CHARITY MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH

BIBLE STUDY ASSIGNMENT – WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 24, 2010

ACTS 24

Startup: Suppose you were a lawyer in Caesarea, and suppose Governor Felix appointed you to be the defense attorney for Paul in another trial session that would follow the one described in this chapter. When you brought Paul to the witness stand, what kind of questions would you ask him?
SEEING WHAT’S THERE
1.Who are the people playing an important part in this chapter?
2.Imagine you are an editor for the “Caesarea Star” newspaper. What headline would you give to the story about what we see happening here in Acts 24
3. EYE FOR DETAIL—From what you recall seeing in this chapter, try answering the following question without looking at your Bible: In the trial before Felix, what was the name of the lawyer who spoke for the Jewish leaders? (See verses 1-2.)
CAPTURE THE ESSENCE
4. Look again at verse 21. Why did Paul emphasize the resurrection in his self-defense?
FOR LIFE TODAY
5. Here in chapter 24, what appropriate patterns and principles do you see for evangelism in the church today?
6. Look at the standard Paul gives in verse 16. Then imagine God evaluating you
on a scale of one to ten, in which ten equals full conformity to Paul’s example in
this verse, and one equals total nonconformity. What score do you think He would
probably assign to you?
7. 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
8. What similarities do you see between Governor Felix’s relationship with the
prisoner Paul (verses 22-27) and Herod’s relationship with the prisoner John in Mark 6:14-20?
(from The Complete Bible Discussion Guide: New Testament, © 1992 by Questar Publishers, Inc. All rights reserved.)_

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