Acts: Week 1 Study Questions
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
- The author of Acts summarizes his reason for this first book. What is his reason, and what is his first book?
- What do you think the disciples were asking by their question in 1:6?
- Compare the ascension story in 1:9-11 and Luke 24:50-52. What are the similarities? Differences?
- We often think of the apostles being by themselves after Jesus’ resurrection. What does Acts say in 1:12-26?
- Bible search! Where else is Matthias mentioned in Scripture?
- 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.
- What were the points of Peter’s message in 2:14-41 and what was the response?
- 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.
- Describe the fellowship of believers in 2:42-47 in light of Galatians 5:22-23.
- Compare the fellowship of believers in 2:42-47 with St. Luke’s community of believers. How are they similar? How are they different?
- Describe the contrast to the beggar and the place where he was laying in 3:1-10.
- Place the beggar in 2018. What would be a possible scenario?
- 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?