This weekend, Todd walked us through the first 12 verses of Acts 20. In a passage that might seem old, outdated, and irrelevant for us today, Todd reminded us that “All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness…” (2 Timothy 3:16), and he encouraged us with how Acts 20:1-12 is no exception.
1. At Watermark, we measure everything we do by our ability to be and make disciples. It's never been about the core gathering, but about taking the truth and passing it to the next generation. The reason our country is jacked up is because fewer and fewer people have been discipled. We have a bunch of weekly attenders who don't attend to God's business throughout the week.” Do you have disciples, that is, spiritual children? Are there people who are learning God’s way from you? Share your answers with your community group, and ask them for one thing you could do to “be and make disciples” this next week.
2. “Do people see death working in you? That is, do they see you not ordering your life to be more comfortable, but dying to yourself so that Christ may be more evident? What have you done this week that inconvenienced you…something so that you can give an account of who Christ is and what He has done for you? Has there even been an inconvenience in your life because of the gospel?” Pick any of those questions from the sermon and share your answer with your community group. Tell them how you are going to live differently next week because of your answer this week.
3. “Who can imitate Christ this week because they've seen you imitate Christ? Relationships are worth investing in. It was inconvenient for Paul, but it was worth it.” What relationship did you invest time into this past week? Identify one person that you can spend time with in the next seven days and reach out to them in the next 24-hours to set up a time to get together.