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Book of Acts - Course A

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Lesson 4

The Beginning of Persecution - Acts 4&5


*1* Who arrested Peter and John in the temple? (a) the priests, (b) the captain of the temple, (c) the Sadducees, (d) all the preceding. Answer: .

*2&3* What effect did the miracle and Peter's sermon have? Answer: Many people . The total number came to be (give a number) men.

*4&5* The apostles were asked what question? Answer: They asked by what or by what the man had been healed.

*6* By what power did Peter say the man had been healed? (a) Peter's own power, (b) Jesus' power, (c) medical treatment, (d) witchcraft. Answer: .

*7* What did Peter conclude about salvation (v12)? Answer: Peter said salvation can be found only in .

*8* What training had the apostles received? (a) seminary courses, (b) college degrees, (c) being with Jesus, (d) all the preceding. Answer: .

*9&10* What did the leaders conclude about the lame man's healing? Answer: It was a notable , and they could not it.

*11* How did they try to stop the spread of the gospel? Answer: They commanded the apostles not to about Jesus.

*12&13* How did Peter respond to the rulers? Answer: Peter said they must speak what they had and .

*14* What did the rulers do then? (a) they were converted, (b) they threatened them further, (c) they killed the apostles. Answer: .

*15* What did the disciples do when Peter and John were released? Answer: The disciples met and raised their in prayer to God.

*16&17* What prophecy did they quote? Answer: The prophecy said people would stand against the and His .

*18* What request did they make? (a) death to the Jews, (b) political power, (c) strength to preach boldly and do miracles, (d) none of these. Answer: .

*19* What did they do to care for the needy among them (v35)? Answer: They collected money and distributed it to people as anyone had .

*20&21* Who sold a property and gave part of the price? Answer: A man named and his wife named sold property and gave part of the price.

*22* Who had the right to decide how much people should give? (a) the preacher, (b) the elders, (c) the Pope, (d) the givers. Answer: .

*23&24* What sin did they commit and what happened to them? Answer: They told a and for that they .

*25* How is the growth of the church described (v14)? (a) multitudes were added, (b) the church died out, (c) a few occasionally obeyed. Answer: .

*26* How many of the sick people were miraculously healed? Answer: They were healed.

*27* When the angel released the apostles, what did he say to do? Answer: He said to speak to the people all the words of .

*28* When the rulers sent for them, what was found? (a) prison doors shut, (b) guards outside, (c) no one inside, (d) all the preceding. .

*29* Where did they find the apostles? Answer: They found them preaching in the .

*30&31* What charge did the High Priest bring against the apostles? Answer: They had filled with preaching and blamed the rulers for Jesus' .

*32&33* Toward whom did the apostles offer the highest allegiance? Answer: We ought to obey rather than .

*34&35* What did they say had happened to Jesus? Answer: The Jews had Jesus, but God Him.

*36* Who bore witness to the resurrection? (a) no one, (b) the apostles and the Holy Spirit, (c) everyone, (d) the High Priest and Sadducees. Answer: .

*37* What did some want to do? (a) be baptized, (b) bring witnesses to contradict the apostles, (c) kill the apostles, (d) all the preceding. Answer: .

*38* What did Gamaliel predict, if the apostles were wrong? Answer: If they were not from God their work would come to .

*39&40* What was done to the apostles? Answer: They were and told not to in the name of Jesus.

*41* How did they react? Answer: They rejoiced and did not cease Jesus as Christ.

Personal application questions:

*42* What is your attitude when people oppose the gospel?

*43* What does it mean to do a thing "in Jesus' name"?

*44* How much should a person give to the church?

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