CHARITY MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH

BIBLE STUDY ASSIGNMENT

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 15, 2010

ACTS 28

STARTUP: Imagine being one of the Romans in verse 15 who went out to meet Paul as he approached the city. After exchanging greetings, and joining Paul in his prayer of thanksgiving, you ask him, “Paul, how was your trip?” How do you think he would answer?
SEEING WHAT’S THERE
1. Who are the people playing an important part in this chapter, and what do they do?
2. EYE FOR DETAIL—From what you recall seeing in this chapter, try answering the following question without looking at your Bible: How long did Paul and his companions stay on the island of Malta until continuing their journey to Rome? (See verse 11.)
CAPTURE THE ESSENCE
3. 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
4. In chapter 28, what appropriate patterns and principles do you see for evangelism in the church today?
5. 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
6. In what ways did the Lord allow Paul’s expressed desire in Rom 1:9-12 (written ten years before his actual visit) to be fulfilled in his ministry among the Romans? (Here in Acts 28, notice verses 14-15,23-24, and 30).

CLOSING OUT THE STUDY OF THE BOOK OF ACTS

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 15, 2010

ACTS: THE BIG PICTURE

(Discuss again the questions in the “Overview,” plus the questions below.)
1. Look together at each of these verses, and discuss which one you believe is the best candidate for “KEY VERSE” in the book of Acts—the one which brings into sharpest focus what this book is most about: 1:8; 2:42-43; 4:32-33; 12:24 or 20:32.
2. What are biggest ways you’ve seen the Holy Spirit’s power in this book?
3. Suppose that at the very end of Acts, Luke added this line: “If you remember only one thing from this historical account, let it be this:…” How do you think Luke would complete that sentence?
4. In James 1:23-24 we’re told that “anyone who listens to the word but does not do what it says is like a man who looks at his face in a mirror and, after looking at himself, goes away and immediately forgets what he looks like.” In what ways has the book of Acts been a “mirror” for you —showing you what you can and should do?
5. If you’ve decided on a starting point for applying something in this book more effectively to your life, what commitment would you be willing to make to others in your group regarding this?
6. How would you complete the following word of advice to growing Christians? Explore the book of Acts if you want to learn more about…

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