Acts: Week 9 Study Questions
11/11 Acts 19:1-20
11/12 Acts 19:21-41
11/13 Acts 20:1-16
11/14 Acts 20:17-38
11/15 Acts 21: 1-16
11/16 Acts 21:17-36
- Read 19:1-7. What was the difference between John the Baptist’s baptism and the baptism instituted by Jesus? See also Acts 2:38 and Titus 3:5-7. Why is this important?
- Describe the power of God within Paul in Acts 19.
- Read Luke 4:33-34. What are the demons saying in Acts 19:15?
- Describe the scene in 19:11-20 from the perspective of Paul…of the residents of Ephesus. How do you see the power of God at work?
- In Acts 19:23-41 there was a dispute with two opposing sides. What was the issue? What kind of issues do we face today as we live out our faith in society?
- Describe the scene in 20:7-12 from the perspective of Eutychus… of the people listening to Paul….of Paul. What are your thoughts as the scene unfolds? How would you feel if you were there?
- Summarize what Paul told the elders in 20:17-38. Why do you think Paul spoke these words? When have you experienced a time when you advised, cautioned, and reminded of who you are in Christ and what troubles may come?
- In Acts 21:1-16, Agabus speaks words of prophecy to Paul. How did these words affect the believers? What was Paul’s response? Has there been a time when you have known what God was asking you to do and you were filled with fear and reluctance? What happened?
- What was the difference between the reception of the Church in Jerusalem with that of the Jewish leaders in Acts 21?
- What was the charge of Paul’s arrest in 21:17-36? The Jewish leaders are quick with a presumption and with judgement. How do these two things hurt the Church? How do they hurt personal relationships? How can relationships be restored?