1. Other than Jesus, what is the best news you ever received? How did you share it with others?
2. One message that Paul brought as he proclaimed the gospel is that heaven is our true home. In Christ, our resurrection is sure. If we remember each day that heaven awaits all those who have faith in Jesus, then how does that bring hope, encouragement, and confidence in our lives?
3. As Paul preached the message of Jesus, he faced spiritual attack (Acts 13:1- 12; 16:16-34; The Story, pp. 407-408; 412-413.) What form did these battles take?
4. As the early church began spreading the saving message of Jesus, the truth of the Gospel was declared again and again. What is the heart of the gospel:
a. As Paul preached to the people in Pisidian Antioch (Acts 13:13-39; The Story, pp. 408-409)?
b. As Paul wrote to the church at Rome (Romans 1:16-17; 6:23; The Story, pp. 432, 434 – key Bible passages found in the middle of each page)?
5. As Paul wrote to the believers in Corinth, he addressed the problem of division in the church (1 Corinthians 1:10-13; 3:1-11; The Story, pp. 424- 425). What had caused divisions in the Corinthian church? How can we protect ourselves from Satan’s attempts to cause division among us?
6. The church is a body and every member is a specific part with a specific function (1 Corinthians 12; The Story, pp. 426-427). What are some of the jobs that need to be done in the church to help it function smoothly? How do people find out what is needed and get involved in our church?
7. One of the great blessings of receiving salvation through faith in Jesus is that we become children of God (Romans 8:14-17; The Story, p. 435). What does it mean to be a “child of God”?