This chapter covers a lot. Make sure when you read it you are able to separate the different stories. This chapter mainly goes in depth about to spread of Christianity. It provides multiple examples of conversions and also talks about Saul a few times. My favorite verse of this chapter was verse 36, "As they traveled along the road, they came a to some water and the eunuch said, "Look, here is water. Why shouldn't I be baptized?" I love that attitude. The eunuch was just converted and he didn't hesitate, he immediately wanted to be baptized!
- What did Simon and Philip have in common? (vv. 5-11)
- Given that the Samaritans were considered outcasts by the Jews (see Jn 4:9), why would Peter and John come to them?
- In what ways does Simon's reaction to the apostles (vv. 18-19) show his deep misunderstanding about the Gospel?
- Do you think that Simon's words in verse 24 reveal a change in his heart?
- In the verse the eunuch was reading, in what ways does Jesus fit the picture of the one described there?
- How did God pave the way for his message?
- So far, what has been the effect of Stephen's death upon Philip? Upon the church as a whole