Paul Part 23 – Second Imprisonment At Rome, And Death

23. SECOND IMPRISONMENT AT ROME, AND DEATH The Scripture narrative is silent concerning the events that led to Paul’s final arrest. It may well be that the occasion for it came in connection with Nero’s cruel persecutions of the Christians at that time. Paul was a prominent leader among them, and therefore a natural target […]

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Paul Part 22 – First Imprisonment In Rome

22. FIRST IMPRISONMENT IN ROME Upon his arrival at Rome, Paul, with the other prisoners, was delivered to “the captain of the guard” (Acts 28:16, KJV), probably the chief of the Praetorian Guard (the imperial guard stationed at Rome) in charge of prisoners who appealed to the emperor. At this time the office was held […]

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Paul Part 21 – The Voyage To Rome

21. THE VOYAGE TO ROME The decision being made to send Paul to Rome (probably in the fall of a.d. 60), he, with other prisoners scheduled for the same journey, was placed in the custody of a centurion named Julius, who was charged with taking them to the capital (Acts 27:1). 27:1  And when it […]

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Paul Part 20 – Paul Appealed To Caeser To Be Tried

20. PAUL DECIDED TO BE TRIED BY NERO 25:1  Now when Festus had come to the province, after three days he went up from Caesarea to Jerusalem. 25:2  Then the high priest and the chief men of the Jews informed him against Paul; and they petitioned him, 25:3  asking a favor against him, that he […]

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Paul Part 19 – Hearings At Caesarea

HEARINGS AT CAESAREA At Caesarea Paul was turned over to Felix, the governor of Judea, with a letter from Lysias. Felix questioned Paul and then directed that he be confined to the *praetorium until his Jewish accusers should arrive from Jerusalem (Acts 23:25–35). 23:25  He wrote a letter in the following manner: 23:26  Claudius Lysias, […]

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Paul Part 18 – Paul, The Prisoner

18. PAUL, THE PRISONER Paul Arrested at Jerusalem. When Paul and his company arrived at Jerusalem they were gladly received by the Christians there. The report that Paul gave to the leaders of the church regarding the spread of the gospel among the Gentiles caused great rejoicing. However, at the same time the leaders informed […]

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Paul Part 17 – To Macedonia, And To Corinth Again

TO MACEDONIA, AND TO CORINTH AGAIN Luke’s account in Acts 20 passes very quickly over Paul’s visit to Macedonia and Achaia, but certain details are supplied by his epistles. He went from Ephesus to Troas (Paul’s First Missionary Tour), where his preaching was favorably received. In Troas the apostle expected to find Titus with a […]

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Paul Part 16 – Third Missionary Journey

16. THIRD MISSIONARY JOURNEY The length of Paul’s stay at Antioch after his 2d Missionary Journey is not known. It is likely that some months, at least, elapsed before he started from there on his 3d Missionary Journey (Paul’s First Missionary Tour). He “went over all the country of Galatia and Phrygia,” strengthening the churches […]

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Paul Part 15 – In Corinth

15. IN CORINTH Following his experience at Athens, Paul journeyed westward alone to *Corinth (Acts 18:1). (Paul’s First Missionary Tour.) 18:1  After these things Paul departed from Athens and went to Corinth. There he came in contact with Aquila and his wife, Priscilla, Jews who had recently come from Italy subsequent to a decree by […]

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Paul Part 14 – To Thessalonica And Beroea

14. TO THESSALONICA AND BEROEA Paul and party now journeyed westward (Paul’s First Missionary Tour) to the cities of Amphipolis and Apollonia, and finally to *Thessalonica (Acts 17:1). ACTS 17:1  Now when they had passed through Amphipolis and Apollonia, they came to Thessalonica, where there was a synagogue of the Jews. The statement that there […]

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