An Infusion of Courage

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  • Song Name: An Infusion of Courage
  • Artist: Rev Tim Pickard
  • Album: Book of Acts 2021
  • Year: 2021

How did Paul have courage to continue his mission for the Lord? Let's look at Paul's life from Acts 23.
1) Paul’s Actions: Paul acts to avoid death. In a trial where its clear he’s just going to get a guilty verdict he acts wisely/shrewdly to avoid death. And in the course of it he also gets to proclaim the fulfillment of Jewish hopes of the resurrection in Jesus. There’s a lesson here that we’re called to act, to act wisely, etc.
1) Jesus’ Protection: Jesus comes to Paul and speaks words guaranteeing his protection- Jesus will make sure that he does indeed testify in Rome. This is huge in light of the fact that there are forty men who have committed to making sure Paul dies. Turns out Jesus wins this battle. Through his sovereign orchestrating of events he protects Paul. Whatever mission he has for our lives we can know he is with us and he can guarantee it.