The Acts of the Apostles
DAILY BIBLE STUDY WITH QUESTIONS FOR GROUP DISCUSSION
Answer these questions, using the Scripture passages given. For challenge questions, you may refer to other passages as well. The questions, of necessity, cannot be based on all translations; so, as far as possible, use the New International Version as a basic text with whatever other version you enjoy using.
FIRST DAY: Read all notes and Scripture references. 1. What principle from the lecture were you able to apply to your life? 2. How has your thinking changed as a result of reading the notes?
SECOND DAY: Read 1 Corinthians 8–9. 3. a. What principles about relating to other Christians do you learn from chapter 8? Give some specific illustration(s) to illustrate each principle. b. What do you or could you forego that you consider permissible to Christians but that could hinder someone else? 4. a. Why did Paul not stand on his right to receive financial support from the Corinthians? Give verses from chapter 9. b. What do you learn about Christian work or service from 1 Corinthians 9:19–27 that you will apply to your life with the Lord’s help? THIRD DAY: Read 1 Corinthians 10–11. 5. a. (Challenge) What sins did the Israelites commit? Give Old Testament references from your Bible. b. How are we tempted to commit each of these today? c.
How does 1 Corinthians 10:13 comfort you as you face temptations?
6. What are the principles of 1 Corinthians 10:23, 31–33, and how can you practice them today?
7. (Challenge) a. In 1 Corinthians 11:1–16, what basic principle concerning God’s appointed order of authority for husbands and wives does Paul give? Give verse. b. How are the circumstances in Paul’s day no longer the same today? c.
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How would you apply 1 Corinthians 11:17–34 to yourself and your participation in Holy Communion?
FOURTH DAY: Read 1 Corinthians 12–14. 9. a. How does 1 Corinthians 12:3, 12–13 relate to an experience of true conversion? (See also Romans 10:9–10 and Galatians 3:26–28.) b.
(Personal) Have you ever submitted to Jesus Christ and acknowledged Him as your Lord?
How does chapter 12 show that every Christian should be active in some way in the body of Christ?
Why should love (chapter 13) be evident as spiritual gifts are exercised in the body?
List several principles in chapter 14 about the use of spiritual gifts in the church.
FIFTH DAY: Read 1 Corinthians 15–16. 12. a. List six different appearances of Christ given to people in 1 Corinthians 15:1–10.
b. State three basic Christian beliefs from 1 Corinthians 15:3–4. 13.
Give several statements that take away one’s security if Christ did not rise in His human body.
a. List the order of events from Christ’s resurrection until God is all in all (1 Corinthians 15:23–28).
b. What do you learn about the believer’s resurrection body from 1 Corinthians 15:35–58? c. 15.
From 1 Corinthians 15:51–57, what will occur at the return of the Lord Jesus Christ?
From 15:57–16:24, what could you do now to show you believe in the power of the Resurrection?
SIXTH DAY: Review 1 Corinthians 8–16. 16. How has your thinking been changed by the truths of this lesson, and how would you like your group to pray for you regarding change in your life? (No homiletics for group and administrative leaders this week)