Bible Study

Don’t just take our word for it . . . take His! We would encourage you to spend time examining the following Scriptures that shaped this sermon: Acts 2:37–47; Mark 12.41–44.

Sermon Outline

  • A Church alive in the Spirit
    • lives at the intersection of proclamation and demonstration
    • doesn’t “hand a bit out,” but puts it all in
    • shatters the shame of its members
    • keeps its praise on target

Sermon Questions

  1. If these four elements were points on a compass—apostolic teaching (N), fellowship (E), humble service (W), and praise (S)—how would you map your spiritual position today? Would you be off in a particular quadrant? Do some elements feel fainter than others?
  2. What is the difference between “handing a bit out” and “putting it all in”?
  3. Have you ever experienced healing? Do you believe God heals today?
  4. What makes genuine friendship—koinonia, or fellowshippossible?
  5. What does it mean to you to belong the body of Christ?

Resources Consulted

Craig Keener, Miracles Today: The Supernatural Work of God in the Modern World
Luke Timothy Johnson, The Literary Function of Possessions in Luke Acts
C. Kavin Rowe, World Upside Down: Reading Acts in the Graeco-Roman Age


Do you have a question about today’s sermon? Email Sam Fornecker (sfornecker@StAndrews.Church).

Audio & Video

You can listen to the sermon by using the player below or via the St Andrew’s Sermon Podcast on iTunes and Spotify.