Valley Bible Church's Sermon Questions on The Acts of the Apostles


The Acts of the Apostles (2008-Present)


A. The Witness in Jerusalem (1:1-7:60)

1. The preparation for the church (1:1-26)

a. Waiting on God's Spirit (1:1-5)

b. Waiting on God's kingdom (1:6-11)

c. Waiting with God's people (1:12-26)

1) The return of the apostles (1:12-14)

2) The replacement of Judas (1:15-26)

2. The provision of the church delivered (2:1-47)

a. The arrival of the Holy Spirit (2:1-4)

b. The amazement of the Jews (2:5-13)

c. The address of Peter (2:14-36)

d. The acceptance by the Jews (2:37-41)

3. The power of the church displayed (3:1-26)

a. God's work through Peter (3:1-10)

b. God's word through Peter (3:11-26)

4. The persecution of the church decends (4:1-31)

a. Peter in prison (4:1-12)

b. Peter on trial (4:13-22)

c. Peter in prayer (4:23-31)

5. The purity of the church demanded (4:32-5:11)

a. A good example of giving (4:32-37)

b. A bad example of giving (5:1-11)

6. The persecution of the church develops (5:12-42)

a. The authentication of the apostles (5:12-16)

b. The arrest of the apostles (5:17-32)

c. The advice regarding the apostles (5:33-42)

7. The problems of the church described (6:1-8:4)

a. Stephen designated by the church (6:1-7)

b. Stephen dragged before the council (6:8-15)

c. Stephen's defense before the council (7:1-53)

1) God's promise to Abraham (7:1-8)

2) God's provision through Joseph (7:9-16)

3) God's power through Moses (7:17-43)

4) God's perspective on the temple (7:44-53)

d. Stephen's death by the council (7:54-60)

e. Saul's depravity against the church (8:1-4)


B. The Witness in Samaria (8:5-9:31)

1. The ministry of Philip (8:5-40)

a. The ministry of Philip to the Samaritans (8:5-8)

b. The ministry of Philip to Simon (8:9-24)

c. The ministry of Philip to the Ethiopian Eunuch (8:25-40)

2. The ministry to Saul (9:1-31)

a. The calling of Saul (9:1-9)

b. The calling of Ananias (9:10-19)

c. The conspiracy against Saul in Damascus (9:19-25)

d. The conspiracy against Saul in Jerusalem (9:26-31)


III. The witness to the remotest part of the earth (9:32-28:31)

A. The ministry of Peter (9:32-12:24)

1. The restoring of Aeneas (9:32-35)

2. The raising of Dorcas (9:36-43)

3. The redemption of the Gentiles (10:1-11:30)

a. The vision to Cornelius (10:1-8)

b. The vision to Peter (10:9-16)

c. The visit by Peter (10:17-33)

d. The message by Peter to the Gentiles (10:34-43)

e. The ministry by the Holy Spirit to the Gentiles (10:44-48)

f. The ministry by Peter to the Jerusalem church (11:1-18)

g. The ministry by church of Antioch to the Gentiles (11:19-26)

h. The ministry by church of Antioch to Judea (11:27-30)

4. The ruin of Herod (12:1-24)

a. Herod's repression (12:1-5)

b. Peter's rescue (12:6-17)

c. Herod's ruin (12:18-24)