Acts Chapter 21
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Question & things to think about from chapter 21
 
1)  On the journey to Jerusalem, first at Tyre then at Caesarea, there are prophecies that Paul is going into danger, culminating in that of Agabus. Agabus is clearly correct in his prophecy, but how did the Christians react to these prophecies? What was Paul’s reaction? Can we tell who was correct? 

2)  When he arrives at Jerusalem, he relates all that God had done among the Gentiles. The local Judean Christians are glad and share how God has also blessed their ministry amongst the local Judeans. There is, however, a problem. What exactly is this problem? Was Paul actually guilty of doing this? 
 
3)  The elder’s solution is for Paul to show that he does, indeed, still follow the Law, and Paul agrees to this. How does this square with Paul’s insistence that we are no longer under the Law? Is he being wishy-washy, or duplicitous here? 
 
4)  Despite doing what had been suggested, there are still those who stir up trouble in the temple. This is, partly, based on a misapprehension. Why would it have been so bad for Paul to bring Trophimus into the temple (though he didn’t do it)? 

5)   The uproar quickly catches the attention of the Romans, who come out in force, subdue the crowd and arrest Paul. When they get him to the barracks, it quickly becomes clear that he is not who they thought he was. Why might they have made this mistake?

Notice that the chapter ends in a rather odd place, just as Paul starts to address the crowd. These divisions are somewhat arbitrary and it can be best to ignore them if possible.