Sermon Bible Study Guides

in Acts

Acts 18:24–19:41 - 23rd April, 2021

OBSERVATION
What does it say?

  1. Read Acts 18:24–19:41
  2. Who are new characters introduced?
  3. What are repeated words/phrases?
  4. What locations or settings are mentioned?
  5. What are different responses to the word?

INTERPRETATION
What does it mean?

  1. How did Priscilla and Aquila help Apollos? Why is this significant?
  2. Why didn't disciples in Ephesus know about the Holy Spirit? (19:2)
  3. Why didn't the seven sons of Sceva's exorcism work?
  4. Why did Demetrius oppose Paul? What was he concerned about?
  5. How does this passage connect to the gospel?

APPLICATION
How should it change us?

  1. How can we grow in humility to learn the Scriptures from others?
  2. How can we serve to teach the Scriptures to one another?
  3. What are ways you can be bold this week and preach Christ?
  4. How do you need to trust that God's word will prevail and continue to increase this week?
in Acts

Acts 18:1–23 - 16th April, 2021

OBSERVATION
What does it say?

  1. Read Acts 18:1–23
  2. Where does Paul go? How long for?
  3. Who does he meet? How are they described?
  4. What does Paul do? How is it described?
  5. What is said, by whom, and how is it received?

INTERPRETATION
What does it mean?

  1. What does it mean, "the Christ was Jesus" (v.5)?
  2. Why did God show Paul a vision?
    1. What is emphasized?
    2. What reasons does God give?
  3. How do the Jews understand Paul's ministry (v.13)?
  4. How does Gallio understand the disagreement (vv. 14–15)?
  5. What do you think it means for Paul to "strengthen all the disciples" (v.23)?
  6. How does the gospel/the Lord propel Paul to face such challenges in sharing the message the Jesus is the Christ?

APPLICATION
How should it change us?

  1. Who are/could you partner with in proclaiming Jesus as the Christ to those who are God's in this city?
  2. How are you fearful of being bold in speaking about the gospel with others? What truths in this passage encourage you to "go on speaking"?
  3. How can we be involved in strengthening other disciples in our church?

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