the gospel on trial

SDC12256 Acts 25:1-26:32.  During his two years in prison at Caesarea, Paul had opportunity to defend his actions against the accusations of his Jewish antagonists.  In doing so, Paul makes it clear that the gospel message he has preached is really what is on trial.  He outlines that gospel message this way. God calls upon all people to repent (26:20), to surrender to his will for their sanctification (26:18), to obey his word by proving their faith with works (26:20). God promises present forgiveness (26:18), and a future resurrection to eternal life (25:19; 26:6-8, 23). That is the hope which Paul proclaimed.

LORD, give us the courage to proclaim your gospel, and the understanding to proclaim the whole gospel.

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About Jefferson Vann

Jefferson Vann is a former Christian missionary who now lives in Williamsburg, Virginia. If your church or small group would like to hear Jeff speak, you can contact him at marmsky@gmail.com -- !
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