This story shows the progression of the gospel from the local starting point to a global finish line. Read verse 19. Some people have never heard of Jesus at all. Others may have only a limited understanding of him. They only know him as a prophet, miracle worker or teacher. How can we expand people's understanding of Jesus?
Read verse 22
Explain the significance of the resurrection?
Read verse 27
What does this say about the role Scripture plays in bringing the gospel to unreached Hindus peoples? Read John 20:31, Hebrews 4:12
Read verse 31
What does this say about how a person experiences saving faith?
What does it say about altar calls, sinner’s prayers and signing booklets as a means of being saved?
How can you measure a person’s belief as you read Scripture with them?
Read verse 32
What does this say about how the Holy Spirit uses the Scripture to reveal the truth about Jesus Christ?
How can you determine if a person’s heart is “burning within?"
Read verses 33-35 and 45
What do these verse say about how the gospel is transmitted from you to an unreached person and then to others?
What is the value of story telling in unreached cultures?
Read verse 47
Like a giant relay race, what started in Jerusalem has traveled all the way into your heart. However, it was never meant to end there. The gospel baton is now supposed to be handed off by you to the nations. Who will you hand it to?
Read verse 48
What does this verse say about the responsibility placed upon those who are first hand witnesses of the saving power of the Gospel?
Read verse 49
What role does the power of the Holy Spirit play in global missions?
How does this power manifest itself in those who go and those who they go to?