Learn the Faith

Summer Bible Study

Monday through Friday, July 27 - July 31.

Fr. Pollard and Fr. Sina will be teaching a Summer Bible Study on The Acts of the Apostles. Please bring your own Bible. The accompanying reading text will be: Acts of The Apostles by William S. Kurz, SJ.

Each day this week the same class will be offered both in the morning, from 10:00 to 11:30 a.m., and in the evening, from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. Teenagers and adults are welcome to attend. The class will meet in the Adult Ed Room.

Book is available in “The Word” bookstore and at class.

MONDAY'S LESSON

Reading for Day One of Five: Acts of the Apostles 1:1 – 5:42 and pages 25-108 in Supplemental Text

  • Luke's Introduction to Acts (1:1-11) (pgs. 25-36)
  • Prayer in Upper Room (1:12-36) (pgs. 37-42)
  • Coming of Holy Spirit and Birth of Church (2:1-47) (pgs. 43-65)
  • Healing Spurs Growth of Church (3:1-4:4) (pgs. 66-77)
  • Bold Testimony and New Outpouring of Holy Spirit (4:5-31) (pgs. 78-88)
  • Sharing of Goods: Two Contrary Examples (4:32-5:11) (pgs. 89-96)
  • Signs and Wonders and Trials (5:12-42) (pgs. 97-108)

TUESDAY'S LESSON

Reading for Day Two of Five: Acts of the Apostles 6:1 – 12:24 and pages 109-200 in Supplemental Text

  • Ordination of Seven and Preaching of Stephen (6:1-15) (pgs. 109-116)
  • Stephen's Overview of Biblical History (7:1-53) (pgs. 117-131)
  • Martyrdom, Persecution, and Mission (7:54-8:40) (pgs. 132-149)
  • Paul's Conversion and Baptism (9:1-22) (pgs. 150-158)
  • Saul's Escape; Peter's Healing of Aeneas & Tabitha (9:23-43) (pgs. 159-166)
  • Conversion of Cornelius (10:1-11:18) (pgs. 167-185)
  • Church Growth at Antioch; Peter's Escape (11:19-12:24) (pgs. 186-200)

WEDNESDAY'S LESSON

Reading for Day Three of Five: Acts of the Apostles 12:25 – 19:41 and pages 201-302 in Supplemental Text

  • Mission of Barnabas and Saul (12:25-13:52) (pgs. 201-221)
  • Paul in Asia Minor: Iconium, Lystra, Derbe (14:1-28) (pgs. 222-231)
  • Council of Jerusalem (15:1-35) (pgs. 232-245)
  • Separation of Paul and Barnabas (15:36-16:15) (pgs. 246-253)
  • Imprisonment and Release at Philippi (16:16-40) (pgs. 254-260)
  • Paul in Thessalonica, Beroea, and Athens (17:1-34) (pgs. 261-277)
  • Paul's Mission in Corinth (18:1-28) (pgs. 278-289)
  • Ephesus (19:1-41) (pgs. 290-302)

THURSDAY'S LESSON

Reading for Day Four of Five: Acts of the Apostles 20:1 – 25:12 and pages 303-350 in Supplemental Text.

  • Paul the Itinerant Pastor (20:1-16) (pgs. 303-308)
  • Paul's Farewell Speech (20:17-38) (pgs. 309-316)
  • Paul's Journey to Jerusalem (21:1-26) (pgs. 317-323)
  • Paul's Arrest & Defense (21:27-23:35) (pgs. 324-341)
  • Trial before Roman Governors (24:1-25:12) (pgs. 342-350)

FRIDAY'S LESSON

Reading for Day Five of Five: Acts of the Apostles 25:13 – 28:31 and pages 362-386 in Supplemental Text

  • Paul before Agrippa (25:13-26:32) (pgs. 351-362)
  • Shipwreck en Route to Rome (27:1-44) (pgs. 363-373)
  • From Malta to Rome (28:1-16) (pgs. 374-379)
  • Testimony in Rome (28:17-31) (pgs. 380-386)