Lesson 12 – God’s Evangelism Program for the Israelites in Jerusalem



Please read from left to right to see the cast. Then read down to understand their role in prophecy and action.

God, the Father of Jesus, 1:4. 

The Father set the times and

dates by His own authority,


Jesus’ death on the cross was by God’s set purpose, 2:23; 4:28.

Jesus Christ, 

Lord and Christ, 2:36.

Prince and Savior, 5:31.

Holy Spirit 

Spoke to people.

Assisted Jesus

In His kingdom.

Apostles: Baptized with the Holy Spirit, 1:5, 2:4. 

They received power to receive and understand Jesus’ instructions and to speak in other languages.

God-fearing Jews from several nations had come to Jerusalem to keep the Pentecost. They heard the apostles speak to them in their own languages, 2:5-11.

The apostles performed many miraculous signs and wonders, 5:12.

Prophecy The prophets from Samuel on foretold of these last days. 3:24 

God promised the Holy Spirit by the prophet Joel.

See Acts 2:17-21.

David had prophesied 

about the resurrection

and coronation of God’s

Holy One, 2:30.

Moses said Jesus would be a prophet like him, 3:22.

God had made covenants with Abraham. They are being fulfilled through Jesus. 3:25, 26.

He Spoke 


the mouth of David, 1:16

David spoke concerning Judas, 1:20;

Apostolic power: See Luke 12:12; 24:45. 

John 16:12-15; 20:22.

David spoke concerning the Gentiles’ rage, and the

peoples’ plot, 3:25. This rage was manifested when Jesus preached the kingdom and later when the apostles preached to the Jews in Jerusalem, 4:23-31.

Action The Holy Spirit assisted Jesus after He started His ministry. He assisted the apostles later (Luke 4:1; 24:45). He also worked with other disciples, who were chosen by God, 4:31; 6:3. 

Finally, the Holy Spirit came to fellowship and assist all repentant baptized obedient believers, 2:38, 39; 5:32.

The God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob glorified Jesus by healing a lame man to assist Peter and John to preach Jesus in Jerusalem, 3:13.

Jesus of Nazareth was resurrected from the 

dead and taken up.

He was exalted to

the right hand of God,

1:9; 2:24, 33

Jesus must remain in heaven

until the time comes for God

to restore everything, 3:21.

God fulfilled what He had promised, 3:18.

Judas Iscariot replaced by 

Matthias for

the apostolic ministry,


The Lord added three thousand to “those who were being saved.” 2:47. The number grew to about 5,000, then continued to grow rapidly, 4:4; 5:14; 6:1. A large number of priests became obedient to the faith, 6:7. 

The high priest, teachers of the law, Sadducees, Pharisees and the Sanhedrin (4:5,6; 5:17, 27, 34) refuted and beat the apostles for teaching Jesus is the Christ and the resurrection of the dead, 4:2, 8-12, 33; 5:40. They killed Stephen.

Most members of the church stayed in Jerusalem in a common fellowship, worship and learning program until they were scattered by persecution, 2:42-47; 8:1. Their lifestyle was supported, financially, by the disciples’ own funds. Some sold their lands and houses and laid the money at the apostles’ feet, 4:34-37.

Ananias and Sapphira lied to the Holy Spirit and they died,

5:1-11. Fear seized the church.

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