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(This download covers the book of Acts)
 
The Early Church in Action

The book of Acts is sometimes referred to as the Acts of the Apostles and also the Acts of The Holy Spirit. In any case, Acts records the work of the Holy Spirit through the early church; with its Apostles and various ministry gifts. Chapters 9-28 record the 1st, 2nd. and 3rd. missionary journeys of Apostle Paul.

 

ASSIGNMENT:
                          Acts Ch. 1- 7

LESSON 1

1.  What did Jesus say that the disciples would receive after the Holy Ghost had come upon them?__________ for what
      purpose?___________________________________________________________________________________


 2.  According to the two men in white apparel, in what manner will Jesus come back?_____________________________
      __________________________________________________________________________________________

 3.  On the day of Pentecost, what took place when the Holy Spirit came?______________________________________
      ___________________________________________________________________________________________

 4.  The coming of the Holy Spirit was just for the men.     True  or  False

 5.  After preaching, on the day of Pentecost, who did Peter say that the Holy Ghost was for?_____________________   
     _________________________________________________________________________________________


 6.  What miracle took place when Peter and John went to the temple to pray?___________________________________
      ___________________________________________________________________________________________

 7.  What act of faith did Peter do, when the miracle took place?_____________________________________________

 8.  Only the name of Jesus is given for salvation is Acts:4___________________________________________________

 9.  The age of the man who received the miracle healing was _______________________________________________

10.  Why did Annanias and Sapphira die?______________________________________________________________

11.  What did God do for the people when Peterís shadow over shadow them?__________________________________

12.  The Apostles were let out of prison by  1. a guard  2. an angel  3.  a servant

13.  What advise did Gamaliel give the council and high priest in behalf of the Apostles.____________________________         __________________________________________________________________________________________

14.  What was the cause of the Apostles rejoicing when they were released?____________________________________
      ___________________________________________________________________________________________

15.  Six people were appointed to take care of the ministry to widows.    True  or  False

16.  Why did the Apostles want others to be appointed to take care of the widows?_______________________________
      ___________________________________________________________________________________________

17.  What did they do to Stephen, after he preached to them?_______________________________________________

18.  Stephen saw Jesus standing on the right hand of God.   True  or  False

19.  Who took care of the clothes while they stoned Stephen?_______________________________________________

20.  As he died, what did Stephen ask God, in behalf of those who stoned him?__________________________________
      ___________________________________________________________________________________________

Memory Scripture:

Acts 1:8   But ye shall receive power, after the Holy Ghost is come upon you; and ye shall be witnesses unto me...

Acts 1:11...This same Jesus, who is taken up from you into heaven, shall so come in like manner as ye have seen him go into heaven.

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ASSIGNMENT:
                       Acts ch. 8-14

LESSON 2

 1.  After Stephenís death, who instigated a severe persecution against the church?________________________________

 2.  Name some of the signs and wonders that God did through Philip at Samaria._________________________________
       __________________________________________________________________________________________

 3.  Why did Peter and John go to Samaria?____________________________________________________________

 4.  What condition did Philip give the Eunuch before he could baptize him?_____________________________________
      ___________________________________________________________________________________________

 5.  On his way to Damascus, to persecute Christians, what happened to Saul ( Paul )?
      ___________________________________________________________________________________________

 6.  Which disciple was commanded to go to Paul and lay hands on him? _______________________________________

 7.  In what manner did Saul escape the Jews from Damascus?______________________________________________
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 8.  Peter laid hands on Aeneas, for him to be healed.   True   or   False

 9.  Tabitha ( Dorcas ) was raised from the dead.   True   or   False

10.  Why did God give Peter the vision about the beasts and fowls in a sheet?___________________________________
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11.  How did Peter know that Cornelius and the Gentiles had received the Holy Ghost ____________________________
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12.  Why did the Christian Jews at Jerusalem contend with Peter?____________________________________________
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13.  The disciples were first called Christians in this city.  1. Jerusalem 2. Antioch  3.Tyre

14.  Herod the king had which disciple killed with the sword?  1. John  2. Philip  3. James

15.  How was Peter let out of prison?_________________________________________________________________
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16.  While Peter was in prison, what was many of the Christians doing?________________________________________

17.  For what reason was Herod smitten by the Angel of the Lord?___________________________________________
      ___________________________________________________________________________________________

18.  What two kinds of Ministers were in the church at Antioch?_____________________________________________

19.  Who said separate me Paul and Barnabus for the work?________________________________________________
       * This was the beginning of the first missionary journey of Apostle Paul. 1st of three

20.  What happened to the false prophet bar-jesus when he withstood Paul?____________________________________

21.  Why did the Lycaonias want to make sacrifices to Paul and Barnabas?_____________________________________
       __________________________________________________________________________________________

Memory Scripture:

Acts 10:38   How God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Ghost and with power; who went about doing good, and healing all that were oppressed of the devil; for God was with him.

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ASSIGNMENT:
                       Acts ch. 15-19                    

LESSON 3

1.  The false teaching, that brought the Apostles and Elders together at Jerusalem to consider, was:  1. infant baptism   2. 
      Christians had to be circumcised and keep the  law of Moses   3. they had to earn salvation

 2.  What regulations did the council at Jerusalem determine for Gentile converts?_________________________________
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 3.  Why was their contention between Apostles Paul and Barnabas ?_________________________________________

         _________________________________________________________________________________________

 4.  Paul chose Silas as his traveling companion.    True  or  False  

 5.  Who was the young man that Paul had circumcised ?___________________________________________________

 6.  Why was the Word of God not preached in Asia?_____________________________________________________

 7.  Why did they ( Paul and Silas ) not go into Bithynia ?___________________________________________________

 8.  In what way did God direct Paul to Macedonia?______________________________________________________

 9.  From a young woman Paul cast out a spirit of   1. pride  2.  lust   3. divination

10.  After being beaten Paul and Silas wanted to quit.  True or False

11.  What did they do at midnight?___________________________________________________________________

12.  How did the people of Bereia respond to the word of God?_____________________________________________
      __________________________________________________________________________________________

13.   Aquila and Priscilla were by trade potte ry makers.  True or  False

14.  What did the people say to Paul when he asked them if they had received the Holy Ghost since the believed?________
         _________________________________________________________________________________________


15.  What sort of special miracles did God do by the hand of Paul?_________________________________________
       _______________________________________________________________________________________


16.  What happened to the seven sons of Sceva?_________________________________________________________
       __________________________________________________________________________________________

17.  After many were saved what did many do with their curious arts and books? ( books of magical things, sorcery etc. )
      _________________________________________________________________________________________

18.  Why was Demetrius, a silversmith and others upset at Apostle Paul?_______________________________________
      __________________________________________________________________________________________

Memory Scripture:

Acts 16:23-25   And when they had laid many stripes upon them, they cast them into prison, charging the jailer to keep them safely;
Vs.24   Who, having received such a charge, thrust them into the inner prison, and made their feet fast in the stocks.
Vs.25   And at midnight Paul and Silas prayed, and sang praises unto God;

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ASSIGNMENT:
                       Acts Ch. 20-28                  

LESSON 4

1.   What day of the week did the disciples gather to break bread?___________________________________________

 2.   The Holy Spirit witnessed that bonds and afflictions waited on Paul,  what was his  response to this?   
       __________________________________________________________________________________________

 3.   How many daughters did Philip the evangelist have?_______ What did they do?______________________________

 4.   The prophet that gave Paul the illustration with the belt was _____________________________________________

 5.   Why did the roman Centurion decide not to have Paul scourged?_________________________________________
        __________________________________________________________________________________________

 6.   When Paul was brought before the council and high priest what did he say that got the Sadducees and Pharisees in a big          fight? _____________________________________________________________________________________

 7.   Who stood by Paul that evening to encourage him?____________________________________________________

 8.   What was the real reason that Felex talked with Paul often?_____________________________________________

 9.   Paul got out of going to Jerusalem, to be tried, by:  1. paying money 2. appealing to  Caesar  3. escaping from the jail

10.   After testifying before King Agrippa, who said that Paul was mad? ( insane)________________________________

11.   When Paul asked King Agrippa if he believed the prophets, how did the King respond?________________________

12.   How was Paul encouraged, that none of the men on board ship would perish because of the violent storm? _________
        _________________________________________________________________________________________


13.   How many days had they gone without food, during the storm?__________________________________________

14.   Why did the soldiers want to kill all the prisoners?____________________________________________________

15.   What stopped them from doing so?_______________________________________________________________

16.   What was the name of the island, where they were shipwrecked?_________________________________________

17.   What bit Paul, while he was building a fire?_________________________________________________________

18.   Publius a chief of the island was healed of the bloody flux.    True  or  False   

19.   After Paul arrived at Rome, he lived in the prison.    True  or  False

20.   Where did he stay?___________________________________________________________________________

Memory Scripture:

Acts 26:18   To open their eyes, and to turn them from darkness to light, and from the power of satan unto God, that they may receive forgiveness of sins, and an inheritance among them who are sanctified by faith that is in me.

 

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