Reading: The Acts of the Apostles, pp. 57-69; Acts 3; 4:1-31
1. As the disciples began their work, how did they look upon themselves, and how was the problem resolved (57:1)?
2. Give the two preparatory steps taken by Peter and John that placed them in a position where they could be used by God as instruments of healing (57:2).
3. What was it in the crippled man’s background that led him to respond quickly to Peter’s command (57:2-58:1)?
4. Why were the Sadducees upset with the preaching of Peter and John (60:1-61:1)?
5. Why did the Jewish leaders refuse to recognize that the Holy Spirit was directing the preaching of the apostles (61:0-62:0)?
6. Give two reasons why the wrath of God is declared against unrepentant sinners (62:1).
7. As Peter stood before the Sanhedrin, what was he determined to do (62:2-63:0)?
8. What course did the religious leaders decide to follow in dealing with Peter and John (66:2-67:1)?
9. How many times were the apostles filled with the Holy Spirit, and what do you think was the purpose for each infilling?
a. John 20:22
b. Acts 2:1-4
c. Acts 4:31
10. Under what circumstance have Christians found that they must defy the laws of their countries (68:1-69:1)?
Thought Question: In what ways might God’s people today find themselves opposing truth and the working of the Holy Spirit?