Tuesday, December 31, 2013


1. Fill in the blank: Paul told the Ephesian elders that after his departure, savage  -------- would come in among them.

2. Multiple choice: When choosing a successor for Judas as the twelfth apostle, Peter stated that it was so he could be a witness of a specific event in the life of Jesus .  What was that event? (a) His crucifixion; (b) His resurrection; or (c) His ascension.

3. Fill in the blank: When the Christians in Caesarea could not persuade Paul to change his mind about going to Jerusalem where he faced captivity, they said, "The --------- of the Lord be done."

1. Wolves (Acts 20:29).
2. (b) His resurrection (Acts1:22).
3. "Will" (Acts 21:14). Even though it was not their will, they bowed to the will of the Lord.

Monday, December 30, 2013


1. Question: On what day of the week did the disciples gather together to break bread in the church of Troas?

2. Fill in the blank: Paul was hurrying  back to Jerusalem at the end of his third missionary journey so he could be there for the Day of -------.

3. Paul told the Ephesian elders "to --------- the church of God which He purchased with His own blood."

1. The first day of the week (Acts 20:7).
2. Pentecost (Acts 20:16).
3. "Shepherd" (Acts 20:28).

Sunday, December 29, 2013


1. True or false? As a result of the uproar in Ephesus over Paul's teaching, Demetrius was able to have him imprisoned.

2. Fill in the blank: The city clerk told the angry mob in Ephesus that it was common knowledge that Ephesus was the temple guardian of the great goddess --------- .

3. Multiple choice: On Paul's third missionary journey, he revisited the churches he had established in Greece. How long did he stay in Greece on that visit? (a) Six months; (b) nine months; or (c) three months.

1. False. No charges were accepted by the city clerk. (Acts 19:35-41).
2. Diana (Acts 19:35).
3. (c) Three months (Acts 20:2,3). Little is known about the churches in Greece. Response to the gospel was very small in that area.

Saturday, December 28, 2013


1. Question: Two items were carried from Paul's body to the sick, and as a result, diseases left them and evil spirits went out of them. Name one of the two items used.

2. Multiple choice: Those converts in Ephesus who had practiced magic  brought all their cultic books together and burned them. How many pieces of silver were all those books worth? (a)
5,000 ; (b) 25,000; or (c) 50,000.

3. Fill in the blank: When the crowd became stirred up in Ephesus, they defended the idol they worshiped and shouted , "Great is --------- of the Ephesians."

1. Handkerchief and aprons (Acts 19: 11, 12). Luke calls this an unusual miracle (v. 11). It
was not Paul's ordinary ministry.
2. (c) 50,000 (Acts 19:19).
3. "Diana"  (Acts 19:28). Diana (also known as Artemis) was the goddess of the moon and hunting. She was usually portrayed as a huntress with dogs around her.

Friday, December 27, 2013


1. Question: Did the twelve disciples of John who believed in Christ in Acts 19:1-7 Receive the Holy Spirit before or after they were baptized?

2. Multiple choice: How many times in the book of Acts is speaking in tongues specifically mentioned in connection with someone receiving the Holy Spirit? (a) Twelve; (b) seven; or (c) three.

3. How long did Paul continue to teach in the school of Tyrannus? (a) Three years (b) two years; or (c) one year.

1. After (Acts 19:5,6). In Acts 10:44-48, the people in Cornelius's household received the Spirit before they were baptized. Acts cannot be used to prescribe any one pattern.
2. (c) Three (Acts 2:4; 10:44-46; 19:6).
3. Two years (Acts 19:9, 10). 

Thursday, December 26, 2013


1. Multiple choice: Why was Paul in such a hurry to get back to Jerusalem, after leaving Corinth?
(a) He  had a gift for the Jerusalem church; (b) he wanted to see the other apostles; or (c) he wanted to attend a Jewish feast.

2. True or false? After Paul had attended the Jewish feast in Jerusalem at the end of his second missionary journey, he returned to his hometown of Tarsus.

3. Fill in the blank: When Apollos first began to speak out in Ephesus in the name of the Lord, "he knew only the baptism of  --------- ."

1. (c) He wanted to attend a Jewish feast (Acts 18:20,21).
2. False. He returned to the church in Antioch that had sent him out on both missionary journeys (Acts18:22).
3. "John" (Acts 18:25).

Wednesday, December 25, 2013


1. Multiple choice: For how long did Paul have a ministry in Corinth? (a) Two years; (b) six months; or (c) eighteen months.

2. True or false? When the Jews accused Paul, saying, "This fellow persuades men to worship God contrary to the law," the proconsul, Gallio, had Paul beaten and then thrown into prison.

3. Paul refused to have a long ministry in Ephesus when he first went there, even though the people wanted him to stay.

1. Eighteen months (Acts 18:11).
2. False. Gallio drove the Jews from the judgment seat and would not listen to them (Acts 18:12-17).
3. True  (Acts 18:19-21).

Tuesday, December 24, 2013


1. Question: Paul worked at his trade in Corinth to support himself. What was his trade?

2. Fill in the blanks: When the Jews rejected Paul's message in Corinth, he said to them, "Your
--------- be upon your own ---------; I am clean. From now on I will go to the ---------."

3. Multiple choice: Why were Aquila and Priscilla forced out of Rome? (a) They were troublemakers; (b) they were Christians; or (c) they were Jews

1. Paul was a tentmaker (Acts 18:3). It was common for the Jewish rabbis, of which Paul was one, to support themselves through a learned skill or trade. Paul's trade was tent making, which he often practiced on his missionary journeys so he would not have to take money from those to whom he preached.
2. "Blood...heads... Gentiles" (Acts 18:6).
3. (c) They were Jews (Acts 18:2).

Monday, December 23, 2013


1. Multiple choice: Why was Paul upset when he arrived in Athens? (a) He was tired of persecution; (b) he saw all the idols in the city; or (c) he had had a rough voyage to Athens.

2. What did Paul say about Jesus that brought a response of mockery in his message to the Areopagus?  (a) Jesus is Lord; (b) Jesus is God; or (c) Jesus was raised from the dead.

3. Fill in blanks: In Paul's famous sermon on Mar's Hill, he says about God and us, "In Him we
----------- and ----------- and --------- -------- --------."

1. (b) He saw all idols in the city (Acts 17:16).
2. (c) Jesus was raised form the dead (Acts 17:32). The resurrection of Jesus  was the crucial thing that the apostles preached throughout the book of Acts. Without the Resurrection there is no  Christianity.
3.  "Live...move...have our being" (Acts 17:28).

Sunday, December 22, 2013


1. Multiple choice: For how many Sabbaths did Paul go to the synagogue and reason with the Jews  in Thessalonica? (a) Three; (b) four; or (c) five.

2. Fill in the blanks:  In Thessalonica, Paul and Silas were accused of being men who had turned the world --------- -------.

3. True or false? Since the Jews rejected the gospel at Thessalonica, Paul went first to the Gentiles in Berea when preaching the gospel.

1. (a) Three (Acts 17:2).  After three Sabbaths, the Jews of the city incited the people against Paul and Silas so that they had to leave Thessalonica.
2. Upside down (Acts 17:6).
3. False. He preached first to the Jews in Berea also (Acts 17:10,11).

Saturday, December 21, 2013


1.Multiple choice: When Paul and Silas prayed and sang hymns at midnight  in a Philippian jail, what did the other prisoners do? (a) They sang with them; (b) they ridiculed them; or (c) they listened to them.

2. Fill in the blanks: Paul told the Philippian jailer, "Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and you will be -----, you and your --------."

Multiple choice: What was the response of the Philippian magistrates when they learned that Paul and Silas, whom they had beaten and imprisoned, were Roman citizens? (a) Fear; (b) anger; or (c) joy.

1. (c) They listened to them (Acts 16:25).
2. "Saved...household" (Acts 16:31).
3. (a) Fear (Acts 16:38). They realized that they were in violation of Roman law and were subject to punishment and loss of position themselves.

Friday, December 20, 2013


1. Multiple choice: What event caused Paul and Silas to be arrested and thrown into a Philippian jail?
(a) Healing of a lame man; (b) casting a spirit out of a slave girl; or (c) preaching the gospel.

2. At what time of the day were Paul and Silas praying and singing hymns in a Philippian jail? (a) At noon; (b) at the ninth hour of night (3 A.M.); or (c) at midnight.

3. Fill in the blanks: When the Philippian jailer was about to take his life because the prison doors had been opened Paul said, Do yourself no  -----------, for we are all ----------,"

1. (b) Casting a spirit out of a slave girl (Acts 16:16-23). However, the charge levied against Paul and Silas was that they were Jewish troublemakers who were teaching things contrary to Roman law.
2. (c) At midnight (Acts 16:25).
3. "Harm...here" Acts 16:28).

Thursday, December 19, 2013


1. Multiple choice: Where were Paul and his companions going when they met the girl with the spirit of divination in Philippi? (a) To Prayer; (b) to preach; or (c) to rest.

2. When Paul cast the spirit of divination out of the slave girl in Philippi, how did her masters respond? (a) They praised God; (b) they seized Paul and Silas; or (c) they asked Paul how they could have that power.

3. True or false? Before Paul and Silas  were thrown into a Philippian jail they were stripped and beaten.

1. (a) To Prayer (Acts 16:16).
2. (b) They seized Paul and Silas (Acts 16:19).  They were upset because they could no longer make any profit from the fortune-telling of the girl.
3. True. (Acts 16:22,23). It was permissible if the accused were not Romans, as were Paul and Silas, a proper trail must first be conducted.

Wednesday, December 18, 2013


1.Multiple choice: What practical response did Lydia show as a result of her salvation? (a) She gave money to Paul; (b) she opened her home to Paul ;or (c) she gave some money to build a church in Philippi.

2. Lydia was one of the first converts to Christianity in Philippi. What was her occupation? (a) She made pottery; (b) she sold purple cloth or (c) she made  clothing.

3. In Philippi a certain slave girl followed Paul and his companions . What else distinguished her?
(a) She sold purple cloth; (b) she was possessed by a spirit of divination; or (c) she made clothing for the poor.

1. (b) She opened her home to Paul (Acts 16:14, 15).  This Philippian hospitality and generosity toward Paul continued throughout his ministry (cf. Phil. 4:15).
2. (b) She sold purple cloth (Acts 16:14).
3. (b) She was possessed by a spirit of divination (Acts 16:16).

Tuesday, December 17, 2013


1. True or false? Paul and Silas preached the Word in Asia  on their missionary journey.

2. Fill in the blanks: The man who appeared in Paul's vision said, "Come over to Macedonia and
--------- ---------.'

3. Multiple choice: Where did Paul go on the Sabbath when he was in Philippi? (a) The synagogue; (b) the marketplace; or (c) the riverside.

  1. False (Acts 16:6). They were prevented by the Holy Spirit from preaching in Asia although they attempted to go there.
2. Help us" (Acts 16:9).
3. (c) The riverside (Acts 16:13).  There was no synagogue in Philippi.

Monday, December 16, 2013


1.True or False? Timothy's mother was not a Christian.

2. Question: On which of his three missionary journey's did Paul pick up Timothy?

3. True or False? On the first part of their missionary trip, Paul and Silas told listeners of the decision of the Jerusalem council regarding Gentiles keeping the Mosaic Law.

1. False (Acts 16:1). She was a Jewish Christian who, for her great faith, Paul mentioned in his second letter to Timothy (2 Tim. 1:5).
2. Second (Acts 15:36--16:3).
3. True  (Acts 16:4).

Sunday, December 15, 2013


1. True or false? Paul wanted to take John Mark with Barnabas to visit the church they had established on their first journey.

2. The initial motivation for Paul to make a second missionary journey was to see the progress of the people who had become Christians during the first journey.

3. Fill in the blank: When Paul and Silas left Antioch on their  missionary journey, they were "commended by the brethren to the --------- of God."

1. False. (Acts 15:38). Paul was adamant that they leave  John Mark  behind because earlier, instead of going with them to work in Galatia, he had gone home to Jerusalem.
2. True. (Acts 15:36).
3. "Grace" (Acts 15:40).

Saturday, December 14, 2013


1. Question: As a result of the Jerusalem council, gentile believers  were asked to abstain from four things that would be offensive to Jews. Name one of them.

2. Multiple choice: How many men are given by name who were to take the letter from the Jerusalem council to the church in Antioch? (a) Seven; (b) three, or (c) four.

3. What was the response of the church in Antioch upon receiving the letter from the Jerusalem council? (a) Rejoicing; (b) confusion; or (c) anger.

1. Abstain from (1) things polluted by idols; (2) sexual immorality; (3) things strangled; and (4) blood  (Acts 15:29). The prohibition against  sexual immorality was directed toward observing  certain prohibitions in Mosaic Law pertaining to marriage regulations. All Christians are to abstain from sexual perversion.
2. (c) Four (Acts 15:22).
3. (a) Rejoicing (Acts 15:31).

Friday, December 13, 2013


1. Multiple choice: What was the response of believers in Phoenicia and Samaria who heard of many Gentiles coming to faith in Christ? (a) Skepticism; (b) joy; or (c) anger.

2. True or false? God chose Paul to  be the first person to preach the gospel to the Gentiles.

3. Peter, speaking in the Jerusalem council, declared that the Jews from all generations have not been able to bear the yoke of the Law of Moses.

1. (b) Joy (Acts 15:3). It was only in Jerusalem and Judea that there was skepticism regarding the genuineness of the Gentiles' salvation without observing Jewish custom and law.
2. False. God  chose Peter (Acts 15:7).
3. True. (Acts 15:10. Paul argues in both Romans and Galatians that the Law was given to show us our sinfulness and inability, not to save us.

Thursday, December 12, 2013


1. Multiple choice: How were the leaders chosen for the churches that were established during the first missionary journey  of  Paul and Barnabas? (a) Church election; (b) apostolic appointment; or (c) casting  of lots.

2. True or false? After  Paul and Barnabas had completed  their missionary journey and reported to the church in Antioch, they immediately set off on another missionary trip.

3. Fill in the blank: According to Acts 15:1, certain men came to Antioch from Judea teaching that "unless you are ---------- according to the custom of Moses, you cannot be  saved."

1. (b) Apostolic appointment (Acts 14:23).
2. False. They stayed a long time in Antioch (Acts 14:28).
3. "Circumcised"  (Acts 15:1). These people were known as "Judaizers." That wanted to add certain Jewish observances along with faith in Jesus as necessary for salvation.

Wednesday, December 11, 2013


1.True or false? When the Jews stoned Paul outside of the city of Lystra, they  thought they had killed him.

2. Fill in the blank: As Paul and Barnabas returned to the cities  where they had established churches, they encouraged the believers by saying, "We must through many --------- enter the kingdom of God".

3. Multiple choice: What did Paul and Barnabas urge the believers  to do as they traveled back to the churches that were established on their first missionary journey? (a) Read the Scriptures daily; (b) continue in the faith; or (c) pray constantly.

1. True (Acts 14:19).
2. "Tribulations"  (Acts 14:22). From the beginning, Paul made it clear that the Christian life would be one of suffering for these new believers in Galatia.
3. (b) Continue in the faith (Acts14:22).

Tuesday, December 10, 2013


1. Fill in the blank: When the people saw that Paul had healed the man who was crippled from birth they said, "The ----------- have come down to us in the likeness of men!"

2. Multiple choice: When the priest of Zeus came to offer sacrifice to Paul and Barnabas, what animals did he bring for the sacrifice? (a) Sheep; (b) oxen; or (c) pigeons.

3. What did Paul and Barnabas do when the people  of  Lystra proclaimed  them to be Greek gods?
(a) They got angry; (b) they tore their clothes; or (c) they ran out of town.

1. "Gods" (Acts 14:11).
2. (b) Oxen (Acts 14:13) That they wanted to sacrifice such valuable animals show what important gods they considered Paul and Barnabas.
3. (b) They tore their clothes (Acts 14:14). This act demonstrated  how appalled were these missionaries.

Monday, December 9, 2013


1. Multiple choice: When the Jews in Antioch of Pisidia rejected the gospel that Paul had preached, what did he do?
(a) Went back home to Tarsus; (b) let Barnabas try to convince the Jews; or (c) turned to preaching to the Gentiles.

2. What motivated  the Jews to oppose Paul and Barnabas when many people responded to the gospel in Antioch of Pisidia? (a) Rejection of Jesus as the Messiah; (b) envy of Paul and Barnabas; or (c) misunderstanding of Old Testament Scripture.

3. What event caused  the people of Lystra to call Paul and Barnabas gods? (a) Paul's calling fire out of heaven; (b) Paul's healing of a lame man; or (c) Paul's healing of a blind man.

1. (c) Turned to preaching to the Gentiles (Acts 13:46).
2. (b) Envy of Paul and Barnabas  (Acts 13:45).
3. (b) Paul's healing of a lame man (Acts 14: 8-13). The lame man had never walked in his life.

Sunday, December 8, 2013


1. Multiple choice: What happened immediately before Paul's sermon in the synagogue service at Pisidian Antioch? (a) Prayer; (b) taking an offering; (c) reading of Scripture.

2. Fill in the blank: According to Paul, John preached the baptism of ----------- to all the people of Israel.

3. As Paul is showing the Jews in Pisidian Antioch that Jesus is the Christ, he quotes Psalm 2:7 which reads: "You are My -----------, Today  I have ---------- You."

1. (c) Reading of Scripture (Acts13:15,16).
2. Repentance (Acts 13:24). As John baptized, he commanded that the people repent of their sins and be ready to receive the Messiah, who was coming.
3. "Son...begotten" (Acts 13:33). Many of the Jews accepted this passage as referring to Messiah.

Saturday, December 7, 2013


1. Fill in the blanks: The people of Tyre and Sidon, who were supplied with food by King Herod's country, responded to a speech by Herod with blasphemy, saying, "The voice of a -------- and not a

2. Multiple choice: What was the great promise that Jesus gave to the apostles in Acts 1:4,5 ? (a) That He would come again; (b) that they would receive a great kingdom; or (c) that they would be baptized with the Holy Spirit.

3. What did the two men dressed in white (angels) promise the disciples after Jesus' ascension into heaven? (a) That the Holy Spirit would come; (b) that Jesus would return just like He had gone; or (c) that the disciples would go to heaven to be with Jesus.

1. (c) "God...man" Acts 12:22).
2. (c) That they would be baptized with the Holy Spirit (Acts 1:4,5). According to 1 Corinthians 12:13, it is the baptizing work of the Holy Spirit that puts a believer into the church, the body of Christ.
3. (b) That Jesus would return just like He had gone (Acts 1:11).

Friday, December 6, 2013


1. Multiple choice: Why was Herod the king struck dead  by God? (a) He was a idol worshiper; (b) he was an adulterer; or (c) he refused to give glory to God.

2. What was Herod's motivation in arresting Peter with the intent to kill him? (a) To build his own ego; (b) to stamp out Christianity; or (c) to please the Jews.

3. When Peter, who had escaped from prison, knocked at the door of the house of Mary, the girl who answered the door did not open it, Why? (a) She was too shocked ; (b) she was too glad; or (c) she was too afraid,

1. (c) He refused to give glory to God (Acts 12:23).
2. (c) To please the Jews (Acts 12:3).
3. (b) She was too glad (Acts 12:14). 

Thursday, December 5, 2013


1. Question: What did the church in Jerusalem do about Peter's being imprisoned by Herod?

2. True or false? When the angel of the Lord was leading Peter out of prison in Acts 12, Peter did not believe it was really happening.

3. Question: What punishment was prescribed for the Roman guards who let Peter escape from prison?

1. The church made prayer to God without ceasing (Acts 12:5).
2. True (Acts 12:9).
3. Death (Acts 12:19). This was not uncommon punishment for a Roman soldier who did not fulfill his duty.

Wednesday, December 4, 2013


1. Multiple choice: How long did Paul and Barnabas stay in Antioch teaching the people in the church there? (a) One year; (b) two years; or (c) three years.

2. About the time that the church grew strong in Antioch, what did Herod the king begin to do?
(a) Kill all Jewish believers; (b) harass the church; or (c) levy heavy taxes on people in Judea.

3. At what event is Paul first mentioned in the book of Acts? (a) At the meeting of the Sanhedrin; (b) at the stoning of Stephen; or (c) at his conversion on the road to Damascus.

1. (a) One year (Acts 11:26).
2. (b) Harass the church (Acts 12:1).
3. (b) At the stoning of Stephen (Acts 7:60). Paul was known as Saul at this time. He  held the coats of those Jews who stoned Stephen.

Tuesday, December 3, 2013


1. Multiple choice: What was the result of Christian preaching to the Hellenists in Antioch? (a) Many
believed; (b) They rejected  the message; or (c) they persecuted  the preachers.

2.  What does Acts 11 say Barnabas did when he came from Jerusalem to Antioch? (a) He encouraged them; (b) he reproved them; or (c) he  lorded it over them.

3. What event did the prophet Agabus predict? (a)  A great revival in Samaria; (b) imprisonment of Peter; or (c) a great famine in the world.

1. (a) Many believed (Acts 11:20,21). This marked the beginning of a great response among the Gentiles to the gospel.
2. (a) He encouraged them (Acts 11:23). The name Barnabas means "Son of Encouragement".
3.  (c) A great famine in the world (Acts 11: 28).

Monday, December 2, 2013


1. Multiple choice: Where was Peter when he saw the vision of the unclean animals coming down out of heaven? (a) In the wilderness; (b) in his room; or (c) on a housetop.

2. What was the response of the Jewish Christians when they realized that the gift of the Holy Spirit had been poured out on the Gentiles? (a) Joy; (b) astonishment; or (c) dismay.

3. After Peter had explained to the Jewish Christians why he had gone to the Gentiles with the gospel, what was their response? (a) They glorified God; (b) they were doubtful; or (c) they were angry.

1. (c) On a housetop (Acts 10:9-12). People customarily went up on the flat roofs of the homes of that day.
2. (b) Astonishment (Acts 10:45).
3. (a) They glorified God (Acts 11:18).

Sunday, December 1, 2013


1. Multiple choice: In what manner did Saul leave Damascus after he had  "confounded the Jews...
proving that this Jesus is the Christ"? (a) He was given a police escort; (b) he was let down through the city wall in a large basket; or (c) he was escorted through the gate of the city by the Christians.

2. While in a trance, Peter saw many unclean animals let down from heaven. What was holding these animals? (a) A food basket; (b) a cooking pot; or (c) a great sheet.

3. Sentence completion: When Peter saw the vision of the unclean animals coming down out of heaven, a voice came to him saying , "Rise, Peter; kill and ---------."

1. (b) He was let down through the city wall in a large basket (Acts 9:22-25).
2. (c) A great sheet (Acts 10:11).
3. "Eat" (Acts 11:7). Eating anything that was unclean according to Mosaic Law was  something
that Peter had never done.