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THE BOOK OF ACTS: FINAL EXAM STUDY GUIDE
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the author of the book of acts
Jesus' strategy for evangelism began with Jersalem, spreading to Judea, Samaria, and:
the uttermost parts of the earth
the first gospel sermon, preached by the apostle Peter, is found in this chapter of Acts:
this man is known as the first christian martyr
Saul of Tarsus, who becomes the apostle Paul, was converted to Jesus in the ancient city:
the first Gentile to be converted to Jesus was this good man in Caesarea:
the apostles changed this man's name from Joseph to this, meaning son of encouragement:
Paul delivered his famous Sermon on Mars Hill in this beautiful city:
in chapter 20, Paul delivered his farewell address to the elders of Ephesus from this seaport
Paul was taken as a prisoner to this city for his trial before the emperor Ceasar
as discussed in class, the most accurate title for this book is what?
Acts of the Apostles
the writer of the book of Acts was a Jew or a non-Jew?
who wrote the book of Acts?
the writer of Acts was what by trade?
Acts is addressed to whom?
What is the significance of the "we" sections in Acts (according to class discussion)?
it suggest that luke was with them
What is "the former account" mentioned in Acts
addressed to the same person.. Luke
The former account concerned "all that Jesus began both to do and teach" (1:1). What is significant about the
words "began to do and teach" in this verse (as discussed in class)?
Summary of the material in Luke
From Christ's resurrection to his ascension was a period of how long?
The apostles were to wait for the "Promise of the Father" in what city?
The apostles were to be witnesses in what four geographical locations?
Jerusalem, Judea, Samaria, & to the end of the Earth
What is the significance of a "Sabbath day's journey" (as noted in class)?
The distance a Jew was allowed to travel on the Sabbath.. 1/2 mile
Between the ascension of Christ and the day of Pentecost, about how many disciples assembled together?
List three qualifications of an apostle (1:20-24) as noted in class:
1. Accompanied Jesus during his entire earthly ministry
2. Eyewitness of the resurrected Christ
3. Chosen by the Lord himself
The one chosen to take Judas' place as an apostle?
As discussed in class, the events on the Day of Pentecost in Acts 2 occurred on what day of the week?
What did it mean when they spoke "with other tongues" (according to class discussion)?
spoke in their own language
What were the three Jewish hours of prayer?
1. 3rd hour.... 9am
2. 6th hour.... 12pm
3. 9th hour.... 3pm
The overall context of Scripture defines "calling on the name of the Lord" (2:21; 22:16) as what (according to class discussion)?
Obeying the Gospel (Belief, Repent, Baptism)
Was the suffering and death of Jesus planned and expected by God or not?
yes, planned and expected
After his death, Jesus' soul went to (but did not remain in) what place (as noted in class)?
What is the expressed purpose of baptism according to Acts 2:38?
For the remission of sins... Salvation
Give four possible meanings of "the gift of the Holy Spirit" (as discussed in class):
1. Salvation- eternal life
2. Spiritual blessings
3. Personal indwellings
4. Miraculous Power
Repentance involves what four things (as noted in class)?
godly sorrow, turn from sin, turn to God, works benefitting repentance
About how many were converted on the day of Pentecost?
List the six steps of the gospel plan of salvation as revealed in Acts (and noted in class):
1.Hear the Gospel
2.Believe in Jesus Christ
3.Repent of Sins
4.Confess faith in Christ
5.Baptism and remission of sins
6.Continue in the faith
In what two senses is the expression "breaking bread" used in Acts (as noted in class)?
For the first five-and-a-half chapters of Acts, what persons are the only ones recorded as working miracles?
What does the word "church" (ekklēsia) have reference to in Acts?
gathering of people assembly, company, people, companions
As discussed in class, list five characteristics of NT miracles (3:7-8, 16; 4:16; 5:16):
What was the primary purpose of miracles in the NT (as noted in class)?
to reveal the truth
The prophet like Moses (Deut. 18:15-19) is identified in Acts as what person?
The Lord your God/ Christ
Three sects of the Jews in the first century AD (one of which is unnamed in the NT):
The Sadducees did not believe in what?
angels, spirits, or resurrection
After Peter & John's release from imprisonment, they met with their companions and prayed for what?
boldness to speak God's word
The name "Barnabas" means what?
son of encouragement
Where was Barnabas from?
Who was the couple who lied to the Holy Spirit?
Ananias & Sapphira
Who was the level-headed Pharisee who gave sound advice to the Sanhedrin?
The seven men chosen to care for the needs of Hellenistic widows (6:3) were selected by whom?
In the NT the expression "the faith" (Acts 6:7; etc.) refers to what (as noted in class)?
the gospel, the system of faith
What are the four purposes of "laying on of hands" in Acts (as noted in class)?
1. Customary Sign
3. Impact miraculous power of the Holy Spirit by Apostles
The covenant of circumcision began with whom?
Who preached the longest recorded sermon in Acts?
Who was the predominant leader of the early persecution of the church?
Those who were scattered by the persecution in Jerusalem went everywhere doing what?
Preached the word everywhere they went
How was the miraculous power of the Holy Spirit passed on in the 1st century?
laying on of the hands
When Simon tried to purchase the Holy Spirit's power (8:20-24), he was told to do what two things (the second law of pardon)?
1. Repent in Wickedness
2. Pray in hope
When Philip met the Ethiopian eunuch, the eunuch was reading from what book and what chapter of Scripture?
When the Ethiopian eunuch was baptized, did both Philip and the eunuch go down into the water?
As discussed in class, was Saul saved on the road to Damascus?
No, he was taught and converted in the city of Damascus
Who was sent to teach and baptize Saul?
Following his conversion, was Saul immediately accepted by the Jerusalem brethren?
no, Initially rejected
After Saul's conversion, who vouched for him in Jerusalem?
"Dorcas" is the Greek name for whom?
Although Philip was in Caesarea (8:40) and Saul had been there (9:30), whom did God send to share the gospel
with the Gentiles in that city?
Simon who was called Peter
What is a centurion?
captain of 100 soldiers
In Acts to travel "down from" (9:32; 12:19; 15:1; cf. 11:2) means what (as noted in class)?
from a higher to a lower elevation
How many times was Peter shown the vision of the unclean animals?
Before he even heard the gospel, Cornelius was a devout man who feared God, gave generously to the poor, and regularly prayed to God. Was he saved before or after he had heard and obeyed the gospel?
after he heard and obeyed
Is God a respecter of persons, showing partiality?
Is baptism a command of God?
Where in the NT are the only recorded accounts of Holy Spirit baptism, and who received it?
(1) Book: ACTS
(2) Book: ACTS
Recipients: Cornelius' Household
What was the purpose of each instance of Holy Spirit baptism?
to convince Jews that the message was from God and Jesus was Lord Christ and God was in acceptance of the Gentiles
When the church was established at Antioch, who was sent to encourage and strengthen them?
The Antioch church sent relief aid to Jerusalem by what two persons?
Barnabus & Saul
What were the disciples first called in Antioch?
When Peter was in prison, what was the church doing?
in constant prayer
Who was the first apostle to be martyred?
What was the fate of a Roman soldier who lost a prisoner?
Ordered to be executed
Which Herod attempted to kill the baby Jesus?
King Herod of Judea/ Herod the Great
Which Herod beheaded John the baptist?
Which Herod was eaten by worms?
Which Herod was almost persuaded to become a Christian?
The church in what city & region sent out the first missionaries?
Who were these missionaries?
Barnabus, Simon called Niger, Lucius of Cyrene, Manaen and Saul
The first place these missionaries went was the homeland of whom?
In each city the first place the early missionaries customarily went to preach was where?
Why did John Mark leave prematurely during the first missionary journey?
to return to Jerusalem
Has God promised that the Christian life will be easy?
What is significant about the statement: "they appointed elders in every church . . ." (14:23; cf. 20:17)? (as discussed in class)
When the first missionaries returned to their sending church, they reported what?
all that God had done with them
Judaizing teachers from Judea tried to bind circumcision according to whose custom?
The council in Jerusalem that dealt with the circumcision controversy involved which two groups of leaders?
apostles and elders
The decision of the Jerusalem council was ultimately made by the direction of whom?
Gentile Christians were admonished to abstain from what four things?
Food polluted by idols, sexual immorality, meat from strangled animals and blood
The Roman name for "Silas"?
The name of Timothy's mother?
Why did Paul have Timothy circumcised (16:1-3) but refused to have Titus circumcised (Gal. 2:3) (as discussed in class)?
Timothy- Ethnically half Jew
Titus-ethnically non jew
Churches were planted in what three cities of Macedonia (chapts. 16-17):
The seller of purple from Thyatira who was the first convert in Philippi?
Why were the Bereans considered more noble-minded than the Thessalonians (two points discussed in class)?
Recieved the word with all readiness, searched scriptures daily, many believed
What was Paul's secular trade?
About how long did Paul preach God's word in Corinth?
1 1/2 years
About how long did Paul preach God's word in Ephesus?
Why did Paul have his hair cut off in Cenchrea?
because of a vow he had taken
Because Apollos taught correctly the things of the Lord but did not have an accurate understanding of baptism, Aquila and Priscilla did what?
Invited him into their home and explained the way of God more adequately
As discussed in class, why were the 12 disciples at Ephesus re-baptized by Paul?
Baptized for the wrong reason, one can't be taught wrong and baptized right
On what day of the week did the disciples at Troas assemble to "break bread"?
1st day of the week
The three Greek terms (presbuteroi, episkopoi, poimēn) used in the NT to describe the primary office of leadership in a local congregation (20:17, 28) are translated into English by what six terms?
Presbyters and elders
bishops and overseers
pastors and shepherds
Why was Paul "innocent of the blood of all men"?
"For I have not hesitated to proclaim to you the whole will of God"
Who originally said, "It is more blessed to give than to receive"?
Who had four virgin (unmarried) daughters who prophesied?
We know that Paul spoke at least what two languages?
Jewish and Aramaic
How do we explain the fact that Paul continued to observe certain Jewish practices even after he had become a Christian?
Purification, cut off his hair
What three chapters in Acts record Paul's conversion?
Chapter 9, 22, 26
Is one's conscience always a safe guide?
"I went up to Jerusalem to worship" (24:11). How does this statement of Paul show that everything one does
in life does not constitute worship (according to class discussion)?
One cannot worship by accident without focusing on God & intending to worship. Worship is planned, purposed, & intentional
What two groups will be raised from the dead?
the righteous & the wicked
Who was the wife of Felix?
Who wanted to wait for "a convenient time" to obey the gospel?
As discussed in class, who was the particular Roman Emperor (Caesar) to whom Paul appealed?
Nero Claudius Drusus Germanicus
The Jewish sect of which Paul had been a member?
As Paul journeyed to Rome, what two Christians accompanied him?
Julius and Aristarchus
The book of Acts closes with Paul having been a prisoner in Rome for how long?
The so-called "prison epistles," believed to have been written during Paul's Roman imprisonment, are what?
Pauls Prison Epistles= Ephesians, Philippians, Colossians, & Philemon
convert to Judaism
orthodox Palestinian Jew
Days of Unleavened Bread
learner or follower
LXX = Greek OT
Jewish high court
Law-binding Jewish Christians
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