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Bible Study Guide:

These Miraculous Powers

By Scarlett Stough

To prepare for this Bible study, please read the women in Christ commentary, The Power of the Most High

Part I The Example of The Power of the Most High

1. Luke 1:26-35 How did the power of the Most High bring the Son of God into our physical world?

2. John 1:1-3, 14 Who did the Apostles believe Jesus to be?

3. Luke 4:1-4; Matthew 13:54-57 What was the source of Jesus’ power and authority? Why do you think people were offended when they saw him exercising that power and authority? Why do you think many people today are offended by Jesus’ power and authority?

4. Luke 4:36, 38-39, 43; 5:17-26; 6:17-19; 8:46 How did Jesus demonstrate his power and authority? What do you think his purpose was?

5. Luke 9:1-2; 10:17-24 Why do you think Jesus gave this power and authority to his disciples?

6. Luke 10:13-15; 19:28-44; Luke 21:27-28 What do these verses tell you about how and why God uses his power?

7. Matthew 20:25-28; John 13:3-7 When people have power and authority, how do they usually use it in this world? How did Jesus use his? How does he expect his followers to use whatever power they have?

8. Luke 24:36-49; Acts 1:1-15; 2:1-4, 42-47 Describe the circumstances under which God gave power to the disciples of Jesus? What was the result of this power being given to them?

9. Acts 4:1-22 When God’s power began to work through the disciples, how did the religious leaders react and why?

10. Acts 4:29-31 How did God’s people respond to opposition?

11. Romans 1:16; I Corinthians 1:17-18; II Thessalonians 2:9-12 How is God’s power at work today? How can you recognize whether a power is from God rather than a counterfeit power?

12. II Timothy 1:6-12 Is this power available to you? If so, how will this power manifest in your life? How do you think people might respond when it does?