11.5.23 Huddle

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Opening Discussion

  • What is a fun community event you have attended or helped put on? 
    • What did you enjoy about it?

Read & Discuss

Luke 24:44-53

44 He told them, “These are my words that I spoke to you while I was still with you—that everything written about me in the Law of Moses, the Prophets, and the Psalms must be fulfilled.” 45 Then he opened their minds to understand the Scriptures. 46 He also said to them, “This is what is written: The Messiah will suffer and rise from the dead the third day, 47 and repentance for forgiveness of sins will be proclaimed in his name to all the nations, beginning at Jerusalem. 48 You are witnesses of these things. 49 And look, I am sending you what my Father promised. As for you, stay in the city until you are empowered from on high.”

50 Then he led them out to the vicinity of Bethany, and lifting up his hands he blessed them. 51 And while he was blessing them, he left them and was carried up into heaven. 52 After worshiping him, they returned to Jerusalem with great joy. 53 And they were continually in the temple praising God.

  • What were some of the things written about Jesus in the Law, Prophets, and Psalms?
  • Why was it important that Jesus had witnesses to His death and coming back to life?
  • What are some ways people try to discount the resurrection of Jesus?
  • What would you say to someone who has trouble with Jesus’ resurrection?
  • Why did the disciples continually praise God in the temple?
  • How did Jesus’ rising from the dead strengthen the community of Jesus’ followers?
  • How has being part of a Christ-centered community helped your faith journey?

Acts 1:1-3, 12-15a

1 I wrote the first narrative, Theophilus, about all that Jesus began to do and teach 2 until the day he was taken up, after he had given instructions through the Holy Spirit to the apostles he had chosen. 3 After he had suffered, he also presented himself alive to them by many convincing proofs, appearing to them over a period of forty days and speaking about the kingdom of God.


12 Then they returned to Jerusalem from the Mount of Olives, which is near Jerusalem—a Sabbath day’s journey away. 13 When they arrived, they went to the room upstairs where they were staying: Peter, John, James, Andrew, Philip, Thomas, Bartholomew, Matthew, James the son of Alphaeus, Simon the Zealot, and Judas the son of James.14 They all were continually united in prayer, along with the women, including Mary the mother of Jesus, and his brothers.15 In those days Peter stood up among the brothers and sisters—the number of people who were together was about a hundred twenty…

  • Why did Luke write the Book of Acts, instead of just stopping at the end of Luke?
  • Luke wants to make it clear that Jesus really did rise from the dead. How can we emphasize that truth often with those around us?
  • What does it mean to be “continually united in prayer?”
    • Why was it important for the disciples and earlier followers to do that?
  • What was significant about the small community of 120 believers?
  • What are some ways you can utilize the community around you in your pursuit of knowing Christ and making disciples?

Apply it!

  • Who are some people you can gather around you this week and be united in prayer with them?

Memorize it!

Acts 1:14a They all were continually united in prayer…

Prayer TACOS

Thanksgiving- What is something you can thank the Lord for today?

Adoration- Worship the Lord for giving us community with Him

Confess those times when you have taken the Christ-centered community around you for granted

Others- Pray that the Lord would put someone in your life that you can invite into your community this week

Self- Ask the Lord for boldness as you ask people to unite with you in prayer this week