Sermon Bible Study Guides

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?"