Study Guide: Acts of the Apostles

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Lesson 7

Reading: The Acts of the Apostles, pp. 112-130; Acts 9:1-30

1. What effect did Stephen’s death have on Saul (112:1-113:0)?
 
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2. What did Saul do to resolve the internal conflict he experienced (113:0, 1)?
 
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3. Of what three things was Saul convinced when he saw the risen Lord (115:2)?
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4. At the time of the heavenly illumination, what did the Holy Spirit bring to Saul’s mind (115:3-116:0)?
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b.
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5. Before seeing the glorified Lord, what had brought Saul to an almost overwhelming conviction that Jesus was the Messiah (116:2-117:0)?
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b.
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6. How did Saul regard his blindness (117:3)?
 
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7. With whom did Saul stay while in Damascus (118:1-119:0)?
 
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8. During the days of blindness, for what did Saul long, and what was his intense desire (119:2)?
 
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9. What does Saul’s experience within Judaism teach us about people who oppose truth today (120:2)?
 
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10. Once Saul had humbled himself before God in repentance, to whom did God direct him (120:3-122:4)?
 
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11. Trace the steps Saul followed while alone in the desert which resulted in his establishment in the Christian faith (125:3-126:0). SG-AA 15.4

12. Who was Saul’s personal Teacher (126:0)?
 
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13. Complete the following sentence: “When the ___________________ of man is brought into communion with the ___________________ of ___________________, the finite with the ___________________ , the effect on ___________________ and ___________________ and ___________________ is beyond estimate. In such ___________________ is found the highest ___________________” (126:1). SG-AA 15.6

14. What was Saul’s main purpose for going to Jerusalem after his conversion (128:3)?
 
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15. What was Saul’s mistaken opinion of his former teachers (129:1)?
 
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Thought Question: Compare your conversion to that of Saul. What are the similarities or differences? Is one type of conversion more genuine than another?

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