Study Guide: Acts of the Apostles

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Lesson 27

Reading: The Acts of the Apostles, pp. 539-56; 1 John

1. Why was John called “the disciple whom Jesus loved” (539:1, 2; 544:2, 3)?
 
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2. How would you describe John’s character prior to meeting Jesus (540:0)?
 
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3. Contrast Christ’s approach to the wayward and the erring with the approach of those motivated by the spirit of Satan and who have a pretense of zeal for righteousness (540:1-541:1).
 
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4. What determines a person’s position in the kingdom of God (543:1)?
 
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5. Complete the following sentence: “The one who stands ___________________ to Christ will be he who has ___________________ most deeply of His ___________________ of ___________________.” (543:2). SG-AA 58.5

6. In rebuking the man who was casting out devils in Jesus’ name, whose honor were James and John seeking to protect (544:0)?
 
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7. Why could John talk so eloquently about the Father (545:2)?
 
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8. Why was John’s preaching so effective (546:1, 2)?
 
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9. Describe the early experience of the apostolic church (547:3-548:0).
 
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10. How was a change brought about in the experience of the early church (548:1)?
 
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11. What endangers the church most (549:1)?
 
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12. What makes a Christian worker effective (550:3-551:1)?
 
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13. Describe the love that will fill the heart of God’s true people (551:2).
 
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14. What will the presence of true love do for the person who possesses it (551:3-553:0)?
 
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15. List the errors that crept into the church during John’s lifetime (553:1).
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16. What does God require of His people (555:0, 1)?
 
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Thought Question: How does a Christian today obtain a relationship with Jesus similar to the one possessed by John?

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