A. This was his departure from Athens. v 1 (Paul embraced the disciples.)  B. This was his arrival in Greece. vs 2-3 (Paul exhorted the disciples.)  C. This was his departure from Greece. v 3 (The Jews were planning to persecute him.)  D. This was his companions in travel. v 4 (Paul enjoyed Christian fellowship.)  E. This was his arrival in Troas. vs 5-6 (They abode there seven days.) II. AN APOSTOLIC WORSHIP SERVICE: VS 7-12  A. This was the day of worship in the early Church. v 7  1. The day of worship in the early Church was upon the first day of the week: Sunday.  2. This is the Lord's day because our Lord arose from the grave upon the first day of the week. Luke 24:1-7  B. These were the purposes of that worship service. v 7  1. That worship service was to observe the Lord's supper.  2. The Lord's supper is in memory of our Lord's death, burial and resurrection from the grave. 1 Cor 11:23-29  C. This was the value of that worship service. v 7  1. Paul preached unto them. Romans 1:16, 1 Cor. 15:1-4  2. Christians must preach the gospel of Christ. 2 Tim. 4:1-4  D. These were the consequences of that worship service. vs 8-10  1. Eutychus went to sleep and fell out of the third loft and was killed. vs 8-9  2. Eutychus was raised from the dead. v 10  E. These were the blessings of that worship service. vs 11-12  1. The disciples had real fellowship. v 11, Acts 2:47  2. The disciples were comforted. v 12, 3 John 4 III. PAUL GOES TO MILETUS: VS 13-16  A. Paul departed from Troas. v 13  B. Paul arrived at Miletus. vs 14-16 IV. PAUL'S SERMON TO THE EPHESIAN ELDERS: VS 17-38  A. This was the place of his sermon. vs 17-18 (This sermon took place at Miletus.)  B. These were the characteristics of his sermon. vs 18-24  1. Paul had served the Lord under persecutions. vs 18-19, James 1:2-4  2. Paul had demonstrated Christianity by his examples. vs 20-21, Matt. 5:14- 16  3. Paul had future afflictions awaiting for him. vs 22-23, James 1:12  4. Paul had fulfilled the purpose his ministry. v 24, Rev. 2:10  C. These were the reasons of his sermon. vs 25-31  1. Paul wanted to preach his farewell sermon. v 25, James 4:13-17 2. Paul wished to remind them of his past service. vs 26-27, Heb. 12:1-2  3. Paul desired that they would recall their responsibilities. vs 28-31  a). Those elders were to feed the church of God. 28, 1 Peter 5:1-4  b). Those elders were to be aware of the coming apostasy. vs 29-31, 1 Tim. 4:1-3, 2 Thess. 2:1-12  D. These were the appeals of his sermon. vs 32-35  1. Those elders were to remember the power of God. v 32, Jude 24-25  2. Those elders were to keep in memory Paul's example. vs 33-34, 1 Cor. 11:1  3. Those elders were to remember their duties. v 34, Gal. 6:1-2  4. Those elders were to recall the promises of the Lord. v 35, Luke 6:38  E. These were the results of his sermon. vs 36-38  1. They prayed. v 36, Luke 18:1-7  2. They wept. v 37, Rev. 21:1-4  3. They departed. v 38 CHAPTER 21 


A. This was the nature of his journey. vs 1-3 (Paul landed at Tyre.)  B. This was the warning which Paul received for his journey. v 4 (Paul was warned not to go to Jerusalem.)  C. This was the decision for his journey. vs 5-6 (Paul departed from them.) II. PAUL WENT TO JERUSALEM: VS 7-16  A. This was the course of his journey. vs 7-9 (Paul arrived at Caesarea.)  B. This was the revelation for his journey. vs 10-11 (Paul would be persecuted.)  C. This was the determination for his journey. vs 12-14 (Paul stated that he was ready to die for the Lord.) Romans 14:7-9  D. This was the arrival of his journey. vs 15-16 (Paul arrived in Jerusalem.) III. PAUL GAVE A REPORT OF HIS WORK. VS 17-25  A. This was the eagerness for his report. vs 17-18  1. The people were glad to receive him.  2. Christians should be eager to hear good reports. Gal. 6:10  B. This was the reception of his report. vs 19-20  1. Those people glorified the Lord.  2. Disciples should glorify the Lord over the good work of other Christians. Gal. 5:15  C. These were the effects of his report. vs 20-25  1. Paul would be falsely accused. vs 20-21, 1 Peter 4:3-4  2. Paul was urged to take a vow of the law of Moses for expediency. vs 22- 24, 1 Cor. 9:19-22  3. Paul would be justified for taking the Nazarite vow. v 25  a). The Gentiles did not have to keep any of these customs. v 25, Acts 15:20-27  b). The believing Jews were not required to give up all of these customs for expediency among the weaker Jews. Romans 15:1-2 IV. PAUL IS ARRESTED: VS 26-40  A. This was the reason for his arrest. vs 26-27 (Paul was accomplishing his Nazarite vow.)  B. This was the joy of his arrest. v 28 (The cry of the people was: "Men of Israel, Help.")  C. This was the charge for his arrest. vs 28-29 (It was stated that Paul had polluted the temple.)  D. These were the consequences of his arrest. vs 30-40  1. The arrest of Paul caused an uproar. vs 30-31  2. The arrest of Paul intensified the angry mob. vs 32-36  3. The arrest of Paul allowed him to speak unto the people. vs 37-40 CHAPTER 22


A. This was the evidence of his conversion. vs 1-2 (Paul asked for their attention.)  B. These were the needs for his conversion. vs 3-5  1. Paul was educated in Judaism. v 3, Phil. 3:5-6, Col. 2:14  2. Paul persecuted the church. vs 4-5, 1 Tim. 1:12-15  C. These were the reasons for his conversion. vs 6-10  1. Paul saw the error of his way. vs 6-9, John 8:12, John 12:32  2. Paul desired full instruction. v 10, 2 Tim. 3:16-17  D. These were the purposes of his conversion. vs 11-15  1. Paul would become a chosen vessel for Christ. vs 11-14, 2 Tim. 2:20-22  2. Paul would become a living witness for Christ. v 15, Gal. 2:20, Phil. 2:5- 11  E. These were the ways by which Paul was converted. v 16  1. Paul was a believer. Heb. 11:6  2. Paul was told to be baptized. v 16, Acts 2:38  F. These were the assurances of his conversion. vs 17-21  1. The Lord sent Paul to preach unto the Gentiles.  2. The Lord sends us to preach unto all the world. Matt. 28:18-20 II. THE IMMEDIATE RESULTS OF HIS DEFENSE: VS 22-30  A. The defense of Paul enraged the Jewish mob. vs 22-23  1. The Jewish mob cried against Paul. v 22  2. The Jewish mob demonstrated against Paul. v 23  B. The defense of Paul astonished the chief captain. vs 24-29  1. The chief captain became amazed and ordered that Paul should be scourged. v 24  2. When the chief captain learned that Paul was a Roman citizen, he became afraid. vs 25-29  C. The defense of Paul caused him to be tried by the Sanhedrin Court. v 30 (That court was prejudice against Paul.) CHAPTER 23 


A. This was his plea before the court. v 1 (Paul said, "I have lived in all good conscience before God until this day.")  B. This was his humiliation before the court. vs 2-5  1. Paul was struck on the mouth. v 2  2. Paul showed respect for the high Priest. vs 3-5, Exod. 22:28  C. This was his declaration before the court. v 6 (Paul said, "I am a Pharisee, the son of a Pharisee, of the hope and resurrection of the dead I am called in question.")  E. This was his jeopardy before the court. vs 7-9 (There was an angry dispute between the Pharisees and Sadducees.)  E. This was his deliverance from the court. vs 10-11  1. The Roman soldiers rescued him. v 10  2. The Lord encouraged him. v 11 II. THE CONSPIRACY AGAINST PAUL: VS 12-22  A. This was the nature of that conspiracy. vs 12-13 (Forty of the Jews vowed to kill Paul.)  B. This was the plot of that conspiracy. vs 14-15 (Those Jews planned to kill Paul when he was brought back before the council.)  C. These were the exposures of that conspiracy. vs 16-22  1. This plot was made know unto Paul. v 16  2. This plot was made know unto the chief captain. vs 17-22 III. PAUL IS SENT TO FELIX, THE GOVERNOR: VS 23-25  A. This was the preparation for his journey. vs 23-24 (Paul was protected by the Roman army.)  B. These were the reasons for his journey. vs 25-30  1. The Sanhedrin Court could not judge Paul because he was a Roman citizen. vs 25-29  2. The plot to kill Paul was exposed. v 30  C. This was the reality of his journey. vs 31-33 (Paul arrived safely at Caesarea.)  D. This was the results of his journey. vs 34-35 (Felix agreed to hear Paul's defense.) CHAPTER 24 


A. These were the preparations for his accusations. vs 1-4  1. Ananias, the high Priest came with a prepared company. v 1  2. Tertullus flattered Felix with false words. vs 2-4  B. These were the charges of his accusations. vs 5-6  1. Paul was charged with insurrection. v 5  2. Paul was accused of being a ring leader of the sect of the Nazarenes. v 5  3. Paul was denounced with the profanity of the temple. v 6  C. These were the proofs of his accusations. vs 6-9  1. Our law would have found him guilty. vs 6-8  2. You can find him guilty by examination. v 8  3. Our people found him guilty. v 9 II. THE DEFENSE OF PAUL BEFORE FELIX: VS 10-21  A. This was the preparation for his defense. v 10 (Paul said, "Felix, you are a worthy judge who can determine the truth.")  B. These were the facts of his defense. vs 11-18  1. Paul declared that he could not be guilty of insurrection because the Jews can not prove it. vs 11-13  2. Paul revealed that he was not a ring leader of the sect of the Nazarenes because he was a Pharisees, but he believe the promises of the law. vs 14-16  3. Paul affirm that he did not profane the temple because he was purified in the temple. vs 17-18  C. These were the pleas of his defense. vs 19-21  1. The Jews of Asia should have presented these charges. v 19  2. The Sanhedrin Court did not find me guilty of crime. v 20  3. The Jews charged me because I believe in the resurrection of the dead. v 21 III. THE CASE OF PAUL IS DEFERRED: VS 22-23  A. This was the reason for that postponement. v 22 (His cause was to be reconsidered in the future.)  B. This was the results of that postponement. v 23 (Paul was a prisoner with certain liberties.) IV. PAUL PREACHED TO FELIX: VS 24-27  A. This was the reason for that sermon. v 24  1. Felix wanted to hear about the faith which is in Christ. v 24, Rev. 1:18  2. Faith which is in Christ is good sermon material. Romans 10:9  a). Each person should confess the name (the authority) of Christ. Phil. 2:5-11  b). Christians must believe in the powers of Christ. 2 Tim. 1:10  B. These were the characteristics of that sermon. v 25  1. Paul preached concerning righteousness. 1 Cor. 15:34, Titus 2:11-12, Matt. 6:33  2. Paul preached in reference to temperance. 1 Cor. 9:27, Romans 6:12-13, Gen. 4:6-7  3. Paul preached of the coming judgment. 2 Cor. 5:10, Eccles. 12:13-14, Acts 17:30-31  C. These were the results of that sermon. vs 25-27  1. Felix refused to become a Christian. v 25, Romans 6:16-18  2. Felix was hoping that Paul would give him money so that he could be released. v 26, Matt. 16:26  3. Felix left Paul in prison. v 27, Rev. 2:10 CHAPTER 25 


A. These were the preparations for his trail. vs 1-5  1. The Jews wanted Paul to be tried at Jerusalem because they planned to kill him. vs 1-3  2. Festus decided to try Paul at Caesarea. vs 4-5  B. This was the beginning of his trail. v 6 (Festus commanded that Paul to be brought forth.)  C. These were the Characteristics of his trail. vs 7-8  1. The Jews could not prove their false charges against Paul. v 7, Acts 24:5-9  2. Paul stated that he was not guilty of those charges. v 8, Acts 24:10-21  a). Paul had not broken the law of Moses.  b). Paul had not profaned the temple.  c). Paul had not broken the Roman law.  D. These were the results of his trail. vs 9-12  1. Festus wanted to please the Jews. v 9  2. Paul appeals to Caesar. vs 10-12 II. KING AGRIPPA AGREES TO HEAR PAUL: VS 13-27  A. These were the reasons for that hearing. vs 13-22  1. Felix stated Paul's case to King Agrippa. vs 13-21  a). Paul was left in bonds by Felix. v 14  b). The Jews had charged Paul with insurrection. vs 15-18 1). These charges were concerning their own belief in the resurrection of Christ. 2). Paul had appealed to Caesar. vs 20-21  2. Agrippa agreed to hear Paul. v 22  B. This was the assembly for that hearing. v 23 (The prominent people of Caesarea were there.)  C. These were the facts of that hearing. vs 24-25  1. The Jews wanted Paul to be put to death. v 24  2. Paul had appealed unto Caesar. v 25  D. This was the results of that hearing. vs 26-27 (They wanted to determine what charges that they should place on Paul: the prisoner so that he could be sent to Rome.) CHAPTER 26 


A. Paul said, "I am thankful for this opportunity to preach." vs 1-2  B. Paul said, "I beseech you to hear me patiently." v 3 II. THESE WERE THE CHARACTERISTICS OF HIS SERMON: VS 4-18  A. Paul declared that he was a Pharisee in his early life because he was raised under the law of Moses. vs 4-8, Phil. 3:5-14  B. Paul revealed that when Christianity first began, he had persecuted Christians because he did not know any better. vs 9-11, 1 Tim. 1:13  C. Paul affirmed that he was converted to Christ because he had learned the truth. vs 12-18, Gal. 1:22-23, Romans 10:1-3 III. THESE WERE THE REASONS FOR HIS SERMON: VS 19-23  A. Paul confirmed that he was a prisoner of the Lord because he was preaching the truth of God. vs 19-21, Gal. 4:16  B. Paul verified that he was preaching the promises of God as those promises related to the resurrection of Christ. vs 22-23, 1 Cor. 15:12-20 IV. THESE WERE THE MOTIVATIONS OF HIS SERMON: VS 24-29  A. Festus was impressed with the preaching of Paul. vs 24-25  B. Agrippa was inspired with the preaching of Paul. vs 26-29 V. THESE WERE THE RESULTS OF HIS SERMON: VS 30-32  A. They left the assembly. v 30  B. They justified Paul's convictions. v 32 CHAPTER 27 


A. This was the reason for that journey. v 1 (Paul was a prisoner of the Lord.)  B. These were the privileges of that journey. vs 2-3  1. Paul was accompanied by friends. v 2  2. Paul was permitted to visit old friends. v 3  C. These were the courses of that journey. vs 4-5  1. They sailed to Cypress. v 4  2. They sailed to Myra. v 5  D. This was difficulty of that journey. vs 6-8 (The wind did not permit them to make suitable progress.) II. THE ADMONITION OF PAUL: VS 9-12  A. This was the reason for his admonition. v 9 (The time for sailing was now dangerous.)  B. This was the nature of his admonition. v 10 (This will be a dangerous voyage because the ship will be lost.)  C. This was the attitude toward his admonition. v 11 (They did not believe Paul's admonition.)  D. This was the decision toward his admonition. v 12 (They decided to continue the voyage.) III. THE STORM AT SEA: VS 13-26  A. This was the fear of being shipwreck. vs 27-32 (They feared being shipwreck because the sailors tried to escape in a secret way.)  B. This was the encouragement for that shipwreck. vs 33-34 (None of us will perish.)  C. These were the preparations which were made for that shipwreck. vs 3-4  1. They begin to be of good courage. vs 25-36  2. They begin to lighten the ship. vs 37-38  3. They begin to sail toward the shore. vs 39-40  D. This was the nature of that shipwreck. v 41 (The stern of the ship was broken up by the violet waves.)  E. These were the results of that shipwreck. vs 42-44  1. The prisoners were saved. vs 42-43  2. The crewmen were saved. v 44 CHAPTER 28 


A. This was the hospitality of these people. vs 1-2 (They showed the shipwreck crew unusual and remarkable kindness.)  B. These were the beliefs of those people. vs 3-6  1. They were superstitious. vs 3-5  2. They were idolatrous. v 6  C. This was the need for those people. vs 7-9 (They needed to see the power of God manifested.)  D. This was the gratitude of those people. v 10 (They gave the sailors all that they needed to complete their trip.) II. PAUL ARRIVES AT ROME: VS 11-16  A. This was his journey toward Rome. vs 11-14  B. This was his welcoming committee from Rome. v 15  C. This was his arrival in Rome. v 16 III. PAUL EXPLAINED WHY HE WAS IN ROME: VS 17-22  A. These were his explanations. vs 17-19  1. Paul revealed that he was delivered a prisoner from Jerusalem to the Romans. v 17  2. Paul affirmed that the Jews wanted the Romans to keep him a prisoner. vs 18-19  B. This was the reason for his explanation. v 20 (Paul wanted to know what those Roman Christians thought of him.)  C. These were the reactions to his explanation. vs 21-22  1. They had not received any information concerning Paul. v 21  2. They wanted to hear Paul preach concerning Christianity. v 22 IV. PAUL PREACHED IN ROME: VS 23-29  A. This was the occasion for this sermon. v 23 (They appointed him a day so that he could preach.) 2 Tim. 4:1-2  B. These were the points of his sermon. v 23  1. There would be a new covenant in which man could worship the Lord his God in spirit and in truth. Jer. 31:31-34, Heb. 8:7-13  2. Christ is the King of His Kingdom. John 18:36, Eph. 1:22-23  C. These were the receptions of his sermon. v 24  1. Some of the people believed.  2. Some of the people disbelieved.  E. These were the appeals to his sermon. vs 25-28  1. You are fulfilling the prophecy of Isaiah. vs 25-27, Isa. 6:9-10  2. You are causing the gospel to be preached unto the Gentiles. v 28  F. This was the effect of his sermon. v 29 (There was great reasoning among the Jewish people.) Romans 10:1-3 V. PAUL IN ROME. VS 30-31  A. Paul had freedom in Rome because he could receive all that came unto him. v 30  B. Paul continued to preach the gospel in Rome. v 31

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