The Gift of the Holy Spirit

by LA UBF   02/13/2010     0 reads



JBF Acts Bible Study                                                                                Lecture 2


Acts 2:1-41

Key Verse 2:38 “Repent and be baptized, every one of you, in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins. And you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.”

Describe the coming of the Holy Spirit in verses 1-4. What characteristics of the Spirit are revealed here? How many different peoples are represented in verses 9-11? What were they amazed at? What do they represent collectively? (5) Why were they in Jerusalem? How is this event related to Jesus’ promise in 1:8? 

How did the people respond (12-13)? How did Peter begin to explain what was happening? (16-17a) What will happen to each group of people mentioned in verses 17-18 when the Holy Spirit comes upon them? Why? (18-21)

Despite their knowledge of Jesus, what did they do to him? (22-23) Who did Peter hold responsible for Jesus’ death? Although they put Jesus to death, what did God do? (24) What was David’s hope in the resurrection of Jesus? (25-28) What was his source of joy and hope? (26) How did God make this hope known to David? (29-31) 

What “fact” did Peter testify to? (32) Where was the living Jesus? What was Peter’s conclusion about: 1) Who Jesus is; 2) what the people did to Jesus? (34-37) Read verses 38-39. What was Peter’s response to them? Who is the promise of forgiveness and the gift of the Holy Spirit for? Read verses 40-41. How does the message of resurrection address the corruption of our generation?