Acts reading plan

Below is a seven-week guided reading plan through the book of Acts. Use this list to read through this book in sequential order. For deeper experience, we encourage you to journal through this journey. Each day, use the use the following questions to enhance your study of Acts. 

SCRIPTURE

Open your Bible to the reading found under today's date. Take time reading and allow God to speak to you; don't rush. Look for ONE verse that particularly stands out. Write it in your journal. 

OBSERVATION

What do you think God is saying in this Scripture? In your own words, record the context of the passage. 

APPLICATION

Personalize it by asking yourself how this applies to your life right now. Write how God is showing you that this Scripture can apply to you today. How will you be different today because of what you have just read? 

PRAYER

Don't worry about getting the words right; just get your heart right! Be sure to listen to what God has to say! Now, write it out! 

Week 1

Day 1 - Acts 1:1-26

Day 2 - Acts 2:1-24

Day 3 - Acts 2:25-47

Day 4 - Acts 3:1-26

Day 5 - Acts 4:1-22

Day 6 - Acts 4:23-5:11

Day 7 - Catch-up Day

Question to consider:

In what ways does the reality of the Spirit’s life-giving, permanent presence in your heart affect your view of Christian living?

What does it mean to live in the power of the Holy Spirit today, so that people don't just hear our words about Christ but see God acting through us?

Week 2

Day 8 - Acts 5:12-37

Day 9 - Acts 5:38-7:4

Day 10 - Acts 7:5-29

Day 11 - Acts 7:30-53

Day 12 - Acts 7:54-8:13

Day 13 - Acts 8:14-40

Day 14 - Catch-up Day

Question to consider:

In what ways would you like to be more like Stephen? How can you follow his example this week? 

Are you prone to concentrate on what is happening in your life rather than finding ways to engage in the harvest field? What can you do this week to encourage yourself to be more evangelistic? 

Week 3

Day 15 - Acts 9:1-20

Day 16 - Acts 9:21-43

Day 17 - Acts 10:1-23

Day 18 - Acts 10:24-48

Day 19 - Acts 11:1-24

Day 20 - Acts 11:25-12:19

Day 21 - Catch-up Day

Question to consider:

Has God ever told you to wait on instruction? How do you react to having to wait on God?

How does the relationship between James' death and Peter's escape from prison emphasize the relationship between God's sovereign will and prayer? 

Week 4

Day 22 - Acts 12:20-13:20

Day 23 - Acts 13:23-47

Day 24 - Acts 13:48-14:20

Day 25 - Acts 14:21-15:12

Day 26 - Acts 15:13-35

Day 27 - Acts 15:36-16:15

Day 28 - Catch-up Day

Question to consider:

What reputation does our church have in the comminuty? What are you doing to improve the image of the church so more people will be drawn to it and through it to Jesus? 

Week 5

Day 29 - Acts 16:16-40

Day 30 - Acts 17:1-23

Day 31 - Acts 17:24-18:13

Day 32 - Acts 18:14-19:7

Day 33 - Acts 19:8-31

Day 34 - Acts 19:32-20:12

Day 35 - Catch-up Day

Question to consider:

What struggles and situations tend to make these days dark and troubled ones for you? What do you see God doing to bring light and hope? 

Do you know people who have never heard about Jesus before? What approach would you take to share the Good News, and are you willing to do that today? 

Week 6

Day 36 - Acts 20:13-38

Day 37 - Acts 21:1-25

Day 38 - Acts 21:26-22:10

Day 39 - Acts 22:11-30

Day 40 - Acts 23:1-22

Day 41 - Acts 23:23-24:16

Day 42 - Catch-up Day

Question to consider:

What is the most difficult thing you have ever done for God? How did you get the courage and strength to do it? What resulted from your doing it? 

Can you image a situation where you might have to die to serve Jesus? Are you willing to die for Jesus? 

Week 7

Day 43 - Acts 24:17-25:12

Day 44 - Acts 25:13-26:11

Day 45 - Acts 26:12-32

Day 46 - Acts 27:1-26

Day 47 - Acts 27:27-28:10

Day 48 - Acts 28:11-31

Day 49 - Catch-up Day

Question to consider:

If placed on trial for Christain beliefs, what kind of verdict would you face? What kind of testimony could you give for yourself? 

What experience with God has had the most influence on your life? How has that experience affected your life? How would your life be different it you had not had that experience?