ALL iN Week 2 – Discussion Guide

Getting Started

Main Idea:
At Faith Promise, one of our values is We Grow Together. Acts 2:42 has the early believers going ALL iN (and growing together) with the apostle’s teaching, fellowship, the breaking of bread, and prayer. As more Promisors go ALL iN (reading our ALL iN devotional book, preparing a personal growth plan, getting a word of the year, reading God’s word), we are planting the seeds of growth within our four walls and in our community. In this next season of planting, let’s prepare for a harvest of growth, a harvest of souls, and a harvest of real people with real problems adding to our number as we show them the real love of God.

Discussion Starter:
Stagnant means to be dull, unmoving, or sluggish. It comes from the Latin word meaning to form a pool of standing water. Have you ever tried to swim in a stagnant pool? Ever drink a Coke that has been sitting open and stagnant for a week? Has a part of your body “fallen asleep” after sitting unmoving for several hours?

Introduction:
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Encounter God

Primary Scriptures: Acts 2:42, Zephaniah 1:12, Luke 2:40, Luke 2:52, Luke 5:37-39

Discussion Questions:
Fellowship means to have an intimate sharing of one’s self with another. The original followers did not just do this in a social way. The word fellowship could be applied to their conversations, their prayers, their property, and their families. They were united in their feelings, interests, opinions, and their hopes of a blessed immortality.

  1. Who is your fellowship with? Who do you share intimate things with? Who lifts you up? Finding people in your life to do this can be difficult, but rewarding.
  2. Luke 2:40 and 2:52 talks about Jesus’ growth, not just physically but in wisdom, stature, and in favor with God and all of the people. To be honest, are we surprised that Jesus grew in wisdom and stature as He grew into His ministry? But why don’t we expect, or even better, seek our own spiritual growth? We want to gain wisdom, but we expect it comes once a week from the stage. How are you gaining wisdom and seeking spiritual growth?
  3. Pastor says that opportunities, experiences, and miracles may be missed because we have wanted to stay in our old comfortable place. Are you more comfort-based than outcome-based? Do you want new or would you rather keep the old and comfortable? What are you stuck (and stagnant) with? Read Acts 2:42 and look at the 4 components (the apostle’s teaching, fellowship, the breaking of bread, and prayer). Are any of these components stagnant in your life? How could you make them new?
  4. Have you stretched yourself with learning something new? What is something new you can start this year? A hobby? A Bible study? Serving somewhere? What can you teach someone that may be new to them? Look for ways to stretch yourself and someone else.

Discovery Bible Method:
For deeper study, as an alternative to the questions above, read Luke 5:37-39 and use the Discovery Bible Method to explore the passage.


Embrace Others

Suggestion: Consider breaking the group into twos or threes for this section.

Think about your answers to question 3. Pray for one another specifically about any stagnation in your lives. Pray that God would open your eyes to the growth potential of each member in your group. “Encourage each other and build each other up.” (1 Thessalonians 5:11).


Engage the World Around Us

Engaging at Faith Promise:  Consider doing the Freedom Small Group curriculum in your current group or signing up to lead a new Freedom Group. Contact your Groups/Missions Pastor at your campus for more information.

Engaging in Community:  Going ALL iN is not just serving others inside our Faith Promise walls. We should serve, love, and share with those around us. Who comes to mind as you think of those in your life that may need to go ALL iN? Give them a devotional. Share your word of the year. Invite them to join you in your Bible reading plan.

Engaging the World:  Faith Promise has missionaries we support all around the world that are doing their best to go ALL iN, not only in their own lives, but in their global communities. Pray for them, their communities, and find out more about the many unreached areas of the world that need to hear about Jesus. Pick a missionary AND find an unreached area and pray for both every single day this week.


Expand God’s Kingdom

Zephaniah 1:12 says, “I will search with lanterns in Jerusalem’s darkest corners to punish those who sit complacent in their sins. They think the Lord will do nothing to them, either good or bad.”
This verse is pretty “in your face,” but necessary to understand that often, we have become complacent with the urgency of salvation. The Church body must understand we do not know the day of the Lord, and must be ready at all times.
Are you preparing your new wine skin for that day? What does that even mean to do? Do you feel an urgency to share the gospel with those in your life who don’t know Him?

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