Outlines – Book 44: Acts (20170901)

Acts Outlines

Disclaimer: These outlines are, to the best of my knowledge, original materials.  Where appropriate, acknowledgement is given for “inspirtation”. Content is intended to be mostly devotional in nature, although doctrine may “slip in.” Long-term intent is to post at least one outline for every chapter of the Bible.

Keith Anthony, 01 September 2017.

Acts 1 Outline

Around the Ascension

  1. Proofs (Acts 1:3)
  2. The Passion (Acts 1:3)
  3. Pertinence (Acts 1:3)
  4. Promise (Acts 1:4)
  5. Problem (Acts 1:6)
  6. Power (Acts 1:7, 8)
  7. Another Promise (Acts 1:11)
  8. Prayer (Acts 1:14, 24)
  9. Peter (Acts 1:15)
  10. Judas’ Purchase (Acts 1:18)

Acts 2 Outlines

Living Close to the End, Part I

  1. Determined Souls (Acts 2:1)
  2. Driven Sound (Acts 2:2)
  3. Divided Speech (Acts 2:3)
  4. (Like) Drunken Sots (Acts 2:13, 15)
  5. Dreaming Saints (Acts 2:17)
  6. Displayed Signs (Acts 2:19)
  7. Darkened Sun (Acts 2:20)

Living Close to the End, Part II

  1. The Devout Saved (Acts 2:21)
  2. A Deliverd Soul (Acts 2:27)
  3. The David’s Sepulchre (Acts 2:29)
  4. A Dire Situation (Acts 2:37)
  5. Doctrinally Steadfast (Acts 2:42)
  6. Daily Service (Acts 2:46)
  7. Demonstrated Single-heartedness (Acts 2:47)

Acts 3 Outline

Why is this a Surprise?

  1. A Lame Man (Acts 3:2)
  2. Laid at the Gate (Acts 3:2)
  3. A Look at two Disciples (Acts 3:4)
  4. Leaping & Rejoicing (Acts 3:8)
  5. The Lord Denied (Acts 3:13, 14)
  6. Learn from the Prophets (Acts 3:21, 24)
  7. The Lasting Promises (Acts 3:25)

Acts 4 Outline

The Early Church

  1. The Preaching (Acts 4:2)
  2. The Power (Acts 4:7)
  3. The Problem (Acts 4:11)
  4. The Perception (Acts 4:13)
  5. The Prohibition (Acts 4:18)
  6. The Praise (Acts 4:24)
  7. The Proclamation (Acts 4:31)

Acts 5 Outline

Liars in the Church

  1. Land that was Held (Acts 5:1)
  2. (Trying to) Look Holy (Acts 5:2)
  3. Listening to their Heart (Acts 5:3)
  4. Landing in Hell (Acts 5:5, 10)
  5. Lying to the Holy Ghost (Acts 5:9)
  6. A Life of Hypocrisy (Acts 5:1-11)
  7. Alarming Those that Heard (Acts 5:11)

Acts 6 Outline

Widows and the Work

  1. Specific Directions (Acts 6:2)
  2. Spiritual Duties (Acts 6:4)
  3. Special Disciples (Acts 6:4)
  4. Seven Deacons (Acts 6:5)
  5. Stirred-up Dissenters (Acts 6:11)
  6. Spoken Deceit (Acts 6:14)
  7. Scriptures Delivered (Acts 6:14)

Acts 7 Outline

A Short History of Israel

  1. Raised out of the Chaldeans (Acts 7:4)
  2. Rescued from Captivity (Egypt, Babylon, etc. (Acts 7:36)
  3. Rejoiced in Corruption (Acts 7:41)
  4. Reliance on Conformity (Acts 7:48)
  5. Rejection of Christ (Acts 7:52)
  6. Reaction to Conviction (Acts 7:54)
  7. God Still Ready to Cleanse (Acts 7:60)

Acts 8 Outline

Simon Says

  1. Stephen Says (Acts 7:60) “grace to them”
  2. Saul Says (Acts 8:1)
  3. The Samaritans Say (Acts 8:1) “glory to God”
  4. Simon Says (Acts 8:19) “give me this power”
  5. Cephas Says (Acts 8:20–23) “get right”
  6. The Spirit Says (Acts 8:25, 29) “go”
  7. The Sent One Says (Philip) (Acts 8:35, 37)

Acts 9 Outline

Zeal meets Truth

  1. Saul’s Language (Acts 9:1)
  2. Sought for Letters (Acts 9:2)
  3. Supernatural Light (Acts 9:3)
  4. The Sin Listed (Acts 9:4)
  5. The Seen Lord (Acts 9:5)
  6. Spectators Listening (Acts 9:7)
  7. The Sightless Led (Acts 9:8)

Acts 10 Outline

Conversion of Cornelius

Introduction: The story in of Cornelius in Acts is about the salvation of Cornelius, but it is also about the confirmation to Simon Peter that the gospel has been provided to the Gentiles, through simple belief.

  1. Alms Supplied (Acts 10:4, 31)
  2. An Angel Speaks (Acts 10:4–6)
  3. God’s Answer Stated (Acts 10:15)
  4. Arising of a Servant (Acts 10:20)
  5. Ambassador Sent (Acts 10:21)
  6. Available Salvation (Acts 10:34, 35)
  7. Already Saved (Acts 10:43)

Acts 11 Outline

A New Mission Field

  1. Fierce Contention (Acts 11:2)
  2. Four Corners (Acts 11:5)
  3. Formerly Common (Acts 11:9)
  4. From Caesarea (Acts 11:11)
  5. Full Conversion (Acts 11:18)
  6. Frequent Converts (Acts 11:21)
  7. First Christians (Acts 11:26)

Acts 12 Outline

Another Herod

  1. Persecuting the Church (Acts 15:1)
  2. Pleasing the Crowd (Acts 15:2)
  3. (Peter) In Prison, in Chains (Acts 15:5)
  4. Prayer & Cutting Loose (Acts 15:7)
  5. Perched in Caesarea (Acts 15:19)
  6. Peace in the Country (Acts 15:20)
  7. Praised & Clobbered (Acts 15:23)

Acts 13 Outline

Missionary Journey # 1

  1. Jews Filled with Envy (Acts 13:45)
  2. Jews First to Hear (Acts 13:46)
  3. Jews Found Unworthy (Acts 13:46)
  4. The Word Flourishes (Acts 13:49)
  5. Jews Foment Persecution (Acts 13:50)
  6. Disciples Cleanse their Feet (Acts 13:51)
  7. Disciples Filled with Joy (Acts 13:52)

Acts 14 Outlines

Called to Work

  1. Serious about their Religion (Acts 14:2)
  2. Serving (Acts 14:2)
  3. Sensitive to God (Acts 14:2)
  4. Selected (Acts 14:2)
  5. Separated to their Works (Acts 14:2)
  6. Self-Sacrificing (they actually fasted!) (Acts 14:23)
  7. Sent (Acts 14:3)

The Gospel on the Move

  1. There was Belief (Acts 14:1)
  2. There were Both Jews & Greeks Converted (Acts 14:1)
  3. There were Brethren Targeted (Acts 14:2)
  4. There was Boldness (Acts 14:3)
  5. Paul Beheld Opportunities (Acts 14:9)
  6. They Blocked the Praise of Men (Acts 14:18)
  7. Paul was Back Up, and to Work (Acts 14:20)

Acts 15 Outline

The Jerusalem Council

  1. Dissension & Disputation (Acts 15:02)
  2. A Determination to address the issue (Acts 15:02)
  3. The Direction (to Jerusalem) (Acts 15:02)
  4. The Discussion (Acts 15:06)
  5. Peter’s Declaration (Acts 15:07)
  6. The Difference Removed (Acts 15:09)
  7. Demonstrated by Signs & Wonders (Acts 15:12)
  8. The Decision (Acts 15:19–21)

Acts 16 Outlines

Don’t Touch the Bottom Line

  1. Money (Acts 16:19)
  2. Masters (Acts 16:19)
  3. Men (Acts 16:19)
  4. Marketplace (Acts 16:19)
  5. Magistrates (Acts 16:20)
  6. Multitudes (Acts 16:22)
  7. Midnight (Acts 16:25)

How to Start a Prison Ministry

  1. The Meeting (Acts 16:16)
  2. The Message (Acts 16:17)
  3. The Misery (Acts 16:18)
  4. The Mistake? (Acts 16:18)
  5. The Money (Acts 16:19)
  6. The Masters (Acts 16:19)
  7. The Magistrates (Acts 16:20, 22)
  8. The Multitudes (Acts 16:22)
  9. The New Ministry (Acts 16:24)

At the Prison in Philippi

  1. The Sentence (Acts 16:23)
  2. The Stripes (Acts 16:23)
  3. The Stocks (Acts 16:24)
  4. The Songs (Acts 16:25)
  5. The Shaking (Acts 16:26)
  6. The Sword (Acts 16:27)
  7. The Salvation (Acts 16:32)

The Philippian Jailor

  1. Was Exposed to Christians (Acts 16:24–25)
  2. Expected the Worst (Acts 16:27)
  3. Was Exempted from Trouble (Acts 16:28)
  4. Expressed a Need (Acts 16:29)
  5. Exposed his Family to the Word (Acts 16:32)
  6. Experienced Salvation (Acts 16:33)
  7. Extended Grace (Acts 16:34)

Acts 17 Outlines

Why is this a Surprise?

  1. The Men (Acts 17:1)
  2. The Manner (Acts 17:2)
  3. The Ministry (Acts 17:2)
  4. The Musing (Acts 17:2)
  5. The Message (Acts 17:3)
  6. The Messiah (Acts 17:3)
  7. The Multitude (Acts 17:4)

The Bereans

  1. Brethren were Sent (Acts 17:10)
  2. The Bereans were Special (Acts 17:11)
  3. They had a Bent for Scripture (Acts 17:11)
  4. They Burrowed into the Scrolls (Acts 17:11)
  5. The Book was Searched (Acts 17:11)
  6. Belief was Seen (Acts 17:12)
  7. A Brawl was Stirred-Up (Acts 17:13)

Acts 18 Outline

An Ordinary Day

  1. Travels (Acts 18:1)
  2. Toil (Acts 18:3)
  3. Thrown Out (Acts 18:2)
  4. Tent-Makers (Acts 18:3)
  5. Techniques (Acts 18:4)
  6. Testimony (Acts 18:5)
  7. Turmoil (Acts 18:6)

Acts 19 Outline

From Corinth to Ephesus

  1. Disciples Present (Acts 19:1)
  2. Doctrine Preached (Acts 19:4)
  3. Disputings & Persuasion (Acts 19:8)
  4. Diverse People Rejecting (Acts 19:9)
  5. Demonstrations of Power (Acts 19:11)
  6. Diseases Purged (Acts 19:12)
  7. Devils Parting (Acts 19:12)

Acts 20 Outlines

Recounting Paul’s Ministry

  1. A Ministry that Encountered Problems (Acts 20:19)
  2. A Public Ministry (Acts 20:20)
  3. A Ministry Profitable to the Saints (It Helped) (Acts 20:20)
  4. A Ministry that Pressed on in Faith (Acts 20:22)
  5. A Ministry with a Distinct Presentation (Acts 20:24)
  6. A Ministry of Preaching (Acts 20:25)
  7. A Ministry that Involved Responsibility (Acts 20:26)

Paul’s Parting Words

  1. Take Heed to the Work (Acts 20:28)
  2. There will be Wolves (Acts 20:29)
  3. Watch for Danger (Acts 20:31)
  4. Remember the Warnings (Acts 20:31)
  5. The Word is the Focus (Acts 20:32)
  6. Support the Weak (Acts 20:35)
  7. Endure the Work (Acts 20:37)

Acts 21 Outline

Paul Goes to Jerusalem

  1. A Following Day (Acts 21:1)
  2. Found Disciples (Acts 21:4)
  3. Frequent Departures (Acts 21:1, 5, 8)
  4. Spirit-Filled Daughters (Acts 21:9)
  5. Foretold Distress (Acts 21:11)
  6. Faithful Description (Acts 21:19)
  7. A Final Declaration (Acts 21:40)

Acts 22 Outline

Paul’s Testimony

  1. Credentials (Acts 22:3)
  2. Confrontation (Acts 22:6)
  3. Conviction (Acts 22:6)
  4. Conversion (Acts 22:10)
  5. Consenting (Acts 22:10)
  6. Calling (Acts 22:21)
  7. (Trump) Card (Acts 22:25)

Acts 23 Outline

Paul before the Jews

  1. Deflection (Acts 23:6)
  2. Dissension (Acts 23:7, 10)
  3. (Made them Argue about Religious) Details (Acts 23:6)
  4. (Caused) Division Among his accusers(Acts 23:7)
  5. Direction (to Rome) (Acts 23:11)
  6. (God’s) Determination (to get him there) (Acts 23:11)
  7. Delivery (to Antipatris) (Acts 23:31)

Acts 24 Outline

The Trial before Felix

  1. The Place (where the Jewish Religion Was) (Acts 24:1) – had to descend to appeal to authority
  2. Felix Patronized (Acts 24:2)
  3. Paul called Pestilent (Acts 23:5)
  4. Paul called Profane (Acts 23:6)
  5. Paul appeals to the Prophets (Acts 23:18)
  6. Felix looking for Payment (Acts 23:26)
  7. Felix bows to Politics (Acts 23:27)

Acts 25 Outline

Due Process?

  1. Paul’s Accusers (Acts 25:2, 5)
  2. Paul Called Forth (Acts 25:6)
  3. The Complaints (Acts 25:7)
  4. The Conspiracy against Paul (Acts 25:9)
  5. Paul’s Accommodations (Acts 25:10)
  6. Paul’s Cry to Caesar (Acts 25:10)
  7. Consideration Given to Paul (Acts 25:27)

Acts 26 Outlines

Paul’s Story

  1. Fanatic Cause (Acts 26:10, 12)
  2. Full Conversion (Acts 26:10)
  3. Afraid Companions (Acts 26:14)
  4. Fearful Confrontation (Acts 26:15)
  5. Fantastic Commission (Acts 26:16)
  6. Faithful Commitment (Acts 26:19)
  7. Final Conclusion (Acts 26:22, 23)
  8. Festus’ Conviction (Acts 26:28)

Agrippa’s Error

  1. Agrippa Entertained Bad Religion, when he Should have Engaged the Truth (Acts 26:2)
  2. Agrippa though Paul was Eccentric when he was Enlightened (Acts 26:24)
  3. Agrippa though belief was an Extras Thing, when it is an Essential Thing (Acts 26:28)
  4. Agrippa found an Excuse when he should have Embraced Jesus Christ (Acts 26:32)

Acts 27 Outline

The Voyage to Rome

Introduction: Introduction: For a Bible-Believer, verse 6, is prophetic. A ship sails from Alexandria, headed for Rome. And that is where the Church Age ends, with the so-called scholarship of Egypt merged with the religion of Rome. We have (1) a ship from Alexandria (verse 6), (2) the south wind (verse 13), (3) a tempest (verse 18) (See Revelation 13:18), (4) the angel of the Lord appearing (verse 23), and (5) an EXCLUSIVE salvation (verse 31). Looks like a picture of the Tribulation.

  1. A Ship of Alexandria (Acts 27:6)
  2. A Vision of Agony (Acts 27:10)
  3. A Storm Appears (Acts 27:14) (Euroclydon)
  4. Quicksand Ahead (Acts 27:17)
  5. Sun not Appearing (Acts 27:17) (cf Exodus 10:15, Revelation 9:2)
  6. A Special Angel (Acts 27:23)
  7. Secure (only) Aboard the ship (Acts 27:31)

Acts 28 Outlines

Paul’s Last Sermon to the Jews

  1. Honoured by the Gentiles (Acts 28:10)
  2. Hostility from the Jews (Acts 28:22)
  3. The Hope of Israel (Acts 28:20)
  4. No Harm from Paul (Acts 28:21)
  5. Desire to Hear (Acts 28:22)
  6. A Heart that is Dull (Acts 28:27)
  7. Hardened to truth (Acts 28:27)
  8. Paul’s own House of ministry (Acts 28:30)

Introducing the Age of Grace

  1. Paul’s Conclusion (Salvation to the Gentiles) (Acts 28:28)
  2. The Change (Jews depart) (Acts 28:29)
  3. The Chronology (Two years hints at 2,000 years) (Acts 28:30)
  4. The Continuation (Acts 28:30)
  5. Paul’s Commission (Acts 28:30)
  6. The Concern (Lord Jesus Christ and the kingdom of God) (Acts 28:31)
  7. The Confidence (Acts 28:31)
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