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Week 3: Sept 25 - Oct 1

"Peter's Report of the Gentiles”

Acts 11:1-18


Outline:

  1. The Story

a. The Accusation (vv. 1-3)

b. The Answer (vv. 4-17)

c. The Acceptance (v. 18)


2. The Significance

a. The Repetition

b. The Redemption of the Gentiles

c. The Remembering of God’s Word

d. The Reality of Standing in God’s Way


My Story


1. In our text this week, Peter recognized how God was working and how He was leading Peter.  Have you ever discerned the will of the Lord in your life?  How can we know how God is leading us?


2. In this week’s text, the Jewish Christians are challenged to think differently about the Gentiles.  Have you ever been humbled to recognize that a belief or perspective that you held may not have been correct?


3. What impacted you or stood out to you the most in the sermon this week?


Digging Deeper


1. Read Acts 11:1-3. What was the initial response of the Jewish Christians in Jerusalem when they heard about Peter going to the house of a Gentile to share the gospel?  Why was this their reaction?  Should they have been surprised about what happened considering Acts 1:8?


2. Read Acts 11:4-17. What reasons does Peter offer for why he shared the gospel with Gentiles?  What lent credibility to his testimony?  What additional proof does he give them?  How does he also point to the words of the Lord in his evidence?  What does Peter mean when he says, “who was I that I could stand in God’s way?”


3. Read Acts 11:18. How did the Jewish Christians respond to Peter’s testimony?  What is remarkable about the conclusion of those who heard Peter?


4. What questions, if any, does this passage raise for you that haven’t been addressed in this guide?

We are excited for our Fall Session of Community Groups! Our Fall Session of Community Groups begin the week of September 11th and run through November 19th (10 weeks).


Below is a list of groups that will be gathering this fall. We are excited to add a few new groups and to provide more opportunities and locations for people to get connected! Please take a moment to register for a group by submitting the card below!



WEC Community Groups, Fall Session 2022


Jeff & Alice Chown - Gather's via Zoom on Sunday evenings at 6pm.


Jeff & Tracy Cioppa - Gather's at the church on Sunday evenings at 6:30pm.


Farler & Shaffer - Gather's at the Shaffer's home (Noah and Erin - Windsor Oaks West, VB) Monday mornings at 7am.


Matt & Katielynne Gay - Gather's at their home (Chesapeake) Sunday afternoons at 3pm.


Tim & Amanda Parsons - Gather's at their home (Indian Lake, VB) on Friday evenings at 6:30pm.


Adam & Krystal Rastetter - Gather's at the church on Friday evenings at 6:30pm.


Steve & Lisa Roby - Gather's at their home (Birchwood Gardens, VB) on Friday evenings at 6:30pm.