Group Discussion Notes week commencing 23rd June, 2019

Written by: Alan Meyer

Date posted: 23/06/2019

Barnabas - The making of a Missionary and the Call to Serve

Reading

Acts 11:19-30

Questions


1. Our first introduction to Barnabas is in Acts 4:34-37. What does this tell you about his character and commitment? If someone was writing about you, what would be the most obvious or noticeable characteristic in your Christian life?

2. How do you compare honestly with the description of Barnabas in the first half of Acts 11:24?

3. To what extent do you agree or disagree with the statement that every call to a new level of service "always involves the cross and always involves our surrender"? Why or why not?

4. Read the following verses again: Acts 9:26 & 27, Acts 11:23, Acts 11:25. What do these verses tell you about the way Barnabas discipled other Christians? What can you learn personally, as a group, or as a congregation, about helping people grow as disciples, from his example?

5. Read Acts 13:1-5. On a scale of 1 -10, how open are you to the voice of the Spirit directing you into a new ministry or opportunity for service? (Where 1 is "not open at all", and 10 is "I'm totally surrendered") Divide into groups of 2 or 3 and pray for each other based on your answers.

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