Acts of the Apostles - Lesson 1
- In the Introduction, McGarvey cites one important reason why Acts had once been a much neglected book. Indicate the reason.
- Why is “Acts of Apostles” a more appropriate title for the book than “The Acts of the Apostles”?
- Name the person who was Luke’s principal source of information. Why was this so?
- Give two arguments in support of the credibility of Luke, the author of Acts.
- What are the two “great divisions” of the book?
- Who was the “principal agent . . . in directing all the labors of the apostles . . . .”?
- To whom was the book addressed? The meaning of the name?
- How did Jesus prepare the Apostles for their work prior to his ascension?
- What was the “promise of the Father”? (verse 4, page 4)
- What misunderstanding is implied in the question recorded in verse 6? (page 4)
- After receiving the power of the Holy Spirit, the Apostles were to be witnesses in ___________, __________, ____________, __________________________.
- The ascension of Jesus is recorded by which two of the four gospel writers?
- What may have been the purpose of listing the names of the Apostles in verse 13, according to McGarvey? (p. 10)
- Who are “his brethren” in verse 14 and what is significant about the fact that they are present?
- What experience qualified a man to be chosen as an Apostle?
- Why choose by lot rather than be election?