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Acts 26:1-32 Message

Acts 26:1-32 Message

THE TRUE DEMONSTRATION OF THANKSGIVING Acts 26:1-32, Key verse 29 “Paul replied, ‘Short time or long- I pray to God that not only you but all who are listening to me today may become what I am, except for these chains.” According to the scriptures, the books of Luke and Acts are two volumes of a single work written by Luke himself. Together they tell the story of how God first invited the people of Israel, and then all nations,…

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Acts 27 Questions

Acts 27 Questions

GOD’S GRACE IN THE STORM Acts 27:1-44, Key Verse: 27:24 “…and said, ‘Do not be afraid, Paul. You must stand trial before Caesar; and God has graciously given you the lives of all who sail with you.’” 1. Read verses 1-8. What was their destination? Who was with Paul on board? Who was in command? Describe and trace the journey to Fair Havens. (What is the “lee”?) 2. Read verses 9-12. What was Paul’s warning? What reasons are given for…

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Acts 26 Message

Acts 26 Message

I WAS NOT DISOBEDIENT TO THE VISION FROM HEAVEN Acts 26:1-32 Key Verse: 26:19 “So then, King Agrippa, I was not disobedient to the vision from heaven.” Part one, Paul before Agrippa. Some brief background information is called for as we set the stage for chapter 26. The apostle Paul is in prison, which we know is a situation Paul is very familiar with at this point in his life, he is in Caesarea which is located on the coast…

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Acts 26:1-32 Questions

Acts 26:1-32 Questions

I WAS NOT DISOBEDIENT TO THE VISION FROM HEAVEN Acts 26:1-32 Key Verse: 26:19 “So then, King Agrippa, I was not disobedient to the vision from heaven.” 1. Read verses 1-3. Who was King Agrippa? What did Paul know about him? (1-3; 26,27) What was his prayer for him? (28-29) 2. Read verses 4-8. What did the Jews know about Paul’s background? How was Paul’s hope in Jesus related to his Jewish background? How was his present situation related to…

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Acts 25:1-27 Questions

Acts 25:1-27 Questions

“I APPEAL TO CAESAR!” Acts 25:1-27 Key Verse: 25:11 1. Read verses 1-3. Who succeeded Felix as governor? Why did Felix leave Paul in prison? What did Festus do after taking over the rule of the province? What did the Jews in Jerusalem request? Why? 2. Read verses 4-5. How did Festus respond to the request? Read verses 6-8. Describe the trial before Festus, including the accusations of the Jews and Paul’s defense. 3. Read verses 9-12. What option did…

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Acts 25:1-27 Message

Acts 25:1-27 Message

“I APPEAL TO CAESAR!” Acts 25:1-27 Key Verse 25:11 “‘If, however, I am guilty of doing anything deserving death, I do not refuse to die. But if the charges brought against me by these Jews are not true, no one has the right to hand me over to them. I appeal to Caesar!’” The book of Acts is now heading toward the end. We know Paul would end up in Rome as the Lord envisioned it. But, in this chapter,…

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Acts 24:1-27 Questions

Acts 24:1-27 Questions

PAUL’S HOPE IN THE RESURRECTION Acts 24:1-27 Key Verse: 24:15 “…and I have the same hope in God as these men themselves have, that there will be a resurrection of both the righteous and the wicked.” 1. Read verses 1-4. How did Paul come to be in Caesarea? Why did Ananias and Tertullus and other religious leaders go there? Who was Felix? 2. Read verses 5-9. What charges did Tertullus bring against Paul? Read verses 10-13. How did Paul begin…

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Acts 24:1-27 Message

Acts 24:1-27 Message

PAUL’S HOPE IN THE RESURRECTION Acts 24:1-27 Key Verse: 24:15 “…and I have the same hope in God as these men themselves have, that there will be a resurrection of both the righteous and the wicked.” Last week, we saw how the Risen Christ stood beside Paul in the Roman barracks and said, “Take courage! As you have testified about me in Jerusalem, so you must also testify in Rome.” It showed us that even world-class missionaries like Paul sometimes…

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Acts 22:30-23:35 Questions

Acts 22:30-23:35 Questions

TAKE COURAGE! YOU MUST TESTIFY IN ROME Acts 22:30-23:35 Key Verse: 23:11 1. Read 22:30. What had happened the day before? Why was Paul being accused by the Jews? Why did the Roman commander send Paul to the Sanhedrin? Did Paul and the Sanhedrin members know each other? How? 2. Read 23:1-5. What was Paul’s opening statement to the Sanhedrin? What was the response of the high priest Ananias? Why? How did Paul respond? Why? How did Paul make his…

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Acts 22:30-23:35 Message

Acts 22:30-23:35 Message

TAKE COURAGE! YOU MUST TESTIFY IN ROME Acts 22:30-23:35 Key Verse: 23:11 “The following night the Lord stood near Paul and said, ‘Take courage! As you have testified about me in Jerusalem, so you must also testify in Rome.’” When we watch the news, we find that there is so much evil in the world. It seems that people in the world plan evil and succeed. Even some Christians question God’s existence like Jeremiah did when they see so much…

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