The Experience of the Kingdom
By Darren Rouanzoin
Darren Rouanzoin teaches from Acts 1:1-8 on what the beginning of the Church looked and felt like, and how we can also step into demonstrating the power of the Kingdom of God today. Darren is the Lead Pastor of Garden Church in Long Beach, California.
The Experience of the Kingdom
By Darren Rouanzoin

A People Empowered: The Experience of the Kingdom (02.10.20)

Facilitator’s Note: This CG will focus on listening prayer.


Invite someone in the CG to name and play a song that captures the essence or quality of your CG.

Opening Prayer:

Read Acts 1:8 twice slowly. Invite the Holy Spirit into your midst and your gathering.

Reflection on Sunday’s Teaching: 

This past Sunday, Darren Rouanzoin spoke passionately about how the Book of Acts is an expansion of the Kingdom of God — from the time of Jesus until even now. Shalom is actively being restored. The Kingdom is a reality to be experienced, as we are filled with God dwelling in us so we may live out the Kingdom in our world.

Feel free to choose 1-2 discussion question below, as time allows:

Practice: Embodying the Power of the Holy Spirit through Listening Prayer

Closing Prayer

Commit these hopes and plans to God. Close with this prayer by St. Augustine:

Look upon us, O Lord,
And let all the darkness of our souls 
Vanish before the beams of thy brightness.
Fill us with holy love,
And open to us the treasures of your wisdom.
All our desire is known unto you,
Therefore perfect what you have begun,
And what your Spirit has awakened us to ask in prayer.
We seek your face,
Turn your face unto us and show us your glory.
Then shall our longing be satisfied,
And our peace shall be perfect.