Acts 28

Introduction Last week we left Paul and his travelling companions on the shore of an island. Their ship had run aground on sand-bar and the stern had been broken into pieces by the pounding of the sea. Those who could, swam ashore. The remainder, clung to planks of timber and made their way as best … Continue reading Acts 28

Acts 27

Introduction We started going through the books of Acts in April 2012. And this is now the 54th time we've studied it together. This book is, of course, known as the Acts of the Apostles because it tells us about the things the Apostles did after the Lord's ascension to heaven and how they went … Continue reading Acts 27

Acts 26(22–32)

Introduction Last week we got to verse 23 of Acts 26. You'll remember that Paul was put in prison by the Roman governor, Felix. And he remained there for two years. Now there's a new governor, Festus. And the Jewish authorities pressed him to do something about Paul. But when Paul was brought before Festus, … Continue reading Acts 26(22–32)

Acts 26(01–23)

Introduction We saw last week that as soon as the new governor, Festus, had arrived in the province, the chief priests and the Jewish leaders appeared before him to ask him to do something about Paul who had been in prison for two years. And Festus agreed to hear their case against Paul. And in … Continue reading Acts 26(01–23)

Acts 25

Introduction In chapter 24 we read how the Jewish high priest, some elders and a lawyer named Tertullus went down to Caesera from Jerusalem to meet with the Roman governor, Felix, and to set before him the charges they had against Paul. Paul responded to their charged and tried to persaude the governor that all … Continue reading Acts 25

Acts 24

Introduction In Acts 21 we read how Paul arrived in Jerusalem. And some Jews from the province of Asia saw him in the temple. And they stirred up the crowd who was there so that they seized Paul. And because they were trying to kill him, the Roman commander sent his men to rescue Paul … Continue reading Acts 24

Acts 23(12–35)

Introduction Last week we saw how the Roman commander in Jerusalem had ordered Paul to be flogged in order to force a confession from him. The commander -- do you remember? -- wanted to find out why the Jews in Jerusalem were so furious with him. The commander was thinking: 'Paul must have done something … Continue reading Acts 23(12–35)

Acts 22(01–22)

Introduction Right at the beginning of the books of Acts, the Lord Jesus instructed the apostles to wait in Jerusalem for the Holy Spirit, because the Holy Spirit would give them the power they needed to be his witnesses in Jerusalem and Judea and Samaria and to the ends of the earth. And sure enough, … Continue reading Acts 22(01–22)

Acts 21(17–40)

Introduction The last time I took the midweek, we came to the end of Paul's speech to the Ephesian elders. He then knelt with all of them and prayed. And they wept and hugged and kissed one another. And then Paul set off by ship to continue his journey to Jerusalem. That's how chapter 20 … Continue reading Acts 21(17–40)