Acts 1:1-11 Sermon Resources

You Will Be My Witnesses   |    Acts 1:1-11      20 October 2019

In this sermon Pastor Billy examines the final days of Jesus’ time on earth before his ascension into heaven. We will see the unfinished work of Jesus as he instructs his apostles to wait for the promised Holy Spirit to come upon them that they may be sent out to be his witnesses to Jerusalem, Judea, Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.


Discussion Questions

  1. Luke begins the book of Acts by recording Jesus’ activity after his resurrection. What do think it was like for Jesus’ apostles at this time? What might they have been feeling or thinking? What would this experience have been like for you?
  2. Why is it important that Jesus gave his apostles “many proofs” that he was alive?
  3. What is the significance of Jesus’ command to the apostles to wait for the promise of the Father? Can you think of an example from your life when you should have waited before you acted?
  4. What do we learn about the Holy Spirit in this passage? What does it mean for us today to be baptized by the Holy Spirit?
  5. What are the apostles supposed to do with the power they receive from the Holy Spirit?
  6. In what ways do we continue to be his witnesses today?
  7. What is the significant of Jesus’ ascension into heaven?   What difference does it make in our lives today?