CHARITY BIBLE STUDY ASSIGNMENT
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 23, 2010
Startup: When you get to heaven, and you meet the crippled beggar who was healed by Peter and John, what’s the first question you’d like to ask him?
SEEING WHAT’S THERE
1. Who are the people who play an important part in this chapter, and what do they do?
2. From what see in Acts, how would you evaluate Peter’s spiritual gifts? (You may want to look at the lists of spiritual gifts in Rom 12:6-8; 1 Cor 12:7-11; Eph 4:11, and 1 Peter 4:10-11.
3. EYE FOR DETAIL—From what you recall seeing in this chapter, try answering the following question without looking at your Bible: What was the name of the temple gate where the crippled man was brought to sit and beg every day? (See verse 2.)
4. Where was this temple gate where the crippled man was sitting daily?
CAPTURE THE ESSENCE
5. How would you analyze the message which Peter gave in verses 12-26? How did it fit both his audience and his commission from the Lord to preach the gospel?
FOR LIFE TODAY
6. Here in chapter 3, what appropriate patterns and principles do you see for (a) evangelism in the church today, and (b) leadership in the church today?
7. ACTION HERITAGE: What act or attitude of obedience in this chapter is the most meaningful example to you of what it means to follow Christ, through the power of the Holy Spirit?
FOR GOING DEEPER
8. Consider verses 17-18, then look ahead to Acts 13:27. What extra “punch” does Paul add regarding the spiritual blindness of the Jewish leaders?
(from The Complete Bible Discussion Guide: New Testament, © 1992 by Questar Publishers, Inc. All rights reserved.)