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Acts: Week 1 Study Questions

09.16.18 | Devotions, Study Questions

    Week One:

    9/16     Acts 1:1-11

    9/17     Acts 1:12-26

    9/18     Acts 2:1-13

    9/19     Acts 2:14-41

    9/20     Acts 2:42-47

    9/21     Acts 3:1-10

     

    1. The author of Acts summarizes his reason for this first book. What is his reason, and what is his first book?
    2. What do you think the disciples were asking by their question in 1:6?
    3. Compare the ascension story in 1:9-11 and Luke 24:50-52. What are the similarities? Differences?
    4. We often think of the apostles being by themselves after Jesus’ resurrection. What does Acts say in 1:12-26?
    5. Bible search! Where else is Matthias mentioned in Scripture?
    6. Use your senses and imagine yourself at the scene as you read through 2:1-13. Be attentive to the verbs and adjectives in this passage. Describe what you, as part of the crowd, are experiencing. Describe what you, as an apostle, are experiencing.
    7. What were the points of Peter’s message in 2:14-41 and what was the response?
    8. Think about the words in 2:41. What does that mean individually and as the body of Christ? What gifts did each of these people receive in their baptism? Acts 2:38-39; Titus 3:4-7 and Romans 6:3-4.
    9. Describe the fellowship of believers in 2:42-47 in light of Galatians 5:22-23.
    10. Compare the fellowship of believers in 2:42-47 with St. Luke’s community of believers. How are they similar? How are they different?
    11. Describe the contrast to the beggar and the place where he was laying in 3:1-10.
    12. Place the beggar in 2018. What would be a possible scenario?
    13. Sometimes we don’t really see the people who live in the margins of life (homeless, disenfranchised, vulnerable…). How did Peter show the beggar that he saw and acknowledged his need?