1. Explain Luke’s intent in writing Luke-Acts; identify and be familiar with the
major event(s) of each chapter of the Book of Acts.
2. Prove, using Scriptures from Acts, that speaking in other tongues, as the Spirit gives the utterance is the initial, physical evidence of receiving the baptism of the Holy Spirit. Understand this is normative (expected, will happen) in every instance of someone being baptized in the Spirit from the Day of Pentecost to the second coming of Jesus Christ.
3. Trace the advance of the gospel throughout the Book of Acts and understand
the role(s) of the Holy Spirit in accomplishing this.
4. Outline or identify church growth, church planting, evangelism, leadership
development, missionary, cross-cultural outreach, prayer, gifts of the Spirit
principles and strategies found in Acts. Incorporate these into your ministry.
Move beyond merely studying Acts to putting these strategies and principles into life practice. Practicing New Testament principles will produce New
5. Show, explain or defend that Acts has a didactic (instructional, teaching)
purpose rather than being merely a historical record of the early church. Acts
is God’s training manual for today’s church.
6. Recall instances in Acts where baptism was done in the name of the Lord
Jesus Christ. Adopt this practice personally. Defend its necessity.
7. Locate examples where preachers supplied further truth to serious seekers.
Refuse to compromise apostolic doctrine. Speak the truth in love, taking
people from where they are spiritually and showing them a more excellent
way. Know the way, go the way, show the way.
8. Study the fellowship,Identify the pillars of the apostolic church, and express their continuing relevance in the contemporary church today.
9. Luke reveals what Jesus began to do and teach while on earth. Acts reveals
what Jesus continues to do through His disciples.
10. Acts tells of the journey of missions or evangelism. Identify the journeys of
Peter, Phillip, and Paul.