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Acts - Lesson 3

Acts of the Apostles - Lesson 3

Pages 66-116

  1. Who arrested Peter and John? What were the charges against them?
  2. How do you account for the boldness of Peter’s defense before the council?
  3. To what extent was Peter’s defense effective? Explain.
  4. What does the private consultation reveal about the character of the Jewish leaders?
  5. What was their instruction to Peter and John? Why?
  6. What was Peter’s reply?
  7. What do you think motivated the church to act as described in verses 32-37?
  8. What was the sin of Ananias and Sapphira? Explain.
  9. What may have tempted them to this sin?
  10. Why do you think they were stricken dead?
  11. What resulted from this incident?
  12. What charges are made and what defenses are set forth in Peter’s second appearance before the council? 5:21ff
  13. Give a summary of Gamaliel’s argument, verses 38, 39. Is it effective?
  14. How did the persecution by the council affect the apostles?
  15. Distinguish between the Grecian Jews and the Hebrews. Acts 6:1
  16. What problem arose in the church and how was it resolved?
  17. What does this incident teach us about handling problems in the church today?
  18. Describe the conflict that arose between Stephen and the Hellenistic Jews.

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