In our current series “Nine Marks of a Healthy Church,” we are looking at what characteristics defined the early church. We are convinced that if we want to experience the power that the early church experienced, we are going to have to be willing to emulate them in their spiritual disciplines.
This past Sunday, we looked at the importance of evangelism– namely, the corporate or personal spreading of the Gospel. With Sunday’s text (Acts 3) in mind, think through the following questions.
1) In Matthew 16:15, Jesus implores His disciples to “Go into all the world and proclaim the gospel to the whole creation.” What is the Gospel and why is the preaching of it so vital? (see Romans 1:16, 1 Corinthians 15:3-5, Romans 10:9-13).
2) Why have many churches resorted to a “seeker-sensitive” church model? Is this a Biblical model?
3) What role do “signs and wonders” play in sharing the Gospel?
4) How can we be more successful in evangelistic efforts in our culture?