Join us as we continue our study of the book of Acts via Zoom meeting on Wednesday evenings. To get a meeting link, contact Jamie Jordan.
Assignment for May 20,2020:
Read Acts 3:1-6:7
- Divide this reading into sections based on its flow. Remember to try to disregard Chapter headings and any italicized headings added by your Bible’s publishers. (Hint: I get four major sections. Your mileage may vary.)
- Give your own names to each section. Give a name to the sections as they group together.
- What is the major uniting theme of these passages?
- Note the description of the lame beggar in 3:2. What is the significance of the fact that he was brought here “every day?” What is different about this day? Why?
- How do the temple authorities respond to the healing of this man? What opportunity does this give the apostles (especially Peter)?
- How do the apostles respond to their release in 3:23 and the following verses?
- Reread verses 4:32-34 a. Does this remind you of any other part of Acts we have already read? Be on the lookout for more of these sorts of passages.
- How do you feel about the story of Ananias and Sapphira? What is the story’s point?
- What crime were the apostle’s accused of that led to their arrest in 5:17? What was the outcome of this arrest? Look up Gamaliel in a Bible dictionary or online? What part does he play in this story?
- What problem is addressed in 6:1-7?
- The apostles quote the Old Testament frequently in their speeches, and prayers in Acts. Do you notice anything in particular about their citations thus far in the book? What might this mean?
Acts Bible Study (Week 3)