QUESTIONS OVER ACTS CHAPTER 2:
1. On what three feasts during the year were all male
Jews required to "appear before the LORD" in Jerusalem to worship?
2. What does the word "Pentecost" mean, and why was
it called this?
3. Why do we believe that only the twelve apostles
received the special baptism or outpouring of the Holy Spirit on the day
4. What were the direct manifestations of the outpouring
of the Holy Spirit as it occurred on the day of Pentecost?
5. Why were there so many foreign Jews in Jerusalem
at this time?
6. As we read in this chapter, what does it mean to
"speak with other tongues as the Spirit gave them utterance"?
7. What is a proselyte?
8. According to Peter, what was happening on the day
of Pentecost was a fulfillment of that which was spoken by which prophet?
9. What is the primary meaning of the expression "last
days" in the New Testament?
10. Over-all, in what way or what sense is the Holy
Spirit "poured out" on all flesh?
11. "And it shall come to pass, that whosoever shall
call on the name of the Lord shall be saved"--what are possible
meanings of this expression "call on the name of the Lord?
12. Peter said that Jesus was "approved of God among
you by _____________ and ____________ and _______ , which God did by him
in the midst of you, as you yourselves also know."
13. The 16th Psalm, verses 8-11, refers to someone's
resurrection, and although David speaks in the first person, what does
Peter say as to why this could not mean David?
14. Peter said that God "would raise up Christ to
sit on his [David's throne]. He [David] seeing this spake of the __________________
15. The outpouring of the Holy Spirit on the day of
Pentecost not only was fulfillment of prophecy, but what did in prove or
show in particular about Christ?
16. "The ________ said unto my ________ , sit thou
on my right hand until I make thy foes thy footstool" (quoted from Psalms
17. "Therefore let all the house of Israel know assuredly,
that God hath made that same Jesus whom ye have crucified, both _________
and ___________ ."
18. What answer was given to those who cried out to
Peter and the rest of the apostles, "Men and brethren, what shall we do"?
19. In this answer, to whom does he say this promise
20. What happened to those who gladly received the
Word spoken by Peter?
21. How many people were added to their number that
22. "And they continued stedfastly in the _____________
______________ , and ________________ . and in _______________________________
and in ____________ ."
23. Many signs and wonder by done by whom?
24. When possessions and goods were sold, how were
the proceeds divided among the people?
25. "And they, continuing daily with _____________________
in the temple, and breaking bread from house to house, did eat their meat
with _______________ and ________________ of heart."
26. "And the Lord __________ to the church __________
such as should be [were being] _________ ."
27. Therefore, a person cannot join the Lord's church
as found in the New Testament. (1) True; (2) False.
28. Therefore, being in a saved condition and being
a part of the Lord's church, according to the New Testament, are one and
the same thing. (1) True; (2) False.
NAME: _____________________________ DATE: ____________
ANSWERS: 1. Passover (Unleavened Bread), Pentecost
(Harvest, Weeks), and Tabernacles (Ingathering) (Exodus 23:14-17; II Chronicles
8:12,13); 2. Fifty; it came fifty days after the Passover (Leviticus
23:15,16); 3. Following are some of the reasons we believe only
the apostles received the special outpouring of the Holy Spirit on the
day of Pentecost: (1) The apostles were commanded to wait in Jerusalem
for the outpouring of the Holy Spirit (Acts 1:2-5,8); (2) The apostles
were the ones "with one accord in one place" when the day of Pentecost
was fully come, and these were they ones filled with the Holy Spirit (Acts
1:26-2:4); (3) All who had received he special baptism of the Holy Spirit
were speaking (Acts 2:4), and the apostles were the ones doing the speaking
(Galileans were speaking, Acts 2:7, and the apostles were Galileans, Acts
1:11; "Peter, standing up with the eleven, lifted up his voice", Acts 2:14,37--This
pinpoints the apostles as the ones speaking, and thus they were the ones
who were baptized in the Holy Spirit; (4) Those upon whom this outpoouring
of the Holy Spirit came would receive unusual power, which the apostles
uniquely did (Acts 1:8; 2:43; 4:33); 4. It could be seen in the
cloven tongues as fire, and it could be heard as the sound of a rushing
mighty wind (Acts 2:1-3,33); 5. For the feast of Pentecost (see
question # 1); 6. Ability to speak in other human languages theretofore
unlearned (2:4-12); 7. Proselyte here mean a Gentile convert from
paganism to Judaism; 8. Joel (Acts 2:16); 9. Hebrews 1:1-3;
10. The Holy Spirit is "poured out" potentially and representatively
upon "all flesh" (all kinds of human beings who respond to the gospel),
according to God's will; the Holy Spirit comes into every life transformed
by the gospel of Christ (John 3:5; Acts 2:38,39; I Corinthians 3:16; 6:19;
Romans 8:9); the early church experienced selective charismatic outpourings
of the Spirit upon "all flesh," aside from basic salvation, and this was
implemented through the laying on of the apostles' hands (Hebrews 2:3,4;
Acts 8:17-19; 19:6); 11. Trusting, relying upon, and worshipping
(Acts 22:16; 9:14,21; I Corinthians 1:2; II Timothy 2:22; I Peter 1:17;
Genesis 4:26; 12:8; 13:4; 26:25; etc.); 12. Miracles, wonders, signs
(Acts 2:22); 13. David was still dead and buried (Acts 2:25-32);
14. Resurrection (Acts 2:31); 15. That Christ had ascended
to heaven and fulfilled His promise (Acts 2:33); 16. LORD, Lord
(Acts 2:34,35); 17. Lord, Christ (Acts 2:36); 18. Acts 2:38,39;
19. Acts 2:39; 20. Acts 2:41,42; 21. Three thousand
(Acts 2:41); 22. Apostles' doctrine, fellowship, breaking of bread,
prayers (Acts 2:42); 23. The apostles (Acts 2:43); 24. As
every man had need (Acts 2:45); 25. One accord, gladness, singleness
(Acts 2:46); 26. Added, daily, saved (Acts 2:47); 27. True,
the Lord adds us to the church when we repent and are baptized (Acts 2:38,41,47);
28. True, the same thing that saves us puts us into the church (Note
question # 27; Acts 20:28; Ephesians 5:25-27; Galatians 3:27; I Corinthians