Year 3 - Month 1 Content

Month 1 Stories

Matthias Replaces Judas

Acts 1:12-26

  • After Jesus ascended into heaven, where did the apostles go? (Jerusalem, to the upper room where they were staying.)

  • How many people were in the entire company when Peter spoke about the need to replace Judas? (About 120.)

  • Which King of Israel did Peter say had foretold that someone else would take the place of Judas? (David.)

  • What were the requirements for Judas’s replacement? (To have been with them from the time Jesus was baptized until he ascended.)

  • How many people were considered as a replacement for Judas? (Two.)

  • What were the names of the two people considered as a replacement for Judas? (Joseph and Matthias.)

  • How did they decide whether Joseph or Matthias would take the place of Judas? (They prayed and cast lots.)

Holy Spirit Comes at Pentecost

Acts 2:1-47

  • When is Pentecost? (Fifty days after Passover.)

  • What Jewish feast was on Pentecost? (Feast of Weeks.)

  • On Pentecost, what happened as the disciples were together in one place? (A rushing wind came and tongues of fire appeared over them.)

  • What miraculous thing could they do when the Holy Spirit came on them? (They spoke in different languages.)

  • What did some of the people in Jerusalem think when they saw the apostles speaking in different languages? (They thought the apostles were drunk.)

  • Who was the main speaker on Pentecost? (Peter.)

  • What two things did Peter tell the people to do in order to receive forgiveness and the gift of the Holy Spirit? (Repent and be baptized.)

  • When Peter preached to the people on Pentecost, many of them were cut to the _________________. (Heart.)

  • About how many people were baptized on Pentecost? (3,000)

The Lame Beggar Healed

Acts 3:1-10

  • Which two apostles were going to the temple when they saw the man who was lame from birth? (Peter and John.)

  • Why were Peter and John going to the temple when they saw the man who was lame from birth? (They were going for the hour of prayer.)

  • Why did the lame man get carried to Beautiful Gate every day? To ask for alms (money).

  • Why did the lame man look at Peter and John? Peter said “Look at us.” (The man looked, expecting to receive something.)

  • Peter told the lame man that he did not have _______ or _______. (Silver or gold.)

  • Peter told the lame man to rise and and walk in the name of Jesus _______ of _______. (Christ of Nazareth.)

Peter and John Before the High Priest

Acts 3:11 - 4:22

  • What was the man who had been lame doing when the crowd gathered around Peter and John in Solomon’s portico? (He was clinging to them.)

  • Peter did not want the people to think that the lame man had been healed through Peter’s own _________ or _________. (Power or piety.)

  • Peter made it clear that the lame man had been healed through faith in _________. (Jesus.)

  • Peter told the people to “repent therefore, and  _________ _________.” (Turn back.)

  • While Peter and John were speaking to the people in Solomon’s portico, who else came? (Priests, captain of the temple, and the Sadducees.)

  • What did the leaders of the temple do to Peter and John? (Arrested them and held them overnight.)

  • Why were the leaders of the Jewish council astonished at Peter and John? (They were uneducated, yet they spoke with boldness.)

  • What instruction did the Jewish council give to Peter and John? (Do not speak or teach in the name of Jesus.)

  • Did Peter and John obey they Jewish council? (No, they said they would obey God rather than men.)

Month 1 Memory Work

Sword Point

Acts 2:37-38 

“Brothers, what shall we do?” And Peter said to them, “Repent and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins, and you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.

Spiritual Truth Sentence

Tell me about Pentecost: 

Fifty days after Passover, at the Feast of Weeks, the apostles received the Holy Spirit and taught the gospel.

Timeline

BEGINNING OF THE CHURCH

  • Matthias Replaces Judas
    Acts 1:12-26

  • Holy Spirit Comes at Pentecost 
    Acts 2:1-47

  • The Lame Beggar Healed
    Acts 3:1-10

  • Peter and John Before the High Priest
    Acts 3:11 - 4:22

Map It 
  • Jerusalem