Posted by: heisourstrongtower | April 21, 2013

THE NEW TESTAMENT 93-DAY CHRONOLOGICAL READING PLAN – Day 73 Assignment

Moments with God
New Testament Bible Reading Plan
Day 73

Are you prepared to die for Jesus? Are you ready to stand firm in your convictions and not be swayed by relative, friend or enemy? Can you say, with the courage and conviction of Paul, that your life is worth nothing unless you use it to finish the work assigned to you by Jesus??? 

Today’s Reading Assignment – Acts 20:4 – Acts 23:35

24 But my life is worth nothing to me unless I use it for finishing the work assigned me by the Lord Jesus—the work of telling others the Good News about the wonderful grace of God.

28 “So guard yourselves and God’s people. Feed and shepherd God’s flock—his church, purchased with his own blood—over which the Holy Spirit has appointed you as elders. 29 I know that false teachers, like vicious wolves, will come in among you after I leave, not sparing the flock. 30 Even some men from your own group will rise up and distort the truth in order to draw a following. 31 Watch out! Remember the three years I was with you—my constant watch and care over you night and day, and my many tears for you.” Acts 20:24,28-31

Acts 20_24 (1)
Study Questions for Acts 20

Through Macedonia and Greece (1-6)

What was the uproar? (See previous chapter.) What did Paul decide to do? What kind of words did he speak? How should we follow this example?

What happened after three months in Greece?

Who was with Paul? Where were they all from? What do you think Paul was doing with so many men from so many places?

What feast does Luke (the author of Acts) mention? What is the significance of this feast in light of the Old Testament and Jesus’ fulfillment of it? (Lev. 23)

What does it mean that Paul was keeping the Sabbath and the Feasts of the Lord? Why has all the holy days changed? (Col. 2:13-17; 1 Cor. 9:19-23) Also think of this in like of the temple’s destruction in 70 A.D. and the general responses to Paul’s ministry.

Breaking Bread and onto Jerusalem by Pentecost (7-16)

What did they do on the first day of the week? Where did this come from? (Matt. 26:17-35, Mk. 12:12-26, Lk. 22:7-38, Jn. 13-17)

How long did the meeting of God’s people last? What would the presents of lamps do to the air quality? (8)

What happened to a young man who fell asleep? (9) What did God do through Paul? (10) Why do you think Paul said what he said?

What did they finally do? What did Paul resume? Why did Paul have this kind of meeting? (7, 16)

Why do you think Paul traveled on foot and let everyone else take a ship?

Repentance toward God and Faith in Jesus (17-21)

How did the Ephesian Church start? (19:1-7) What was Apostle Paul’s relationship with the Ephesian elders? (19:8-10) How did God bless Paul’s Ephesian ministry? (19:10-20)

Why did Apostle Paul meet the Ephesian elders at Miletus? (20:1-5; 13-16) What did the Ephesian elders know about Paul? (17-18)

How did Apostle Paul serve the Lord in Ephesus? (19a) Why with great humility and with tears? (19a, 20) What was the objective of his preaching? (21) In what sense did Apostle Paul learn from Jesus? (Mark. 1:38; Mark. 2:17; John. 18:37)

If Only I May Complete the Task (22-27)

Why was Paul going to Jerusalem? (22) What did he expect there? (23)

What do you learn about Apostle Paul’s sense of mission? (24) In what sense was this a real farewell address to the elders? (25)

What does it mean when he said, “I am innocent of the blood of all men”? (26, Ezk. 3:16-21) How did Apostle Paul preach the gospel? (27, 1 Cor. 2:1-5)

Be Shepherds of the Church of God (28-31)

What is the first and foremost duty of shepherds (pastors in Latin) and Bible teachers? (28a; 1 Cor. 9:27)

Who appoints shepherds? (28a) How do God’s people come into the church of God? (28b)

What did Apostle Paul expect after his departure? (29) Where do the wolves come from and what is the main objective of all they do? (30)

So what should shepherds do? (31a) How did Apostle Paul prepare them to deal with the wolves? (31b)

It Is More Blessed to Give Than to Receive (32-38)

In spite of difficulties that would arise in the Church, who and what does Paul trust? (32a) Why? (32b)

What was Paul’s attitude toward materials? (33; 1 Sam. 12:2,3) Why did he live as a self-supporting tent-maker missionary? (33-35a; 1 Cor. 9:7-1; Acts 18:2-3; 2 Cor. 11:7-9) What was the underlying principle for his practical mission life? (35b; John 3:16; Luke 6:38)

How did they depart? (36) What do you learn about their love relationship?

Acts-21-22

Study Questions for Acts 21

For the Name of the Lord Jesus (1-16)

What route did Paul take to Jerusalem? (1-3) What was he told in Tyre? (4) What did they do before parting ways? (5-6)

Where did they go next? Who did they find there? What kind of father was he?

What message did Paul get? (10-11) How did Paul respond to it? What does this tell us about his faith and hope?

At Jerusalem (17-26)

What did they do when they arrived in Jerusalem? (17-19) Why? How did James and the elders respond?

What did they tell Paul about their ministry? What did many of the Messianic Jews believe about Paul’s preaching? What did they expect would happen to Paul? How does this explain one of the possible reasons Paul wanted to return to Jerusalem?

What did they suggest Paul should do? Why would someone shave their head? (18:18; Num. 6:1-2,9,18,21) How did they believe this would help Paul? What did Paul do? (26)

Did this affect their earlier decision about the Gentiles? (25) Is their a difference between Christians, whether Jewish or Gentile?

Paul Arrested (27-40)

Who recognized Paul? What did they do? What claims did they make about Paul?

What did they do? Who found out? (31) What did he do? (32) Describe the scene. (33-36) What does this reveal about those who tried to kill him?

Who did the commander think Paul was? How did Paul identify himself? What did Paul want to do?

“Then he told me, ‘The God of our ancestors has chosen you to know his will and to see the Righteous One and hear him speak. For you are to be his witness, telling everyone what you have seen and heard. 16 What are you waiting for? Get up and be baptized. Have your sins washed away by calling on the name of the Lord.’ Acts 22:14-15
Study Questions for Acts 22

To the Gentiles (1-21)

How does Paul greet the mob who had beaten him and tried to kill him? What does this show about him? (Matt. 5:44) Why would Paul’s choice of language cause the crowd to be silent? (2)

How does Paul describe himself before Jesus came to him? (3-5) Describe Saul’s encounter with the risen Jesus. (6-11) What happened immediately after seeing the light from the Lord? What was so special about this experience to Saul? (1 Cor. 15:7-8)

Who was Anaias? (12-13) What did Ananias tell Saul? (14-16) What would being able to see again mean to Saul? (13; Matt. 11:4-5; Isa. 29:17-24, 42:18-20) Who is the Righteous One? (Prov. 21:1-13; Isa. 24:16; Acts 3:14, 7:52; 1 John 2:1)

What did the Lord tell Paul? (17) What did Paul say? What was the Lord’s plan for Paul? How does this fit into Jesus’ world mission command? (1:8, 11:13; Gal. 2:8) Why would Paul want to say all this to these Jews at this time?

Paul the Roman Citizen (22-29)

How did the Jews respond to Paul’s commission to go to the Gentiles? (22-23) Why would they react like they did to his mission?

Where did the Roman commander take Paul? See if you can find a map that shows where this was located in Jerusalem. Why would he take him there? Why would they want to flog him?

What did Paul tell the Roman centurion who was about to flog him? What does this mean? (26)

Did the commander believe Paul at first? (27) Why would it be hard for him to believe that Paul was a Roman citizen? What is the difference paying for Roman citizenship and being born a citizen? (28-29) What can we learn from Paul? (Matt. 10:16)

“That night the Lord appeared to Paul and said, “Be encouraged, Paul. Just as you have been a witness to me here in Jerusalem, you must preach the Good News in Rome as well.” Acts 23:11

courage

My Hope in the Resurrection of the Dead (22:30-23:11)

What had happened to Paul? (21:33,40; 22:22,29) How did the Roman commander’s treatment of Paul change when he realized Paul was a Roman citizen from birth? (22:30)

What was the first thing Paul said to his accusers? (23:1) How did the high priest respond? (2) What did Paul remind him? (3) What did they tell Paul about the man he had just addressed? (4) What did Paul say? (5) What does this tell us about this Roman court?

What did Paul realize about the men sitting in judgement of him? (6-7) Why would this matter? (8) What does it seem that Paul was doing by saying these things? Think about where they were, how he got there, and what each group wanted. What happened? (9-10) Who got what he wanted?

Why would the Lord need to say to Paul, “Take courage?” Think about his trip to Jerusalem. What did the Lord reveal about Paul’s future?

We are Ready to Kill Him (12-35)

What vow did some men make? (12-15) When their planned failed do you believe they carried out their vow?

Who heard of the plot? What does this tell us about Paul’s family? Where did Paul send his nephew? What did he tell the commander? Why would it be important for the young lad not to tell anyone? (22)

What opportunity did this give the commander? (23-24) How did he change the truth of the events? Why would he do this? What does all this tell us about this world’s idea of justice? How does this compare to the Kingdom of God?

Where did the guards bring Paul? Where did he spend the night? What awaited Paul? How was all this predestined for Paul? (9:15-16) What can we learn about the way God works in our lives?

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