Reading: 1 Peter 2:19-23 (The Message)
Peter talks about how Christ endured so much for our sake. What does this look like in our daily lives? How can we be more like Christ?
- Can you think of a time you really wanted revenge for something someone else did? How did you feel?
- What would it be like if you looked to repair relationships, rather than look for revenge?
Reading: Act 2:42-47 (NRSV)
After hearing Peter’s sermon, the new community of believers is formed. We hear today a short description of their daily life together, doing and sharing in common. But was life as idyllic as we might think? Did conflict ever arise? How might they have handled it?
- Can you think of a time when you were in a group and there was no conflict? What was it like? Was the group still forming, or had they persevered through to performing?
- How do you handle conflict in your life? Avoidance, charging straight in? How might you handle it?
- How could the group dynamics at TCUC change to better facilitate groups at the performing level?
Jesus Welcomes All, from Art in the Christian Tradition, a project of the Vanderbilt Divinity Library, Nashville, TN. http://diglib.library.vanderbilt.edu/act-imagelink.pl?RC=57406 [retrieved May 2, 2020]. Original source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/amyashcraft/13885591354/ – Amy the Nurse.