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Matthew 3:13-17

The Example Of Jesus Being Baptized.

Matthew 3:13-17
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Then Jesus came from Galilee to the Jordan to John, to be baptized by him.
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John would have prevented him, saying, “I need to be baptized by you, and do you come to me?”
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But Jesus answered him, “Let it be so now, for thus it is fitting for us to fulfill all righteousness.” Then he consented.
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And when Jesus was baptized, immediately he went up from the water, and behold, the heavens were opened to him, and he saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove and coming to rest on him;
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and behold, a voice from heaven said, “This is my beloved Son, with whom I am well pleased.”

  1. When Jesus came to John to be baptized, what did John say?
    Matthew 3:13-14
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    Then Jesus came from Galilee to the Jordan to John, to be baptized by him.
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    John would have prevented him, saying, “I need to be baptized by you, and do you come to me?”
  2. Why did Jesus want to be baptized?
    Matthew 3:15
    But Jesus answered him, “Let it be so now, for thus it is fitting for us to fulfill all righteousness.” Then he consented.
  3. When Jesus came up from the water, what did John see?
    Matthew 3:16
    And when Jesus was baptized, immediately he went up from the water, and behold, the heavens were opened to him, and he saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove and coming to rest on him;
  4. After the Spirit alighted on Jesus, what did the voice from heaven say?
    Matthew 3:17
    and behold, a voice from heaven said, “This is my beloved Son, with whom I am well pleased.”

John 1:29-34

The Lamb of God.

John 1:29-34
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The next day he saw Jesus coming toward him, and said, “Behold, the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world!
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This is he of whom I said, ‘After me comes a man who ranks before me, because he was before me.’
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I myself did not know him, but for this purpose I came baptizing with water, that he might be revealed to Israel.”
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And John bore witness: “I saw the Spirit descend from heaven like a dove, and it remained on him.
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I myself did not know him, but he who sent me to baptize with water said to me, ‘He on whom you see the Spirit descend and remain, this is he who baptizes with the Holy Spirit.’
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And I have seen and have borne witness that this is the Son of God.”

  1. Who did John see coming, and what did he say about Jesus?
    John 1:29-31
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    The next day he saw Jesus coming toward him, and said, “Behold, the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world!
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    This is he of whom I said, ‘After me comes a man who ranks before me, because he was before me.’
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    I myself did not know him, but for this purpose I came baptizing with water, that he might be revealed to Israel.”
  2. Who did John bear witness to?
    John 1:32
    And John bore witness: “I saw the Spirit descend from heaven like a dove, and it remained on him.
  3. What had John seen and testified about Jesus?
    John 1:33-34
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    I myself did not know him, but he who sent me to baptize with water said to me, ‘He on whom you see the Spirit descend and remain, this is he who baptizes with the Holy Spirit.’
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    And I have seen and have borne witness that this is the Son of God.”

About 3,000 People Were Baptized On The Day Of Pentecost.

Acts 2:36-43
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Let all the house of Israel therefore know for certain that God has made him both Lord and Christ, this Jesus whom you crucified.”
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Now when they heard this they were cut to the heart, and said to Peter and the rest of the apostles, “Brothers, what shall we do?”
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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.
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For the promise is for you and for your children and for all who are far off, everyone whom the Lord our God calls to himself.”
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And with many other words he bore witness and continued to exhort them, saying, “Save yourselves from this crooked generation.”
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So those who received his word were baptized, and there were added that day about three thousand souls.
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And they devoted themselves to the apostles' teaching and the fellowship, to the breaking of bread and the prayers.
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And awe came upon every soul, and many wonders and signs were being done through the apostles.

  1. Who did Peter say that God has made Jesus to be?
    Acts 2:36
    Let all the house of Israel therefore know for certain that God has made him both Lord and Christ, this Jesus whom you crucified.”
  2. What did Peter tell the Jews that they had done to Jesus, the Christ?
    Acts 2:36
    Let all the house of Israel therefore know for certain that God has made him both Lord and Christ, this Jesus whom you crucified.”
  3. When they heard this, what did it do to their hearts?
    Acts 2:37
    Now when they heard this they were cut to the heart, and said to Peter and the rest of the apostles, “Brothers, what shall we do?”
  4. What did they ask Peter?
    Acts 2:37
    Now when they heard this they were cut to the heart, and said to Peter and the rest of the apostles, “Brothers, what shall we do?”
  5. If they would repent and be baptized, what would happen to their sins?
    Acts 2:38
    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.
  6. If they would repent and be baptized, what promise would they receive?
    Acts 2:38
    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.
  7. Who is the promise of the Holy Spirit to?
    Acts 2:39
    For the promise is for you and for your children and for all who are far off, everyone whom the Lord our God calls to himself.”
  8. What did Peter tell them to be saved from?
    Acts 2:40
    And with many other words he bore witness and continued to exhort them, saying, “Save yourselves from this crooked generation.”
  9. How many souls believed and were baptized that day?
    Acts 2:41
    So those who received his word were baptized, and there were added that day about three thousand souls.
  10. What four things did they continue steadfastly, to devote themselves to?
    Acts 2:42-43
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    And they devoted themselves to the apostles' teaching and the fellowship, to the breaking of bread and the prayers.
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    And awe came upon every soul, and many wonders and signs were being done through the apostles.

Acts 8:9-13

Simon the sorcerer believed also and was baptized.

Acts 8:9-13
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But there was a man named Simon, who had previously practiced magic in the city and amazed the people of Samaria, saying that he himself was somebody great.
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They all paid attention to him, from the least to the greatest, saying, “This man is the power of God that is called Great.”
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And they paid attention to him because for a long time he had amazed them with his magic.
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But when they believed Philip as he preached good news about the kingdom of God and the name of Jesus Christ, they were baptized, both men and women.
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Even Simon himself believed, and after being baptized he continued with Philip. And seeing signs and great miracles performed, he was amazed.

  1. Who had practiced sorcery in the city?

    Acts 8:9
    But there was a man named Simon, who had previously practiced magic in the city and amazed the people of Samaria, saying that he himself was somebody great.

  2. How impressed were the people of Samaria, with Simon?

    Acts 8:9
    But there was a man named Simon, who had previously practiced magic in the city and amazed the people of Samaria, saying that he himself was somebody great.

  3. Why did they give heed to Simon?

    Acts 8:10-11
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    They all paid attention to him, from the least to the greatest, saying, “This man is the power of God that is called Great.”
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    And they paid attention to him because for a long time he had amazed them with his magic.

  4. How did the people respond when they heard Philip?

    Acts 8:12
    But when they believed Philip as he preached good news about the kingdom of God and the name of Jesus Christ, they were baptized, both men and women.

  5. How did Simon respond when he heard Philip?

    Acts 8:13
    Even Simon himself believed, and after being baptized he continued with Philip. And seeing signs and great miracles performed, he was amazed.

Acts 8:26-43

What prevents me from being baptized? If you believe with all your heart, you may be baptized.

Acts 8:26-43
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Now an angel of the Lord said to Philip, “Rise and go toward the south to the road that goes down from Jerusalem to Gaza.” This is a desert place.
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And he rose and went. And there was an Ethiopian, a eunuch, a court official of Candace, queen of the Ethiopians, who was in charge of all her treasure. He had come to Jerusalem to worship
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and was returning, seated in his chariot, and he was reading the prophet Isaiah.
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And the Spirit said to Philip, “Go over and join this chariot.”
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So Philip ran to him and heard him reading Isaiah the prophet and asked, “Do you understand what you are reading?”
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And he said, “How can I, unless someone guides me?” And he invited Philip to come up and sit with him.
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Now the passage of the Scripture that he was reading was this: “Like a sheep he was led to the slaughter and like a lamb before its shearer is silent, so he opens not his mouth.
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In his humiliation justice was denied him. Who can describe his generation? For his life is taken away from the earth.”
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And the eunuch said to Philip, “About whom, I ask you, does the prophet say this, about himself or about someone else?”
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Then Philip opened his mouth, and beginning with this Scripture he told him the good news about Jesus.
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And as they were going along the road they came to some water, and the eunuch said, “See, here is water! What prevents me from being baptized?”
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And he commanded the chariot to stop, and they both went down into the water, Philip and the eunuch, and he baptized him.
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And when they came up out of the water, the Spirit of the Lord carried Philip away, and the eunuch saw him no more, and went on his way rejoicing.
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But Philip found himself at Azotus, and as he passed through he preached the gospel to all the towns until he came to Caesarea.

  1. Who spoke to Philip?

    Acts 8:26
    Now an angel of the Lord said to Philip, “Rise and go toward the south to the road that goes down from Jerusalem to Gaza.” This is a desert place.

  2. How did Philip respond to what the angel said to him?

    Acts 8:27-28
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    And he rose and went. And there was an Ethiopian, a eunuch, a court official of Candace, queen of the Ethiopians, who was in charge of all her treasure. He had come to Jerusalem to worship
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    and was returning, seated in his chariot, and he was reading the prophet Isaiah.

  3. Who did Philip find and what was he reading?

    Acts 8:27-28
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    And he rose and went. And there was an Ethiopian, a eunuch, a court official of Candace, queen of the Ethiopians, who was in charge of all her treasure. He had come to Jerusalem to worship
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    and was returning, seated in his chariot, and he was reading the prophet Isaiah.

  4. What did the Spirit say to Philip?

    Acts 8:29
    And the Spirit said to Philip, “Go over and join this chariot.”

  5. What passage of Scripture was the eunuch reading?

    Acts 8:30
    So Philip ran to him and heard him reading Isaiah the prophet and asked, “Do you understand what you are reading?”

  6. What did Philip ask the eunuch?

    Acts 8:30
    So Philip ran to him and heard him reading Isaiah the prophet and asked, “Do you understand what you are reading?”

  7. How did the eunuch answer Philip?

    Acts 8:31
    And he said, “How can I, unless someone guides me?” And he invited Philip to come up and sit with him.

  8. What was he reading from the passage in Isaiah?

    Acts 8:32-33
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    Now the passage of the Scripture that he was reading was this: “Like a sheep he was led to the slaughter and like a lamb before its shearer is silent, so he opens not his mouth.
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    In his humiliation justice was denied him. Who can describe his generation? For his life is taken away from the earth.”

  9. What did he ask Philip about this passage of Scripture?

    Acts 8:34
    And the eunuch said to Philip, “About whom, I ask you, does the prophet say this, about himself or about someone else?”

  10. Who did Philip preach from this passage of Scripture?

    Acts 8:35
    Then Philip opened his mouth, and beginning with this Scripture he told him the good news about Jesus.

  11. When they went down the road, what did they see, and what did the eunuch ask Philip?

    Acts 8:36
    And as they were going along the road they came to some water, and the eunuch said, “See, here is water! What prevents me from being baptized?”

  12. What did Philip say that he must do if he wanted to be baptized?

  13. How did the Eunuch respond?

  14. What did both Philip and the eunuch go down into?

    Acts 8:38
    And he commanded the chariot to stop, and they both went down into the water, Philip and the eunuch, and he baptized him.

  15. What did Philip do to the Eunuch in the water?

    Acts 8:38
    And he commanded the chariot to stop, and they both went down into the water, Philip and the eunuch, and he baptized him.

  16. What did they come up out of, and what happened to Philip?

    Acts 8:39
    And when they came up out of the water, the Spirit of the Lord carried Philip away, and the eunuch saw him no more, and went on his way rejoicing.

  17. Where was Philip found, and in what cities was he preaching?

    Acts 8:40
    But Philip found himself at Azotus, and as he passed through he preached the gospel to all the towns until he came to Caesarea.

Acts 9:10-18

Ananias Baptizes Saul, Who Is Later To Be Called Paul.

Acts 9:10-18
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Now there was a disciple at Damascus named Ananias. The Lord said to him in a vision, “Ananias.” And he said, “Here I am, Lord.”
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And the Lord said to him, “Rise and go to the street called Straight, and at the house of Judas look for a man of Tarsus named Saul, for behold, he is praying,
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and he has seen in a vision a man named Ananias come in and lay his hands on him so that he might regain his sight.”
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But Ananias answered, “Lord, I have heard from many about this man, how much evil he has done to your saints at Jerusalem.
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And here he has authority from the chief priests to bind all who call on your name.”
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But the Lord said to him, “Go, for he is a chosen instrument of mine to carry my name before the Gentiles and kings and the children of Israel.
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For I will show him how much he must suffer for the sake of my name.”
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So Ananias departed and entered the house. And laying his hands on him he said, “Brother Saul, the Lord Jesus who appeared to you on the road by which you came has sent me so that you may regain your sight and be filled with the Holy Spirit.”
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And immediately something like scales fell from his eyes, and he regained his sight. Then he rose and was baptized;

  1. What certain disciple was at Damascus?
    Acts 9:10
    Now there was a disciple at Damascus named Ananias. The Lord said to him in a vision, “Ananias.” And he said, “Here I am, Lord.”
  2. What did the Lord say to Ananias?
    Acts 9:11-12
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    And the Lord said to him, “Rise and go to the street called Straight, and at the house of Judas look for a man of Tarsus named Saul, for behold, he is praying,
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    and he has seen in a vision a man named Ananias come in and lay his hands on him so that he might regain his sight.”
  3. How did Ananias answer the Lord?
    Acts 9:14
    And here he has authority from the chief priests to bind all who call on your name.”
  4. What did the Lord tell him about Paul?
    Acts 9:15-16
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    But the Lord said to him, “Go, for he is a chosen instrument of mine to carry my name before the Gentiles and kings and the children of Israel.
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    For I will show him how much he must suffer for the sake of my name.”
  5. Where did Ananias go, and what happened?
    Acts 9:17
    So Ananias departed and entered the house. And laying his hands on him he said, “Brother Saul, the Lord Jesus who appeared to you on the road by which you came has sent me so that you may regain your sight and be filled with the Holy Spirit.”
  6. What immediately happened?
    Acts 9:18
    And immediately something like scales fell from his eyes, and he regained his sight. Then he rose and was baptized;

Acts 10:34-48

The First Gentiles To Be Baptized.

Acts 10:34-48
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So Peter opened his mouth and said: “Truly I understand that God shows no partiality,
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but in every nation anyone who fears him and does what is right is acceptable to him.
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As for the word that he sent to Israel, preaching good news of peace through Jesus Christ (he is Lord of all),
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you yourselves know what happened throughout all Judea, beginning from Galilee after the baptism that John proclaimed:
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how God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Spirit and with power. He went about doing good and healing all who were oppressed by the devil, for God was with him.
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And we are witnesses of all that he did both in the country of the Jews and in Jerusalem. They put him to death by hanging him on a tree,
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but God raised him on the third day and made him to appear,
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not to all the people but to us who had been chosen by God as witnesses, who ate and drank with him after he rose from the dead.
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And he commanded us to preach to the people and to testify that he is the one appointed by God to be judge of the living and the dead.
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To him all the prophets bear witness that everyone who believes in him receives forgiveness of sins through his name.”
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While Peter was still saying these things, the Holy Spirit fell on all who heard the word.
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And the believers from among the circumcised who had come with Peter were amazed, because the gift of the Holy Spirit was poured out even on the Gentiles.
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For they were hearing them speaking in tongues and extolling God. Then Peter declared,
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“Can anyone withhold water for baptizing these people, who have received the Holy Spirit just as we have?”
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And he commanded them to be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ. Then they asked him to remain for some days.

  1. What did Peter say?
    Acts 10:34
    So Peter opened his mouth and said: “Truly I understand that God shows no partiality,
  2. Who is accepted by God?
    Acts 10:35
    but in every nation anyone who fears him and does what is right is acceptable to him.
  3. Who is the Lord of all?
    Acts 10:36
    As for the word that he sent to Israel, preaching good news of peace through Jesus Christ (he is Lord of all),
  4. Where had the Word been preached, and what had God done?
    Acts 10:37-38
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    you yourselves know what happened throughout all Judea, beginning from Galilee after the baptism that John proclaimed:
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    how God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Spirit and with power. He went about doing good and healing all who were oppressed by the devil, for God was with him.
  5. What were they witnesses of?
    Acts 10:39-41
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    And we are witnesses of all that he did both in the country of the Jews and in Jerusalem. They put him to death by hanging him on a tree,
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    but God raised him on the third day and made him to appear,
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    not to all the people but to us who had been chosen by God as witnesses, who ate and drank with him after he rose from the dead.
  6. What had Jesus commanded Peter and the other Apostles to do?
    Acts 10:42
    And he commanded us to preach to the people and to testify that he is the one appointed by God to be judge of the living and the dead.
  7. What did the prophets witness about Jesus?
    Acts 10:43
    To him all the prophets bear witness that everyone who believes in him receives forgiveness of sins through his name.”
  8. What happened while Peter was still speaking?
    Acts 10:44
    While Peter was still saying these things, the Holy Spirit fell on all who heard the word.
  9. Why were the Jews who believed astonished?
    Acts 10:45
    And the believers from among the circumcised who had come with Peter were amazed, because the gift of the Holy Spirit was poured out even on the Gentiles.
  10. How did they know that the Gentiles had received the Holy spirit?
    Acts 10:46
    For they were hearing them speaking in tongues and extolling God. Then Peter declared,
  11. What did Peter say about them being baptized?
    Acts 10:47
    “Can anyone withhold water for baptizing these people, who have received the Holy Spirit just as we have?”
  12. What did Peter command them to do?
    Acts 10:48
    And he commanded them to be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ. Then they asked him to remain for some days.

Acts 16:11-15

Lydia Is Baptized At Philippi.

Acts 16:11-15
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So, setting sail from Troas, we made a direct voyage to Samothrace, and the following day to Neapolis,
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and from there to Philippi, which is a leading city of the district of Macedonia and a Roman colony. We remained in this city some days.
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And on the Sabbath day we went outside the gate to the riverside, where we supposed there was a place of prayer, and we sat down and spoke to the women who had come together.
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One who heard us was a woman named Lydia, from the city of Thyatira, a seller of purple goods, who was a worshiper of God. The Lord opened her heart to pay attention to what was said by Paul.
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And after she was baptized, and her household as well, she urged us, saying, “If you have judged me to be faithful to the Lord, come to my house and stay.” And she prevailed upon us.

  1. Where did they sail to?
    Acts 16:11
    So, setting sail from Troas, we made a direct voyage to Samothrace, and the following day to Neapolis,
  2. How long were they at Philippi?
    Acts 16:12
    and from there to Philippi, which is a leading city of the district of Macedonia and a Roman colony. We remained in this city some days.
  3. Why did they go to the riverside on the Sabbath day, and who did they talk to?
    Acts 16:13
    And on the Sabbath day we went outside the gate to the riverside, where we supposed there was a place of prayer, and we sat down and spoke to the women who had come together.
  4. What did the Lord do to Lydia’s heart?
    Acts 16:14
    One who heard us was a woman named Lydia, from the city of Thyatira, a seller of purple goods, who was a worshiper of God. The Lord opened her heart to pay attention to what was said by Paul.
  5. After she and her household were baptized, what did she beg Paul to do?
    Acts 16:15
    And after she was baptized, and her household as well, she urged us, saying, “If you have judged me to be faithful to the Lord, come to my house and stay.” And she prevailed upon us.
  6. How did they respond to Lydia’s begging?
    Acts 16:15
    And after she was baptized, and her household as well, she urged us, saying, “If you have judged me to be faithful to the Lord, come to my house and stay.” And she prevailed upon us.
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