Acts of the Apostles

The Church Begins in Jerusalem – Discussion Questions

Questions for Reflection:

1. Professors Attridge and Bartlett suggest that throughout the book of Acts we have emphasis both on continuity and change; in the famous story of Pentecost in Acts. How do you see these two themes developed?

2. What is the purpose and what are some of the themes of Peter’s speech in the latter part of Acts 2? (This is the first of a number of sermons in this book, and they may reflect Luke’s theology as much as they do Peter’s or Paul’s).

3. How does prayer function for the apostles in these chapters…and what might we learn from these stories about the importance of prayer today?

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