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Paul: God’s Apostle - Trial Upon Trial - Acts 21-26 (am)

June 28th, 2009

A Sermon on Acts 21-26 by Jason Porter at Morning Church on the 28th of June 2009.

Sermon outline:

  • Caesarea
  • Destination: Jerusalem
  • Roman soldiers intervene to quell the disturbance (21:33)
  • Paul tells his story: ministry to the Gentiles (22:21)
  • Brought before the Sanhedrin (22:30)
  • Destination: Rome (23:11)
  • A plot to kill Paul (23:12-22)
  • Extradited to Caesarea (23:23-35)
  • Trial before Governor Antonius Felix
  • Paul explains his innocence and on several occasions speaks at length with Felix and Drusilla
  • Trial before Porcius Festus (25:1-22)
  • Jerusalem or Rome?
  • Trial before Agrippa II (25:23-26:32)
  • Conclusion:
    • Prayerful trust in a Sovereign God
    • Opportunities not just problems
    • Respect authority but be wise
    • Faithfully obey God despite the cost. You cannot say, “No, Lord”
    • Speak our story, wherever we are, trusting that God will give us the words we need
    • Faith, not fear