirit baptism. These three gifts should guide, direct, and empower his people until Christ returns!
This week, we're excited to continue new series in Acts, with Pastor Mike preaching 1:6-11!
6 So when they had come together, they asked him, “Lord, will you at this time restore the kingdom to Israel?” 7 He said to them, “It is not for you to know times or seasons that the Father has fixed by his own authority. 8 But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you, and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth.” 9 And when he had said these things, as they were looking on, the was lifted up, and a cloud took him out of their sight. 10 And while they were gazing into heaven as he went, behold, two men stood by them in white robes, 11 and said, “Men of Galilee, why do you stand looking into heaven? This Jesus, who was taken up from you into heaven, will come in the same way as you saw him go into heaven.”
1. What is the thought behind the disciple's question in verse 6? How do they still misunderstand Jesus and his mission?
2. What are two specific effects of the Holy Spirit working in the lives of the apostles? (verse 8)
3. How does Jesus' return help motivate our obedience to the task he's given us? (verse 11)