Three days after Festus had arrived in the province, he went up from Caesarea to Jerusalem where the chief priests and the leaders of the Jews gave him a report against Paul. They appealed to him and requested, as a favor to them against Paul, to have him transferred to Jerusalem. They were, in fact, planning an ambush to kill him along the way. Festus replied that Paul was being kept at Caesarea, and that he himself intended to go there shortly. “So,” he said, “let those of you who have the authority come down with me, and if there is anything wrong about the man, let them accuse him.”
Want to dig deeper? Additional Scripture Suggestions:
1 Samuel 23:19-21
Time for Reflection
In addition to the 4 questions found on the attached bookmark consider the following:
Once again, after 2 years in prison, the leaders of the Jews in Jerusalem are plotting against Paul. Why do you think that the leaders are so concerned about Paul’s message that they are still concerned about what he has to say?
In today’s time, who or what would have the authority to prevent you from sharing the gospel with others? How would you stand against them?