Sunday, July 8, 2018

Study Questions from Acts Ch 2 from 7/8

My Sunday school class/Life Group is studying the book of Acts. Every Monday, I’ll post the questions we discussed the day before. I encourage you to jot your thoughts down.

On Wednesdays, I’ll post some of the comments from the class discussion.

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Chapter 2
Look at verses 1-4:
Why would there be 1) wind and 2) fire and then the Holy Spirit?
Why were there so many foreign Jews in Jerusalem at this time?
How does the list of countries in verses 9-11 relate to God's plan as given in Matthew 28:19 and Acts 1:8?
The last biblical evidence of Peter's speech identified him as Galilean. When and where was that?
What is significant about Peter’s (and the others from the upper room) speech in this verses 6-12?

We got this far this week. 

What event this "other language" aspect of Pentecost correct?
In verse 13, "some made fun of them." Who might this have been?
Chapter 2
This has been called "Peter's first sermon." What are some characteristics and major themes of this sermon?

Why would Peter begin with the prophet Joel?
Peter moves from Old Testament prophecy to hard-hitting condemnation of the crowd in vv22-23. How does this set up vv24-28?
What is the significance of using David as an example?
What explanation (almost in passing) does Peter give for the cause of the events of the day?
Verse 36 contains two key terms in describing Jesus. What are they are why is each significant?
Chapter 2
Why would the crowd be "cut to the heart" by Peter's message?
Explain Peter's reply to the question "What shall we do?"
How effective was Peter's sermon?
Chapter 2
This section describes the first "Christian" church. List as many characteristics of this church as you can.

Which characteristic made the greatest impression on the people of Jerusalem?
Which characteristics would be easiest for the church of today to attain? which the hardest? Why?
How do we know this church was evangelistic?

This Friday, my Expression of Faith is Fellowship (With Believers?)

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