Quiz of the Day: The Beginning of the Church

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The launch of the church began with the coming of the Holy Spirit after Christ ascended into heaven. The book of Acts records the moment Jesus was taken up into heaven and the mighty power at which the Spirit of God came to Earth to indwell all believers.

“And the Lord added to their number day by day those who were being saved” is referencing the early church—the body of believers that follow Christ’s teachings and are now empowered to share the Gospel with those all over the world.

Today’s quiz will test you on your knowledge concerning the early chapters of Acts and the launching of Christ’s bride—the church. See how much you know about God’s movement to share the news of Christ all over the world.

  • How was Jesus taken up into heaven during his ascension?

    • chariot
    • horse
    • cloud
    • fire
  • Which of the following did NOT accompany the coming of the Holy Spirit?

    • Mighty rushing wind
    • Speaking in other tongues
    • The meeting place shook
    • Tongues of fire rested upon them
  • Upon hearing the disciples speak in their own language, how did the God-fearing Jews from other nations respond?

    • Worshiped them
    • Said they were drunk
    • Demanded that they be arrested
    • Ignored them
  • What prophet does Peter quote in his defense of the coming of the Holy Spirit?

    • Amos
    • Obadiah
    • Joel
    • Malachi
  • How many people placed their faith in Christ during Peter’s first Sermon?

    • 2,000
    • 3,000
    • 4,000
    • 5,000
  • Which of the following does NOT characterize the activities of the early church?

    • Sold their possessions to give to anyone in need
    • Attended the temple every day and broke bread in their homes
    • Accomplished many signs and wonders
    • Helped the poor restore their homes and find work
    • Sat under the teachings of the apostles and enjoyed fellowship
    • None of the above
  • The first miracle recorded in the book of Acts was the healing of the lame beggar.

    • True
    • False
  • How did Peter and John respond when told not to speak in the name of Jesus?

    • They made an agreement with the Council
    • They stormed out of the temple
    • They kept silent as Jesus once did
    • They said they were unable to stop talking about Jesus
  • After Peter and John told the church what the Council commanded them to do, what did they pray for?

    • Peace
    • Boldness
    • Deliverance
    • Judgment
  • What sin did Ananias and Sapphira commit early in the church’s life?

    • Stealing from the church treasury
    • Denying the Gospel of Christ
    • Lying to the Holy Spirit
    • None of the above

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