Threshold Bible Study: The Church of the Holy Spirit, Part One, Acts of the Apostles 1-14

Threshold Bible Study: The Church of the Holy Spirit, Part One, Acts of the Apostles 1-14

by Stephen J. Binz

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Threshold Bible Study: The Church of the Holy Spirit, Part One, Acts of the Apostles 1-14 by Stephen J. Binz

Threshold Bible Study is a dynamic, informative, and inspiring way to enter into a deeper relationship with God through Scripture. Each of its thirty-lesson, theme-based books will help readers explore (through the lectio divina method of reading, study, reflection, and prayer) new dimensions of their faith. It will help them discover deeper insights for their lives and help open the doors of their hearts to the risen Christ. Great for personal reflection as well as group study. The most thrilling and adventurous book of the Bible, Acts shows us Christianity being lived for the first time. It takes us to some of the great cities of the ancient world. It introduces us to all kinds of people: apostles, prophets, martyrs, philosophers, governors, kings, merchants, jailers, and sailors. And it invites us to see the adventure continue in our own lives.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781585959143
Publisher: Twenty-Third Publications/Bayard
Publication date: 03/15/2013
Pages: 131
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.40(d)

Table of Contents

How to Use Threshold Bible Study v

Suggestions for Individual Study vii

Suggestions for Group Study viii

Introduction 1

Suggestions for Facilitators, Group Session 1 10

Lessons 1-6

1 Jesus Gives a Mission to His Church (Acts 1:1-11) 11

2 Reestablishing the Twelve Apostles (Acts 1:12-26) 15

3 The Gift of the Holy Spirit (Acts 2:1-21) 19

4 The Crucified Jesus Is Lord and Messiah (Acts 2:22-47) 23

5 The Lame Man Healed at the Temple Gate (Acts 3:1-10) 28

6 Witness to Jesus in Solomon's Portico (Acts 3:11-26) 31

Suggestions for Facilitators, Group Session 2 35

Lessons 7-12

7 Peter and John before the Council (Acts 4:1-22) 36

8 The Community's Prayer for Boldness (Acts 4:23-31) 40

9 Sharing Possessions in Community (Acts 4:32-5:11) 43

10 Arrest and Imprisonment (Acts 5:12-26) 47

11 Trial before the Council and Release (Acts 5:27-42) 50

12 Seven Chosen to Serve (Acts 6:1-7) 54

Suggestions for Facilitators, Group Session 3 57

Lessons 13-18

13 The Arrest of Stephen (Acts 6:8-15) 58

14 God's Promises to Israel's Ancestors (Acts 7:1-34) 61

15 Gods Promises to Moses (Acts 7:35-53) 65

16 Martyrdom of Stephen and Persecution of the Church (Acts 7:54-8:3) 69

17 Philip's Witness in Samaria (Acts 8:4-25) 72

18 Philip and the Ethiopian (Acts 8:26-40) 76

Suggestions for Facilitators, Group Session 4 80

Lessons 19-24

19 The Persecutor Becomes the Persecuted (Acts 9:1-31) 81

20 Peter Heals in the Name of Jesus Christ (Acts 9:32-43) 86

21 Visions of Cornelius and Peter (Acts 10:1-23) 89

22 Gentiles Receive the Good News (Acts 10:23-48) 93

23 Peter's Report to the Church in Jerusalem (Acts 11:1-18) 97

24 Barnabas and Saul in Antioch (Acts 11:19-30) 101

Suggestions for Facilitators, Group Session 5 105

Lessons 25-30

25 Persecution and Deliverance in Jerusalem (Acts 12:1-25) 106

26 Barnabas and Saul Commissioned to Evangelize (Acts 13:1-12) 111

27 Paul and Barnabas in Antioch of Pisidia (Acts 13:13-41) 115

28 Paul and Barnabas Turn to the Gentiles (Acts 13:42-52) 119

29 Paul and Barnabas Honored as Greek Gods (Acts 14:1-20) 123

30 Paul and Barnabas Confirm the Gentile Mission (Acts 14:21-28) 127

Suggestions for Facilitators, Group Session 6 130

The Acts of the Apostles in the Sunday Lectionary 131

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