Paul Arrives in Rome

Saturday, June 6, 2015
This is the final chapter in this study of the book of Acts! There is a set of Snapshots of the Apostle Paul review worksheets. The students will write a brief summary under each 'photo'.
We’ve been studying about Paul’s life. The last couple of weeks we talked about Paul being put on a ship and taken to Rome, but on the way, there was a storm and their boat hit a sandbar. They swam to the Island of Malta.

Remember that a poisonous snake bit Paul when he was putting sticks onto a fire, but nothing happened to him. Paul healed the Island Governor's father and people came to him to be healed after they saw what Paul could do.
The people on the island gave Paul and his companions everything they needed to continue their travel. They left the island after being there for three months.
The scripture for today is Acts 28:11-31. They stopped a couple of places on the way to Rome and they followed the south winds and landed in Puteoli. They found the Christians there and stayed for seven days.

They traveled and stopped two more places and when Paul saw the Christians from these other places, Paul was thankful to God, and it made him stronger to know that there were more Christians.

When they arrived in Rome, the prisoners were handed over to the captain of the guard. Paul was allowed to stay by himself with a soldier to guard him.
After three days, Paul called the chief of the Jews together. He explained what had happened to him, why he was a prisoner and how they should have let him go but didn’t.  He said they had examined him, they wanted to let him go because there wasn’t a reason to put him to death.

Paul told them that he had appealed to Caesar. And now Paul has called for the Jews. He wanted to tell them why he was there and ask for help. They told Paul that they hadn’t received any letters about him, and they hadn’t heard anything bad about him either.

They told Paul that they wanted to hear what he thought. They set up a day for the people to go to where Paul was staying. Paul talked about Moses and the old law and the Old Testament prophets. Paul explained to them about Jesus. A lot of people came to see Paul to hear what he had to say. Some of them believed and some did not. After Paul talked to them, the Jews left and had great discussions about what Paul had told them.
Read Acts 28:30-31: Luke tells us that Paul rented a house for two years, and that he was permitted to stay there. Paul was allowed to see everyone that came to visit him, and he taught everyone that he could about Jesus.

Paul wrote the Books of Colossians, Philemon, Ephesians, and Philippians while he was a prisoner in Rome. These letters were written around A.D. 60 to 61.
For this last lesson in our study of the book of Acts, I created these worksheets. They are Snapshots of the Apostle Paul. They are various 'photos' of Paul and what we have been studying. The students can write a basic summary under each photo while you review Paul's life. They are in color only. Click here to print.
Updated Snapshots of the Apostle Paul Worksheets
This is a fun and different project that I have done for years. Click here to see the directions and more photos.
Click here to print the worksheet.

You can find all the Acts worksheets here.

Today's Bible Verse:  Acts 28:16 

Scripture taken from the New King James Version®. Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson.
Used by permission.


  1. Thank so much for sharing this with us at Good Morning Mondays. Thank you for being a faithful supporter of this link up. Blessings

  2. Your Bible studies for children are always so well written. Thanks so much for making them available. I hope you had an amazing Mother's Day, Debbie!!


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