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Acts 21: Kill Him!

Is anyone else struck by how much the account of Peter’s and now Paul’s life in Acts parallels Jesus’ life?

For instance, just in today’s reading alone, we are approaching the end of Acts and Paul is in the Temple doing an act of “purification.”  Unbelieving Jews have charges trumped-up against him.  A mob demands that Paul be killed.  Yesterday we saw Paul in a “Gethsemane moment” of solitude and a “last supper” with dear disciples in Ephesus.  Next, we will see a series of Jewish and Romans trials that are anything but conclusive.  I have never noticed this parallelism before.

Maybe the point is that Jesus’ followers will be exactly that: followers.  They will share the experiences of Jesus.

Have you noticed this?  In what details?  

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