According to Acts 2:42, from the very beginning people who followed Yeshua knew that:
- Once they were saved, they were all set and could continue their lives as before. Incorrect: being saved means having a new life, and the new life was meant to be different from the old (see 2 Corinthians 5:17).
- in order to grow in their new life they needed to hear from God through prayer, through learning more about what the Bible says, and through being with others who were on the same path so they could strengthen and encourage one another. Correct
The word "ACTS" is an acrostic (Adoration, Confession, Thanksgiving, Supplication) that can help you remember four elements of prayer so that:
- You remember that prayer includes giving God what is due to Him as well as asking for His help. Correct
- You remember that there are four ways of getting what you want from God. Incorrect
Psalm 22:3 helps us understand that adoring God is important because:
- when we praise (adore) God we experience His presence in a special way. Correct
- God needs our praises to be happy. Incorrect: God enjoys our praises but He doesn’t need them; in fact it is the other way around
An example of thanksgiving, found in Psalm 136:1–3, stresses that:
- it’s important to thank God for who He is today because we don’t know what He will do tomorrow. Incorrect: God does not change, see James 1:17
- there is no end to God’s love Correct
The example of confession found in Psalm 51:3–4 teaches us that:
- The closer we get to God, the more deeply aware we become of our sin and need to repent when we do wrong. Correct
- The longer we know God and the closer we get to Him, the less we have to worry about confessing our sin. Incorrect:
Philippians 4:6 talks about supplication as "making our petitions known to God" and advises:
- that we only do so as a last resort so that He’ll hear us when it really counts. Incorrect: it says "in everything" (in all circumstances) give thanks and ask God for what you need.
- instead of worrying, we should bring our concerns and needs straight to God. Correct
Psalm 1:1–3 teaches the importance of listening to God by:
- judging the wicked. Incorrect: this is not what the verses are saying, even though it can be hard to hear God if you are following people who mock Him.
- meditating on His Word. Correct
2 Timothy 3:16–17 shows that studying the Bible is important because:
- God gave us the Scriptures so that we could know right from wrong and have a complete, working knowledge of how to live life. Correct
- You can’t get to heaven until you have memorized a certain number of verses. Incorrect: Yeshua made it clear that he was going to willingly lay down his life . . . and that he expected to come back from the dead. See John 10:17-18
In John 6:45, Yeshua was teaching that:
- sooner or later, God will teach everyone everything they need to know, whether or not they are interested. Incorrect: the verse is about people who listen to God and learn from Him.
- we learn from the father by listening to His son, Yeshua, the Messiah Correct
1 John 1:7 teaches that walking in the light:
- refers to how much brighter we look next to people who don’t know Jesus. Incorrect: following Yeshua isn’t about comparing ourselves to other people.
- puts us in the company of other people who have been purified through Yeshua. Correct
John 1:41 implies that people who know that Yeshua is the Messiah tell others about him because:
- if they don’t, no one will like them Incorrect: people may or may not like hearing about Yeshua, but when you care for people you don’t only say things you know they will like.
- when you discover something important, you want to share it with people who are important to you. Correct
In Acts 20:21 Rabbi Paul taught that when telling people about Yeshua,
- it’s okay to tell Gentiles, but not Jews. Incorrect: in fact, while Paul was considered a missionary to the Gentiles, he routinely brought the gospel to his Jewish people first and then went on to tell others (see Acts 9:20).
- all people everywhere need to hear about coming to God through repentance and faith in Yeshua. Correct
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