Tell the People the Full Message of This New Life
Acts 5:17-42 KV 20
Describe what had happened in the previous passage. (Acts 5:1-16) Why were the religious leaders jealous? (17) What did they do to the Apostles? (18) How did God show his favor on the Apostles and protect them? (19)
Why did God protect the Apostles by freeing them from the prison? (20a) What is the message they were given to tell? (20b) How can we bring the full message of this new life to others in this hostile world? (Matthew 28:19-20) (1 Peter 4:1-4) (1 Timothy 6:11-14) (2 Timothy 2:15) (Acts 4:12) (1 Cor 15:1-4) Why does it matter if we bring people the gospel message at all? (Acts 5:31)
Describe at daybreak what the high priest and his associates found when they sent for the Apostles? (21-23) Where were the Apostles and what were they doing? (24-25) When arrested again and brought before the Sanhedrin what was the charge against them? (27-28) How does their concern conflict with the message of the angel in verse 20?
How did Peter testify in response? (29-32) What does it mean to “obey God rather than men?” (29) Can the previous question be relative to a person’s life, why or why not? What was the Sanhedrin’s response? (33) How did God protect the Apostles once again? (34-39) What was the Apostles response to being flogged? (41) What did they do and teach after this? (42)