Lesson 29: “The Number of the Disciples Was Multiplied”

New Testament Class Member Study Guide, (1997), 17


  • As the early Church grew, groups within it sometimes had disagreements with each another (Acts 6:1). How can we as Church members overcome disagreements and divisions among us? Why is it important that we do so?

  • How did Philip meet the Ethiopian eunuch? (See Acts 8:25–29.) What blessings came to Philip and to the Ethiopian because Philip followed the Spirit? (See Acts 8:30–38.) What blessings have come to you (or to someone you know) because you have followed the Spirit?

  • Saul changed from a persecutor of the Saints to a great servant of the Lord after he heard the Lord’s voice (Acts 9:1–9, 17). How can we hear the voice of the Lord? (See D&C 1:38; 6:23; 8:2; 18:34–36.) How can hearing his voice help us become converted?

Suggestion for Family Discussion

After reading and marking the scripture chain in this section as a family, ask the following questions:

  • Why do you think it is important to be a member of a ward (or branch)? Who are some of the leaders and teachers in our ward? What do they do to help and support us? What can we do to help and support them?