Mindy and I went to small group tonight and had a great time. The conversation around Acts 3 was particularly stimulating. Lots of folks had great insights.
Our small group leader tonight did a wonderfully simple thing. As each of us went around the circle to share prayer requests, he asked us to include the first names of one or two people we know who do not "obey the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ" (cf. 2 Thessalonians 2:8, 1 Peter 4:17). In this way, we were all encouraged to remember those in our lives who are spiritually lost and under God's wrath (Romans 1:18, Ephesians 2:3). It is a way of holding ourselves accountable to pray for and find ways to share the good news of Jesus with the lost. And it also employed at that very moment the most powerful evangelistic weapon ever invented: prayer. A very simple idea. But one worth replicating dozens and dozens of times in our small groups, homes, quiet times, and lives.