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February 6, 2021

The lesson on February 7, 2021 was part 4 of the “Acts – When and Why?” study.  As usual, Wayne provides a quick review of what we have previously covered in prior lessons and then takes us to today’s focus which to look at the Apostle Paul’s ministry towards prison.  We are learning to review Acts and tie in historical dates which helps us provide more context of the when and why.  We start with Acts 1:6-8 and learn that Paul’s ministry in Acts is colored by the way Acts begins.  We covered Isaiah 49:5,6 comparing Acts 13:46,47.  Acts 1:8 to Romans 11:7-24, 1Cor 14:21 where Paul is involved with the provoking of Israel. Acts 1:9-11 KJV (Daniel 7:13-14, Zechariah 14:4).  We covered the conditional promises of a looming judgment as explained in Deuteronomy 29:24 KJV.  At the end of the lesson, Wayne took us through the third missionary journey of Paul.  The scripture reading was from Acts 24:22-27 KJV

“22 And when Felix heard these things, having more perfect knowledge of that way, he deferred them, and said, When Lysias the chief captain shall come down, I will know the uttermost of your matter. 23 And he commanded a centurion to keep Paul, and to let him have liberty, and that he should forbid none of his acquaintance to minister or come unto him. 24 And after certain days, when Felix came with his wife Drusilla, which was a Jewess, he sent for Paul, and heard him concerning the faith in Christ. 25 And as he reasoned of righteousness, temperance, and judgment to come Felix trembled, and answered, Go thy way for this time; when I have a convenient season, I will call for thee. 26 He hoped also that money should have been given him of Paul, that he might loose him: wherefore he sent for him the oftener, and communed with him. 27 But after two years Porcius Festus came into Felix’ room: and Felix, willing to shew the Jews a pleasure, left Paul bound.”




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From the Study: Acts – When and Why?