Visits to a number of cities are covered in a summary way, probably because Luke was not present for this part of the trip. We are told the story of a man who fell asleep during a sermon. He died as a result, but was then brought back to life. As Paul heads toward Jerusalem, opposition from the Jews makes it clear he will not be welcomed there. His friends do not want him to go to Jerusalem, but Paul feels God wants him to go there, no matter what the consequence.
The love people show for Paul is amazing. They travel great distances on foot just to talk with him. How much appreciation do you show for those who have ministered to you? How open are you to listening to a sermon that lasts all night? How much of an investment are you making to expose yourself to the teaching of spiritual leaders?