July 25 – Paul’s Third Journey
Some men there made their living by making silver shrines for false gods, like the goddess Artemis. If people started to believe what Paul was saying, they could lose their livelihood! The men started a riot. Paul wanted to speak to the people, but the disciples would not let him. They feared for Paul’s life. After the uproar was over, Paul left for Macedonia.
In Troas, a city in Macedonia, Paul spoke about Jesus late into the night. One young man
named Eutychus (Y OO tih kuhs) was sitting on a window sill, listening, when he fell asleep. He
fell out the window from the third story and died. But Paul—through the power of God—brought him back to life.
Sometime later, Paul decided to go back to Jerusalem. Along the way, a prophet named Agabus came to Paul. He took Paul’s belt and tied his own feet and hands. Then he said that the Jews in Jerusalem would bind Paul’s hands and feet in the same way. Paul’s friends begged him not to go. But Paul was not afraid to be arrested—or even to die—for the name of Jesus, so Paul kept going toward Jerusalem.
Paul told about Jesus even when he was in danger. Paul shared the gospel with people who
didn’t know Jesus. He told people to turn from their sins and trust in Jesus, and he encouraged believers in the church to keep loving Jesus. God changed the people’s hearts, and they turned away from their sin. The good news about Jesus is powerful and life-giving.
Paul left Corinth to go to Ephesus. With whom did he travel: Aquila and Priscilla, or Sonny andCher? (Aquila and Priscilla, Acts 18:18-19 ) How long did Paul teach at the school in Ephesus: one year or two years? (two years, Acts 19:9-10 ) Demetrius caused trouble for Paul. What silver items did Demetrius make for a living: shrines of Artemis, or spoons and forks? (shrines of Artemis, Acts 19:24 ) Did Eutychus fall asleep right out the window, or did he jump out to escape a fire? (fell asleep and fell out of the window, Acts 20:9 ) Agabus warned Paul about going to Jerusalem. What did he say would happen to Paul: he would be bound hand and foot, or he would be given a parade through the city? (Paul would be bound hand and foot, Acts 21:10-11) What did Paul tell people to do: eat more apple pie, or turn from their sins and trust Jesus? (Paul told people to turn from their sins and trust in Jesus.)
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