What comes to mind when you hear the word devoted?

If someone is devoted to track, they will run regularly.  If someone is devoted to an instrument they will practice a lot.  What do you think it looks like for someone to be devoted to the Lord?  What do they do?

Read

In the book of Acts we see the first people to ever become Christians after Jesus left.  We then see these new Christians devoted themselves to some things.  (Acts 2:42) They devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and to the fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer.

They devoted to the apostles’ teaching (the New Testament in your bible is the apostles teaching written down). They devoted themselves to fellowship and eating together. And they devoted themselves to prayer.

What do you thing it means to be devoted to each of these?

  • The Apostles Teaching
  • Fellowship
  • Prayer

How would ignoring one of these affect a believer’s relationship with God?

Make it Personal

PRAYER

Be honest.  Have you been devoted to prayer in your daily life? What keeps you from praying?

We can pray at any time throughout our day. You can pray in the car, the shower, at your desk before a test, or at lunch.  We should also have a time that we purposefully spend a few minutes praying.  When is a good time for you to do that?

When go to have a time of prayer, what do you pray about?

FELLOWSHIP

It is so important that we develop relationships with other believers.  What are some things you do to purposefully develop these relationships?

BIBLE

What to you is the most difficult thing about reading your Bible? Talk to your group about ways to overcome that difficulty.