Disciplined - Gather - Weekly Devotional

Disciplined - Gather - Weekly Devotional
Day 1: The Early Church’s Fellowship - Acts 2:42-47
Read: Acts 2:42-47, which describes the early believers’ dedication to the apostles' teaching, fellowship, breaking of bread, and prayer.

Discussion Questions:
1. In what ways did the early Christians practice fellowship according to this passage?

2. How did their commitment to fellowship impact the growth of the church?

Day 2: Encouraging One Another - Hebrews 10:24-25
Read: Hebrews 10:24-25, focusing on the exhortation to consider how to stir up one another to love and good works, not neglecting to meet together.

Discussion Questions:
1. What are some practical ways we can stir up one another to love and good works in our current church community?

2. Have you ever experienced a time when fellowship directly encouraged you or others to love and do good works?

Day 3: Unity in the Body of Christ - Ephesians 4:1-6
Read: Ephesians 4:1-6, which calls for unity and maintaining the bond of peace within the body of Christ.

Discussion Questions:
1. What are the characteristics of unity mentioned by Paul, and how do they relate to the concept of fellowship?

2. Share an experience where you witnessed or participated in maintaining the bond of peace within your church family.

Day 4: Loving and Serving One Another - Galatians 5:13-14
Read: Galatians 5:13-14, which teaches about serving one another through love, as the whole law is fulfilled in one word: “You shall love your neighbor as yourself.”

Discussion Questions:
1. How does fellowship provide opportunities for us to serve one another in love?

2. Share a personal testimony of a time when you felt loved and served by your faith community.

Day 5: The Practice of Confession and Prayer - James 5:13-16
Read: James 5:13-16, focusing on the call to pray for one another, confess sins to each other, and the power of a righteous person’s prayer.

Discussion Questions:
1. Why is confession to one another an important aspect of fellowship, as highlighted in the sermon?

2. What steps can we take to foster an environment where confession and prayer are regular practices in our fellowship?

Each day's reading and questions are intended to foster deeper understanding and practice of the spiritual discipline of fellowship, as highlighted in the sermon. Participants are encouraged to not only read and reflect but also to put these principles into action within their own church communities.

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