Bible: Study Questions From the Book of Acts
Sign Gifts: Have They Ceased?
Do you believe the sign gifts (tongues, prophecy) have ceased?
Acts 1-28: Study Questions
- What are the four evidences for Lukan authorship of Acts?
- Who are the two main players in this book?
- Discuss the meaning of “the baptism with the Holy Spirit.”
- How many days elapsed between Christ's Resurrection and the Ascension?
- How many days passed between Christ's Ascension and the coming of the Holy Spirit on the day of Pentecost?
The Second Coming to the Earth
- What OT feast day is a type of the Resurrection?
- What OT feast day occurs seven weeks afterwards?
- How does Jesus’ answer regarding the restoration of the kingdom to Israel lend credence to its literality?
- Into what four regions does Jesus command the apostles to extend their witness of His resurrection?
- To what parousia do the angels refer in Acts1, the Rapture or the Revelation? Why?
- Name the two OT texts that Peter cites upon the selection of a replacement for Judas, and explain their relevance.
- What is the qualification for apostleship at that time, what did the apostles do to choose Judas’ replacement, and who was he?
- What is another name for Pentecost and the Feast of Weeks?
- How many disciples gathered in the upper room in Jerusalem?
The Apostle Peter
Peter: The First Pope?
Do you believe Peter was the first Pope (Bishop of Rome)?
The Apostle Peter's Early Ministry
- Argue for Peter’s use of the prophecy of Joel from a pre-millennial perspective.
- Which Messianic psalm does the apostle cite to demonstrate the resurrection of Christ?
- What does Peter tell the Jews that they must do to “be saved from this perverse generation”?
- In what four activities does the new Church of Jerusalem involve itself?
- Why isn’t the post-Pentecostal sharing of goods an example of early Christian communism?
- What did Peter say that the conversion of enough Jews would result in?
- To what do these “times of refreshing” refer?
- Whom does Peter identify as “the Prophet” like Moses (Deut. 18)?
- What four factors do the Jewish authorities note about Peter and John?
- Who murdered Christ? Who ultimately allowed His murder to take place?
- What nickname did the apostles give to the Cyprian Levite Joses, and what does that name mean?
The Death of Ananias
Early Church Years
- Whom did God make examples of chastening unto death?
- What did these believers do to deserve this treatment?
- Who stands up among the Sanhedrin, and what does he counsel?
- What three qualifications do the apostles set forth for table-waiting servants?
- What two “minor” characters distinguish themselves in the Church before Luke turns to discuss Saul?
The Apostle Paul--Early Ministry
Peter in Prison
The Ministries of Stephen, Philip, Paul, and Peter
- What OT text from “the book of the prophets” does Stephen employ that indicates that false worship will lead to chastisement?
- Which Isaianic text does Stephen choose which shows the insufficiency of Solomon’s temple as the abode of the LORD?
- What does God use to motivate His Church to complete His Acts1:8 commission?
- What characteristics demonstrate that Simon Magus may not have been a true disciple?
- From what OT passage was the Ethiopian eunuch reading when Philip caught up with him?; What does this Scripture discuss?
- In what sense was Saul persecuting Christ?
- Whom does the Lord use to restore Saul’s sight?
- What address does Saul visit to receive his sight?
- Who intercedes for Paul before the apostles in Jerusalem?
- To what city does Paul relocate?
- Which disciple does Jesus (through Peter) heal in Lydda?; in Joppa?
- With whom was Peter staying in Joppa? Who sends him a delegation?
- What did God mean to teach Peter with the “sheet and animals” vision?
- Regarding mankind’s relationship with his Creator, what is the Scriptural definition of “peace”?
- Discuss Peter’s “summary report” that he delivered to those who claimed the apostle broke the Law by meeting with Gentiles.
- Where were disciples of Jesus first labeled Christians?
- What prophet foretold the worldwide famine that occurred in A. D. 46?
- Which leader murdered the apostle James and imprisoned Peter?
- In whose home was the church holding a prayer meeting?
- On what occasion did Herod Agrippa I die, and how did that death occur?
The Apostle Paul--Later Ministry
The Goddess Diana
Tertullus and Felix
- Who were some of the leaders in the church at Antioch during the time of Paul and Barnabas?
- What Jewish false prophet does the Holy Spirit temporarily blind for attempting to dissuade a public official from coming to Christ?
- Who voluntarily ends his missionary internship in Perga?
- Discuss the three OT quotations that Paul uses in an Antioch of Phyrgia synagogue to prove the Resurrection.
- Paul admonishes this synagogue by citing a message of judgment upon those Israelites who did not believe that God would ever use Gentiles to destroy them, the righteous.
- Which verses from Isaiah does Paul cite to indicate that he was turning to the Gentiles?
- For which Greek gods do the Lycaonians mistake Paul and Barnabas?
- Where was Paul stoned? What later NT passage probably discloses what also happened on that occasion?
- What was the dispute between Hebrew and Gentile Christians over the issue of salvation?
- Which VIP stands amidst the Jerusalem Council, and delivers a vital message?
- What does he argue with his use of Amos 9?
- What are the four practices that the Council recommends that the Gentiles follow to avoid giving offense to their Jewish brethren?
- Whom did the Council choose to accompany Paul and Barnabas and deliver these recommendations to Gentile churches?
- What causes the Paul-Barnabas schism?
- Who joins the missionary band when Paul visits Lystra?
- Why do you think Paul chose this young man?
- Who joins Paul’s missionary endeavor in Troas? What key word indicates that this event occurred?
- Which devout woman did Paul evangelize in Philippi?
- What trouble does Paul and Silas encounter in this city?
- What happens while they are in prison?
- Whom do they rescue and evangelize?
- What does Paul choose to exercise on the day of his release?
- Which of Paul’s friends in Thessalonica do the Jews attack and demand a pledge?
- Which believers were “more noble-minded than those in Thessalonica”? What earned them this commendation?
- Which groups does Paul meet in Athens? How does he decide to evangelize the Areopagus? What were the results of Paul’s endeavor in this city?
- Which emperor expelled all Jews from Rome in A. D. 49-50?
- To earn his living, what "secular" work did Paul do?
- Which proconsul refused to hear the Jews’ complaint against Paul in Achaia? What did the Jews do in retaliation?
- Which brilliant orator does Aquila and Priscilla teach more about Jesus?
- In what place in Ephesus does Paul teach for two years?
- What happens during the Ephesian revival?
- Discuss the riot in Ephesus over Diana.
- Who rejoins Paul in Troas? How do we know?
- Who falls out of an upper story window in Ephesus?
- Discuss Paul’s exhortation to the Ephesian elders.
- Which Judean seer warns Paul about his treatment in Jerusalem?
- Which Roman commander rescues Paul from a Jerusalem mob? Regarding Paul’s testimony before the Jews outside the barracks, what particular concept incited the mob to violence?
- What does Paul use to prevent the Romans from “examining” him further?
- In his defense before the Jewish leadership, what stratagem does Paul use to divide the assembly?
- Who warns the Roman commander about the Jews’ conspiracy to murder Paul?
- To which governor does the Roman commander send Paul with a letter addressing the apostle’s case?
- What lawyer addresses this governor in Caesarea, and what does he argue?
- Which governor succeeds Felix?
- To whom does Paul appeal, seeing that he was not going to receive a fair trial?
- Who visits the governor, and how does he respond to Paul’s testimony?
Shipwreck off Malta
- Who accompanies Paul on his sea voyage to Rome?
- What causes the ship to find shelter in Clauda?
- On what island does the shipwreck occur?
- What incident makes the natives think Paul a criminal?
- What is the Jews’ reaction to Paul’s testimony in Rome?
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