Study Guide: Acts of the Apostles
Reading: The Acts of the Apostles, pp. 131-65; Acts 9:32-13:3
4. Why did Peter take six fellow Jews with him to Cornelius’ house (137:2)?
7. What was accomplished by Cornelius’ conversion (142:2)?
8. What had Herod failed to do in the execution of James that he now planned to do with Peter (144:3)?
10. At what point had the presence of God been withdrawn from the temple in Jerusalem (145:2)?
12. How did Herod relate to Peter’s release (149:3)?
14. What benefit to the gospel resulted from the death of Herod (152:2)?
16. Who opened up the gospel work in Antioch of Syria (156:1)?
18. What conviction was brought home to Paul’s mind as he worked together with Barnabas (159:1)?
19. What does the work and success of Paul and Barnabas in Antioch suggest to you, seeing they had not yet been ordained to the gospel ministry (160:1)?
20. Although these men were not ordained at first, what office did they hold (Acts 13:1)?
Thought Question: Based on 163:1-164:1, what philosophy would you develop for independent ministries?