Daniel and Erick wrap up Acts in this episode. Paul sets sail to Rome but it is anything but “smooth sailing.” God’s commitment to getting Paul to Rome amplified through a storm, ship-wreak and snake bite. The lives of all the prisoners are spared for the sake of Paul and they finally reach Rome. Paul is on house arrest and calls the Jews to come listen to him. And Luke ends the book with words that set the trajectory of the future church.
This is a live episode of 30 Minutes in the New Testament recorded at Hillcrest Lutheran Academy in Fergus Falls, Minnesota. Daniel and Erick discuss Mary and Martha hosting Jesus, what it means to abide in Christ and how fruit and good works come forth. Live episodes are always a lot of fun, so have a listen!
Before Paul is sent to Rome he stands before King Agrippa. We see how politics come into play as the leaders try to figure out what to do. Paul argues for the resurrection being an orthodox Jewish position. He then recounts his conversion again, as part of his defense. What does the indium “kick against the goads” mean and why does Paul use it? Festus thinks Paul has gone insane and the leaders agree to send him to Rome. Daniel and Erick discuss all of this. Have a listen!
Forty men make an oath not to eat until they kill Paul and put together a plan to carry it out. The Tribune won’t go along with the plot and instead sends Paul to the Governor. Felix puts Paul in prison where he spends the next two years. The new Governor tries to get Paul to go back to Jerusalem but Paul appeals to Caesar and is sent to Rome. Daniel and Erick discuss all this and more. Have a listen!