21.23: Is Jesus the Hero of Your Story and Are You Bold Enough to Tell It?

We last left the Apostle Paul in Caesarea having appeared before the Roman governor, Felix. He spent 2 years there. Hopefully, Felix and others converted. We’ll never know. Now, there’s a new governor, Festus, whose headquarters is Caesarea. So, Paul has to appear in front of him. Here in Acts 25 and 26, Paul is questioned by Festus and the Jewish King Herod Agrippa. King Agrippa is the last of the Herodian kings. His father was the King Herod who tried Jesus, and died a rather gruesome death in Acts 12. His grandfather was Herod the Great who had all the babies killed in Bethlehem when Jesus was born thinking he’d be killing the “King of the Jews“.

Here the Book of Acts gets even more dramatic as the Jewish religious leaders hate Paul so much that they conspire to kill him. Yet, Jesus uses the situation to keep preaching the gospel. That’s boldness.

Paul gets to tell his conversion story yet again to a new group of people. It differs slightly from Acts 9 and Acts 22. (You might want to go back and compare them.) But, Jesus is always the hero of his story.

Let’s read through both chapters, then we’ll go over some points to ponder. Let’s dig in…

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Jesus said, “Anyone with ears to hear must listen to the Spirit and understand what he is saying to the churches.” ~ ‭‭Revelation‬ ‭3:22‬ ‭NLT‬‬ – this is repeated 14 times in scripture. Kind of gives the idea that God wants us to pay attention.

If you want to reap all the benefits of salvation including the 1-way, non-stop ticket to Heaven then…

Believe. Repent. Be Baptized. Receive the Holy Spirit.

Pray this prayer humbly and wholeheartedly…

“Dear Lord Jesus, I know I am a sinner. I believe You died for my sins. Please forgive me. Right now, I turn from my sins and open the door of my heart and my life to you. I confess You as my personal Lord and Savior. I surrender my whole life to you and I will follow you for the rest of my life. Thank You, Jesus, for saving me. In Jesus’ name, Amen.”

Jesus is coming back soon! Are you ready?

Soli Deo Gloria — To God Alone Be the Glory!

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