Unlikely Opportunities

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  • Song Name: Unlikely Opportunities
  • Artist: Rev Tim Pickard
  • Album: Book of Acts 2021
  • Year: 2021

This week's sermon looks at 5 different topics found in Acts 24-26. They are:
1) Judges- Felix, Festus, Agrippa
2) Accusations- causing riots, illegal religion, defiling temple
3) Defense- Paul denies allegations, points out there is no proof, presents what he was actually about and what he actually did
4) Offense- Paul doesn’t just defend himself- he is looking to preach the gospel to these rulers and see them come to Christ
5) Verdict- while they don’t ever give a verdict because of their self-interest, the Roman authorities clearly see Paul as innocent.

There are four lessons we can learn this week:
1) Wisdom in Relating to Government
2) Showing Christianity is Good for Society
3) Being Ready for Every Opportunity for the gospel
4) Being on Guard Against idols/self-interest that blinds you to Christ’s glory