Warning: Dont go to Jerusalem * Acts 21:1-14 * Sun. 9-24-17

WARNING:  DON’T GO TO JERUSALEM

Acts 21: 1-14

 

I.                The Path to Jerusalem (vs. 1-5)

a. Paul departs from Miletus and we can track his movements by the cities he is passing.  Does it seem he is taking the scenic route or pushing forward? ______________________________________________________

b. Travel in the ancient world was slightly more involved.  When his ship was unloading its cargo where does Paul pass the time? ______________________________________________________________________

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c.  Is there any indication that these were not led by the Spirit in warning Paul? _________________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________________

d. Equally, was Paul convinced that the Spirit was urging him forward?

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e. Was there genuine brotherly love between Paul and these disciples? _______________________________

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II.              On to Caesarea (vs. 6-12)

a.  With whom do Paul and company stay in Caesarea? __________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________________

b. What was noteworthy of Philip and his daughters? ___________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________________

c. While at Philip’s house a guest from Judea arrives.  Who I he and what do we know of him? _________________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________________

d.  Similar to Old Testament prophets Agabus makes symbolic use of props to make his warning to Paul…what is it? __________________________________________________________________________________

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e. What does Agabus see ahead of Paul? _____________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________________

f.  Are any of the warnings outside the parameters of what God had told Ananias would happen to Paul (Acts 9:15-16)? __________________________________________________________________________________

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III.            I Am Ready… (vs. 13-14)

a.  Was Paul pushing forward in the will of God or against it? ________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________________

b. Were the warnings the Holy Spirit trying to stop Paul or maybe awaken Paul’s support partners along the way? __________________________________________________________________________________

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c. Was Paul in any way deterred by the pleading? _______________________________________________

 

IV. Application:  How can we walk with the same confidence Paul demonstrated? _____________________________________________________________________________________

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