Paul The Roman - Acts 22:22-23:10 * Sun. 10-14-17

PAUL THE ROMAN

Acts 22:22-23:10

 

    I.    I was Born a Citizen (vs. 22-29)

a. How did the commander presume to determine what Paul had done to provoke the crowd? ___________________________________________________________________________

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b. How does Paul stay the hands of the Romans? __________________________________________    

c. Does it matter to the commander that Paul is a Roman? _________________________________  

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d. What was the general attitude of the Romans toward Paul when they knew he was also a Roman citizen? _____________________________________________________________________________

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    II.              Paul Before the Council (22:30-23:5)

a.  Who convened the council and for what purpose? ________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________

b. Who spoke first? ________________________________________________________________

c. What was the response from Paul’s opening statement? _____________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________

d. Who seemed to know and abide by the law more Paul or the high priest?

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e. How does Paul’s address to Ananias change when he heard he was the high priest? _____________________________________________________________________________

III.            Sadducees and Pharisees (vs. 6-10)

a.  Do you believe Paul thinks he can get a fair hearing before this council? _____________________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________

b. What does Paul perceive about the make-up of the council and how does he use it to his advantage? _____________________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________

c. How well does Paul’s strategy work? __________________________________________________

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d. Yet again who steps in and saves Paul from being pulled to pieces? _____________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________

 

IV. Application:  Paul being a citizen of two worlds (Roman and God’s kingdom) plays his Roman citizenship card when it is advantageous to him.  Is Paul being devious or just wise?  ________________________  Do we enjoy the privileges afforded us by our dual “citizenship?”

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