Acts Bible Study


The Book of Acts depicts the shift from Jewish Christianity to Gentile Christianity as relatively smooth and portrays the Roman government as regarding the Christian doctrine as harmless. This book is the earliest “church history,” viewing the church as guided by the Spirit until a future Parousia (coming of the Lord). JournalOwl takes you through a 28-step journey of online Bible education, journaling, and reflection with built-in quizzes and polls. You can invite your friends and family too!


The Book of Acts is about the continuing work of Jesus. What better way to understand the Word of God than to dive into it step-by-step with a short educational video, scripture, and a series of thought-provoking questions to answer? With this JournalOwl Bible Study journey, you can:

  • Invite your friends, family, and Bible Study group members to join you.
  • Participate in the built-in quizzes and polls to test your understanding and improve comprehension
  • Submit your own thought-provoking questions to JournalOwl for others to answer
  • Join group discussion and learn from others experience applying the Book of Acts in life

JournalOwl's Bible Study journey is designed to break the 66 books of the Bible into digestible pieces. Too many people feel overwhelmed attempting to read the Bible from start to finish. By methodically working your way through the Holy Bible in a fun, interactive, and socially engaging manner -- you'll start to feel the Holy Spirit work in your life. Many of our participants re-take the same journey many times over!

Steps (29)

Step 1: Acts - Chapter 1

Jesus said, "You will receive the Spirit and be my witnesses." He was taken up in a cloud. The believers cast lots to replace Judas.

Step 2: Acts - Chapter 2

At Pentecost they were filled with the Spirit. Peter told the crowd, "You crucified Jesus but God has made him Lord." 3,000 believed.

Step 3: Acts - Chapter 3

Peter and John healed a lame man at the temple. Peter told the people, "Faith in Jesus has healed this man. Repent of your sins."

Step 4: Acts - Chapter 4

They were taken before the rulers. Peter and John said, "We cannot stop speaking about Jesus." The believers prayed for boldness.

Step 5: Acts - Chapter 5

Ananias and Sapphira told a lie and fell dead. An angel released the apostles from prison. Gamaliel advised, "Leave these men alone."

Step 6: Acts - Chapter 6

The disciples chose seven men to distribute food. Some from the synagogue disputed with Stephen. They took him before the council.

Step 7: Acts - Chapter 7

Stephen said, "Brothers, God called Abraham and appeared to Moses. You killed the Righteous One." They were enraged and stoned him.

Step 8: Acts - Chapter 8

Philip proclaimed Christ in Samaria. A magician offered money for the gift of the Spirit. Philip baptised an Ethiopian official.

Step 9: Acts - Chapter 9

Saul went to arrest the believers. Jesus said, "Why do you persecute me?" Saul was baptised and began preaching. Peter raised Dorcas.

Step 10: Acts - Chapter 10

Cornelius sent for Peter. The Lord said to Peter, "Do not call them unclean." Peter preached to the Gentiles and the Spirit fell.

Step 11: Acts - Chapter 11

Some in Jerusalem criticised Peter. He said, "The Spirit told me to go." Many in Antioch believed. Barnabas and Saul taught there.

Step 12: Acts - Chapter 12

Herod killed James and arrested Peter. The church prayed earnestly. An angel led Peter out of prison. An angel struck Herod down.

Step 13: Acts - Chapter 13

Paul and Barnabas proclaimed the word. Paul said, "God has sent a Saviour, Jesus, as he promised." The Jews stirred up persecution.

Step 14: Acts - Chapter 14

Many believed at Iconium. The crowd at Lystra wanted to worship Paul, then they stoned him. Paul and Barnabas returned to Antioch.

Step 15: Acts - Chapter 15

Some men taught circumcision for the Gentiles. Peter said, "God gave the Spirit with no distinction." Paul and Barnabas separated.

Step 16: Acts - Chapter 16

Paul took Timothy with him. We baptised Lydia in Philippi. Paul was imprisoned and there was an earthquake. The jailer was baptised.

Step 17: Acts - Chapter 17

They taught in Thessalonica and Berea. In Athens Paul said, "I proclaim the God who gives life to all. He will judge the world."

Step 18: Acts - Chapter 18

Paul taught in Corinth for a year and a half. He went to Ephesus with Priscilla and Aquila. Priscilla and Aquila taught Apollos.

Step 19: Acts - Chapter 19

Paul laid his hands on the disciples at Ephesus to receive the Holy Spirit. Demetrius, a silversmith, started a riot in the city.

Step 20: Acts - Chapter 20

We sailed to Troas. Paul raised Eutychus after he fell from the window. Paul encouraged the Ephesian elders to care for the flock.

Step 21: Acts - Chapter 21

Paul was warned not to go to Jerusalem. He said, "I am ready to die." We went there and saw James. Paul was arrested in the temple.

Step 22: Acts - Chapter 22

Paul said, "Jesus appeared to me and sent me to the Gentiles." The crowd threw dust. Paul told the tribune, "I am a Roman citizen."

Step 23: Acts - Chapter 23

Paul caused a dissension between the Pharisees and Sadducees. The Jews plotted to kill him. The tribune sent him to governor Felix.

Step 24: Acts - Chapter 24

Tertullus accused Paul before Felix. Paul said, "I simply went to worship in the temple." Felix kept Paul in prison for two years.

Step 25: Acts - Chapter 25

Festus arrived and summoned Paul. Paul said, "I appeal to Caesar." Festus brought Paul before King Agrippa to decide the charges.

Step 26: Acts - Chapter 26

Paul said, "I opposed the name of Jesus. He appeared to me and made me a witness." Agrippa said, "This man could have been freed."

Step 27: Acts - Chapter 27

We set sail for Rome. A storm struck and all hope was lost. Paul said, "Take heart, we must run aground." Everyone reached land.

Step 28: Acts - Chapter 28

On Malta Paul healed all who had diseases. We came to Rome. Paul lived under house arrest. He proclaimed the kingdom of God to all.

Step 29: Quiz

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