Acts 22: Paul’s Incarceration adn Defense Before The Council

1. What caused the crowd to listen to Paul in v. 2?

2.  Read Paul’s conversion in chapter 9, and 22:3-21:
      Who had Paul really been persecuting?

3. Why is Paul’s mention of Gamaliel significant? (v. 3 and Acts 5:34)

4. How intense was Saul’s persecution of the church?  (v. 4)

5. What is the first thing Ananias said to Paul in v. 13?

6. What did Paul emphasize about his conversion?
      (v. 15 & Galatians 1:15 & Romans 1:1)

7. Why did God tell Paul to leave Jerusalem so quickly?  (v. 18)

8. What word made Paul immediately unpopular?  (v. 21)

9. Do you feel called to a specific people-group? If so, which one?

10. Research the concept of Jews “throwing dust in the air.”  (v. 23)
        Why was this done?

11. What did the chief captain want to know in v. 24?

12. What method of “examination” (punishment) did the captain order? (vv. 24-25)

13. Where is your true citizenship, according to Philippians 3:20?

14. What legal protest did Paul make in v. 25?

15. Was Paul’s Roman citizenship by naturalization, payment, or by birth?

16. As a Roman citizen, what rights had Paul been denied?  (25:10 & 16)

17. How did the officer and soldiers react to Paul’s protest? (vv. 26-29)

18. List three examples of how civic laws protect the rights of Christians.

Maxim of the Moment

Love’s demise is indifference.