Holy Vessels | Week Two (Lorain Campus)

Sunday, May 12, 2024

Act(s) Now

“Holy Vessels”

Acts of the Apostles


Mary                           mother who prays | unity              Acts 1:12-14 | John 19:25-27


Sapphira                    coconspirator | cut off                                Acts 5:1-11 | Joshua 7


Dorcas                       disciple | renewed                                      Acts 9:36-43 | Luke 8:1-3


Mary of Jerusalem   homeowner | encouragement                Acts 12:6-19| Col 4:10


Rhoda                        named servant | overjoyed faith


(Lydia) | a girl            nameless slave | freedom                        Acts 16:11-40


Damaris                     wisdom seeker | Wisdom follower          Acts 17:16-21; 32-34

1 Corinthians 1:22-24

Priscilla                      businesswoman | teacher | planter       Acts 18:1-4; 18-21; 24-28

Rom. 16:3 | 2 Tim. 4:19


Daughters of             Spirit-filled | gifted and giving                  Acts 21:8-9
Deacon Philip                                                                                   1 Corinthians 14:1-3


Core CHRIST-like Characteristics: Heart of Worship, Relates with Other-centered love, Spirit-filled servant


LifeGroup Questions: Applying the Teaching to Our Life

  • Begin Life Group with prayer - invite the Holy Spirit to speak and move among you.
  • Ice breaker: who was your favorite TV mom (character on a show you watched growing up) and why?
  • Which of the women in today’s list do you most relate to and why?
  • Pick one or two of the women as a group to study together. Read the entire passage which features them and discuss what qualities they display that can apply to you - these are not just stories for women, but men too!
  • Looking at the list of qualities/fruits on the right side of the notes, which areas do you excel in, which areas are you weak or uncertain?
  • Read the following CS Lewis Quote - how does this apply to what we see in these women of Acts?
    “Now the whole offer which Christianity makes is this: that we can, if we let God have His way, come to share in the life of Christ. If we do, we shall then be sharing a life which was begotten, not made, which always existed and always will exist. Christ is the Son of God. If we share in this kind of life we also shall be sons of God. We shall love the Father as He does and the Holy Ghost will arise in us. He came to this world and became a man in order to spread to other men the kind of life He has — by what I call “good infection.” Every Christian is to become a little Christ. The whole purpose of becoming a Christian is simply nothing else.” ― C.S. Lewis, Mere Christianity
  • End your time asking Jesus to reveal some more of these qualities that the Spirit of God alone can bring to the surface through His presence in you!