ACTS ERA BIBLE STUDY (Although diligent effort has been made to present Bible truth in this study, it was prepared by fallible man. The reader is admonished to remember the commands of 1Thessalonians 5:20 to “Prove all things; hold fast that which is good” and 2Tim 2:15 to “Study to show thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.”)
Contents1. Preface 2. Introduction to the Book of Acts 3. What the disciples knew 4. The kingdom age 5. Acts 1 Restore the kingdom? The promise of the Father 6. Acts 2 Gift of the Holy Spirit, Church begins 7. Acts 3 “Guided into all truth” 8. Acts 4 Peter before the Sanhedrin 9. Acts 5 Spiritual discernment and judgment 10. Healing, Etc. For whom? When? 11. Acts 6 Filled with the Spirit 12. Acts 7 The Sanhedrin 13. Acts 8 Baptism, verse diagraming 14. All references of baptism 15. 1Peter 3:21 16. Simon the sorcerer 17. The Ethiopian eunuch 18. Water baptism cannot be for salvation 19. Acts 9 (Saul/Paul) 20. Acts 10 21. Acts 11 (Barnabas) 22. Acts 12 (Easter) 23. Acts 13 (Paul’s first missionary journey)
PrefaceWhen studying the scriptures, there are four important points to keep in mind. Neglect of these points has lead to much confusion and false doctrine. Careful application of these precepts, on the other hand, will help open the Holy Scriptures for a clearer understanding of God’s will.
I. WHO IS SPEAKING? Sometimes men’s words or thoughts are recorded in the scriptures. At other times it is God who is speaking and, yet at other times, it may be Satan’s words that are recorded in the scriptures. Genesis 3:4-5 And the serpent said unto the woman, Ye shall not surely die: 5. For God doth know that in the day ye eat thereof, then your eyes shall be opened, and ye shall be as gods, knowing good and evil.
Matthew 4:6-7 And saith unto him, If thou be the Son of God, cast thyself down: for it is written, He shall give his angels charge concerning thee: and in [their] hands they shall bear thee up, lest at any time thou dash thy foot against a stone. 7. Jesus said unto him, It is written again, Thou shalt not tempt the Lord thy God.