From the series:  On Mission and Empowered

Money, Money, Money

Sunday, June 25, 2023 by Andrew Ruiz – Acts 4:32-37

About the Series

When Jesus resurrected he instructed his followers two things: You have a mission and you have the power to complete it. 2000 years later that mission is still alive and his Holy Spirit enables us to be the hands and feet of Jesus

Lesson Plan

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Main Idea

The early Christian community in Acts 4:32-37 showed a deep sense of unity and generosity, where they shared everything in common, testified to the resurrection of Jesus with great power, and demonstrated radical generosity towards one another.

Acts 4:32-37

They Had Everything in Common

32 Now the full number of those who believed were of one heart and soul, and no one said that any of the things that belonged to him was his own, but they had everything in common. 33 And with great power the apostles were giving their testimony to the resurrection of the Lord Jesus, and great grace was upon them all. 34 There was not a needy person among them, for as many as were owners of lands or houses sold them and brought the proceeds of what was sold 35 and laid it at the apostles’ feet, and it was distributed to each as any had need. 36 Thus Joseph, who was also called by the apostles Barnabas (which means son of encouragement), a Levite, a native of Cyprus,37 sold a field that belonged to him and brought the money and laid it at the apostles’ feet.

Acts 20:35

35 In all things I have shown you that by working hard in this way we must help the weak and remember the words of the Lord Jesus, how he himself said, ‘It is more blessed to give than to receive.’

Discussion Questions

    1. How does the unity and generosity displayed by the early Christian community challenge our individualistic mindset in today’s culture?
    2. What are some practical ways we can cultivate a sense of unity and connectedness within our church community?
    3. How does the resurrection of Jesus impact our understanding of generosity and sacrificial giving?
    4. What are some obstacles or fears that prevent us from being generous with our time, resources, and lives? How can we overcome them?
    5. How can we encourage and support one another in developing a lifestyle of radical generosity, both within the church community and in our everyday lives?

Verse to Memorize:

 ‘It is more blessed to give than to receive.’

Acts 20:35

Idea Principal

La comunidad cristiana primitiva en Hechos 4:32-37 demostró un profundo sentido de unidad y generosidad, donde compartían todo en común, daban testimonio de la resurrección de Jesús con gran poder y manifestaban una generosidad radical hacia los demás.

Versículo para memorizar:

Más bienaventurado es dar que recibir..

Hechos 20:35

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