These verses describe pauls experiences and work in ephesus during his third missionary journey. Luke is the writer, as he states in his introduction v. Acts of the apostles, a small group bible study guide. The sons of sceva and god was doing extraordinary miracles by the hands of paul, so that even handkerchiefs or aprons that had touched his skin were carried away to the sick, and their diseases left. Luke wrote the book of acts and the gospel of luke and he dedicated his work to a man named theophilus as mentioned in the summary of the book of luke. Also there were seven sons of sceva, a jewish chief priest, who.
Although there was no high priest in jerusalem by this name, some scholars note that it was not uncommon for some members of the zadokite clan sons of zadok to. In this video, pastor jeff preaches on the book of acts 19. Its subject and intention is nicely summarised by the words of the lord in chapter 1. Ephesus theater acts 19 bible study questions handout.
In this lesson well look at the book of acts also known as the acts of the apostles, a short history of the founding and spread of the new testament church from the time of christs resurrection to pauls imprisonment. In this bible study on the book of acts, hinckley explores the church born among jesus disciples, which grew into a world wide force in just a few. In addition, there are topical studies on issues such as spiritual leadership, gods redemptive plan, and old testament character studies. Although there was no high priest in jerusalem by this name, some scholars note that it was not uncommon for some members of the zadokite clan sons of zadok to take on an unofficial highpriestly role, which may. Also described, depending on the translation, as a vagabond or itinerant priest, sceva was the father of seven sons living in the city of ephesus during the time of pauls missionary work. The book of acts, sometimes called the fifth gospel, is a continuation of the gospel of luke. Sir william ramsay, after making a critical study of lukes writings, declared that luke was the greatest historian, ancient or modern. Net now seven sons of a man named 1 sceva, a jewish high priest, were doing this. The bible study portion doesnt start until the second half. Try to cast evil spirits out of people, saying, we exorcise you by the jesus whom paul preaches acts 19. Includes lessons about the kingdom of christ, church organization and worship, examples of conversion, the nature and purpose of miracles, and the work of the holy spirit. Then some of the itinerant jewish exorcists took it upon themselves to call the name of the lord jesus over those who had evil spirits, saying, we exorcise you by the jesus whom paul preaches. Many of those who had practiced magic brought their books together and burned them in the sight of all.
This web page contains lesson plans for a multiweek study of your choice. As a second volume to lukes gospel, it joins what jesus began to do and to teach 1. This is the third in a series of three smallgroup bible study discussion guides luke 19, luke 1024 and selected portions of acts which explore the meaning of witness. The book of acts provides a bridge for the writings of the nt. Sceva definition and meaning bible dictionary bible study tools. But ye will receive power, the holy spirit having come upon you, and ye shall be my witnesses both in jerusalem and in all judaea and samaria and to the end of the earth. Lake, silva april 1934, the acts of the apostles, journal of biblical literature, the society of biblical literature, 53 1. I would not choose to preach a sermon on the seven sons of sceva but for the fact that i am working my way through the book of acts. An evil spirit in a man recognized the name of jesus and paul, but did not recognize them. Why did the evil spirit strip naked the seven sons of sceva, beat them up and chase. Jan 28, 2020 bsf study questions acts lesson 20, day 3.
Acts chapter 19 john karmelich receive bible study notes. The following outline is intended to be used while studying the book. A chapterbychapter bible study of the book of acts 4 acts a short introduction heres what well be reading as we study through the book of acts. Jul 10, 2014 designed for individuals and small groups alike, this 12week study through the book of acts explores the history of the early church after christs ascension. He had seven sons, who took upon them to call over them which had evil spirits the name of the lord jesus, in imitation of paul. Davidistre abstract% thistrainingcoursestudiesthebook ofacts toprovideinsightintotheway theearlychurchworkedand. A bible study lesson series about the beginning of christianity as revealed in the book of the acts of the apostles. The book of acts niv audio holy bible high quality and best speed book 44 duration. And there were seven sons of one sceva, a jew, and chief of the priests head, probably, of one of the 24 courses of the priests, which did so. Seeing the success that paul had in exorcising demons, the seven sons of sceva began using a new formula invoking the name of jesus. Jan 02, 2020 the seven sons of sceva were no match for the demonic power they were toying with see mark 5.
Acts documents the rise of the early chruch from jesus ascension into heaven to paul in rome. Acts free bible commentary on the book of acts in easy english. Jan 01, 20 the bible study portion doesnt start until the second half. Have you ever thought about how you, or your church is affecting your community. Welcome to this bible study series on exploring the bible, which provides an overview of the major sections of the bible. Jan 25, 2012 the book of acts niv audio holy bible high quality and best speed book 44 duration. We do not recommend loose translations or oneman translations. Acts is one of the larger books of the bible that contains many special insights and faith inspirations. It will help to keep the whole of the book before you as you work your way through each section. About that time there arose a great disturbance about the way. A full chapter by chapter study would take more than six months, so feel free to select from our available lessons below.
Sceva, who is identified as a jewish chief priest acts 19. This versebyverse bible study and commentary of the acts of the apostles the book of acts or simply acts is indepth but uses plain language that everyone can understand, as well as a format that will engage you. Commentary on the book of acts bible study lessons. Some itinerant jewish exorcists called on the name of the lord jesus to drive out evil spirits. If the seven sons of a jewish chief priest are going to refer. Surely if the word of god prevailed among us, many lewd, infidel, and wicked books would be burned by their possessors. The book of acts is the link between the gospels and the epistles. And there were seven sons of one sceva, a jew, and chief of the priests, which did so. Acts with book summary versebyverse bible commentary. More insights from your bible study get started with logos bible software for free. In acts 19, there is a group of itinerant jewish exorcists who try to use the name of jesus to cast out.
So he came to ephesus, and found a group of disciples. The result of the demons attack on the seven sons of sceva was that everyone in ephesus was seized with fear, and the name of the lord jesus was held in high honor acts 19. The importance of the book of acts the importance of this second of lukes twovolume work can. The bible book of acts comes at a special time in the gospel story of jesus christ.
Seven sons of a jewish high priest named sceva were doing this. Luke was a companion of paul on his missionary journeys, and in many parts of the book of acts it says we did this or that acts 16. The sons of sceva incident also prompted christians to. Most can be obtained from a good religious bookstore. Well send you a new verse every day to download or share. Eastons bible dictionary places sceva in levis lineage. In acts, the gospel expands not through human strength, but through weakness, opposition, and persecution. Even handkerchiefs and aprons brought from paul drove out diseases and evil spirits. One is simply to strengthen believers as witnesses to the work and life of jesus, both in history and in their lives. An overview of the book of acts the life of the early church is recorded and preserved for us in the book of acts and the epistles.
Workbook on the book of acts the church of christ in. The seven sons of sceva were the sons of a jewish chief priest acts 19. The book of acts records that, in ephesus, god was. Why did the seven sons of sceva fail in their attempt to cast out a demon. Church gospel holy spirit chapters 28 next 20 years major emphasis. Sceva an implement, a jew, chief of the priests at ephesus acts 19. Bobdeffinbaugh graduated from dallas theological seminary with his th. Then paul stretched out his hand and began his defense. The seven sons of sceva were no match for the demonic power they were toying with see mark 5. Acts chapter 19 john karmelich receive bible study. Acts is a fastmoving historical account of the first three decades of the church. A good study bible we recommend the following features. Study guide for acts 19 by david guzik blue letter bible. Content includes book studies on luke, ephesians, thessalonians, james, 1 samuel, john, and acts.
When paul was on his third missionary journey in ephesus acts 19. If the seven sons of a jewish chief priest are going to refer to a preacher, one would have expected it to be sceva, their father who is a chief priest, instead of paul acts 19. Not able to function as such in the synagogues of asia minor, either he had exercised the office at jerusalem or he was a member of a highpriestly family, or he had been the chief of one of the twentyfour courses of priests for which he was still honored. The author writes very well and brings a lot of contemporary references to the book of acts. And a number of those who had practiced magic arts brought their books together and burned them in the sight of all. Pauls assistant erastus is only mentioned in passing in 2nd timothy 4. The burning of these costly books was felt by christians to.
Seven sons of sceva, a jewish chief priest, were doing this. Bible study lesson sheets these are lessons designed for either a class or personal study. My bible study is reading a section from the front half and then go to the back section for the study portion. There was a chief priest there by the name of sceva whose sons were apparently either exorcists by practice or were capitalizing on the work paul was doing. The book of acts, above all else, is a story about the churchand what a story it is. Seven sons of sceva chapter 19 troas on the lords day chapter 20 uproar in jerusalem chapter 21 valiant defense chapter 22 waiting to kill paul chapter 23 xcuses of felix chapter 24 yet untried by caesar chapter 25 zealous toward god chapters 2628. After that, they are baptized into the name of jesus.79 580 1294 673 421 240 567 371 625 492 930 488 562 682 66 441 1482 546 158 1487 154 865 1317 1487 946 1528 1378 108 499 708 1137 394 169 346 935 989 661 616