Study Guide: Acts of the Apostles

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Lesson 14

Reading: The Acts of the Apostles, pp. 281-297; Acts 19:1-20:1

1. How did God prepare the way for the Jews of the dispersion to hear and respond to the good news about Jesus (281:3-282:0)?
 
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2. What message was being preached by the “disciples” Paul found in Ephesus (282:1)?
 
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3. Whose disciples were they (282:1)?
 
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4. How do we know that they had not been baptized in the name of Jesus (282:2-283:1)?
 
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5. How were these disciples now qualified to labor as Christian missionaries in Ephesus (283:1)?
 
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6. What lesson of great value can be learned from the experience of these disciples (283:2-284:0)?
 
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7. How does Ellen White describe the working of the Holy Spirit within the life of a born-again Christian (284:1-285:0)?
 
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8. Why did these disciples decide to be rebaptized (285:1)?
 
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9. How did God use Paul to work against the superstitions that were connected with the goddess Diana (286:2-287:0)?
 
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10. What information was contained in the books that were burned (288:4-289:0)?
 
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11. Identify two ways in which the ministry of Paul had an impact on heathen worship in Ephesus.
a. 291:3-292:1
b. 292:2; 295:1
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12. Who was the ringleader of the opposition against Paul (292:3-293:0)?
 
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13. Who defended Paul (295:2)?
 
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Thought Question: What form has spiritualism taken in our modern world?

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