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in Acts

Acts 9:32–10:48 - 30th January, 2021

OBSERVATION
What does it say?

  1. Read each section and answer the following  questions: (sections: Acts 9:32–43, Acts 10:1–8, Acts 10:9–29, Acts 10:30–43, Acts 10:44–48)
    1. Who is mentioned and how are they described?
    2. What happens and how does it happen?
    3. What is the result?
    4. What speech is included?
      1. Who speaks?
      2. What commands are given?
      3. How do they respond?
    5. What do the characters say about what happens?

INTERPRETATION
What does it mean?

  1. What do you think is the purpose of Peter's healing ministry?
  2. What is significant about Cornelius?
  3. What does Peter's vision of the sheet and animals teach him?
    1. What does it mean for something to be "common or unclean"?
    2. Why did he need to see it so many times?
    3. How does this help us understand the purpose of the Old Testament food laws?
  4. How does this help us understand the amazement of 10:44–48?
  5. How would you summarize the message of this passage?
  6. What conclusions does Peter draw from all that happened?
  7. How does God make clean what was considered unclean?

APPLICATION
How should it change us?

  1. Who is "unclean" and therefore "unworthy" or "unable" to receive the gospel in your mind? (Repent of your prejudices)
  2. How can we as a church celebrate and promote unity in diversity? What would it look like for this aspect of the gospel to grow in our community?
  3. What do the examples of Peter and Cornelius teach us about God's sovereignty in our personal evangelism? What might we learn as we seek to share the gospel with others?
in Acts

Acts 9:1–31 - 23rd January, 2021

OBSERVATION
What does it say?

  1. Read Acts 9:1–31
  2. Who is mentioned?
    1. What do we learn about each character mentioned?
  3. What places are mentioned?
    1. Where does the passage begin and where does it end?
  4. What are repeated words/phrases?

INTERPRETATION
What does it mean?

  1. What happened to Saul in the passage?
    1. Who confronts Saul and why?
    2. How does Saul respond?
    3. Who helps Saul and how?
    4. How does Saul change?
  2. What is Saul commissioned to do and why?
  3. Why are the disciples fearful of Saul?
  4. How do the Jews and Hellenists respond to Saul and why?
  5. How does God use Saul in v. 31?
  6. What is the main point of the passage?
  7. How is this passage grounded in the gospel?

APPLICATION
How should it change us?

  1. Are there people you think God would never save? How does Saul's story remind you of God's sovereignty in salvation?
    1. Pray for those people to be saved.
  2. How do you need to grow in your bold proclamation of the gospel despite opposition?
  3. How can sharing our testimonies encourage us to preach boldly (vv. 27–28)?
  4. What does it look like to walk "in the fear of the Lord and in the comfort of the Holy Spirit?"

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