Stone Creek Bible Church
Thursday, August 17, 2017
A Christ-centered Fellowship
C.O.D.E. 56 (5th & 6th graders) meets each Sunday during our
9:00 a.m. service

Lesson 9          Paul's 3rd Journey                     Week of August 13th

(Tyre, Caesarea,) Jerusalem

THEME: Wisdom
SCRIPTURE:  Acts 21-22
GOAL: That the students would be able to discuss how to put our confidence in God's wisdom and have the knowledge that nothing can separate


Paul and Luke left Macedonia and Asia Minor (Turkey) knowing that he would never see his friends again, Paul encouraged them by reminding them that nothing can separate us from God's love.  While in Trye a group of Christians begged Paul not to go to Jerusalem Paul was determined to celebrate **Pentecost there.  (Acts 21:3-8)

In Caesarea, a believer named Agabus predicted Paul's fate. (Acts 21:9-11) While there the church told Paul they loved him and begged him not to go.  But Paul was determined and told them he was ready to die for Jesus.  So some of the believers accompanied Paul to Jerusalem (Acts 21:12-19)

Some lies about Paul letting gentiles into the Temple,  led to Paul being dragged out and beat until Roman offcials broke it up and then locked in chains in Antonio Fortress (Acts 21:30-36)

Paul spoke to the Romans in Greek, but he used Hebrew to speak to the Jews.  He defended himself and argued he would never take a Gentle into the temple.  He detailed his Jewish heritage and told about his conversion on the road to Damascus.  But when he spoke about taking the Gospel to the Gentiles because the Jews refused the Good News, a riot broke out. (Acts 21:37-22:21).

The Romans were quick to break up the riot and the Commander ordered Paul whipped.  At this point Paul revealed that he was a roman citizen! (Acts 22-29)

**Pentecost, also known as Shovous, is the 4th Feast Day in Leviticus, (Leviticus 23:15-22) After Jesus went back to heaven, the disciples were in Jerusalem celebrating Pentecost when the Holy Spirit came to them, (Acts 2:1=4).  Today Christians celebrate Pentecost as the birthday of the church.


 Situated high above the surrounding territory, there are several hills within the walls of Jerusalem is less than 11 acres, built on terraces.  It has been destroyed and rebuilt many times.  Conquered and occupied by various invading armies, it was a walled city when it was captured by David to be his capital.  It was a walled city when it was captured by David to be his capital.  It was the most important of Solomon's royal cities because of the temple.  The city grew under King Herod to a population of about 200,000.  Herod was a builder.  He rebuilt the temple, a palace, an amphitheatre and a fort. Jerusalem is also known as the City of God, Zion, and the Holy City.  Loosely translated, Jerusalem means "City of Peace.'


Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, rejoice. Let your reasonableness be known to everyone. The Lord is at hand; do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.” (Philippians 4:4–7, ESV)

I can do all things through him who strengthens me.” (Philippians 4:13, ESV)