Verses 17-26. Paul’s arrival at Jerusalem. He relates to the leaders of the church at Jerusalem all that God has done among the gentiles.
(a) What problem did James consider would thus arise (verses 20-22)?
(b) Practical action is recommended to Paul (verses 23-26)?
(c) What principles determined Paul’s action?
Cf. 20:24; 1 Cor. 9:20-23; 10:23, 33. How might these principles affect your own attitudes to others?
Verses 27-36. Paul’s arrest at Jerusalem.
Try to picture the vivid scenes.
Why did it happen? Trace the parallels-at least five-between the treatment given to Paul and to Christ. Do you expect men to treat you better than they did Christ?