Week of October 18

October 18: Acts 13

1) What did the "laying on of hands" convey (see v. 1-4)?

  1. Recognition that God set them apart for service
  2. Commissioning them for the task
  3. Blessing on their efforts
  4. All of the above

2) On this first missionary journey, where did Paul and Barnabas typically start and why (see v. 5, 14, 44-46)?

October 19: Acts 14-15

1) After healing a man crippled from birth, what did the locals proclaim about Barnabas and Paul, yet afterwards they stoned Paul (see 14:8-13)?

  1. Barnabas was called "Zeus"
  2. Paul was called "Hermes"
  3. Both of the above

2) Who presided over the Jerusalem Council and what was his ruling on the question of Gentiles joining the church (see 15:16-22)?

October 20: Acts 16

1) When the Spirit of God closed the door to taking the Gospel to Asia, what did Paul and his companions do (see v. 6-10)?

2) After having been beaten and jailed in Philippi, how did Paul and Silas respond (see v. 25-40)?

  1. Prayed and sang hymns
  2. Shared the Gospel with the Jailer, his family, and the inmates
  3. Invoked his rights as a Roman citizen
  4. All of the above

October 21: Acts 17-18

1) What set the Berean Jews apart when they heard the Good News (see 17:10-12)?

  1. Received the word with eagerness
  2. Searched the Scriptures for confirmation
  3. Both of the above
  4. Neither of the above

2) What encouraging word did the Lord give Paul via a vision in Corinth (see 18:5-11)?

October 22: Acts 19

1) What happened when Paul laid his hands on the new converts in Ephesus (see v. 6)?

  1. They were filled with the Holy Spirit
  2. They spoke in other tongues
  3. They prophesied
  4. All of the above

2) What did the demon say and then do to the would-be Jewish exorcists who were trying to invoke the name of Jesus (see v. 11-17)?

October 23: Acts 20

1) What happened to the young man who fell asleep and then fell three stories during Paul's long sermon (see v. 7-12)?

2) What sort of concluding remarks did Paul give the Ephesian elders gathered at Miletus (see v. 26-35)?

  1. I am innocent of everyone's blood
  2. I didn't hesitate to declare the whole counsel of God
  3. Beware of false teachers who will invade the church like wolves
  4. I did not cease night or day to admonish everyone with tears
  5. All of the above

October 24: 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?