Week of October 11

October 11: Acts 5

1) How did God punish Ananias and Saphira's deceptive hypocrisy and what was the broader result (see v. 1-11)?

2) What did Peter tell the Jewish authorities who prohibited them from speaking about the risen Jesus (see v. 27-32)?

  1. We must keep the Gospel to ourselves
  2. We must obey the authorities
  3. We must obey God rather than men
  4. None of the above

October 12: Acts 6-7

1) What disrupted the fellowship in the Jerusalem church and what was the solution (see 6:1-7)?

2) What did the enraged Jewish religious leaders do to Stephen when he preached that they were guilty of killing the Messiah (see 7:51-60)?

  1. They sued him
  2. They scolded him
  3. They stoned him
  4. None of the above

October 13: Acts 8

1) What was Simon the Magician willing to do to have the ability to confer the Holy Spirit like the apostles presumably did (see v. 9-24)?

2) How did Philip help the Ethiopian official join the faith (see v. 26-39)?

  1. Explained the Scriptures to him, starting with what he was reading
  2. Pointed him to Jesus as the fulfillment
  3. Baptized him upon request
  4. All of the above

October 14: Acts 9

1) What did the persecutor Saul experience on the road to Damascus at his dramatic conversion (see v. 3-9)?

  1. Light from heaven
  2. Voice of Jesus
  3. Temporary blindness
  4. All of the above

2) How did Saul escape the Jews who plotted to kill him for preaching Jesus (see v. 20-25)?

October 15: Acts 10

1) What was commendable about the Roman Centurion Cornelius who received a vision of an angel with a message to send for Peter (see v. 1-5, 22)?

  1. Feared God with all his household
  2. Gave alms to meet needs
  3. Prayed continually to God
  4. He was upright and respected by the Jews
  5. All of the above

2) Why did Peter object to eating non-kosher foods, what did God tell him, and how did it apply to his visit with Cornelius (see v. 13-17, 28)?

October 16: Acts 11-12

1) Where were believers first called "Christians" (see v. 19-26)?

2) When the angel of the Lord broke Peter out of jail and he came to the home where the church was praying for him, how did they initially respond to the news that he was waiting outside (see v. 6-16)?

  1. They were elated
  2. They were surprised
  3. They were skeptical
  4. None of the above

October 17: Discussion Questions

1) What passage uniquely spoke to you this week?

2) What insights did you gain about God?

3) What application might this have to what is happening in the world today?

4) How would God have you apply this truth to your life?