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? _______________

b. (Acts 18:3) Craft learned?

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)_________________________

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

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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)

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

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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?_______________________________

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

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

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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)

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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)_________________________________________

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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)_________________

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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)

a.__________________________________________________________

b.__________________________________________________________

c.__________________________________________________________

d.__________________________________________________________

e.__________________________________________________________

10. 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)_________

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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)

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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?____________________________________

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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)___________________________

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

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

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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)____________________________________

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

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

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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)__________________________

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Paul’s Third Missionary Journey

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

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How do you suppose he strengthened the disciples?____________________

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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)_________________

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

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

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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)

10. 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)

3. 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)

4. 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)___________________________

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

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

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

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8. 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)__________________________________________________

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