Study Guide: Acts of the Apostles

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Lesson 2

Reading: The Acts of the Apostles, pp. 35-46; Acts 2:1-39

1. List seven steps the apostles followed in preparation for the Day of Pentecost. (Share the steps you have chosen with others to see if they are the same.)
a. 35:2
b. 35:2
c. 36:1
d. 36:1
e. 37:1
f. 37:2
g. 37:3
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2. Complete the following graphic statement which describes what the Holy Spirit is capable of doing: “The sword of the ___________________, newly edged with ___________________ and bathed in the ___________________ of ___________________, cut its way through ___________________” (38:1). SG-AA 5.2

3. What was the result of wielding the newly-edged Sword (38:1)?
 
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4. What ceremony took place at Christ’s ascension (38:3)?
 
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5. Of what was the descent of the Holy Spirit a token (39:0)?
 
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6. What was the significance of the tongues of fire (39:1)?
 
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7. For what purpose was the gift of tongues given (39:2-40:0)?
 
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8. How did the gift of tongues affect the disciples’ speaking in their own language (40:0)?
 
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9. How do we know the gift of tongues on Pentecost was the gift to speak foreign languages (40:2; Acts 2:8)?
 
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10. Based on the information about tongues given in this chapter, how would you understand the experience of tongues-speaking as recorded in 1 Corinthians 14?
 
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11. What enabled the people to see the truth contained in the apostles’ preaching (44:1)?
 
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12. Give a description of the apostles before Pentecost, and then following Pentecost (45:2; 46:1).
 
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Thought Question: What would the gift of the Holy Spirit accomplish in God’s church today?

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