Oct 28, 2021
In this episode, Erin Olson asks the question, "If you were put on trial today, what would the charges be?" as continues her series in the book of Acts (Chapters 24, 25, and 26). In these chapters, Paul stands trial first before the governor, Felix and then in front of Festus. His case was then also heard in front of King Herod Agrippa II (the last of the Herod dynasty). None of them could find that Paul was guilty of anything and would have turned him loose except for the fact they wanted to find favor with the Jews (Felix was a political hack and was looking for a bribe) and Paul had requested to be heard by Caesar. Given that he was kept as a prisoner, the transport to Rome as a prisoner would be the means in which God got Paul to Rome.
The continual sharing of the Gospel and the conviction brought on those who weren’t Christians by the Holy Spirit, brought a range of emotions to Paul’s listeners. Some were angered, some were frustrated, some were fearful, and some were callous. Each time Paul spoke, the people who were listening had their sins exposed in some manner. As A.W. Tozer said, “Not death but sin should be our great fear.”
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