'Caesarea' Tagged Posts

AC81 – Paul’s Success

Was Paul’s evangelism successful? In around two years, he had spoken to the Roman Tribune Lysias in Jerusalem, the Sanhedrin Council in Jerusalem, and Felix, Festus, and Agrippa in Caesarea, along with others. As far as we know, none of them became believers in Jesus Christ. Was he successful.

AC77 – Agrippa Will Hear Paul

What should I write? Paul had appealed to Caesar, exercising his right as a Roman citizen. While that helped Festus out of a jam in trying to upset neither the Romans nor the Jews, he still had to send a report to Nero that would explain the case and the appeal. Agrippa came to visit the new governor and agreed to hear…

AC76 – Appeal to Caesar

New Governor and New Trial Paul had been imprisoned for two years. Felix was succeeded by Festus as governor in Caesarea. The Jews from Jerusalem were still trying to kill Paul and seeking extradition to execute their plan. Festus did not grant that request, but does have another trial for Paul.

AC74 – The Unfair Fight

False Charges Paul had been moved to Caesarea to the custody of the governor, Felix. Ananias and some of the priest came from Jerusalem to charge Paul before the governor. They use similar tactics as what they used against Jesus thirty years before. Will they work as well this time?

AC73 – Jesus Encourages Paul

What now? The hearing before the Sanhedrin didn’t go well and Lysias had to remove Paul, fearing he would be killed. By the next morning, a conspiracy was formed to kill Paul and the cooperation of the chief priests was secured. Paul received a special visit and encouragement to keep his courage.

AC66 – Suffering in God’s Will

Don’t Go To Jerusalem! The farewell scene with the elders of the church in Ephesus has ended and Paul departs for Jerusalem. The journey there from Miletus has three stages and the warnings coming to Paul escalate up to Paul’s final declaration on the matter. He will go to Jerusalem.