Reasonable - Acts 1

May 1, 2022

Main idea: Skeptics are welcome.

Acts 1:1-11

  1. Context

  2. Content

  3. Convincing Proofs


  1. Don't freak out.

  2. Do reach out.


How would you describe the culture of this church?

Why did you describe it like that?

Digging Deeper

  1. Read Acts 1:1-11.

    • How does Luke invite investigation?
    • What do you find challenging to believe in this section? Why?
  2. What do the following have in common?

    • Acts 9:19-22
    • Acts 17:1-4
    • Acts 17:10-12
    • Acts 17:16-17
    • Acts 18:1-4
  3. How would you respond to a friend who said, "I'm just not a book person. Christianity doesn't need to be reasonable to me. The Bible says it; I believe it; that settles it!"

Next Steps

  1. Agree or disagree? Discuss: “Admitting doubt is better than claiming to have certainty. Doubt can lead to a posture of consideration, of openness to being wrong, of investigation, of searching.”

  2. "While Christianity isn’t irrational, God is beyond explanation. Job 11:7-9 says, “Can you fathom the mysteries of God? Can you probe the limits of the Almighty? They are higher than the heavens above—what can you do? They are deeper than the depths below—what can you know? Their measure is longer than the earth and wider than the sea.” (Job 11:7–9)"

    • Agree or disagree?
    • How does this nuance your understanding of doubt?
  3. Do you think our church is too academic? Why or why not? What strengths and challenges would a heady church have regarding the reasonable nature of the gospel?

  4. If a non-Christian asked you, “Why are you a Christian?” what would tell them?

  5. What aspects or issues of the Christian faith make you doubt?

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