Life Applications and Lessons from the Book of Acts (Vol. 62)

Lets take a look at some of the life applications and lessons from the Book of Acts. There are so many to choose from, because these were the lessons they were teaching the early Christians.

Daily life applications from Acts


In this week’s verses, we learn quite a bit about Saul of Tarsus (Paul) as well as Peter. Peter will learn a valuable lesson, and Paul will begin his missionary journeys. The spread of the Gospel will reach the Gentiles, and despite hardships and persecutions, the growth of the early church will explode.

Let’s look at some of the life applications and lessons in this week’s Bible studies in the Book of Acts and apply them to our lives.

Life Applications and Lessons – Acts

  • Acts 9: 20-36 The major theme of this section is “Reputation.”
    • You would have thought the people would have believed Paul’s change was real after seeing the 180 degree turn around he made.
    • It is easy for us to believe Paul was for real, because we know the rest of the story. How many times have we been skeptical when someone in our lives made a big change though? When I think about it in this perspective, I can understand why they had their doubts about Paul. They were just ordinary people like us, but at this time, Paul had a reputation for killing Christians. They had good reason to be cautious.
    • Changing a reputation for the good takes time. In fact, it could seem like forever if it is your reputation that is changing. You may have to build trust and prove yourself. Be patient and keep doing the right thing.

  • Acts 10:4 – He sees us and hears us. The acts we do out of love do not go unnoticed. (For more on this life lesson, read the post, “When Rahab Met The God Who Sees.”)

  • Acts 10:17-34 – Several phrases stuck out to me in these verses which were talking about Peter’s vision and interaction with Cornelius, a roman citizen.
    • V. 17 – “WHILE Peter was deeply perplexed…”
    • V. 17 – “RIGHT AWAY the men who had been sent by Cornelius…”
    • V. 19 – “WHILE Peter was thinking about the vision…”
    • V. 28 – “…but God HAS SHOWN me…”
    • V. 34 – “Peter began to speak, ‘NOW I truly understand…”
      • This experience and lesson wasn’t just for Cornelius and his household. Peter’s vision taught him a valuable lesson as well, which allowed other Gentiles to receive salvation. (The Ripple Effect!)
      • When the Lord tells you to do something, He works out the details on both sides. God’s plan always prevails.

Proverbs scripture life applications

  • Acts 11:2-18 – In this last section, take note of Peter’s disposition. Remember how he used to always put his foot in his mouth? That was before he was filled with the power of the Holy Spirit.
    • When you are doing good things, more than likely, you will have critics. Many times it is because they just don’t understand what you are doing.
    • Peter didn’t get mad, upset, or offended. He just shared what the Lord had told him with the Jewish followers of Jesus.
    • Because of his testimony, the Gospel message reached the Gentiles, and the Kingdom of God grew, eventually to the “ends of the earth!”
Great commission lesson and life applications

Life Applications in Bible Study

I would love for you to join me weekly as we read God’s Word to find life applications to use each day. We read both the Old Testament as well as the New Testament, one Book at a time. We will eventually finish reading the Word of God together.

Please share your insights on these scriptures, since this will include your individual Bible studies as well. Next week, continue reading the Book of Acts, and we will see what other life applications the Lord has for us.

Life Application Resources

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If you have joined me recently, these daily life applications from the Bible are examples of some of the comments I am writing in the Bibles I am giving to my grandchildren when they graduate from high school. Click here to see the post where I explain this eternal gift idea. I want to give them all the resources I can to use in today’s world!

The rose colored Bible is the one I am using for my youngest granddaughter, and I really love it! The brown study Bible is the one Jay uses for his personal Bible study.

Next Week’s Bible Study

Next week we will see…

  • The power of prayer as the Right Hand of God rescues Peter from a prison cell.
  • The Great Commission being carried out as many followers start their missionary journeys. (The Gospel spread.)
  • The gift of the Holy Spirit poured out on the Gentiles.
  • The apostles’ teaching of the Good News and the founding of the Church.
  • More about the life of a companion of Paul – Barnabas.

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Four Lessons from the Book of Acts

I pray these weekly life applications help you in your everyday life and in any specific situations you may be facing. Please share any encouragement and lessons you have learned this week as you read God’s Word. I would love to hear your thoughts.

Until next week…

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  1. I’m having so much fun diving into Acts with you, Susan. You place emphasis on words/phrases I would have normally passed up but I’m like ok I get it now this is making so much more sense! I can’t tell you how many times I’ve doubted if a change will “stick” or not. These verses help me realize it doesn’t matter how long it takes, it’s possible when we put our faith and trust in Him. Big hugs, CoCo

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