Small Group Questions on Acts 14:1-28

posted by Bethel Group Life | Feb 19, 2023

Ice Breaker

Have you ever experienced a miracle?

General Study Questions

  • How does this passage fit into the book as a whole?

  • How does it flow from the previous section of the text?

  • What in the passage stands out to you?  

  • How does this passage minister to its original audience?

  • How does this text minister to us today?

  • Is there a sin to confess?

  • Is there a cause for thanksgiving or praise to God?

  • Is there a promise or truth to trust in?

  • Is there an attitude to change?

  • Is there a command to obey or an example to imitate?

  • Is there anything confusing or hard to understand about the passage?  

  • How is the Gospel present in this passage?  

  • What is the single, main point of the passage? 

  • How would you apply this passage to your life?  

Text Specific Questions

  1. How does Paul and Barnabas’ experience in Iconium compare to their time in Antioch?

  2. What is the purpose of “signs and wonders” in verse 3?

  3. Compare the healing in verses 8-13 to the healing in Acts 3:1-11. What was the result of each?

  4. How did the people of Lystra misinterpret the good news?

  5. What does Paul share about God in his speech (v. 15-17)? Why do you think he emphasized these points?

  6. Compare Paul’s mini-sermon in verses 15-17 to his sermon in 13:16-41. How does Paul change his message for the different audiences and contexts? What can we learn about sharing the Gospel in different contexts today? 

  7. How do you think people misinterpret the Gospel today? What changes should we make to share the Gospel more effectively in light of these misunderstandings?

  8. How does Paul and Barnabas’ faith and courage inspire you to live differently on mission?

  9. In verses 21-28 Paul and Barnabas retrace their journey instead of taking a shorter way back to Antioch. Why did they do that? What can we learn about the importance of following up with people who are new to the faith?

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