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in Acts

Acts 20 – 21st May, 2021

OBSERVATION
What does it say?

  1. Read Acts 20
  2. What is the setting? What locations are mentioned?
  3. What people are mentioned?
  4. What are repeated words/phrases?
  5. What commands does Paul give in his speech? (vv. 17–35)

INTERPRETATION
What does it mean?

  1. Why does Luke include the the story of Eutychus?
  2. Why does Paul want to be in Jerusalem if trials and suffering await him?
  3. How does Paul describe his life to the Ephesian elders? How is this a model for elders today?
  4. How does Paul describe his teaching to the Ephesian elders? How is this a model for elders today?
  5. How was false teaching a danger for the Ephesian church?
  6. How did the gospel change Paul's life? How does Paul preach the gospel to Christians in this passage?

APPLICATION
How should it change us?

  1. Pray for the elders to pay careful attention to their own lives and the whole church.
  2. Pray for the elders to remain faithful to teach God's word.
  3. How can you take on Paul's selfless attitude in v. 19 and 24?
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in Acts

Acts 17:1–34 - 9th April, 2021

OBSERVATION
What does it say?

  1. Read Acts 17:1–34
  2. What are all the places?
  3. Who are all the people?
  4. What are repeated words/phrases?
  5. What are different reactions to the gospel?

INTERPRETATION
What does it mean?

  1. Why did the Jews respond negatively to the preaching of Paul and Silas (vv. 5–9)?
  2. How does Luke contrast the Jews in Berea to the ones in Thessalonica (vv. 10–15)?
  3. Why was Paul provoked by a city full of idols (vv. 16–21)?
  4. How does Paul's preaching differ here from earlier sermons in Acts?

APPLICATION
How should it change us?

  1. How does this passage encourage us to persevere in preaching the gospel to all people?
  2. How does this passage remind us of the suffering we may endure for being faithful Christians?
  3. From Paul's sermon, what do we learn about God and how should we praise him?
  4. How can we spur one another's evangelism on?

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