Acts 2 Bible Study Questions

Questions for Acts chapter 2 Bible study

Acts 2 Bible Study Questions

Questions for Acts 2 Bible Study

Acts 2:1-9 Bible Study Questions

Who were "they" (Acts 2:1)?

What is meant by "one place" (Acts 2:1)?

What is the "Day of Pentecost" (Acts 2:1)?

What "filled the house where they were sitting" (Acts 2:2)?

Where did the sound come from?

What was the sound of?

What did they see and feel?

How did they end up?

What drew the "multitude" (Acts 2:6)?

Where are "Parthians and Medes and Elamites" (Acts 2:9) from?

Where is "Mesopotamia" (Acts 2:9)?

Where is "Judea" (Acts 2:9)?

Where are "Cappadocia, Pontus and Asia" (Acts 2:9)?


Acts 2:10-15 Bible Study Questions

Who are "proselytes" (Acts 2:10)?

Where are "Phrygia and Pamphylia" (Acts 2:10)?

Where is "Cyrene" (Acts 2:10)?

Where were "Cretans and Arabs" (Acts 2:11) from?

Why might the Holy Spirit have come on the Day of Pentecost?

To what did some of in the crowd attribute what they were witnessing?

What is "third hour of the day" (Acts 2:15)?

Why did the other eleven apostles stand up with Peter in Acts 2:14?


Acts 2:16-21 Bible Study Questions

Why does Peter cite what the prophet Joel said as recorded in Joel 2?

What are the "wonders" (Acts 2:19)?

What does science call the "sun" turning "into darkness" (Acts 2:20)?

What does science call the "moon" turning "into blood" (Acts 2:20)?

Will that be cause for fear?


Acts 2:22-30 Bible Study Questions

Why does Peter say Jesus was attested by "miracles, wonders, and signs" (Acts 2:22) instead of just "miracles"?

What are the miracles of Jesus?

Why was resurrection the one that definitively proved Jesus' deity?

What does Peter accuse his audience of?

Was God surprised by what they had done (see John 9)?

What is Peter citing in Acts 2:25-28?

What are "Hades" (Acts 2:27) and "Sheol" (Psalm 16:10)?

To what does "corruption" (Acts 2:27, Psalm 16:10) refer?

What is Peter telling the crowd?

Why does Peter mention that David is "both dead and buried, and his tomb is with us to this day" (Acts 2:29)?


Acts 2:31-32 Bible Study Questions

Was Peter telling a crowd of disciples about the resurrection of Jesus?

Were they hearing pleasant things from Peter?

So why did they keep quiet instead of objecting to what Peter was saying about Jesus' resurrection?

Would Jesus' disciples have re-assembled without His resurrection?

What could be more convincing than seeing Jesus heal the sick, make the blind see, feed thousands, calm the storm, walk on water, etc.?

What do the remainders of the disciples' lives also say about Jesus' resurrection?

Why would the disciples do that if it weren't true?


Acts 2:33-37 Bible Study Questions

When had King David prophesied, "The Lord said to my Lord, 'Sit at My right hand, till I make Your enemies Your footstool'" (Acts 2:34)?

Why the "right hand of God" (Acts 2:33)?

What had Jesus just "poured out" (Acts 2:33) from His heavenly throne?

What is meant by Jesus' enemies becoming His "footstool" (Acts 2:35, Psalm 110:1)?

Who are His enemies?

What about non-Christians who are neutral, not opposed to Jesus (see Matthew 12)?

Why is that?

Are you with or against Jesus?

Why does Peter say, "Jesus, whom you crucified" (Acts 2:36)?

Why did the crowd end up asking, "Men and brethren, what shall we do (Acts 2:37)?


Acts 2:38-43 Bible Study Questions

What does Peter tell them to do first?

From what, and what does it mean to do that?

What does Peter tell them to do next?


Then why then do we need to "receive the gift of the Holy Spirit" (Acts 2:38)?

Who receives these gifts of the Holy Spirit?

What is to be done with them?

What ended up happening to this crowd?

How many believers were in Jerusalem when Jesus ascended to heaven?

How many new Christians did each of them have to tend to after this one sermon alone?

What came next?

What "fear" (Acts 2:43) came upon them?


Acts 2:44-47 Bible Study Questions

How did the first Christians deal with their possessions?

Is this how Christians are to live today?

How much of our possessions should be retained for our rainy days in the future?

How did they end up after doing that?

Which gifted preacher or special evangelistic program increased the number of people being saved in the first church?

Does this apply today?