Acts Chapter 20
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Question & things to think about from chapter 20
 
1)   The chapter starts with an incredibly brief mention of Paul’s work through Macedonia and Greece. Then, suddenly, as the return journey begins, we get a list of names of those with him and a lot more detail about the journey. Note that this is another passage where “they” turns into “we”. Why do you think this whole, long, part of this journey is given such short shrift? 

2)   At Troas, Paul speaks with the church long into the night and Eutychus, a young man, nods off and falls from the upper room. He is not killed, however, but is found by Paul alive (note that it does not say that he was brought back to life).
 
Paul starts to speak when they gathered to “break bread”. What does this mean and when would this have been? Does the fact that they “break bread” again after the Eutychus incident change how you see it? 

 
3)  Paul is trying to get to Jerusalem by Pentecost. He left for Troas just after the days of unleavened bread. How long does that allow for the journey and how would avoiding Asia (Turkey) help?
 
4)   Although he is avoiding travelling through Asia, he does have to stop at various places along the coast, and does so at Miletus, which is not far from Ephesus. While there, he summons the Ephesian elders and speaks to them. What is the essence of his speech? 

5)   Paul says that he knows that prison and affliction await him (and that he has been told so in every city he has passed through!), yet he will still go. Why is this? What was so important in Jerusalem? 
 
He also says that they will not see him again. Was that, in fact the case?