Week 2 – Preparing to Move Out
Text: Acts 1:12-26
Coming together in unity (v. 12-14)
- the apostles returned to Jerusalem
- everyone was unity in prayer
Making hard decisions (v. 15-22)
- Peter takes charge
- Peter says Judas’ betrayal had to happen
- Peter suggests to add to the apostles
Replacing leadership (v. 23-26)
- two men are presented – Joseph and Matthias
- they prayed for guidance
Big Idea of the Message: We should look to fill voids in leadership by praying for God’s guidance.
Application Point: Is God asking me to fill a void in the church body?
Questions to Ponder :
- What is one thing that stood out to you from this week’s message?
- Why should prayer be the focal point before acting?
- Why do you think Peter stood up and took the lead in the situation?
- Both Peter and Judas betrayed Jesus in some way. What is the difference between the two?
- What is the importance of adding an apostle to replace Judas?
- What is important about how the apostles prayed to select Judas’ replacement?