Joseph Reveals the Dream of Pharaoh

Bible Study Lessons: Acts 1:1-11 What’s the Hurry? The beginning of the Christian church? It really begins with the resurrection, and when Jesus leaves for heaven. Jesus is now resurrected and has come back to visit, teach and even eat with His disciples. But, did you know that Jesus comes…

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persecuted church

Bible Study Lessons: Acts 8:1-8 Can a persecuted church still grow? With all that’s happening today, this message from the Bible gives us hope. The wrath of Saul didn’t stop the gospel. In fact, Saul helped to spread the word about Jesus’ salvation to other parts of the world. What…

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Stephen is Stoned

Bible Study Lessons: Acts 7:54-60 This is the story of Stephen the Martyr.While delivering his speech to the Sanhedrin Stephen caused such an uproar that the crowd became a mob. In these verses from Acts, Stephen is stoned to death because of his belief in Christ. How does this relate…

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Stephen Speaks to Sanhedrin

Bible Study Lessons: Acts 7:1-53 Stephen is a disciple not mentioned that often but is one who did not back away when his life was threatened. He faced basically the same charges as were brought against Jesus before the crucifixion. Although Stephen knew that his words could mean death, he…

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Joseph Reveals the Dream of Pharaoh

Bible Study Lessons: Acts 6:8-15 The religious leaders are up to their old tricks again. Just as in the story of Jesus, Stephen is arrested – this time by the Freedmen. In this reading from Acts we find a special kind of person, Stephen. He was an evangelist and miracle…

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Joseph's Brothers - Second Journey to Egypt

Bible Study Lessons: Acts 6:1-7 This lesson from Acts tells how the twelve disciples choose Stephen as a helper. Stephen was later to become a Christian martyr. In many ways, a Christian church is like any other entity. It has to be organized so that the main focus does not…

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Looking for Jesus

Bible Study Lessons: Acts 5:17-42 After the crucifixion and resurrection of Christ the disciples (especially Peter and John) preached the gospel openly – no longer in fear. Acts gives an account of the hearing and results. The Sadducees were very jealous and afraid they (the disciples) would begin to tear…

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Healing Power of Peter and the Apostles

Bible Study Lessons: Acts 5:12-16 The Scripture reading today is from the Book of Acts; very short but profound. We could just read over it and basically understand the healing power of Peter and the Apostles within Solomon’s portico. But, there are several life lessons from these verses. Persecution is…

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Isaac and Abimelech

Bible Study Lessons: Acts 5:1-11 We’ve all bragged about something in our lives at one time or another – it’s human nature. The Christians in the early church were not above this sin either. The story of Ananias and Sapphira shows what can happen when we take bragging and lying…

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Jesus explains fasting

Bible Study Lessons: Acts 4:32-37 Taking into account that these were new Christians, and the resurrection of Christ was still fresh, these people went “above the call” to give. They seemed to have no issue with selling just about everything they owned in order to share what they had with…

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What did Jesus say about purity?

Bible Study Lessons: Acts 4:23-31 This is the situation right after Peter and John were arrested for speaking about Christ to the people. Just as Peter and John were bold in their words, the people made a bold prayer (below) which confirmed their belief in Jesus. The Bible study lesson…

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Peter and John Arrested for Sharing Christ

Bible Study Lessons: Acts 4:1-22 Amazing! I’ve heard this statement made many times in the past few years in government, education and just about every other public place. This Bible study talks about how Petter and John are arrested for sharing Christ, and it’s still going on today. It’s from…

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Peter Sees Opportunity to Preach

Bible Study Lessons: Acts 3:11-26 Opportunity – Dictionary.com describes the word as: “1. an appropriate or favorable time or occasion. 2. a situation or condition favorable for attainment of a goal. 3. a good position, chance, or prospect, as for advancement or success.” All these are good explanations and today…

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