Here are a number of questions for discussion in families or in Redemption Community small groups. For more information about RCs, click here.
1. Who is somebody you know who strikes you as being “full of grace and power”? How do you think they became like that?
2. Read Acts 7:51-53. What does it mean to be “stiff-necked people, uncircumcised in heart and ears”?
3. In the sermon, Luke gave four reasons why the Jews and us resist the Holy Spirit. Which of these most reflected reasons you resist the Holy Spirit?
A) We like thinking we’re the good guys—but the gospel tells us we’re the bad guys.
B) We want to rejoice in the works of our hands—but the gospel invites us to receive sheer grace.
C) We want a smaller God we can manage—but the gospel requires us to trust a big, uncontrollable God.
D) We prefer the measurable comfort of external conformity—but the gospel confronts our hearts.
4. All of our resisting of the Holy Spirit comes down to pride. How can we fight pride and increase humility?