Study Guide: Acts of the Apostles

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Lesson 16

Reading: The Acts of the Apostles, pp. 335-345

1. What is God’s plan for the support of those who preach the gospel message (335:1-337:0)?
 
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2. What kind of sin does God consider it when one withholds tithe (336:1)?
 
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3. What was the tithing system designed to teach Israel (337:1)?
 
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4. Give the major difference in tithing of ancient Israel and God’s church today (337:2-338:1).
 
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5. Through what attitude and practice does a person reveal that he has no real love for Christ’s service in his heart (338:2)?
 
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6. When one really loves Christ, how will he look upon the act of giving to Christ’s work (338:3-339:0)?
 
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7. What leads people to keep for themselves what belongs to God (339:1)?
 
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8. What is the spirit of heaven (339:2)?
 
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9. At what point is the follower of Jesus relieved from bringing his tithes and offerings to Jesus (339:4-340:0)?
 
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10. What is the responsibility of the church toward its ministers (340:1-341:1)?
 
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11. What is the responsibility of ministers (341:1, 2)?
 
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12. Upon what two principles is the value of the offering estimated (342:1)?
a.
b.
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13. What group of churches were especially generous, and was the church at Corinth included among them (343:1-344:1)?
 
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14. How did these churches look upon their act of giving to the cause of Christ (343:2)?
 
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15. What level of spirituality is closely associated with Christian liberality (344:3-345:1)?
 
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16. What accompanies the retention of possessions for selfish purposes (345:0)?
 
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Thought Question: After examining your local church and the world field, what needs are the most urgent? (Give two in your local church and two in the world field.)

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