Digging Deeper into Acts 10-11
1. Acts 10: 9-16 demonstrates that Israel’s food laws were very detailed and Peter took them very seriously. Read and discuss Deuteronomy 14: 1-21 and the ramifications of how these laws separated Israel from the surrounding nations.
2. Read Matthew 16: 13-19 and discuss how this might relate to Peter’s role with the Jews (Acts 2), the Samaritans (Acts 8), and the Gentiles all coming to faith.
3. Discuss the content of Peter’s Gospel in Acts 10: 34-43. Focus on the following three aspects.
- Life, death, & resurrection of Jesus
- Jesus is judge of all humanity
- Forgiveness comes through faith in Him Should we include these in our Gospel presentations also? Is there anything else that we should present in our Gospel presentation that is not recorded here?
Pastor Tony Slavin continues the Studies in the Book of Acts. This week we look at the conversion of Saul to Paul.
1: In your own time, read and compare the 3 accounts of Paul’s conversion. What do we learn from the 2nd two that is important to Paul’s story? Acts 9: 1-19 • Acts 22: 6-16 • Acts 26: 9-18
2. In Acts 9: 15-16, Jesus tells how much Paul must suffer for the His name. Read 2 Corinthians 11: 21-30 and discuss why Jesus put him through such suffering.
3. Read through Philippians 3: 2-16 and discuss Paul’s attitude about his heritage and his current passion to know Jesus. How does this compare to your passion for knowing Jesus?
4. Paul also had a passion to make Christ known; discuss 1 Corinthians 9: 19-23 and discuss how this strategy can be applied in our culture today.