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Acts | Marks of the True Gospel

by Jason Hardy on October 03, 2021

Life Group Study Guide: Loved what you heard on Sunday? Want to go deeper? The life group study guide will help you unpack what you heard on Sunday, while diving deeper into God's word.


  • If you were to summarize the Gospel in your own words, how would you explain it?

Digging Deeper: Read Acts 14

  • What stands out to you from this passage of scripture? Give the Holy Spirit a moment to lead you to specific thoughts, words, or phrases. What insights, questions, or observations do you have? What questions do you find yourself asking as you read this text? Write them down, and as a group try to answer them.
  • Who were the various people Paul was addressing? What were the various locations Paul finds himself in? How were these places different? Similar?
  • How did those in Lystra explain the supernatural healing of the lame man by Paul? How did Paul and Barnabas respond?

  • What was the response to Paul’s proclamation of the Gospel in the various cities? Why do you think there were different responses to the same message?

Make It Personal:

  • For many, the Gospel is good news, but for others it is not good news. Why do you think people view the gospel negatively or even offensively?

  • On Sunday, Pastor Jason made the point that, “Jesus’ true Gospel will expose the offense of our sin, and call us to repentance.” Why are these two realties necessary for us to live a faithful, Christ-centered life?

  • Read Galatians 1:6-7 (ESV), and 2 Timothy 4:2-4 (NLT). In these verses, Paul addresses the reality of False Gospels in our world. What is the difference between the true gospel and a false Gospel?

  • What are some various false gospels that exist in our culture today?

  • How would you define an idol? What are various idols we see in our culture today? How does the true gospel of Jesus expose the false promises our idols make?
  • Read Mark 8:34-35. On Sunday, Pastor Jason made the point, “The true gospel of Jesus will call us to die.” How are we to practically live out the life Jesus suggests in Mark 8? *Extra credit – Research what is means to live a cruciform life.
  • What is one take away or action that you have gained from this week’s sermon, life group, or personal study?

Tags: jesus, sin, god, culture, gospel, good news, repentance, idols, false gospel, true gospel


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