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Life in the Family of Faith Acts 2:42-47 Summary: Do you know what it means to be devoted to something or someone? When someone gets married, they promise to be devoted to their spouse - meaning they are glad to love only that person and give time and effort to their marriage. When the early church in Acts learned and believed in Jesus and saw all He had done for them, they were devoted to a whole new life of devotion. What does it look like to be devoted to Jesus? Letís look and see: Outline: 1. A learning church 2. A worshipping church 3. A loving church 4. A praying church 5. A magnetic church Verse: Acts 2:42 And they devoted themselves to the apostlesí teaching and the fellowship, to the breaking of bread and the prayers. Discussion questions: ∑1. What are the characteristics of the early Christians in Acts 2:42-47? What was the result in their community? What was the result in their witness? 2. What parts of the early churchís life in this passage was unique to them? Why? What things do we share in common with them today? What is different about our context? 3. What would it look like for YOU to have a life devoted to Jesus? How does that compare to the devotion of the early church, and how might this text shape our own devotion? 4. Read Mark 10:45 and Philippians 2:1-11. How does the work of Christ shape our life together?

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Life in the Family of Faith Acts 2:42-47 Summary: Do you know what it means to be devoted to something or someone? When someone gets married, they promise to be devoted to their spouse - meaning they are glad to love only that person and give time and effort to their marriage. When the early church in Acts learned and believed in Jesus and saw all He had done for them, they were devoted to a whole new life of devotion. What does it look like to be devoted to Jesus? Letís look and see: Outline: 1. A learning church 2. A worshipping church 3. A loving church 4. A praying church 5. A magnetic church Verse: Acts 2:42 And they devoted themselves to the apostlesí teaching and the fellowship, to the breaking of bread and the prayers. Discussion questions: ∑1. What are the characteristics of the early Christians in Acts 2:42-47? What was the result in their community? What was the result in their witness? 2. What parts of the early churchís life in this passage was unique to them? Why? What things do we share in common with them today? What is different about our context? 3. What would it look like for YOU to have a life devoted to Jesus? How does that compare to the devotion of the early church, and how might this text shape our own devotion? 4. Read Mark 10:45 and Philippians 2:1-11. How does the work of Christ shape our life together?

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APOSTLES
BREAD
BREAKING
DEVOTED
FAITH
FAMILY
FELLOWSHIP
LEARNING
LIFE
LOVING
MAGNETIC
PRAYERS
PRAYING
TEACHING
WORSHIPPING
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L O N Q P R A Y I N G
T L I V D I X K K G H
S B N S A A H C A A T
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