Here are a number of questions for discussion in families or in Redemption Community small groups. For more information about RCs, click here.
1. In you current state of life (work, family, health, etc.) what word best describes you: courageous or fearful? Why?
2. What are some habits, rituals, or rhythms you have or the church has that helps you see God as bigger in a world that constantly minimizes his worth? Likewise, what are some habits, rituals, or rhythms you have that causes God to shrink or come out of focus in your life? (Think about subtle things in your life that may make you less aware of God’s work.)
3. Read Acts 2:29-31 as a group. What are some good motives for seeking God’s signs and wonders? What might be some bad motives for seeking signs and wonders? (You may also be interested in this post about signs and wonders).
4. What worries you about living the Christian life in public? If a Christian is not suffering but rather living comfortably, should he/she pursue a lifestyle of suffering and hardships to experience God the way the apostles did (and the way a lot of Christian globally do)? Why or why not?
5. Read Acts 5:41 and Hebrews 11:32-38 together. What do these passages tell us about how Christians should view suffering? What does it mean that the apostles were “counted as worthy to suffer?”