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LaSOM - Acts

LaSOM - Acts Study Guide

01a. Who is the prominent Apostle mentioned in the first part of Acts? Peter
01b. Who is the prominent Apostle mentioned in the second part of Acts? Paul
02. Who is more prominent in Acts than the Apostles? The Holy Spirit
03. What two features distinguish the Book of Acts from the genre of the Hellenistic historical writings of Luke’s time? The absence of chronology in Acts. The presence of the perspective of God, Christ, the Holy Spirit, and the chosen witnesses.
04. The author explained that in the view of I. Howard Marshall, “that it seems best to view the Gospel of Luke and the Book of Acts” in which way? “As two parts of the one unified work”.
05. How does Luke carefully design Paul’s evangelistic tours? This format is according to a three-fold structure. introductory episode(s) a major report about one city a series of summary reports
06. What are the three important passages from Acts that give evidence to Luke’s authorship? Acts 16:10-17 Acts 20:5-21:18 Acts 27:1-28:16
07. What is the earliest date Acts could have been written? A.D. 60-62
08. Why is Luke considered more than just a historian? His use of the Old Testament shows he is a biblical theologian who knew the Scriptures well and believed in their inspiration and authority.
09. Does Acts have a formal conclusion? No
10. What is the “former book” mentioned in the book of Acts? Luke’s Gospel
12. Give three of six Old Testament references presented by the author concerning promises of the outpouring of the Holy Spirit. Isaiah 32:15 Isaiah 44:3-5 Ezekiel 11:19-20 Ezekiel 36:26-27 Joel 2:28-32 Zechariah 12:10
13. When the disciples questioned Jesus concerning the Kingdom being restored back to Israel in Acts 1:6-8, what Old Testament Scriptures did they have in mind that promised restoration? Give Scripture reference. Ezekiel 36:24-27 Ezekiel 37:12-14
14. What are the five things Luke draws attention to in Acts 1:12-14 upon the return of the disciples to Jerusalem? They were joined “together with one accord” “They were constantly in prayer.” The women joined them in prayer Mary, the mother of Jesus is given special mention. The brothers of Jesus are with them
16. Define the Greek term: “glossais lalien”? Speaking in tongues
17. Why are tongues not an “ecstatic utterance?” The word implies a paganistic trance like or mystic state beyond both reason and self control. Those filled with the Holy Spirit retained their senses and spoke in willing cooperation with the Holy Spirit.
18. The main body of Peter’s prophecy in Acts 2:22-36 centers on whom? Jesus
19. What was the result of the continuing witness of the Apostles to the resurrection of Jesus? It brought an awe and reverential response to the presence of the supernatural on every one of the believers.
20. What did the term “unschooled” mean concerning Peter and John? Not having attended a rabbinical school and were ordinary men, nonprofessionals or trained speakers.
21. List three things that we can learn from the believers prayer following Peter and John's return after their release by the Sanhedrin? They recognized who God is. They based their petition on the inspired Word of God. The believers based their petition on what God did through Jesus.
22. How did the church react to the death of Ananias and Sapphira? A great holy fear seized the whole church and all who heard about these events. But did not split up the Church or hinder the work of God.
23. What effect did persecution following Stephen’s martyrdom have on the Church? Persecution scattered the apostles and spread the gospel message they carried
24. Where did the Samaritans come from? They were descended from the 10 northern tribes who intermarried with the Assyrians.
26. What passage of Scripture was the Ethiopian Eunuch reading? Isaiah 53:7-8
27. What was Saul’s purpose in going to Damascus? To deliver letters giving him authority to arrest believers of "the Way" and return them to Jerusalem for trial.
28. What was the result of Ananias placing his hands on Saul? Immediately, his physical and spiritual blindness was healed. something like scales fell from Saul’s eyes, and he could see again and was filled with the Holy Spirit
29. How did the Lord remove Peter’s prejudices against the Gentiles? The Lord gave Peter a vision three times with the instructions “do not call anything impure that God has made clean”
30. How did Peter know that the experience of the Gentiles in the house of Cornelius was identical to the experience of the 120 at Pentecost? They heard them speaking in tongues and praising God
31. What is the location of Antioch of Syria?. A Roman province on the Orontes River 300 miles north of Jerusalem.
32. According to the author, the Holy Spirit delights in breaking down what kind of barriers? Language, culture, race, or whatever else may separate believers from each other.
33. Why were the disciples at Antioch called Christians? The term identified the believers as being a follower of Christ.
34. How did James and Jude, the brothers of Jesus refer to themselves in their epistles? Servants (slaves) of the Lord Jesus.
35. What did the Jerusalem Council request of the Gentile believers? Abstain from food polluted by idols (used in idol worship) Abstain from meat of strangled animals Abstain from drinking blood and Abstain from sexual immorality
36. Why did Paul not think it wise to take John Mark on the second missionary journey? Because he deserted them when they needed him and not continued with them in the work and may not set a good example of faith and diligence.
37. What does the author say Paul would do when the Spirit checked him from going in a direction? He would take a step in another direction, trusting that the Holy Spirit would either confirm or deny the new direction.
38. How did the Bereans respond differently than the Thessalonians to Paul's message? They received the message with great eagerness, zeal and enthusiasm.
40. What was the city from which Apollos came? Alexandria
41. According to the author, what important question was asked in Acts 19:2? "Did you receive the Holy Spirit when you believed? "
42. In Ephesus the town clerk pointed out that the men brought into the amphitheater were neither temple robbers, nor blasphemers of their goddess. According to the author how had Paul addressed the idolatry of the city? They simply kept preaching the good news of Jesus Christ in a positive way.
43. What was the warning that Paul received in every city as he was headed for Jerusalem? The Holy Spirit warned that he was facing prison and hardships (persecution)
44. What is the probable answer as to why the apostles were not mentioned when Paul returned to Jerusalem after the third missionary journey? They were likely already scattered, spreading the gospel to many different locations.
45. In Jerusalem the crowd listened to Paul until he spoke of what command? To go to the Gentiles
46. What was the reason given by Claudias Lysias the commander for sending Paul to the governor? the Jews plotted to kill him.
47. Why did Paul appeal to Caesar when he was on trial before Festus? Being a Roman citizen he had the right to appeal to Caesar and it was his one recourse to keep out of the clutches of the Jewish leaders.
48. What makes it clear that Luke accompanied Paul on the ship to Rome? He uses the word “we” throughout the passage
49. What was the "divine plan" given by an angel that encouraged Paul? He had to come before Caesar and God had graciously given him “the lives of all” those who were sailing with him.
50. What did Paul do during his house imprisonment in Rome for two years? He preached boldly and openly the kingdom of God and taught about the Lord Jesus Christ
11. What three things did Jesus show us in all He “began to do and teach”? . The Church had its beginning in the Gospel. The work of Jesus didn’t end when He ascended. Concerned with historical accuracy, Luke carefully investigated everything
15. How many days were there from Passover to Pentecost? 50 days
25. Was Simon the sorcerer converted to the faith? Simon himself believed and was baptized
39. What did Paul do between the second and third missionary journey and where did he visit on the third missionary journey? He spent about 6 months in Antioch encouraging and teaching the church. His third missionary journey took him to Galatia and Phrygia Revised churches established on the first and second missionary journeys.
Created by: NICJOLLEY



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