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Wednesday, May 22, 2024

Wednesday Night Bible Study Questions: Acts 13

1. In verse 2 what is meant by the phrase “Now separate to Me Barnabas and Saul for the work to which I have called them?” Can you think of other examples in Scripture where this language is used?
2. How does the call in vs. 2-3 and the subsequent ministry differentiate from the ministry Barnabas and Saul were involved in before this specific call?
3. What practical lessons can we learn from this passage in relation to ministry, God’s call to a specific ministry and commendation by other believers?
4. Looking at how Paul dealt with Elymas the sorcerer (vs. 6-12) how should we deal with falsehood and opposers of the Gospel? Compare 2 Timothy 2:23-26.
5. When Paul and Barnabas came to a city, they would first go to the local synagogue and tell the Gospel (vs. 5 & 14). Why would they go there first?
6. What can we learn about how to preach God’s Word when reading Paul’s sermon in vs. 16-41? How important is knowledge of the Old Testament when preaching the Gospel?
7. How does the Old Testament quote in the second part of verse 34 support Paul’s statement in the first part of verse 34? What are the “mercies of David?” Where is this quote found in the O.T.? How does this quote relate to the quote in verse 35?
8. Jesus is presented as Saviour in Paul’s sermon. Which two men in Israel’s history are presented in this chapter as being incapable to save? How significant is this fact for Paul’s Jewish audience?
9. Compare verse 43 with chapter 11:23 and 14:22. Do you recognize a common theme? 
10. What made the Jews angry in verse 45? How is Paul’s Old Testament quote in verse 47 an answer to the opposing attitude of the Jews? 
11. Where is the quote in verse 47 found in the Old Testament? What similarities can you recognize between the context of this verse in the O.T. and the narrative here in Acts 13?

Wed. April 24 2024 Jesse Devries – Acts 11

Bible Study Questions
1) Verse 1-18. Why is there such a detailed re-telling account of the experiences of chapter 10?

2) What lent credibility to Peter’s testimony to those in Jerusalem?

3) Verse 18. What does the phrase “repentance to life” mean?

4) Verse 19-20. How did the Lord use the persecution that arose over Stephen? 

5) Verse 22-25. Barnabas’ name is mentioned 24 times in Acts. What kind of a man was he? What lessons can we learn from his life and character?

6) Verse 23. What is the effect of “continuing with the Lord with purpose of heart”? How does that affect our lives and the life of the assembly? What is your purpose in life?

7) Verse 26. What is a Christian? Who is a Christian? Compare Acts 26:28 and 1 Peter 4:16 where this word is found as well?

8 ) Verse 27-30. How can these verses help you in deciding to whom or where to give your financial collection?

April 10, 2024

Bible study questions to help you study for
our Wednesday Night Bible Study in Acts 10

1) Why was it necessary that Cornelius received a vision from the Lord? Why did the Lord not just tell Peter to go to Cornelius, similar to how Phillip was told to meet the eunuch in chapter 8?

2) How does Peter’s vision of the unclean animals relate to the mission Peter was instructed to undertake in this chapter?

3) Verse 6 and 9:43 say that Peter stayed with Simon, a tanner. What is a tanner? What did the laws mentioned in Leviticus 11 mean for Simon the tanner and how does that compare with Peter’s vision in vs. 9-16?

4) What is wrong with Peter’s response to God in Acts 10:14?

5) In verse 28 Peter says that it was unlawful for him to associate with someone of another nation. Was he right about this? What does the Old Testament say about this? What did the Lord Jesus do in the Gospels?

6) Reading Peter’s Gospel message (vs. 34-43), what can we learn about what we should tell the unbelievers?

7) What reason did the Lord have with letting these new believers speak in tongues? Compare 1 Corinthians 14:21-22.

March 27, 2024

Wed March 27th 2024 Leonard VandenBerg – Acts 9

 

 

Bible study questions helping you to study Acts 9

1) Why would the Lord Jesus reveal Himself to Paul, the enemy of the Gospel? Did Paul have a choice to oppose this revelation?

2) What is meant by the words “any who were of (or, belonging to) the Way” in verse 2?

3) What did Jesus mean by, “It is hard for you to kick against the goads (or, pricks)” (vs. 5)?

4) How does the Lord’s vision for Paul’s future ministry (vs. 15-16) compare with how we, North Americans, tend to look at ministry?

5) How does Paul’s conversion experience compare with some of the specific truths concerning the Church revealed to him specifically later on after his conversion?

6) If you compare chapter 9 with chapter 22, what do you think Paul’s fellow-travelers would have noticed of Paul’s miraculous experience?

7) Comparing this chapter with Galatians 1, what do you think is the chronology of the first few years after Paul’s conversion?

8) Comparing vs. 26-28, what should our attitude be when complete strangers come into our gathering who claim to be Christians?

9) Compare verse 31 with chapter 4:4; 5:14; 6:7; 12:24; 13:49; 16:5 & 19:20 and ask yourself: “What is the key to numerical and spiritual growth of the church?” What hindrances were removed to see this growth continue? Is there anything in the church or in my life that could be a stumbling-block for growth of the local church?