Weekly Study Questions

Acts 9:10-19, "A Chosen Instrument"

  1. Who is Ananias and what do we know about him?  Check out Acts 22: 12-16.
  2. What does Ananias response of "Here I am Lord" reveal about him?  Check out Isa. 6:8.
  3. In what way, does Ananias struggle with obeying the will of God as revealed in Acts 9:13,14 speak to our own reluctance to follow God's directions for our own lives, especially in being His "witness"(Acts 1:8)?
  4. In what way did the Lord motivate Ananias to go from "Here I am Lord" (vs.10) to "So Ananias departed and entered the house..." (vs. 17)?  How does God motivate us to work through our fears and concerns as chosen instruments of His will?
  5. In what way are we like Ananias a chosen instrument of God?  To what end?
  6. In what ways, does Paul's mission as a chosen instrument of God resemble your mission as chosen instruments of God?  Check out Acts 22: 14,15; Isa. 6:8; 1 Peter 2:9; Acts1:8; Matt. 28: 18-20; 2 Cor. 5:20
  7. Why is it so important for each of us to see ourselves as "chosen instruments of God" when it comes to carrying the name of Jesus into our 8 to 15?  How does Acts1:8; Matt. 28: 18-20; and 1 Peter 2:9; 2 Cor. 5:20 apply?
  8. In what way, does John 1: 43 – 49 help each of us understand how significant we can be as instruments of God's grace to those we are in relationship with?
  9. In what way has this study helped you to understand that like Ananias you to can be "a chosen instrument of God's"?  How does that change the way you see yourself and the world that God has placed you in?  What are your concerns and fears?  What is God saying to your fears and concerns so that you like Ananias can move forward?
  10. What are you going to do with what you have learned?