A GOD IS STILL SPEAKING BIBLE STUDY
The Bookof Acts
by Anthony B. Robinson
P A R T 1 : A C T S 1 – 6
Welcome to the God is still speaking Bible Study of the Book of Acts! This resource has
been prepared by the God is still speaking Ministry Writers’ Group for use in congrega-
tions. We hope you enjoy using it as much as we have enjoyed preparing it!
ou're holding in your hands the first of three Bible Studies on the book of Acts, each one
consisting of six lessons. This one, written by Anthony B. Robinson, covers Acts 1– 6.
The second (also six lessons) is based on Acts 7 – 15 and written by Lillian Daniel. It will
be available in the spring of 2009. The third, written by Martin Copenhaver, covers the remainder
of Acts, chapters 16 – 28, and also consists of six lessons. It will be available in autumn of 2009.
You may use one, two or all three of the Acts Bible Studies. Because many congregations will be
using this material for a Sunday morning class, each lesson is designed for a 45 to 50 minute ses-
sion. Sessions can easily be lengthened for an hour and half session, but probably not so easily
shortened. Sessions may take place at your church or in homes. There is a homework assignment
for participants, and we encourage you to enrich your experience by taking time during the week
for this “homework.” For Bible translations, we recommend New Revised Standard (NRSV), New
International (NIB), or Revised Standard (RSV).
The role of the group leader is critical to the success of this experience. We suggest that group
leaders be chosen carefully and provided orientation or training.
A Leader’s guide begins on p. 30.
he purpose of this class is to study the book of the Acts of the Apostles and by doing
so to grow in our knowledge and understanding of Scripture, to hear God’s word for
us and for our church today, and to grow in our friendship with one another.
We covenant to be present and on time each week (unless excused by speaking with the class