<> Consistent opposition by unbelievers:

A. at Cyprus, by Elymas the sorcerer - Acts 13:8
B. at Antioch, by disgruntled Jews - Acts 13:45-50
C. at Iconium, by the Jews - Acts 14:2-5
D. at Thessalonica, by envious Jews - Acts 17:5 & I Th. 2:14-16
E. at Berea, by the Jews - Acts 17:13
F. at Corinth, by the Jews - Acts 18:6 & 12
G. at Ephesus, by the Jews - Acts 19:9 & 20:19
H. at Ephesus, by the silversmiths - Acts 19:24-26

<> Faced continual assassination plots:

A. in Damascus - Acts 9:23-25 & II Cor. 11:32-33
B. in Jerusalem, during his first visit -  Acts 9:29
C. in Macedonia, during third missional tour - Acts 20:3
D. in Jerusalem, by angry Jews - Acts 21:30-31
E. in Jerusalem, by angry Jews - Acts 23:10
F. in Jerusalem, by 40 avowed Jews - Acts 23:12-22
G. in Caesarea, by angry Jews - Acts 25:3

<> Mocked and ridiculed: - I Cor. 4:9-10

A. in Athens, by philosophers - Acts 17:18-32
B. in Caesarea, by Festus - Acts 26:24
C. in Corinth - I Cor. 4:9-10 & II Cor. 10:10

<> False allegations against him:

A. in Jerusalem, regarding Moses’ law - Acts 21:21 & 28
B. in Jerusalem, regarding sedition - Acts 24:5-9
C. in Caesarea, regarding insanity - Acts 26:24

<> Incarcerated:

A. at Philippi - Acts 16:19-24
B. at Caesarea - Acts 24:27
C. First Roman imprisonment - Acts 28:20; Eph. 6:20; Phil. 1:13
D. Second Roman imprisonment - II Tim. 1:8 & 2:9

<> Initially mistrusted by other Believers - Acts 9:26

<> Probably plagued by poor eyesight - Gal. 4:15 & 6:11

<> Internal turmoil regarding sin - Rom. 7:14-24 & I Cor. 9:27

<> Grief due to Gentile unbelief - Phil. 3:18

<> Grief due to Jewish unbelief - Rom. 9:2-3

<> Abandoned by co-workers - Acts 13:13; 15:37-38 & II Tim. 4:10

<> Stoned and presumed dead - Acts 14:19 & II Cor. 11:25

<> Forsaken by almost everyone - II Tim. 4:11 & 16

<> Dangerous journeys/personal suffering - II Cor. 11:26-27

<> Manual labor - usually tent making - Acts 18:3 & 20:34-35; I Cor. 4:12;

<> Struck in the face - Acts 23:2

<> Faced four oceanic storms/shipwrecks - Acts 27:14-20 & II Cor. 11:25

<> Beaten five times - II Cor. 11:24-25

<> Snake bitten - Acts 28:3-4

“But none of these things concern me. My life is of no importance compared to the joy of finishing my race, and being faithful to the ministry the Lord Jesus has entrusted to me to declare the Gospel of the grace of God”   (Acts 20:24)


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