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SECTION VII

Pauls Missionary Campaign in Asia


[Acts 18:18 Acts 20:38]
(Pauls Third Missionary Journey)
CHAPTER 20
ACTS OF THE APOSTLES
ACTS OF THE APOSTLES CHAPTER 20

3 Sections
1. Paul Leaves Ephesus for Macedonia and
Achaia [vv1-6]
2. Paul Raises Eutychus from the Dead in Troas
[vv7-12]
3. Pauls Farewell to the Ephesian Elders at
Miletus [vv13-38]
PAUL LEAVES EPHESUS FOR MACEDONIA AND ACHAIA
[VV1-6]
Paul
Called together the
believers & with words of
encouragement said
goodbye to them
Left and went on to
Macedonia
Went through those
regions & encouraged
the people with many
messages
PAUL LEAVES EPHESUS FOR MACEDONIA AND ACHAIA
[VV1-6]
Then went to Achaia

Stayed for three months

Was getting ready to go to


Syria, found
The Jews plotting against him

So decided to go back
through Macedonia
Then came to Philippi

Sailed from there to Troas


after the Festival of
Unleavened Bread
PAUL LEAVES EPHESUS FOR MACEDONIA AND ACHAIA
[VV1-6]
Pauls travelling companions
Sopater son of Pyrrhus from
Berea
Aristarchus and Secundus,
from Thessalonica;
Gaius, from Derbe;

Tychicus and Trophimus, from


the province of Asia
Timothy from Lystra

Luke probably from Troas


PAUL RAISES EUTYCHUS FROM THE DEAD IN TROAS
[VV7-12]
Paul
In Troas

Saturday evening

Gathered for fellowship


meal
Met in an upstairs room

Spoke to the people until


midnight [leaving the
next day]
PAUL RAISES EUTYCHUS FROM THE DEAD IN TROAS
[VV7-12]
Eutychus
Seated in the window

Got sleepier and sleepier

Finally fell sound asleep

Then fell from the third


storey to the ground
The people went to pick
him up but was already
dead
PAUL RAISES EUTYCHUS FROM THE DEAD IN TROAS
[VV7-12]
Paul
Went down

Threw himself on Eutychus

Hugged him

Told the people not to worry

Eutychus was still alive

Eutychus then became alive


again
PAUL RAISES EUTYCHUS FROM THE DEAD IN TROAS
[VV7-12]
Paul
Then went back upstairs,

Broke bread, and ate with


the people
Talked with them for a long
time until sunrise
Left, & the people took back
Eutychus alive and greatly
comforted
Peter also raised someone
from the dead - Dorcas
PAULS FAREWELL TO THE EPHESIAN ELDERS AT MILETUS
[VV13-38]
Paul
Travelled to Assos by land

Some of his companions


sailed off to Assos to meet
him there
Went on board the ship

Sailed to Mitylene Chios


Samos Miletus [next
day]
PAULS FAREWELL TO THE EPHESIAN ELDERS AT MILETUS
[VV13-38]
Paul
By pass Ephesus

In a hurry to arrive in
Jerusalem by the day of
Pentecost
Did not want to lose any time
in the province of Asia
Sent message to the elders
of the church of Ephesus to
meet him in Miletus
PAULS FAREWELL TO THE EPHESIAN ELDERS AT MILETUS
[VV13-38]
Pauls farewell message to the
elders of Ephesus
1) Spoke of his ministry to them
at Ephesus
Reminded them of how he
had lived & worked among
them with great humility and
suffering
Of his testing by the Jews and
his faithful preaching &
teaching ministry, both to the
Jews & Gentiles
PAULS FAREWELL TO THE EPHESIAN ELDERS AT MILETUS
[VV13-38]
2) Spoke about his future
sufferings
The Spirit compelling him to
go to Jerusalem [he did not
know what would await him
except more trials &
suffering]
His overriding concern - not
his life but that he might
complete the task Christ had
given him
PAULS FAREWELL TO THE EPHESIAN ELDERS AT MILETUS
[VV13-38]
Declared his conscience
was clear that he had not
shrunk from his responsibility
of preaching Gods whole
purpose of salvation to them
Told them he was not
responsible if any of them
perished
PAULS FAREWELL TO THE EPHESIAN ELDERS AT MILETUS
[VV13-38]
3) Exhorted the elders to keep
watch over themselves & the
flock God had given them
To be vigilant there would be
people both form outside &
inside who would come like
fierce wolves and teach false
doctrines and cause Gods
people to go astray
Asked them to be watchful &
remember that he had taught
them faithfully with many tears
for three years
PAULS FAREWELL TO THE EPHESIAN ELDERS AT MILETUS
[VV13-38]
4) Committed them to God and His
word of grace to build them up and
to bless them
5) Declared that he had never
coveted anyones money or goods
but had supported himself and his
companions
6) Showed them by his example of
hard work that they were to follow
him in helping the weak
7) Ended by telling them to
remember Jesus saying that there
is more happiness in giving than in
receiving
PAULS FAREWELL TO THE EPHESIAN ELDERS AT MILETUS
[VV13-38]
When Paul finished speaking
Knelt down with them &
prayed
Elders were all crying as they
hugged and kissed Paul
goodbye
They were all feeling sad
because he had told them that
they would never see him
again
They went with him to the ship
POSSIBLE LESSONS TO BE LEARNT
POSSIBLE LESSONS TO BE LEARNT

6) To be willing to learn from more matured


Christians
7) To speak with boldness and courage the
Gospel
8) To have a thorough knowledge of the Word of
God
9) To work alongside other Christians for the work
of God
ACTS OF APOSTLES

CHAPTERS 21
ACTS OF THE APOSTLES CHAPTERS
21 & 22

5 Sections

1. Paul Journeys to Jerusalem [vv1-16] (Pauls


third missionary journey)
2. Paul Goes to See James and the Jerusalem Church
Elders [vv17-26]
3. Paul is Mobbed in the Temple [27-36]
4. Paul Makes His Defense [21:37-22:21]
5. Paul Reveals His Roman Citizenship [vv22-30]
PAUL JOURNEYS TO JERUSALEM
VV1-16]
Paul & his companions
Left Miletus

Sailed to Cos
Rhodes Patara
Boarded a ship going
to Phonecia
Sailed to Tyre in Syria

In Tyre
- Found believers

- Stayed for a week


PAUL JOURNEYS TO JERUSALEM
VV1-16]
By the power of the Spirit, the
believers told Paul not to go
to Jerusalem
But they left anyway
The believers in Tyre, [wives
& children] went with them
out of the city to the beach
They knelt & prayed before
saying goodbye
Paul & his friends then went
on board the ship and sailed
off
PAUL JOURNEYS TO JERUSALEM
VV1-16]
Paul & friends
Continued voyage from Tyre
to Ptolemais
greeted by believers;
Stayed with them for a day
Next day, left & arrived in
Caesarea
Stayed at Philips house
PAUL JOURNEYS TO JERUSALEM
VV1-16]
Philip
evangelist, one of the seven
chosen as helpers in
Jerusalem
had four unmarried
daughters proclaimed
Gods message
stayed several days
Prophet Agabus arrived
Judea
PAUL JOURNEYS TO JERUSALEM
VV1-16]
Prophet Agabus
took Pauls belt

Tied up his own feet and


hands with it
Told them the Holy Spirit
said the owner of the belt
# would be tied up in this
way by the Jews in
Jerusalem
# hand him over to the
Gentiles
PAUL JOURNEYS TO JERUSALEM
VV1-16]
Paul
begged by his friends & other
believers not to go to Jerusalem
Told them not to cry & break his
heart
Ready not only to be tied up in
Jerusalem
But even to die there for the
sake of the Lord Jesus
Could not be convinced by his
friends; gave up, asked that the
Lords will be done
PAUL JOURNEYS TO JERUSALEM
VV1-16]
Paul
After some time in Caesarea

Got ready and left for Jerusalem

Some disciples from Caesarea

Went with them

Took them to the Mnasons


house where they stayed
Mnason
From Cyprus

A believer since the early days


PAUL GOES TO SEE JAMES AND THE
JERUSALEM CHURCH ELDERS
[VV17-26]
Paul
With his friends in Jerusalem

Welcomed warmly by the believers

Saw James & all the church elders

Greeted them

Gave a complete report of everything that God had done


among the Gentile through his work
Response to Pauls report
Praised God
PAUL GOES TO SEE JAMES AND THE
JERUSALEM CHURCH ELDERS
[VV17-26]
The church elders comment and request
Many Jews who had became believers were devoted to the
Law
They were told that Paul was teaching all the Jews who live
in Gentile countries
to abandon the Law of Moses
not to circumcise their children or
follow the Jewish custom

They told Paul that the Jews were sure to have heard that
Paul has arrived in Jerusalem
PAUL GOES TO SEE JAMES AND THE
JERUSALEM CHURCH ELDERS
[VV17-26]
They, the church elders
asked Paul
to accompany four of their men who had taken a vow
join them in their ceremony of purification
to pay their expenses
told Paul that
then the Jews would come to understand that there was no
truth in the rumours
that Paul himself was a Law-abiding Jew
PAUL GOES TO SEE JAMES AND THE
JERUSALEM CHURCH ELDERS
[VV17-26]
They, the church elders
Added that
a letter was sent to the Gentiles who had become believers
telling them
not to eat food offered to idols, blood, animals that
had been strangled
to keep from sexual immorality

Paul
Submitted to their request
next day, took them and performed the ceremony of
purification with them
PAUL GOES TO SEE JAMES AND THE
JERUSALEM CHURCH ELDERS
[VV17-26]
Paul
Went into the Temple
Gave notice of the number of days to the end of the
period of purification [when a sacrifice would be offered
for each of them]
PAUL IS MOBBED IN THE TEMPLE [27-
36]
The Seven days about to end
Some Jews from Asia

Saw Paul in the Temple

Stirred up the whole crowd

Grabbed Paul

Shouted that
Paul the man who went everywhere
teaching everyone against the people of
Israel, the Law of Moses and the Temple
Accused Paul of bringing Gentiles
into the Temple and defiling it
PAUL IS MOBBED IN THE TEMPLE [27-
36]
[they saw Trophimus, a
Gentile with Paul in the
city; thought Paul had
brought him into the
Temple]
Results
Confusion spread
through the whole city
The people all ran
together
Grabbed Paul

Mob started; tried to kill


PAUL IS MOBBED IN THE TEMPLE [27-
36]
How Paul was saved from the mob
A report sent to the Roman
commander all Jerusalem
was rioting
Commander
Took some officers & soldiers
Rushed down to the crowd
The people stopped beating Paul
Put Paul in chains
Arrested Paul
Tried to find out who Paul was &
what had he done
PAUL IS MOBBED IN THE TEMPLE [27-
36]
There was such confusion
different people shouted
different things
Commander
could not find out exactly what had
happened
ordered his men to take Paul to the
fort
Walked a few steps only; soldiers
had to carry Paul the mob was
so wild
They came after Paul screaming
PAUL MAKES HIS DEFENSE [21:37-
22:21]
Paul : Asked the commander in
Greek if he could say something
Commander:
surprised Paul spoke in Greek

asked if Paul was the Egyptian


who started a revolution some
time ago
Led four thousand armed
terrorists into the desert
Paul: told him that he was a Jew,
Born in Tarsus, Cilicia,
POSSIBLE LESSONS TO BE LEARNT
THIRD MISSIONARY JOURNEY AD 52-56
ACTS 18:23 - 21:17
18:23

18:24 APOLLOS
19:1

19:8

19:21 RIOT

20:1

20:7

20:13 TO MILETUS

20:17

21:1

21:17
& PHRYGIA
GALATIA

EPHESUS
PAUL TO

PREACHING
&
TEACHING

GREECE
A &
MACEDONI

TROAS

FAREWELLL

JERUSALEM
TO
GALATIA & PHRYGIA EPHESUS MACEDONIA & GREECE TROAS TO JERUSALEM
MISSION A MISSION B MISSION C
FOLLOW-UP NEW FOLLOW-UP CONCLUDING
ABOUT 3 YEARS 10 - 14 MONTHS

PERSONNEL

DURATION

Itinerary determinants

MINISTRIES

2 Cor written from Macedonia


1 Cor written Romans written from Corinth
Key messages

Opposition & deliverance

Signs & miracles

Spiritual fruit

Key verses