Study Guide: Acts of the Apostles

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Lesson 12

Reading: The Acts of the Apostles, pp. 221-254; Acts 17:1-18:18

1. What evidences could Paul and Silas call upon from the Old Testament to convince the Jews in Thessalonica that Jesus was the Christ?
a. 222:1
b. 222:2
c. 222:3
d. 223:1-3
e. 223:4-224:0
f. 224:1, 2
g. 225:1-226:2
h. 226:3-227:0
i. 227:1
j. 227:2-228:0
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2. What personal testimony did Paul give to the Jews in Thessalonica (228:1-229:0)?
 
SG-AA 23.2

3. What moved the unbelieving Jews against Paul and Silas (229:3)?
 
SG-AA 23.3

4. List two accusations brought against Paul and Silas (230:0).
a.
b.
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5. When they heard the gospel, how did the Berean Jews respond differently from the Jews in Thessalonica (Acts 17:11)?
a.
b.
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6. How did the art and culture of the city of Athens affect Paul (234:2, 3)?
 
SG-AA 24.2

7. What impression did Paul make on the “intellectuals” of Athens (235:2)?
 
SG-AA 24.3

8. What did Paul teach concerning
a. God (238:1)?
b. Man (238:2-239:0)?
c. Jesus (239:1)?
SG-AA 24.4

9. Why was the preaching of the cross “foolishness” (1 Cor. 1:18) to the Athenians (240:1)?
 
SG-AA 24.5

10. What is our responsibility toward educated people and persons in positions of power today (241:2-242:1)?
 
SG-AA 24.6

11. Why was it important to have a Christian church in Corinth (243:1)?
 
SG-AA 24.7

12. Describe the moral condition of Corinth (243:3-244:0).
 
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13. Point out the differences in Paul’s approach to the people in Athens and in Corinth (244:1-245:1).
 
SG-AA 24.9

14. Why did Paul think of the cross as being the heart of the gospel message (245:3-246:1)?
 
SG-AA 25.1

15. Give the step-by-step sequence that Paul followed in preaching the gospel to his fellow Jews (246:2-248:0).
 
SG-AA 25.2

16. Describe Paul’s method of working for Christ (250:3; 251:3-252:0).
 
SG-AA 25.3

17. Who was the source of Paul’s efficient ministry (251:2)?
 
SG-AA 25.4

18. What turn of events did Paul witness for the first time in Corinth (253:2)?
 
SG-AA 25.5

Thought Question: Why does not the preaching of the gospel today raise opposition as it did when Paul and Silas preached?

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