Study Guide: Acts of the Apostles

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Lesson 1

Reading: The Acts of the Apostles, pp. 9-34; John 15

1. List six objectives for which God has organized the church (9:1).
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2. How does God look upon any betrayal of His church on earth (11:2; 1 Cor. 3:16, 17)?
 
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3. Complete the following sentence: “Enfeebled and ___________________ as it may appear, the ___________________ is the one ___________________ upon which God bestows in a special sense His ___________________” (12:1). SG-AA 3.3

4. What is meant by the statement, God’s church “is the theater of His grace” (12:1)?
 
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5. In what ways did ancient Israel rob God and man (14:2-15:0)?
 
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6. What kind of people did Jesus choose to carry on His work on earth (17:1)?
 
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7. At what point was the first step taken in the organization of Christ’s church (18:1)?
 
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8. What was the “middle wall of partition” that separated Israel from other nations (18:1-19:3)?
 
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9. How did Jesus propose to bring the disciples into a unity that would make it possible for His work to be done on earth (20:2)?
 
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10. What made the work of the disciples so efficient (22:2; 29:1)?
 
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11. Name two conditions essential to success in spreading the gospel (29:1).
 
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12. Why must the influence of the Holy Spirit accompany the preaching of the gospel (31:1)?
 
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13. Why was the preaching of the gospel to begin in Jerusalem (31:2-32:0)?
 
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14. What assurance do we have that Jesus will return for His people (32:3-34:1)?
 
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Thought Question: Evaluate your own local congregation in view of the reasons why God has organized His church. How does it measure up?.

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