message discussion questions

Each week, we'll share some reflection questions to help you dive deeper into this week's message. Use these as discussion with your family, roommates, small group, or use them as journal prompts!

We've also put together a simple guide for life groups who want to discuss the message as their group study time each week. Click below to download the guide!


Message Discussion Questions

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  • Scripture: Acts 4


    1. Think of a time when you couldn't wait to share exciting news with someone. What was the news, and what drove your urge to tell it?


    2. Why was Peter so bold in proclaiming the message of Jesus despite the threats from religious leaders?


    3. Can you recall any moments when your own faith empowered you to stand up against opposition? How did that feel and what was the result?


    4. Can you think of specific situations in your life where you can be more bold in your faith? How can you better prepare yourself for those opportunities?


    5. In Acts 4:29, the early believers pray for the ability to speak God's word with great boldness. Why is this prayer important and how can we incorporate it into our prayer life?


    6. How can you personally commit to praying for boldness in your faith and sharing Jesus' message with others? What might that look like in your daily prayer life this week?

  • Scripture: Acts 3-4


    1. Share a moment when you had to stand up for something you believed in, even if it meant going against the crowd. How did you navigate that situation?


    2. Why was the healing of the lame man in Acts 3 significant in the growth of the early church?


    3. What can we learn from Peter's boldness when he declared the power of Jesus' name to the religious leaders?


    4. How did the Holy Spirit empower the early followers of Jesus to spread His story?


    5. In what ways has the Holy Spirit empowered you to share your faith with others?


    6. What practical steps can you take this week to grow in boldness and reliance on the Holy Spirit when sharing your faith?

  • Scripture: Acts 2:42-47

    1. Think about a team, club, or group you’ve been a part of (e.g. rec softball team, Rotary club, etc.). What were some of the defining characteristics of that group? Examples might include shared purpose, activities, etc.

    2. What does it mean to be devoted to the apostles’ teaching, and why is it important for believers? 

    3. How do you view fellowship in the context of a church community, and how can you foster deeper relationships within your own community?

    4. Why is breaking bread and sharing meals together essential in establishing strong relationships among believers?

    5. Why is consistent prayer crucial for believers, and how can you prioritize prayer in your daily life?

    6. What were the results seen in the lives of the early believers as a result of their devotion to the apostles’ teaching, fellowship, breaking bread, and prayer, as mentioned in Acts 2:42-47? 

    7. What is one action you can take this week to grow in your commitment to to the apostles’ teaching, fellowship, breaking bread, and prayer?

  • Scripture: Acts 2


    1. Can you recall a time when you were filled with anticipation for an upcoming event, i.e. wedding, first day of school, family vacation, holiday? What did you do to get ready? Share your experience with your group.


    2. How did the early church members prepare themselves to receive the power of the Holy Spirit?


    3. What is the main purpose of the Holy Spirit's power in our lives?


    4. How can you determine if the Holy Spirit's power is active in your life?


    5. What is one action you can take this week to be a witness for Christ in your own 'Jerusalem' (your local community) and beyond?

  • Scripture: Acts 1:1-11, Acts 2:1-4


    1. Have you ever written a letter to a friend? What was it about? Share about your experience.


    2. Acts is the second letter from Luke to Theophilus; it follows the ending of Luke, where we read about Jesus’ resurrection. Why is the resurrection of Jesus crucial to understanding the book of Acts?


    3. How does the day of Pentecost in Acts 2 exemplify the power of the Holy Spirit?


    4. What does it mean for believers to be empowered by the Holy Spirit to accomplish extraordinary things for the Kingdom of God?


    5. What practical steps can you take this week to grow in boldness in sharing your faith with others?

  • Scripture: Luke 12:16-20


    1. Can you think of a situation in which you should have taken action promptly, rather than assuming tomorrow would be available?


    2. How does the assumption of tomorrow being promised impact our daily life?


    3. How can we balance our need for planning with the understanding that tomorrow is not guaranteed?


    4. How can we develop the mindset of trusting God more with our future?


    5. What are some practical ways we can improve our decision-making to avoid procrastination and address issues promptly?

  • Scripture: 2 Timothy 6:18-19


    1. Why do you think sacrificial giving is more significant than the amount we give?


    2. Why do you think it's important to recognize all blessings and possessions come from God?


    3. How does the parable of the talents in Matthew 25 demonstrate our role as managers of God's resources?


    4. How can we store up treasures in heaven according to 2 Timothy 6:18-19?


    5. Knowing that you have been rescued by God's grace, what steps can you take to practice generosity in your daily life?

  • Scripture: Mark 12:41-44

    1. We're in a series about giving generously to invest in God's Kingdom. But we often feel stretched. In what ways do you feel stretched? Do you have a specific example of being financially or time wise or with energy?

    2. If you had triple the money, time and energy than you have now, what of God's causes would you love to invest more in? 

    3. Why is it important to prioritize Kingdom giving over personal desires?

    4. Why do you think Jesus talked about money and possessions more than any other topic?

    5. What does the story of the widow's mite in Mark 12 teach us about sacrificial giving?

    6. How can you practice generosity this week toward others and the Kingdom of God?

  • Scripture: Luke 12:13-21


    1. What was your experience with money growing up? Struggle and hardship? Abundance and generosity? Share how your family viewed money and how that experience shaped your own financial outlook.


    2. What areas of your life might be affected by your attitudes towards money, and how can you make sure those attitudes align with Jesus' teachings?


    3. Why does Pastor Tom encourage the mindset of giving first, saving second, and then living on the rest?


    4. Read Luke 12:13-21. What can we learn from the story of the rich man, and how can we avoid making the same mistakes?


    5. How can you challenge the 'it's all about me' mindset when it comes to your finances and possessions?


    6. What personal commitments can you make this week to ensure that you are prioritizing God in your financial decisions?