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Acts 21 - AMP

2 There we found a ship crossing over to Phoenicia; so we went aboard and sailed away. 3 After we had sighted Cyprus, leaving it on our left we sailed on to Syria and put in at Tyre, for there the ship was to unload her cargo. 4 And having looked up the disciples there, we remained with them for seven days. Prompted by the Spirit, they kept telling Paul not to set foot in Jerusalem. 5 But when our time there was ended, we left and proceeded on our journey; and all of them with their wives and children accompanied us on our way till we were outside the city. There we knelt down on the beach and prayed. 6 Then when we had told one another farewell, we went on board the ship, and they returned to their own homes. 7 When we had completed the voyage from Tyre, we landed at Ptolemais, where we paid our respects to the brethren and remained with them for one day. 8 On the morrow we left there and came to Caesarea; and we went into the house of Philip the evangelist, who was one of the Seven , and stayed with him. 9 And he had four maiden daughters who had the gift of prophecy. 10 While we were remaining there for some time, a prophet named Agabus came down from Judea. 11 And coming to us, he took Paul's belt and with it bound his own feet and hands and said, Thus says the Holy Spirit: The Jews at Jerusalem shall bind like this the man who owns this belt, and they shall deliver him into the hands of the Gentiles (heathen). 12 When we heard this, both we and the residents of that place pleaded with him not to go up to Jerusalem. 13 Then Paul replied, What do you mean by weeping and breaking my heart like this? For I hold myself in readiness not only to be arrested and bound and imprisoned at Jerusalem, but also to die for the name of the Lord Jesus. 14 And when he would not yield to persuading, we stopped , saying, The Lord's will be done! 15 After these days we packed our baggage and went up to Jerusalem. 16 And some of the disciples from Caesarea came with us, conducting us to the house of Mnason, a man from Cyprus, one of the disciples of long standing, with whom we were to lodge. 17 When we arrived in Jerusalem, the brethren received and welcomed us gladly. 18 On the next day Paul went in with us to James, and all the elders of the church were present . 19 After saluting them, Paul gave a detailed account of the things God had done among the Gentiles through his ministry. 20 And upon hearing it, they adored and exalted and praised and thanked God. And they said to , You see, brother, how many thousands of believers there are among the Jews, and all of them are enthusiastic upholders of the Law. 21 Now they have been informed about you that you continually teach all the Jews who live among the Gentiles to turn back from and forsake Moses, advising them not to circumcise their children or pay any attention to the observance of the customs. 22 What then should be done? A multitude will come together, for they will surely hear that you have arrived. 23 Therefore do just what we tell you. With us are four men who have taken a vow upon themselves. 24 Take these men and purify yourself along with them and pay their expenses , so that they may have their heads shaved. Thus everybody will know that there is no truth in what they have been told about you, but that you yourself walk in observance of the Law. 25 But with regard to the Gentiles who have believed (adhered to, trusted in, and relied on Christ), we have sent them a letter with our decision that they should keep themselves free from anything that has been sacrificed to idols and from blood and which have been strangled and from all impurity and sexual immorality. 26 Then Paul took the men with him and the following day purifying himself along with them. And they entered the temple to give notice when the days of purification (the ending of each vow) would be fulfilled and the usual offering could be presented on behalf of each of them. 27 When the seven days were drawing to a close, some of the Jews from Asia, who had caught sight of Paul in the temple, incited all the rabble and laid hands on him, 28 Shouting, Men of Israel, help! This is the man who is teaching everybody everywhere against the people and the Law and this place! Moreover, he has also brought Greeks into the temple; he has desecrated and polluted this holy place! 29 For they had previously seen Trophimus the Ephesian in the city with Paul and they supposed that he had brought the man into the temple . 30 Then the whole city was aroused and thrown into confusion, and the people rushed together; they laid hands on Paul and dragged him outside the temple, and immediately the gates were closed. 31 Now while they were trying to kill him, word came to the commandant of the regular Roman garrison that the whole of Jerusalem was in a state of ferment. 32 So immediately he took soldiers and centurions and hurried down among them; and when the people saw the commandant and the troops, they stopped beating Paul. 33 Then the commandant approached and arrested Paul and ordered that he be secured with two chains. He then inquired who he was and what he had done. 34 Some in the crowd kept shouting back one thing and others something else, and since he could not ascertain the facts because of the furor, he ordered that Paul be removed to the barracks. 35 And when came to mount the steps, he was actually being carried by the soldiers because of the violence of the mob; 36 For the mass of the people kept following them, shouting, Away with him! 37 Just as Paul was about to be taken into the barracks, he asked the commandant, May I say something to you? And the man replied, Can you speak Greek? 38 Are you not then the Egyptian who not long ago stirred up a rebellion and led those 4,000 men who were cutthroats out into the wilderness (desert)? 39 Paul answered, I am a Jew, from Tarsus in Cilicia, a citizen of no insignificant or undistinguished city. I beg you, allow me to address the people. 40 And when the man had granted him permission, Paul, standing on the steps, gestured with his hand to the people; and there was a great hush. Then he spoke to them in the Hebrew dialect, saying:



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James Lee avatar
Understanding God’s Will?
Shared by: James Lee on Dec, 2016
Summary: Paul has left Ephesus and is now heading for Jerusalem. In the first few verses of Acts 21 we see that after a couple of stops, Paul and his traveling companions, arrived at Caesarea. Adapted from a series by Pastor Jerry Shirley.
Series: Acts Series
Scripture: Acts 21:10-14
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 36
James Lee avatar
What do I do with God’s Will Acts
Shared by: James Lee on Dec, 2016
Summary: Last week we looked at understanding God’s will… “God’ what do You want me to do right here right now that will honor You?”This week, once I understand God’s will, what do do with it? Adapted from a series by Pastor Jerry Shirley.
Series: Acts Series
Scripture: Acts 21:14
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 0
David Owens avatar
Understanding What Paul Understood
Shared by: David Owens on Aug, 2016
Summary: In this sermon, we look at some of the difficulties that Paul faced and how he endured them by trusting in God. He understood that God would always be with him, and that although God would not remove the difficulties, God would enable him to overcome.
Scripture: Acts 21:1-23:24
Views: 206
bala samson avatar
Unmarried daughters of Philip
Shared by: bala samson on May, 2016
Summary: When you are going through severe trials, God knows you cannot do it alone, He would send you good believers, pastors and also send you to the right church to learn the right doctrines
Mark Schaeufele avatar
Dealing With Rumors
Shared by: Mark Schaeufele on May, 2016
Summary: Living out the gospel always dispels false rumors.
Series: AD
Scripture: Acts 21:15-25
Denomination: Assembly Of God
Views: 311
Davon Huss avatar
Family Integrated
Shared by: Davon Huss on May, 2016
Summary: Let's talk about the family integrated movement (Material adapted from Greene Community Church at: http://greenechurch.com/family-integrated/)
Rev. Matthew Parker avatar
Ready for Anything, Come What May
Shared by: Rev. Matthew Parker on Jan, 2016
Summary: The Apostle Paul was ready for anything, for persecution or for death. How did he get that way? How do we get ready to be able to handle what ever may come our way.
Leon Dasrath avatar
Being ready to share your testimony
Shared by: Leon Dasrath on Jul, 2015
Summary: Jesus has given each and everyone of us a testimony of His grace over our lives, use it for His glory
Series: Acts of God
GUY GLASS avatar
WHAT IT TAKES TO BE A REAL WITNESS FOR CHRIST.
Shared by: GUY GLASS on Apr, 2014
Summary: A sober look at the ministry of Paul
Scripture: Acts 21:1-40
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 426
T.J. Conwell avatar
Responding to Trouble
Shared by: T.J. Conwell on Sep, 2013
Summary: This sermon examines two critical question for a believer to understand and apply: 1) Can suffering be God's will for us? -and- 2) How should we act when we know suffering awaits us? (Acts 21)
Dan Proctor avatar
Overcoming the Tendency to Blame God for Our Choices (Part 3)
Shared by: Dan Proctor on Apr, 2013
Summary: The greatest apostle in the New Testament was mobbed, arrested, jailed, and eventually executed. A person might ask, “Why would God do this to Paul?” Isn’t it sad that we look to blame God? People must understand that choices always have consequences. The
Scripture: Acts 21:1-40
Denomination: Bible Church
Views: 508
Dan Proctor avatar
Overcoming the Tendency to Blame God for Our Choices (Part 2)
Shared by: Dan Proctor on Apr, 2013
Summary: The greatest apostle in the New Testament was mobbed, arrested, jailed, and eventually executed. A person might ask, “Why would God do this to Paul?” Isn’t it sad that we look to blame God? People must understand that choices always have consequences. The
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Scripture: Acts 21:1-40
Denomination: Bible Church
Views: 714
Dan Proctor avatar
Overcoming the Tendency to Blame God for Our Choices (Part 1)
Shared by: Dan Proctor on Apr, 2013
Summary: There are many internal benefits and blessings of problems. Let’s examine some of those benefits.
Series: Acts 9-28
Scripture: Acts 21:1-40
Denomination: Bible Church
Views: 546
Jonathan Russell avatar
What to do with Your Words
Shared by: Jonathan Russell on Oct, 2011
Summary: This message examines the power that our words can have
based on 3 ratings
Scripture: Acts 21:17-22:29
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 1,340
Jonathan Russell avatar
Courageous Commitment
Shared by: Jonathan Russell on Oct, 2011
Summary: This message focuses on the need for believers to have courageous commitment as they follow God in this world
based on 6 ratings
Scripture: Acts 21:1-16
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 2,511
Milo Velebir avatar
Shave your head for Jesus and be free!
Shared by: Milo Velebir on Jul, 2011
Summary: We are not only free FROM but also free FOR.
Scripture: Acts 21:17-24
Denomination: Lutheran
Views: 968
J.D. Tutell avatar
Preparing for the End
Shared by: J.D. Tutell on Dec, 2010
Summary: In Paul's trip to Jerusalem we see that when God sends you a hardship He also prepares you to go through it.
based on 8 ratings
Scripture: Acts 21:10-25
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 1,837
Gordon Curley avatar
MANS ADVICE VS GODS VOICE
Shared by: Gordon Curley on Nov, 2010
Summary: MANS ADVICE VS GODS VOICE (PowerPoint slides to accompany this talk are available on request - email: gcurley@gcurley.info)
based on 2 ratings
Scripture: Acts 21:1-17
Denomination: Brethren
Views: 860
Gordon Curley avatar
An unanswerable argument
Shared by: Gordon Curley on Nov, 2010
Summary: The power of sharing your testimony. (PowerPoint slides to accompany this talk are available on request - email: gcurley@gcurley.info)
Scripture: Acts 21:40-22:30
Denomination: Brethren
Views: 347
james ( Jim ) highland avatar
Overcoming the Stuck Places
Shared by: james ( Jim ) highland on Sep, 2010
Summary: How the occurance of stopped or stuck places can shape your life.
based on 1 rating
Scripture: Acts 20:22-21:33
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 2,715
Peter Loughman avatar
Keeping Up Appearances
Shared by: Peter Loughman on Mar, 2010
Summary: Do we equate the things we love about our Churches with the authority of Scripture? You bet we do.
based on 5 ratings
Scripture: Acts 21:17-26
Views: 2,994
Mark Opperman avatar
Preparing for Your Future
Shared by: Mark Opperman on Dec, 2009
Summary: Our preparation for the future must be based on God’s loving presence and the good plan He has for our lives.
based on 2 ratings
Scripture: Acts 21:1-15
Denomination: Assembly Of God
Views: 2,930
Mark Opperman avatar
Keeping the Peace
Shared by: Mark Opperman on Dec, 2009
Summary: Our words and actions have a direct impact on the unity of the church.
based on 3 ratings
Scripture: Acts 21:16-26
Denomination: Assembly Of God
Views: 1,736
Mark Opperman avatar
Doing It God’s Way
Shared by: Mark Opperman on Dec, 2009
Summary: If we want to see God’s will done in our lives, then we must commit ourselves to doing things His way.
based on 1 rating
Scripture: Acts 21:27-40
Denomination: Assembly Of God
Views: 1,329
Charles Wallis avatar
Ready to Die, Ready to Live
Shared by: Charles Wallis on Jun, 2009
Summary: Paul said he was ready to die. To live fully for Christ, we must be ready to die for Christ.
Scripture: Acts 21:13
Denomination: Pentecostal
Views: 2,198
Byron Harvey avatar
Bound and Determined
Shared by: Byron Harvey on Mar, 2009
Summary: Paul is warned not to go to Jerusalem, but he is bound and determined to trust God and go, even if it costs him dearly.
based on 1 rating
Scripture: Acts 21:1-16
Denomination: Evangelical Free
Views: 956
Byron Harvey avatar
Under Arrest
Shared by: Byron Harvey on Mar, 2009
Summary: Paul goes to Jerusalem and is arrested; is he doing the will of God?
based on 3 ratings
Scripture: Acts 21:17-36
Denomination: Evangelical Free
Views: 1,638
Byron Harvey avatar
A Question of Identity
Shared by: Byron Harvey on Mar, 2009
Summary: Identity determines destiny.
Scripture: Acts 21:37-22:21
Denomination: Evangelical Free
Views: 1,087
Richard White avatar
Difference Makers Know their Story
Shared by: Richard White on Mar, 2009
Summary: People are drawn to storytellers. Just as Paul told his story, someone is waiting to hear yours.
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Scripture: Acts 21:49-22:21
Views: 1,344
Jason Jones avatar
Can I Get a Witness?
Shared by: Jason Jones on Mar, 2009
Summary: Exposition of Paul’s testimony that he gave the crowds in the temple mount that had rioted trying to kill him
Series: Acts