Reading: Book of Acts
This course is intended for International Students who have a good understanding of the English language and an interest in Christian teaching. These studies will provide opportunity to improve skills in reading, pronunciation, comprehension, and Bible knowledge while learning what happened after Jesus died and rose again.
Each question is in multiple-choice format. Be very careful when reading the possible answers to determine which ones are accurate, and to select one or more accurate statements. Some are direct quotes from the Bible verses, but they may not be the answer to the question being asked, or the statements that are made.
The following steps will be helpful in determining the best responses:
- Determine which statements are true, or most accurate
- Discover why the other statements are not true, or are not as important as the best answer
- Discuss the meaning of the statements that are true, and thus confirm your choice of answer
- Endeavour to follow the flow of the Biblical content of the book of Acts
- The author of the book of Acts is:
- When the author mentions in Acts 1:1 that he had written another book, to which book does he refer?
- The gospel of Matthew
- The gospel of Mark
- The gospel of Luke
- The gospel of John
- First Peter
- The author was:
- The purpose of the book of Acts is to:
- Make sure everyone reads the author’s first book (Acts 1:1)
- Continue to tell of Jesus and His ministry after He rose from the dead (Acts 1:3)
- Make certain that all the disciples became as famous as Jesus is (Acts 1:4)
- Encourage everyone to be baptized by John the Baptizer (Acts 1:5)
- Pick the happenings that you expect to find in the book of Acts.
- The acts (actions) of the Jesus’ followers after He left them to go back to heaven
- The acts (actions) of the Holy Spirit
- The acts (actions) of the enemies of Jesus
- The acts (actions) of ordinary Christians
- The acts (actions) of important political and government leaders
- The acts (actions) of those who were being persecuted because of their faith
- The acts (actions) of those whose lives were changed when they became Christians.
- All of the above
Questions About the Readings
Specific questions about the readings in the book of Acts can be found in the attached study (New Testament Acts Study.pdf). Questions are broken down by chapter and verse and asked in a multiple-choice format.
- Choose which one of these topics may be the theme of the book of Acts.
- How the church started
- How Paul became a Christian
- How much persecution the first church people suffered
- How the gospel spread through Europe
- How to live as a Christian
- How the believers began to be called Christians
- Paul’s life story
- Pick the events that are of the most importance in the Book of Acts.
- The acts of the Jesus’ followers after He left them to go back to heaven
- The acts of the Holy Spirit
- The acts of the enemies of Jesus
- The acts of ordinary Christians
- The acts of important political leaders
- The acts of those who were being persecuted because of their faith
- The acts of those whose lives were changed when they became Christians.
- Identify two important lessons you have learned in your study of the book of Acts.