Rick Taylor - In Acts 21-28, Paul is on his way back to Jerusalem after three years of teaching in Ephesus. He ends this third missionary journey by collecting an offering for the poor and destitute Christians who remained in Jerusalem in spite of the persecution they faced there. When Paul gets to Jerusalem he is arrested and kept in Roman custody for two years before being shipped off to Rome to stand trial before Nero. These chapters depict a man caught between two cultures...Jewish and Roman. God uses Paul in both cultures to accomplish His will.