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Acts 1:1-8

The first account I [a]composed, Theophilus, about all that Jesus began to do and teach, until the day when He was taken up to heaven, after He had [b]by the Holy Spirit given orders to the apostles whom He had chosen. To [c]these He also presented Himself alive after His suffering, by many convincing proofs, appearing to them over a period of forty days and speaking of the things concerning the kingdom of God.[d]Gathering them together, He commanded them not to leave Jerusalem, but to wait for [e]what the Father had promised, “Which,” He said, “you heard of from Me; for John baptized with water, but you will be baptized [f]with the Holy Spirit [g]not many days from now.”

Discussion Questions

September 16  ,2018


1. Why is it important that Luke mentions Jesus’ many “convincing proofs” of His resurrection (verse 3)? Name some of the people who actually viewed the resurrected Jesus.

2. Get a Bible map (found in many Bibles) and put your finger on Jerusalem, Judea, Samaria, and beyond. What do you notice about the direction from Jerusalem (see verse 8)?

3. The people of Samaria (Samaritans) were only part Jewish and they worshiped differently from the mainstream Jewish nation, and accordingly were looked down upon by the Jewish people as a whole (think of the impact of this with Jesus speaking to the Samaritan woman at the well in John 4:1-42 and His parable about the Good Samaritan — one of the hated people — who helped the man left for dead, Luke 10:25-37). Who are the “Samaritans” in our lives today? Think and pray about this.

4. How is Jesus using you to be a witness (verse 8) in our world today? How is He using our church? (Please answer both parts of this question).