Mapping the Book of Acts
Jesus told his followers, "You will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth" (Acts 1:8). The Book of Acts tells how these words were fulfilled. Test your knowledge of these important cities where the disciples served as witnesses. Questions are in order of increasing difficulty.
1. Paul was on his way to this city to arrest the followers of Christ when Jesus spoke to him and struck him blind.
2. Paul and Silas, imprisoned in this city, were praying and singing hymns when an earthquake shook the jail to its foundations.
3. Paul, a prisoner, was on his way to this city to stand trial when he was shipwrecked.
4. In this idol-filled city, Paul tried to persuade a group of philosophers in the Areopagus on Mars Hill.
5. The apostles chose Stephen as one of the church's first deacons in this city; he also became the church's first martyr here.
6. The Ethiopian eunuch was traveling on the road from Jerusalem to this city when Philip shared the gospel with him, then baptized him.
7. The gospel was preached to Gentiles in this important city after God told a centurion named Cornelius to send for Peter.
8. Followers of Jesus were first called "Christians" in this city.
Answers to Test Your Bible Power
1. Damascus (Acts 9:1-8). Damascus, 150 miles from Jerusalem, was an important trade hub. Paul had orders from the high priest to arrest Jewish Christians who had fled there. Jesus himself appeared to Paul and stopped his plans.1