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Acts 26:12-32

As we continue in Acts 26, Paul is in the middle of sharing his life story/testimony of his miraculous conversion again, with royalty and Roman leadership there listening to him. It is towards the end of this that Festus has had enough of Paul’s words, but Paul has clearly convicted King Agrippa, who says “you…

Acts 25:1-27; 26:1-11

We are told at the end of Acts chapter 24 that Paul was under arrest by Felix for two years in Caesarea before Felix is replaced as governor by Festus. Acts chapter 25 and 26 continue this story after these two years as Festus tries to understand what to do with Paul. In today’s message…

Acts 24:10-27

Continuing Paul’s initial hearing in Caesarea before Felix in chapter 24, Paul defends himself, and clearly states his case for acquittal before Felix. Even though the charges are clearly erroneous, Felix has political pressures related to his relationship with the Jews and keeps Paul in chains for the time being. During this time, Paul has…