CHARITY MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH

BIBLE STUDY ASSIGNMENT – WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 20, 2010

ACTS 20

1.    Startup: When you get to heaven, and you meet Eutychus, what’s the first question you’d like to ask him?
SEEING WHAT’S THERE
2. Who are the people playing an important part in this chapter?
3. Once again, take a “walk” together through the incidents of this chapter. Using your imagination, talk about the kinds of sights, smells, sounds, and feelings you might experience.
4. EYE FOR DETAIL—From what you recall seeing in this chapter, try answering the following question without looking at your Bible: As Paul speaks to the Ephesian elders, he asks them to remember something specific. What was it? (See verse 31.)
5.   What do you think the experience of Eutychus teaches about how to deal with young people in our churches today?
6.  What day was the first day of the week in Verse 7.
CAPTURE THE ESSENCE
7. In your own words, how would you define Paul’s basic mindset or attitude in life as you see it lived out in this chapter?
8. How would you summarize the victory the church achieved in this chapter, through the power of the Holy Spirit? How was it strategically important for the continued growth of the church?
FOR LIFE TODAY
9. In chapter 20, what appropriate patterns and principles do you see for leadership in the church today?
10. Imagine you saw earlier today a message written in fire in the sky. It was addressed to you by name, then continued with these words: Thus saith the LORD: “Read Acts 20, for I have something for you there. ” Which verses in this chapter do you think He most likely would be referring to?
11. ACTION HERITAGE: What act or attitude of obedience in this chapter is the most meaningful example to you of following Christ through the power of the Holy Spirit?
FOR GOING DEEPER
12. Read again Paul’s farewell encouragements and warnings to the Ephesian church elders in verses 18-32. Then, turn to the glorified Christ’s personal letter to the church at Ephesus in Rev 2:1-7. In view of the fact that the second passage was written many years later, what can you conclude about what the church learned—or did not learn—from Paul’s earlier warnings?

(from The Complete Bible Discussion Guide: New Testament, © 1992 by Questar Publishers, Inc. All rights reserved.)

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