We all identify with communities in some ways. Even the most isolated individuals acknowledge some basic common ground with other people groups. From sports teams to political parties to hometowns, communities unite us around common ideas. But when we run into differences, we forget all about that unity. The Bible shows us something else, though. God creates a community that can unite people beyond any other divisions. In this message, we’ll explore how God calls His people to a new community where He leads us to love others, even when we’re different.

Discussion Questions

Read Acts 2:37-39. What does it mean to repent? Have you repented? What would it look like in your life if you did repent?

Read Acts 2:41. What role should baptism play in your life? Have you been baptized as a believer in Jesus? Why or why not?

Read Acts 2:42. How do your life priorities match up with these areas of devotion?

Read Acts 2:43. Have you ever experienced the same kind of awe described here? Why or why not?

Read Acts 2:46-47. How should the church look to bring about this kind of community?

Further Resources

Does Acts 2:42-47 Teach Socialism?

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