Sermon Bible Study Guides

in Acts

Acts 3:1–26 - 10th October, 2020

OBSERVATION
What does it say?

  1. Read Acts 3:1–26
  2. What happened in the previous context?
  3. What ideas/words/themes are repeated?
  4. What locations are mentioned?
  5. Who is mentioned?
  6. What Old Testament passages are cited/alluded to?
  7. What miraculous event happened in vv. 1–11?
    1. How did this happen?

INTERPRETATION
What does it mean?

  1. Why does Peter give a speech in vv. 12–26?
  2. What are "times of refreshing" in v. 20?
  3. When is "the time for restoring all things" in v. 21?
  4. Why does Peter cite Old Testament prophets concerning Jesus Christ?
  5. How does Peter preach the gospel in vv. 12–26?

APPLICATION
How should it change us?

  1. How can we use miraculous moments to point to Christ and the gospel?
  2. How do you need to grow in sharing the gospel boldly?
  3. How is your life marked my daily repentance of sin? (see v. 19 and 26)

Acts 2:22–46 - 2 October 2020

OBSERVATION
What does it say?

  1. Read Acts 2:22–46
    1. What happened in the previous context?
    2. What ideas/words/themes are repeated?
  2. Acts 2:22–36
    1. Who is speaking and who is he addressing?
    2. Who and what is mentioned? What argument is being made?
    3. How is it being made?
  3. Acts 2:37–47
    1. How does the crowd respond?
    2. How is the community described?

INTERPRETATION
What does it mean?

  1. How would you divide up Peter's sermon?
    1. What points are being made?
    2. What is "the definite plan and foreknowledge of God" (v.23)? If it was God's plan why are they guilty?
    3. How do the quotes support his argument?
    4. What is the conclusion?
  2. What does it mean to be "cut to the heart" (v.37)?
  3. What does it mean that God's promises are for "everyone whom the Lord our God calls to himself" (v.39)?
  4. What is descriptive and what is prescriptive from v.42–47? How do you decide?

APPLICATION
How should it change us?

  1. What difference do the truths of Peter's sermon make for today and everyday?
  2. In what ways are we (personally and corporately) falling short of the example in v.42–47?
  3. How can the truths of this passage help us grow into a community like theirs?
  4. Praise God for making Jesus both Lord and Christ!

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