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Your Week with St. Luke’s Podcast

Posted on January 24, 2023 at 11:53 am in .

Our weekly podcast, “Your Week with St. Luke’s,” is now available wherever you listen to podcasts. You can also find it on Podbean and YouTube. Listen here or click any of the icons below to subscribe!

View weekly episodes below:

Current Series:

Church on Purpose

Discussion Questions:

We are the Church Together – Acts 2

  1. When you think about the Holy Spirit and what your experience learning about the Trinity growing up might have been, what are the key characteristics you think of? What is the role of the Holy Spirit in the church?
  2. What do you think the conversations might have been like with people who observed the Pentecost moment? What might their questions have been, and why? Why might that event have been challenging to them? Why might it have been inspiring?
  3. What do you think are the main barriers to the modern church living by the principles outlined in Acts 2? What would hold you back from living in this way? Why would you want to live with those practices and values? How might the church be different if we did?

You are the Church – Acts 15:1-21

  1. What are the conflicts that come to mind for you in the modern church that might be as significant as the question of the circumcision of Gentiles for early Christians? How have you been taught by the church to navigate these kinds of conflict (or not)? What has been the result of those teachings in your life, and the church?
  2. Peter and Paul were more often serving in different mission fields and had differing practices in their evangelism, but in this moment they became allies in naming their experience of God’s work in the world. When have you found yourself surprised by someone who shared a similar conviction to you? Why might it be important for us to find common ground with others, even if we have other subjects on which we disagree?
  3. James identified the importance of sexual purity and certain food prohibitions as still valid and important for all early church members, even Gentiles. What might the core practices be that we need to take into this era of the Christian story, to be a church on purpose?

I am the Church – Acts 9:36-42

  1. Why do you think Dorcas/Tabitha’s story is not more commonly told in churches?
  2. Why do you think Luke chose to write this account in this way, leaving out many of the most
    common elements of miracle and healing stories? What would have been gained or lost with more
  3. Who are people that come to mind for you who lead their lives like Dorcas/Tabitha? Who would
    pray for their resurrection if they were to die?
  4. What are the messages that the 21st century church needs to hear in this story, both from Peter and Dorcas/Tabitha?


Download Study Guides from previous studies

The Characters of Your Life’s Story – Discovering David – Click here to view/download the study guide PDF for the Sunday Night Bible Study

My Story – Job: A Resurrection Story – Click here to view/download the Study Guide for My Story: Job

Acts: Our StoriesActs: Our Stories – Study Guide

The Gospel of MarkMark Discussion Questions

The Gospel of MatthewThe Gospel of Matthew – Discussion Questions

The Gospel of JohnThe Gospel of John Discussion Questions

The Gospel of LukeLuke discussion questions

Re:Vive – The Resurrection Stories according to the GospelsThe Resurrection Stories

Renovate – 1 Peter1 Peter Discussion Questions

Romans – Romans – St. Luke’s 101 Discussion Questions

(dys)FUNCTIONAL Relationships (Select Characters from Genesis) – (dys)FUNCTIONAL Relationships

Life on Purpose: Lessons from Lasso – Life on Purpose – Lessons from Lasso

Love on Purpose (Lent 2024) – Love on Purpose

St. Luke’s On Purpose (Eastertide 2024) – St. Luke’s On Purpose

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