6: The Ministry of Peter – Lesson Outline

Key Thought: Peter as a church member, prayer warrior, evangelist, and church leader has left a model for Christians to follow.

August 11, 2018

1. Have a volunteer read Acts 9:36-43.

  1. Ask class members to share a thought on what the most important point in this text is.
  2. What was so special about Tabitha?
  3. Personal Application: How important is our Dorcus Center outreach in the community in sharing the Adventist message? Share your thoughts.
  4. Case Study: One of your relatives states: “If I could see a miracle like that today, I would have faith in Jesus as a healer. But we don’t see that kind of thing today. And if someone says they did, then the ones not healed are what, worse sinners that God doesn’t hear their prayers?” How would you respond to your relative?

2. Have a volunteer read Acts 10:9-16.

  1. Ask class members to share a short thought on what the most important point is in this passage.
  2. What did Peter experience and how did he interpret it?
  3. Personal Application: What does this experience tell us about harboring prejudice against any group of people? Share your thoughts.
  4. Case Study: One of your friends states, “I thought this vision was about the fact that we are not under Old Testament rules about food anymore. So is there something I missed here?” How would you reply to your friend?

3. Have a volunteer read Acts 11:9-18.

  1. Ask class members to share a short thought on what the main idea of this text is.
  2. Why did the Jewish leaders accuse Peter of eating with the uncircumcised?
  3. Personal Application: Can you think of a time when your personal pain and suffering turned out to be a blessing? Share your thoughts
  4. Case Study: One of your neighbors states, “Why was the Holy Spirit poured out on this group before they were baptized, unlike the other instances when they received the Holy Spirit after baptism?” How would you respond to your neighbor?

4. Have a volunteer read Acts 12:1-3.

  1. Ask class members to share a short thought on what the main idea of this text is.
  2. What was the significance of fasting, praying, and laying hands on leadership
  3. Personal Application: Should we be fasting and praying and laying on of hands on our leadership, new and old? Share your thoughts.
  4. Case Study: Think of one person who needs to hear a message from this week’s lesson. Tell the class what you plan to do this week to share with them.

(Truth that is not lived, that is not imparted, loses its life-giving power, its healing virtue. Its blessings can be retained only as it is shared.”Ministry of Healing, p. 148).

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