Friday, May 4, 2012

Acts Bible Study Notes Chapter 21

Acts 21

-Paul and the team go back to Jerusalem despite the prophetic words that he would be bound. *Application* Paul’s courage should embolden us to step up for Christ in this Godless-secular age in which we live. If we love the Lord we will not be cowards.

-Paul meets with the elders and reports all God has done among the Gentiles. They advise him to purify himself and pay four men’s expenses for head shaving (keeping the Law).

-Asian Jews stir up the Temple crowd and Paul is beaten and seized by the Romans, but now he wants to address the Jewish crowd with the gospel of Jesus Christ. *Application* What selfless heroics we see in this sold out man of God. He will go through whatever punishment and sacrifices that it takes to gain an ear for the message of Christ and His salvation. He typifies here what he wrote about in Romans 12:1-2. Let us be that yielded to the Spirit’s work in our lives!

Verse to Memorize: Acts 5:31, 39

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