Preview Questions

Preview Questions for November 19 Sermon (Acts 8:26-40)
1. Philip of this chapter is also known as “Philip the Evangelist” (see Acts 21:8).  He is also the Philip of Acts 6:5. How does he fit into Acts 1:8? 
2.  How would you describe the relationship between evangelism and conversion?  Why is this important?
3.  The eunuch asked to be baptized.  Why is “believer baptism” important? (If you haven’t been baptized as a believer but would like to be, please contact one of the pastors or the church office.)

Preview Questions for November 12 Sermon (Acts 7:54-8:8)

1. Read through Stephen’s speech (Acts 7:1-8:1) a few times. What parts of Israel’s history does he choose to highlight? What does he say that especially enrages the Sanhedrin?
2. In this Scripture text, the gospel goes out from Jerusalem to all Judea and Samaria for the first time, fulfilling a stage of what Jesus said would happen (Acts 1:8). How did this movement to Judea and Samaria begin, and why was it effective?
3. Based on Acts 2:34, Psalm 110:1, Luke 20:42, Ephesians 1:20, Colossians 3:1, and Hebrews 1:3, we might expect Jesus to be sitting at the right hand of the Father in Stephen’s vision. Why do you think He is standing? Consider Isaiah 3:13.

Preview Questions for November 5 Sermon (Acts 6:1-7)

1. Jesus told the apostles in Acts 1:8 that they would be his witnesses “in Jerusalem, Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.” The rest of Acts charts that spread of the gospel. By the start of Acts 6, how far has this message spread so far?
2. What repeated theme bookends this passage at the start and finish (6:1 and 6:7)? What does that tell us about how this passage should be understood?
3. What do the names in Acts 6:5 all have in common? 
Preview Questions for October 29 Sermon (Romans 3:21-26)
1. Consider why the Righteousness of God is the key to understanding salvation.
2. Go to a Bible Dictionary or Dictionary and find the meaning of these ESV words:
Redemption … (v 24)
Propitiation … (v25)
Show (Demonstrated) … (v 26)
3. Consider how the 5 SOLAS (ALONE), guiding principles of the Protestant
Reformation, are tied to the RIGHTEOUSNESS of GOD.
Glory of God
Preview Questions for October 22 Sermon
1 . How would you define sexual freedom?
2.  In Genesis 3:1-7, what are some of the questions the serpent seeks to raise in Eve’s mind?
3.  If God forbids some forms of sexual expression, how can He say that He offers us freedom (e.g. Gal. 5:1)?