original_green_sheets Survey of the Early Church

You can post this list on a wall or in a notebook. If you put the date next to teach lesson you've completed, you and easily see your progress at any time. Give a sound introduction to the exciting book of Acts before beginning this series of lessons. We did this at the beginning of any new book in order to orient us as to what the book is about and to see how it ties in with other books of the Bible, God's plans, etc. For us, a short, powerful introduction sets an exciting atmosphere that arouses our curiousity and raises our expectations for what is to come. Even though I've read the book before, I get just as excited as Hannah as we go into new territory together.

It is here in the book of Acts where we learn about the Acts of the Apostles after the Lord Jesus ascended back up to heaven. He went back to heaven, but the power of Jesus continued. It was not over. These men turned the world upside down. It is here in the book of Acts that we are introduced to the great apostle Paul a man who wrought mightily for our Lord Jesus Christ and wrote 14 books of the New Testament of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ.

Study format: pray for understanding and then go around the circle with the first child reading a verse (this is READING) and then that child explaining it (this is READING COMPREHENSION). Then go to the next child and proceed around the circle doing the same thing until the lesson is complete. I've learned to keep teacher comments to a minimum and let the scriptures speak for themselves. After the study, write several key verses from the lesson on the board for copying (this is PENMANSHIP, SPELLING, AND GRAMMAR). If you have older children in this class, you have other options for their work. For instance, they can write a summary of the chapter (this would be COMPOSITION) or take dictation and edit their work (this would be SPELLING, PENMANSHIP, etc.), or other exercises that you develop. See future years (Year 2 and onward) for different exercises we performed in our Language Arts and other classes.


Lesson No.
Lesson
Reference
Date
1a
The Commission to be witnesses in Jerusalem, Samaria, & unto the uttermost part of the earthActs 1:1-11                   
1b
A replacement for JudasActs 1:12-26                   
2
Pentecost. The disciples filled with the Holy Ghost.Acts 2:1-21                   
3
David prophesied of Jesus. Jesus sent the Holy Ghost.Acts 2:22-33                   
4
Jesus is both Lord and Christ. Repent and be baptized and receive the Holy Ghost.Acts 3:34-47                    
 
THE POWER OF JESUS CONTINUES
 
5
Peter heals a lame man in the name of Jesus.Acts 3:1-16                   
6
Peter and John before the rulersActs 4:1-22                    
7
Disciples pray for more signs, wonders, and boldness.Acts 4:23-31                   
8
The disciples share. Annanias & SapphiraActs 4:32-37
Acts 5:1-11
                   
9
More signs and wonders. Prison.Acts 5:12-33                    
10
Gamaliel's advice.Acts 5:34-35, 38-42                    
11
Stephen ministers and is arrested and lied on.Acts 6:1-15                   
12
Stephen recounts Israel's stiffneckedness. Stephen stoned.Acts 7:1-50 (summarize)
Acts 7:54-60
                   
13
Saul consents to the stoning of Stephen. Saul makes havock of the church.Acts 8:1-8                   
14
The Ethiopian eunuch.Acts 8:26-40                    
15
Saul on the road to Damascus.Acts 9:1-19                   
15
Barnabus introduces Saul to the apostles.Acts 9:26-31                   
16
Peter heals man sick of the palsy and DorcasActs 9:32-43                   
17
Cornelius sees a vision.Acts 10:1-8                    
18
Peter sees a vision.Acts 10:9-23                   
19
Peter preaches Christ to Cornelius' household.Acts 10:24-48                    

20

Peter sees a vision.

Acts 10:9-23

 

21

Peter preaches Christ to Cornelius' household.

Acts 10:24-48

 

22

The disciples preach Christ.

Acts 11:19-30

 

23

James killed, Peter imprisoned & freed.

Acts 12:1-19

 

24

Death of Herod.

Acts 12:20-25

 

25

Beginnings of Paul  & Barnabus' first missionary trip. Elymas.

Acts 13:1-12

 

26

Paul preaches Christ and the Jews persecute.

Acts 13:44-52

 

27

Paul & Barnabus persecuted, crippled man healed.

Acts 14:1-18

 

28

Paul stoned at Lystra but kept preaching. Back to Antioch to rest.

Acts 14:19-29

 

29

Paul & Barnabas at Antioch.  New missionary partners--Barnabus & John, Paul & Silas.

Acts 15:53-41

 

30

Lydia converted.

Acts 16:1-15

 

31

Cast out spirit of divination (a spirit revealing secret things).

Acts 16:16-24

 

32

Paul and Silas sing in prison.

Acts 16:25-34

 

33

Released from prison and back to the house of Lydia.

Acts 16:35-40

 

34

Paul and Silas from Thessalonica to Berea.

Acts 17:1-12

 

35

Paul at Athens waiting for Silas and Timotheus.

Acts 17:13-21

 

36

Paul preaches at Mars Hill.

Acts 17:22-34

 

37

Paul in Corinth, meets Aquila & Priscilla

Acts 18:1-11

 

38

Sosthenes beat up.

Acts 18:12-18

 

39

Paul continues his missionary journeys. Apollos.

Acts 18:19-28

 

40

At Ephesus again (Asia hears the word), burn witchcraft books.

Acts 19:7-20

 

41

Diana of the Ephesians.

Acts 19:21-41

 

42

Eutychus falls down.

Acts 20:1-12

 

43

Grievous wolves shall come. Paul visits/confirms/says goodbye to the churches.

Acts 20:17-30

 

44

From here we systematically finished the book of Acts going over each chapter and each verse. This took us a school year and part of the summer. God is the Lord of the summer so we took no break from studying his word.