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1 New Testament Survey Class #10 Paul in Prison & Prison Epistles

2 Paul’s Journey to Jerusalem Acts 21:1-15 Who does Luke meet? Acts 21:8 Philip the evangelist/deacon Acts 21:15 Mnason – an early disciple Acts 21:18 James the brother of Jesus

3 Acts 21 Thousands of Jewish disciples zealous for the law Paul takes James’ advice Riot against Paul

4 Paul’s defenses Acts 22 – to the crowd – ends in another riot Acts 23 – before the Sanhedrin – ends in uproar Acts 24 – before Felix – the Roman governor Acts 25 - before Festus – appeal to Caesar Acts 26 – before Agrippa – Paul will go to Rome Acts 23:11 – God’s plan all along

5 Paul emphasizes the Resurrection 22:8 & : to the crowd 23:6 - to the Sanhedrin 24:15 - to Felix 25:10 - to Festus 26:8 - to Agrippa

6 The 4 prison epistles Paul in prison Eph 3:1, 4:1, 6:20; Phil 1:12-13 Col 1:24; Philemon v.1 Tychius carried the letters with Onesimus Eph 6:21 & Col 4:7 (Tychius) Col 4:8 & Philemon v10 (Onesimus) From “Paul & Timothy” Phil 1:1; Col 1:1; Philemon v.1

7 Ephesians No personal references like other letters – yet Paul spent 3 years there in Acts 19 Some ancient copies omit “in Ephesus” in v.1 Perhaps a circular letter to Asia via Ephesus Colossians is similar to Ephesians - Col 4:16 mentions letter to Laodicea

8 How would you summarize Ephesians in one word?

9 GRACE (appears 7 times) Eph 2:8 For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing, it is the gift of God.

10 How would you summarize Ephesians in one word? CHURCH (appears 9 times) Eph 1:22-23 Jesus - head of the church his body Eph 4:11-16 the church brings us to maturity

11 Colossians Similarities to Ephesians 1:18 Jesus is the head of the church his body 1:28 being brought to maturity Col 3 = Eph 4 & 5 –practical teaching about living a holy life, godly families and slaves & masters Differences from Ephesians Col 2 - the “Colossian heresy” Col 4 – personal references

12 Christology in Colossians Col 1:15-20 – Jesus “is the image of the invisible God…by him all things were created…in him all things hold together…in him all the fullness of God was pleased to dwell.” Paul teaches Jesus is divine in a letter written around 60AD – not a legendary development of the late 1 st Century.

13 Philemon Personal appeal by Paul on behalf of Onesimus (runaway slave who became a disciple) to his master Philemon (a disciple known to Paul).

14 Philippians & generosity 4:15-16 looks back to Acts 17 -Philippi supported Paul financially Acts 20:1 = II Cor 8:1-2 -Philippi gave to Jerusalem church 4:18 – Philippi again supports Paul

15 Paul’s love for Phil church Personal pronoun over 100 times 1:3-4 thanks God in joy for their partnership in the gospel 1:7 holds them in his heart 1:19 confident they are praying for him 2:19 hopes to send Timothy to be encouraged by news from them 4:1 loves and longs for them

16 How would you summarize Philippians in one word?

17 REJOICE! (appears 11 times) The word “Joy” appears another 6 times.

18 Phil 4:4 (song no. 111) Rejoice in the Lord always and again I say rejoice; Rejoice in the Lord always and again I say rejoice. Rejoice, rejoice and again I say rejoice; Rejoice, rejoice and again I say rejoice.


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