Biblical Community – Wk 2

Acts 2:42 (NIV)

42 They devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and to fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer.

You will become like the people you spend the most time with.


1. Walk with the wise.

Proverbs 13:20 (NLT)

20 Walk with the wise and become wise;
associate with fools and get in trouble.

2. Don’t gossip.

Proverbs 16:28 (NLT)

28 A troublemaker plants seeds of strife;
gossip separates the best of friends.

Proverbs 26:22 (NIV)

22 The words of a gossip are like choice morsels;
they go down to the inmost parts.

3. Be loyal.

Proverbs 17:17 (NIV)

17 A friend loves at all times,
and a brother is born for a time of adversity.

Being loyal to Jesus will influence your loyalty to his followers.


Where your faith intersects with real life!


Each person shares a recent high and low from their life.


Review the message and it’s point in brief.

Big Idea: Biblical community is built on the commitment to practice fellowship by being the friend you’d love to have.


Choose one or two questions for your Group to discuss as time allows.

▶ Do you have a favorite movie that moves you to tears because of it’s values? (Bonus if it is one that portrays true loyalty in friendship!)

▶ Read Acts 2:42 (NIV). What does the word “devoted” mean to you?

▶ Read Proverbs 13:20.

– Who are two people in your life you would like to prioritize spending time with because you want to become more like them?

– Who are two people in your life you should be willing to spend time with because you could rub off on them in a positive way?

▶ Read Proverbs 16:28 (NLT) and Proverbs 26:22 (NIV). How can we recognize if we are gossiping? How can we avoid being a gossip?


Spend a moment in silence to consider your response, then share your decision with the Group.

Read Proverbs 17:17 (NIV). Ask God to show you one thing He loves about how you befriend others.


Thank God for the highs and lift up the lows.

Pray that our loyalty to Jesus would spark loyalty to his followers.

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