The Apostle Paul                                (Passionate  Disciple)                   by Dr. Ralph F. Wilson      

Week 10


10. Paul’s Imprisonment, Release, and Death (Acts 24-28, 57-65 AD)

10.1. Imprisonment in Caesarea (57-59 AD)

Trial before Governor Felix (Acts 24)

Charges against Paul

Paul’s Hearing before Governor Porcius Festus (Acts 25:1-12)

Paul’s Hearing before King Agrippa and Bernice (Acts 25:13-26:32)

Should Paul Have Appealed to Caesar?

10.2. Voyage to Rome (59-60 AD)

Shelter at the Island of Crete (Acts 27:7-15).

The Storm and Shipwreck (Acts 27:13-44)

Healing Ministry in Malta (Acts 28:1-10)

On to Rome (Acts 28:11-16)

Paul Preaches to the Jews in Rome (Acts 28:17-29)

Jewish Unbelief (Acts 28:25-28)

Structure of the Book of Acts

All Israel Will Be Saved (Romans 11:25-32)

Paul’s First Imprisonment in Rome (Acts 28:30-31, 60-62 AD)

10.3. Paul’s Release in 62 AD

Paul’s Ministry from 62 to 64 AD

10.4. Paul’s Final Days and a Christian View of Death

Rome Burns; Christians Are Blamed

Enduring Hardship (2 Timothy)

Paul’s Loneliness at the End (2 Timothy 4:9-11, 16-18)

The Time for My Departure Has Come (2 Timothy 4:6)

Finishing the Race Well (2 Timothy 4:7)

The Crown of Righteousness (2 Timothy 4:8)

Paul Dies, 64-65 AD

10.5. At Home with the Lord (2 Corinthians 5:6-10)

Longing for Home (2 Corinthians 5:6-8)

The Problem with the Doctrine of ‘Soul Sleep’

Walk by Faith, Not by Sight (2 Corinthians 5:7)

The Judgment Seat of Christ (2 Corinthians 5:9-10)

10.6. To Live Is Christ, to Die Is Gain (Philippians 1:19-25)

Rejoicing that Christ Will Be Exalted (Philippians 1:18b-19)

To Live Is Christ, to Die Is Gain (Philippians 1:20-21)

To Be with Christ Is Far Better (Philippians 1:22-26)

Lessons for Disciples

Alpha and Omega MBC was founded in Chicago as a church committed to promoting the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

Alpha and Omega is a community minded and family friendly church where a stranger can find a friend and families can worship together.


As a community minded church we endeavor to bring community minded activities and resources to our members as well as the surrounding community.


Our goal is to expand our community projects to include and after school program as well as an adult continuing education center among our services that would be of value to our members and surrounding community.



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