This study requires the group to read the first twelve chapters of acts the week prior. It is designed for you to print the page you need each week for your group. Inductive bible study this inductive bible study is not intended for the community group. The questions contain minimal human commentary, but instead urge students to study. This is the third in a series of three smallgroup bible study discussion guides luke 19, luke 1024 and selected portions of acts which explore the meaning of witness. Here, in a 12week format, are carefully wrought studies that will ignite the mind and the heart. Assign each participant to read one verse if they feel comfortable doin. This workbook was designed for bible class study, family study, or personal study. These bible studies equip people to understand how faith impacts their families, their careers, and their struggles. This 12week practical study series from crossway orients the student to the near and far context, key questions, gospel glimpses, whole bible connections, and theological and practical implications for every section of the book of acts. You will see how theology is lived out, evidence for the inspiration of scripture, and proof that the gospel message has never changed. Bible studies for life connects gods word to our lives in an intentional way. Studying the book of acts in small group discussions lesson 11 ananias and sapphira acts 5. W e often quote acts 2 when we talk about the kind of small groups we want.
It will give you a little context on the holy spirit, who is mentioned often in acts. These videobased bible studies are designed to get groups discussing the bible. All gratitude expressed have been redirected to jesus. This versebyverse bible study and commentary of the acts of the apostles the book of acts or simply acts is indepth but uses plain language that everyone can understand, as well as a format that will engage you. Live with passion the christian life is meant to be vibrant and exciting.
Bible studies and small group resources a downloadable list of the most current bible studies and faith building resources is available at the link below. Community we gather together to worship god and welcome new friends. Acts 2 house churches have a lot to teach todays small groups. This is the third in a series of three small group bible study discussion guides luke 19, luke 1024 and selected portions of acts which explore the meaning of witness. Book of acts small group bible study with leader notes kindle edition by phil sommerville. My bible study is reading a section from the front half and then go to the back section for the study portion. Small group bible studies biblical thinking with dr andrew. This small group format brings you deep, book by book study featuring questions designed to encourage group discussion and personal application.
This is the third in a series of three smallgroup bible study discussion guides. In the book of acts we see how a small group of christ followers changed the world. A small group leaders dvd tutorial six 30minute video episodes on dvd an easytofollow leaders guide for facilitating a small group gathering one copy of the travelers journal, the participants guide for the study additional journals can be purchase separately acts of god small group dvd kit. This guide is designed to support a small group study of acts that will enrich the faith of devout followers and, at the same time, be very accessible to people new, or simply interested in, the faith. Commentary on the book of acts bible study lessons. A good study bible we recommend the following features. Tips for leading a small group bible study our bible study groups are a really important part of believers discipleship. Also, this study focuses on the challenge of fulfilling gods mission.
After watching videos from literally hundreds of small group series, we have narrowed the field down to our top 100 small group studies available on dvd or downloadable video. Bible study of acts join us for an inspiring study on. Journey though the scriptures with seasoned vineyard theologian, derek morphew, ph. Most bible translations have titled the book the acts of the apostles, but a more appropriate title would be the acts of the holy spirit. What happened to them, can happen to you and your church if you will believe what they believed. Includes lessons about the kingdom of christ, church organization and worship, examples of conversion, the nature and purpose of miracles, and the work of the holy spirit. The first half of the book of acts describes how, through the power of the holy spirit, the church was established in jerusalem and. Tips for leading a small group bible studyour bible study groups are a really important part of believers discipleship. We have found that having a video series taught by a professional takes the pressure off the group hosts because the material is presented by a pastor or teacher. The bible study portion doesnt start until the second half. This web page contains lesson plans for a multiweek study of your choice. Lets dive into 4 ways you can dig deeper into acts through specific study tips. This is a series of lessons that we just finished up last month in our life groups.
Most can be obtained from a good religious bookstore. Free bible study guides discussion topics small group. A full chapter by chapter study would take more than six months, so feel free to select from our available lessons below. The gospels focus on the earthly ministry of jesus christ, while the book of acts. Study guide for holy spirit by chuck smith blue letter bible. Acts of the apostles a small group bible study guide. Group leaders should feel free to adapt each study to suit the needs and interests of their particular group. Study 1 going through the book of acts words of life. Each study contains one page of questions to lead the searcher in hisher examination of the chapters it covers.
The bible teaches this, showing it to be true on every page, and it promises he will return. In this bible study on the book of acts, hinckley explores the church born among jesus disciples, which grew into a world wide force in just a few. Jul 09, 2015 believing jesus small group bible study by lisa harper. Acts is the account of a small and beleaguered group.
Greetings, i am writing to seek your permission to use your acts bible study in a small group at my church. Here, in a 12week format, are carefully wrought studies. We do not recommend loose translations or oneman translations. The bible is undoubtedly the most widely read and influential book ever composedwhich is one of the reasons why we are so committed to diving into this book when we gather together in small groups. Focus you or your small groups study time to be as productive and rewarding as it can possibly be enrich your understanding of the book. These studies will be expository, devotional, practical and varied, and this is an introduction to the whole book. Acts is a book of history as it records the acts of jesus christ by his spirit through his church. Acts is a fastmoving historical account of the first three decades of the church. The disciples didnt have much of a road map after jesus ascended to heaven, but gods grace and spirit filled in the gaps as they moved forward. However, a close look at the book of acts lets us know that we are not left alone with his commands.
Again, feel free to use these in any way that is helpful to you and your ministry. Small group curriculum acts of the apostles kingdom living. In this passage, luke is restating the great commission challenge jesus gave in luke 24. I ran across it as i was preparing bible study on that precious book.
To be notified of studies on other bible books that can be used for a small group bible study, please email. Content includes book studies on luke, ephesians, thessalonians, james, 1 samuel, john, and acts. Greetings, i am writing to seek your permission to use your acts bible study in a small group. Ten studies in acts this is the third in a series of three smallgroup bible study discussion guides luke 19, luke 10 24 and selected portions of acts which explore the meaning of witness. This study is not intended to be started without that first week of reading beforehand. The options below offer a small group community a variety of study options that will help participants grow as disciples. This guide provides each person with the scripture passages in luke and acts that relate to each of the themes that you will be discussing in your small group meetings. The book of acts, above all else, is a story about the churchand what a story it is.
And this is what we have in the crossway bible study series knowing the bibleas the skilled authors and notable editors provide the contours of each book of the bible as well as the grand theological themes that bind them together as one book. Content includes book studies on luke, ephesians, thessalonians. What happened to them, can happen to us if we will believe what they believed. As we study the book of acts, i see the very same dynamics emerging within our small groups. This is an interactive, versebyverse bible study and commentary of the acts of the apostles the book of acts or simply acts, which is the fifth book in the new testament of the bible. The book of acts is a fascinating account of the early disciples as they formed. About this series 40acts 2019 is inspired by the zeal of the early christian church as described in the book of acts. It is useful to make some preliminary points on acts in order to highlight the importance of this book in the new testament. I wanted to let you know how much i appreciate the acts posting.
Each of the studies presents classic, transferable campus crusade teaching through a distinctively redemptive lens. Sir william ramsay, after making a critical study of lukes writings, declared that luke was the greatest historian, ancient or modern. Learning from the apostles christian bible studies. Drawing on her theological depth and comedic wit, lisa reveals that while the. This series challenges individuals and churches to put aside traditions, comforts, preferences, and programs in order to follow the example of the early. Best small group bible studies bible studies for life. The book of acts is a transition book, as it is the bridge between the four gospels, and pauls epistles. The first half of the book of acts describes how, through the power of the holy. Reading and understanding the bible, however, can often be.
Find answers in this powerful 7week study of the books of luke and acts. A bible study lesson series about the beginning of christianity as revealed in the book of the acts of the apostles. And this is what we have in the crossway bible study series knowing the bible as the skilled authors and notable editors provide the contours of each book of the bible as well as the grand theological themes that bind them together as one book. There are no leader guides, or answer sheets as many of the questions require the individual to consider and explain their own thoughts about certain people, situations. In this bible study on the book of acts, hinckley explores the church born among jesus disciples, which grew into a world wide force in just a few years. Each study contains one page of questions to lead the searcher in hisher.
The book of acts details the birth and spread of the church. Acts of god lays this subject bare as seven hurting souls are brought together through the tragic death of a child. The volume 3study guide matches the first volume of the book series, and will help you unlock the bible story from matthew to acts. They are a profound enterprise in building the community of our church so that there is a strong hedge of protection around each member of the church. Weekly reader guide was created for you to send out to your group in advance of the study. In believing jesus, an 8session dvd study, lisa harper retraces the steps of the apostles in the book of acts, while throwing in a few of her own crazy adventures along the way. Participants will be encouraged to apply gods word to their life. The second is to serve as preparation for urbana96. They produce creative videos that help people see and savor the good news of jesus on every page of the bible. Acts of god offers insight and hope as it explores how, in the face of personal pain or the suffering of those we love, we can trust in the lord at all times. If you are planning a small group study, you may want to add a week at the beginning to introduce the study method by completing the free online bible study.
We learn and grow in community, so weve compiled a set of small groups studies that help lead your attenders to become fully devoted followers of christ. In fact, the search engine made your groups work the first up and it really provided all i needed as the basis for the study. Power tools use this theme to show that in the tool belt of faith, its imperative to have the tools of prayer 1 john 5. Lifeway provides a variety of acts bible studies for your next personal or small group study. Studying the book of acts in small group discussions lesson 14 the choosing of the seven acts 6. This study is indepth but uses easytounderstand english and a question and answer format that will engage you. This is the third in a series of three smallgroup bible study discussion guides luke 19, luke 10 24 and selected portions of acts which explore the meaning of witness.
Jan 01, 20 the entire first half of the book is background. Church gospel holy spirit chapters 28 next 20 years major emphasis. In many ways acts is the most exciting book in the new testament because it is full of movement and interest. One of the main reasons i elected to structure our bible study in a small group format is to bring people closer together, to build stronger relationships, and to strengthen our unity within the church.
It was a small thing to suffer so that they could hear the gospel and believe. Acts of the apostles, a small group bible study guide. Small group bible studies biblical thinking with dr. How to mens group topics, mens ministry, mens bible study guides, small group discussion topics, mens group discussion topics the resources below are provided to aid in furthering your personal growth and enhance small group discussions. The book of acts small groups spoken gospel free church. When we look at the early church we get a picture of small communities of people who followed jesus together. Series 1 series 2 series 3 series 4 series 5 series 6 series 7 series. In the book of acts, a small group of christ followers changed the world. There are around twelve to twenty people who attend. Acts bible study the book of acts bible study lifeway.
Questions should be studied by each individual before your discussion group. Bible study of acts join us for an inspiring study on the. This section contains bible studies on the book of acts. If you are planning a small group study, you may want to add a week at the beginning to introduce the study method by completing the free online bible study workshop, and another week at the end for sharing. Again, feel free to use these in any way that is helpful to you. One is simply to strengthen believers as witnesses to the work and life of jesus, both in history and in their lives.
The book of acts, sometimes called the fifth gospel, is a continuation of the gospel of luke. The bible book of acts comes at a special time in the gospel story of jesus christ. More than any other book in the new testament, the book of acts provides us with a clear picture of how the early church made disciples in obedience to the command of christ and multiplied churches in order to advance the kingdom of christ. Dvd small group studies small group advisor top 100 small. Luke is the writer, as he states in his introduction v. A chapterbychapter bible study of the book of acts 4 acts a short introduction heres what well be reading as we study through the book of acts. The questions contain minimal human commentary, but instead urge students to study to understand scripture. Each study is designed to first teach the leaders the passage and then provide them with questions they can use to lead their group through a process of selfdiscovered learning. Designed for individuals and small groups alike, this 12week study through the book of acts explores the history of the early church after christs ascension. Unlocking the bible story study guides will help you. In acts, christ had just risen from the dead, ascended into heaven, and given the apostles the great commission. It opens with a greeting to theophilus, who was also the intended recipient of lukes gospel.1036 125 1066 397 304 1261 531 1507 380 897 683 1058 699 654 902 762 1468 1006 1550 1394 94 1478 533 159 878 1308 591 171 94