Paul’s Early Life

1.   Concerning Paul’s family:


a. Religion? (Acts 23:6)__________________________________________


b. Nationality? (Philippians 3:4-5)_________________________________


c. Citizenship? (Acts 22:25-28)____________________________________


d. Siblings? (Acts 23:16)_________________________________________


2.   Concerning Paul’s childhood and education:


a. (Acts 22:3) Born where? _____________ Raised where? ______________


Taught by whom? _______________


3.   What characterized Paul’s early career?


a. (Galatians 1:14)_____________________________________________


b. (Acts 9:1-2, 26:9-11)__________________________________________


c. (Acts 26:5)________________________________________________


4.   Concerning Paul’s conversion: (Acts 9:3-18)


a. Where was it?_______________________________________________


b. What did Jesus mean by his question? (9:4)__________________________


c. What did Saul mean by his question? (9:6)___________________________



d. What do you suppose characterized the following three days? (9:9, 11,12)



5.   What characterized Paul’s early Christian life?


a. (Acts 9:19-21)_______________________________________________


b. (Galatians 1:15-24)___________________________________________


c. (Acts 9:26-27)______________________________________________


d. (Acts 9:29-30, 22:17-21)_______________________________________


e. (Acts 11:25-26)______________________________________________


Paul’s First Missionary Journey

  1. Consider Paul’s “calling”.  (Acts 26:15-18) and over 10 years later his “commission” (Acts 13:2-3)


2.   What happened at the first stop on this mission trip? (Acts 13:5)



3.   Who was Sergius Paulus? (Acts 13:6-12)



a. What trait did he possess?______________________________________


b. Who was Bar-Jesus to him?_____________________________________


c. What trait did he possess?______________________________________


d. What did Paul do to Bar-Jesus?__________________________________


e. How did this affect Sergius  Paulus?



4.   What happened at Perga? (Acts 13:13, 13:2,5)



5.   What happened when Paul preached at Antioch? (Acts 13:14-16, 42-43)



a.  What effect did Paul and Barabus’ success have on the Jews? (Acts 13:44-45)



b.  How did this change Paul and Barnabus’ ministry? (Acts 13:46-49)



c.   Do you think the revival ended there when Paul and Barnabus left? (Acts 13:50-52)



6.   Why do you think they first went to the synagogues at Iconium and at other cities? (Acts 14:1)




a.  Do you think it was wrong or wise to flee as Paul and Barnabus did? (Acts 14:5-6)



7.   What does the extreme and changing attitude of the people at Lystra towards Paul and Barnabus indicate? (Acts 14:11-18,19)




8.   Was Paul and Barnabus’ stay at Derbe successful? (Acts 14:20-21)



9.   What did they do when they returned to Lystra, Iconium, and Antioch? (Acts 14:21-23)












  1. Was this first journey a success? (Acts 14:26-27)____________________


Paul’s Second Missionary Journey

1.   Why did Paul and Barnabus come to Jerusalem? (Acts 15:1,2)



How did the apostles and elders at Jerusalem answer their question? (Acts 15:22-29)



How long had it been since their first missionary journey? (Galatians 1:21-2:1)



2.   Why did Paul and Barnabus part company on this second trip? (Acts 15:35-40)



3.   Where did Paul and Silas first go? (Acts 15:41, 16:5)



What does this verse teach us?



4.   Who did Paul meet in the regions of Derbe, Lystra, and Iconium? (Acts 16:1-2)



Why did Paul circumcise him? (Acts 16:3)



What decrees did Paul teach the churches? (Acts 16:4)



5.   How, why and where was Paul forbidden to preach the gospel? (Acts 16:6-7)




6.   How was Paul told to go to the region of Macedonia to preach? (Acts 16:8-10)



In Philippi, one of the chief cities of Macedonia (16:12), why were Paul and Silas arrested? (Acts 16:16-24)



Why did Paul cast the spirit out? (Acts 16:18)



What good came from their arrest? (Acts 16:25-34)



7.   What seemed to encourage Paul to stop for a while in Thessalonica? (Acts 17:1-2)



Why did he preach what he did? (Acts 17:3)



Did he have much success there? (Acts 17:4)________________________


Why did he leave? (Acts 17:5-10)



8.   What characterized the brethren at Berea? (Acts 17:10-12)



Why did Paul leave Berea? (Acts 17:13-14)



9.   What stirred Paul about Athens? (17:16)



What did he do about it? (Acts 17:15, 17-18)



  1. Why did Paul stay in Corinth so long? (Acts 18:9-11)



  1. Why was his stay short in Ephesus? (Acts 18:21)



  1. Why do you think Paul went to the church at Jerusalem before going to his home church? (Acts 18:22)



Paul’s Third Missionary Journey

1.   Where did this third journey carry Paul first? (Acts 18:23)



How do you suppose he strengthened the disciples?



2.   What good came from Aquila and Priscilla being left at Ephesus? (18:18-19, 24-26)



3.   Significant events during Paul’s three years (20:31) at Ephesus:


a. (Acts 19:1-7)____________________________________________


b. (19:8-10)______________________________________________


c. (19:11-13)______________________________________________


d. (19:13-17)______________________________________________


e. (19:18-20)______________________________________________


f. (19:23-28, 20:1)__________________________________________


4.   Leaving Ephesus Paul went into (20:1) __________________ and then to


(20:2)______________ and then returning to Syria through (20:3)______


5.   In Troas what notable miracle took place? (20:6-12)



6.   Why did Paul not go to Ephesus on his return trip? (20:13-16)



7.   What type message did Paul give the elders from Ephesus? (20:17-18)



Important points in this message:

a. (20:18-19)_________________________________________________


b. (20:20-21)_________________________________________________


c. (20:22-24)_________________________________________________


d. (20:25)___________________________________________________


e. (20:26-27)_________________________________________________


f. (20:28-30)_________________________________________________


g. (20:33-35)_________________________________________________


8.   After Coos, Rhodes and Patara, Paul received what warning in Tyre? (21:1-4)



9.   After Ptolemais, in Caesarea what significant event happened? (21:10-11)


  1. How was Paul received by the church at Jerusalem? (21:17-19)


Paul Travels as a Prisoner

1.   What request did the church at Jerusalem make of Paul? (Acts 21:20-24)


Did there seem to be a double standard – one for the Jews and one for the Gentiles? (21:25)


2.   As Paul was fulfilling the churches request, what happened? (21:27-30)


How was he rescued? (21:31-34)


Why was he granted privileges although he was a prisoner? (22:24-29)


How did God assure him of his future? (23:11)


Why did the Chief Captain send Paul unto Felix? (23:12-14, 30)


  1. What were the results of Felix hearing the High Priest’s charges and Paul’s defense? (24:22-23, 27)


What caused Felix to tremble? (24:24-25)


  1. What result came from Festus hearing the Jews’ charges and Paul’s defense? (25:10-12)



Why did Paul appeal to Caesar? (25:1-3, 9)



  1. How did Paul’s testimony affect Festus? (26:24)



  1. How did Paul’s testimony affect King Agrippa? (26:28)



  1. How was Paul to get to Caesar’s court? (27:1)



  1. Trace their stops and significant events from Caesarea to Rome:


a. (27:3)_____________________________________________________


b. (27:4-6)___________________________________________________


c. (27:8-13)__________________________________________________


d. (27:14-16)_________________________________________________


e. (27:17-26)_________________________________________________


f. (28:1-6)____________________________________________________


g. (28:13-15)__________________________________________________


  1. What advantage was given Paul because of his influence with the centurion? (28:16, 30-31)