In verses 10-21, Paul makes his defense before Felix.
In verse 9, Paul is accused by a crowd.
Its easier to be boldly negative in a crowd.
In verses 1-8, Tertullus accuses Paul of many different poor behaviors.
- Paul’s accusers make their case
- Paul delivers his defense
- Felix waits for a bribe
- Felix leaves Paul in prison
Paul is told, in verses 34-35, that he will be held for questioning once his accusers arrive.
In verses 25-33, Paul is handed over to another political leader, Governor Felix.
In verses 12-24, we read about a plot to kill Paul.
Without his nephew’s help, the plan probably would have worked.
In verse 11, Paul is called to share his message in Rome, just as he was a witness in Jerusalem.
In verses 6-10, Paul takes advantage of the disputes between the Pharisees and Sadducees to prevent having both sides attack him in a united assault.
It stirs things up so much that the Roman commander fears for Paul’s life and removes him from the Sanhedrin.