book of acts test one
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What does the word "apostle" mean?
-A messenger from God Especially in the new testament
How is the word "apostle" used in the book of Acts?
-A specialized term referring to those commissioned by God
The title of Acts puts emphasis on whose work?
The acts performed by the apostles
The text of Acts emphasizes whose work?
The Acts originated by God
Who wrote the book of Acts?
Which gospel account was probably written by the author of Acts?
To whom is the book of Acts addressed?
The book of Acts serves as a __? __ between the gospels and the epistles.
What does the name Theophilus mean?
How did men become apostles in the first century?
Jesus Chose the Apostle
How many days was Jesus on the earth after His resurrection?
What type of kingdom was Jesus telling the disciples about after his resurrection?
not an earthly kingdom
Where did Jesus tell the apostles to wait for the Holy Spirit?
What does the word baptize literally mean?
When will Jesus return to the earth?
It is not for us to know
After Jesus ascends into Heaven, who appeared and explained what happened?
Two angels in White Robes
What man replaced Judas as the 12th apostle?
How was Judas' replacement chosen?
They cast lots
When did Pentecost take place?
Pentecost means "fiftieth." Why did it have this definition?
it was celebrated 50 days after the passover
What sound was heard on Pentecost when the Holy Spirit appeared?
Mighty rushing wind
When the Holy Spirit descended, what was seen on the heads of those present?
Tongues as of fire
In Acts 2, to what did the word "tongues" refer?
What was the name given to a Gentile who converted to Judaism?
To whom did Peter refer as a "patriarch" during his sermon in Acts 2?
What does the name Christ mean?
What special question is asked in Acts 2:37 as a result of Peter's sermon?
What shall we do ?
Acts 2:38 is the __?___ answer to the Jew's ____?___ question.
What five elements are present in Peter's answer in Acts 2:38?
Repent; be baptized
How many people were baptized on Pentecost?
When did the lame man receive healing?
The 9th hour at the temple
In both of Peter's sermons, of what crime does he accuse them?
crucifying the son of God
. At the time of Christ, how did the chief priests usually attain to their position of power?
Peter's second sermon was interrupted like the first, but in what way was it interrupted this time?
they got arrested
Who was responsible for the security of the temple?
The Captain if the Temple Guard
What position held more authority than the captain of the temple guard?
the high priest
. What Jewish sect controlled the temple at the time of Christ?
What was the primary belief of the Sadducees that set them apart from the Pharisees?
- they did not believe in the resurrection
In chapter 4, as a result of Peter and John's preaching, how many people were baptized?
Why were the scribes experts in the law?
- they were teachers of the law and copies of the text by hand
When something is done in someone's name, what does this imply?
. The rulers and chief priests rejected Jesus, but Peter (quoting Psalm 118:22), said that he was actually what?
-he is the stone which is rejected by you, the builders, but which became the chief cornerstone
. In whose name only can salvation be found?
-only in Jesus
Why was the crowd amazed at Peter and John's teaching?
they were uneducated and untrained
. How old was the lame man who had been healed?
more than 40
Whose name meant "Son of Encouragement?"
-Joseph called Barabbas
What sin did Ananias and Sapphira commit?
-being decitful in how they presented the money to the church
What does Greek word translated "church" actually mean?
the called out
People brought the sick out into the streets hoping that they would be healed by what means from Peter?
How did the apostles first escape from jail in Acts 5?
-An angel released them
During the trial, Peter said, "We must obey _?___ rather than _?_."
. What Pharisee inadvertently saves the lives of the apostles by encouraging the council to be patient?
Even though Gamaliel's advice was headed, what form of punishment was inflicted on the apostles before their release?
they were flogged
According to the law, how many times could a person be flogged?
up to 40 strokes
. What three definitions did we learn for a disciple?
-A learner; follower; immatator
Which group of Jews complained about their widows being neglected in the daily food distribution?
What language did Hellenistic Jews speak?
. How many men did the apostles ask the congregation to select to serve?
Who was the first Christian martyr?
. From what synagogue did the men come to get Stephen?
-Synagouge of the Freedman
. At the end of Stephen's speech, what insult does he use against the council?
-says they are as ignorant as their fathers
What was the significance of Stephen seeing Jesus seated at the right hand of God?
-he was seated so his work was done
At whose feet do the men place their coats while stoning Stephen?
. How did early Christian writers often describe death?
death is not permanent it is only a sleep
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