The apostle Paul was actively opposing the church when Jesus stopped him dead in his tracks and turned him around. He was on a war against Christianity. He was not seeking after the truth. He was convinced that he knew the truth. But Jesus met him on the road to Damascus. Paul described his conversion … More Unlikely converts
In our Bible reading passage for today, we come to Paul’s testimony before Agrippa in Acts 26. In a message, “Christ’s Purpose in Evangelism,” Dr. John Piper said: When Jesus looked into the future and predicted what would happen to his disciples, he said something very sobering, but also very encouraging. He said (in Luke 21:12–13), … More God is the master evangelistic planner
February 20 Acts 26:1-18 (ESV) Paul’s Defense Before Agrippa 26:1 So Agrippa said to Paul, “You have permission to speak for yourself.” Then Paul stretched out his hand and made his defense: 2 “I consider myself fortunate that it is before you, King Agrippa, I am going to make my defense today against all the accusations of … More February 20 Acts 26:1-18
We can learn alot from the experiences of Paul. God has given His precious promises to us, too. Some are promises for all people for all times, while others may be only for certain people of a certain time in history. But we can be sure that just as God fulfilled all of His purposes … More Comedy of errors or “all things for good”?
But Paul said, “I am standing before Caesar’s tribunal, where I ought to be tried. To the Jews I have done no wrong, as you yourself know very well. If then I am a wrongdoer and have committed anything for which I deserve to die, I do not seek to escape death. But if there is nothing … More Paul’s Appeal
February 18 Acts 25:1-12 (ESV) Paul Appeals to Caesar 25:1 Now three days after Festus had arrived in the province, he went up to Jerusalem from Caesarea. 2 And the chief priests and the principal men of the Jews laid out their case against Paul, and they urged him, 3 asking as a favor against Paul  that he summon him to … More February 18 Acts 25:1-12
February 17 Acts 24 (ESV) Paul Before Felix at Caesarea 24:1 And after five days the high priest Ananias came down with some elders and a spokesman, one Tertullus. They laid before the governor their case against Paul. 2 And when he had been summoned, Tertullus began to accuse him, saying: “Since through you we enjoy much peace, … More February 17 Acts 24