This Bible Study will be a bit different from our normal Bible Study Guides because it covers an entire book of the Bible instead of a chapter or a few verses. If you have time, it may be a great help to read back over the entire book and see what things you didn't notice the first time around. It takes a little more than 2 hours to read Acts, so if you set aside 20-30 minutes a day, you can finish in a week!
What does it say?
- Flip through the book of Acts for 10-15 minutes.
- What do you think are some of the most important events?
- Who are the major characters?
- Do you notice any repeated themes or ideas throughout the book?
- Read Acts 1:1-11; 28:23-31
- Do you notice any similarities between the beginning and the end?
- Any repeated words or ideas?
What does it mean?
- How would you outline this book (e.g. what is the structure?)
- Look for changes in the main characters or geopgraphy.
- Does Acts 1:8 help you see the structure of Acts? Why or why not?
- Take a few minutes and write a one-sentence summary of the whole book. Compare with others.
- Maybe this was your first time reading the book of Acts, or perhaps it was your 100th.
- What are some new things you have learned?
- Did anything new stand out to you?
- What events from the book do you think are most important for Christians today?
- What was your favorite part of the book?
How should it change us?
- How has this book changed you or challenged you in the last 28 chapters?
- What do you want to remember most about the Christians in the book of Acts?
- What's one verse you can memorize from the book of Acts?
- Since we began studying Acts, have you been able to share the gospel with anyone?
- If so, how did it go? What do you need to do to continue to be a witness for Jesus?
- If not, what's been holding you back?
- Who is someone that you can share your one-sentence summary with?