Worshipping (Study Questions)

Here are the discussion questions that accompany my message from this past weekend at Eastbrook Church entitled “Worshipping.”

Discussion Questions:

1. When is a time that you have felt totally in awe – maybe a scene of nature, a personal experience, or something else? Describe it.

2. We are continuing our look at Acts 2:42-47 with our “Living Church” series this weekend by looking at the way the early church worshipped God.  Ask God to speak to you and lead you into the depths of worship of Him.

3. Read through Peter’s message in Acts 2:14-41 and identify characteristics Peter mentions about the Father, Jesus the Son, and the Holy Spirit.

4. What do you notice about how those listening to Peter respond to his message (2:37-41)? Why do you think they responded this way to Peter’s message?

5. Why do you think God deserves worship? How does your life declare God’s worthiness? How do our gatherings as a church declare God’s worthiness?

6. Over the last few weeks, we have studied how the early church was devoted to God’s word, prayer, and one another.  These are the core elements of their life together as a new community. At the same time, churches in different locations develop a unique approach to their worship together. Take a look at these different churches in Acts:

  • Jerusalem (2:42-47; 4:32-36)
  • Antioch (13:1-3; 14:27-28)
  • Troas (20:7-12)
  • Ephesus (20:17-37)

7. What does this tell us about our own life of worship individually and as a church in 21st century Milwaukee?

8. At the end of his message, Pastor Matt mentioned five different aspects of worship seen in the early church. Which one do you need to develop or grow in most?:

  • Devotion (2:42)
  • Awe (2:43)
  • Joy (2:46)
  • Praise (2:47)
  • Service (13:2)

9. Identify one practical way you will worship God in response to this week’s study and sermon. Write it down, reflect on it, and put it into practice this week. If you are in a small group, discuss this with one another.

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