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Acts 23 - AMP

2 At this the high priest Ananias ordered those who stood near him to strike him on the mouth. 3 Then Paul said to him, God is about to strike you, you whitewashed wall! Do you sit as a judge to try me in accordance with the Law, and yet in defiance of the Law you order me to be struck? 4 Those who stood near exclaimed, Do you rail at and insult the high priest of God? 5 And Paul said, I was not conscious, brethren, that he was a high priest; for the Scripture says, You shall not speak ill of a ruler of your people. 6 But Paul, when he perceived that one part of them were Sadducees and the other part Pharisees, cried out to the council (Sanhedrin), Brethren, I am a Pharisee, a son of Pharisees; it is with regard to the hope and the resurrection of the dead that I am indicted and being judged. 7 So when he had said this, an angry dispute arose between the Pharisees and the Sadducees; and the whole assemblage was divided . 8 For the Sadducees hold that there is no resurrection, nor angel nor spirit, but the Pharisees declare openly and speak out freely, acknowledging them both. 9 Then a great uproar ensued, and some of the scribes of the Pharisees' party stood up and thoroughly fought the case, and declaring, We find nothing evil or wrong in this man. But if a spirit or an angel spoke to him--? Let us not fight against God! 10 And when the strife became more and more tense and violent, the commandant, fearing that Paul would be torn in pieces by them, ordered the troops to go down and take him forcibly from among them and conduct him back into the barracks. 11 And following night the Lord stood beside Paul and said, Take courage, Paul, for as you have borne faithful witness concerning Me at Jerusalem, so you must also bear witness at Rome. 12 Now when daylight came, the Jews formed a plot and bound themselves by an oath and under a curse neither to eat nor drink till they had done away with Paul. 13 There were more than forty , who formed this conspiracy . 14 And they went to the chief priests and elders, saying, We have strictly bound ourselves by an oath and under a curse not to taste any food until we have slain Paul. 15 So now you, along with the council (Sanhedrin), give notice to the commandant to bring down to you, as if you were going to investigate his case more accurately. But we are ready to slay him before he comes near. 16 But the son of Paul's sister heard of their intended attack, and he went and got into the barracks and told Paul. 17 Then Paul, calling in one of the centurions, said, Take this young man to the commandant, for he has something to report to him. 18 So he took him and conducted him to the commandant and said, Paul the prisoner called me to him and requested me to conduct this young man to you, for he has something to report to you. 19 The commandant took him by the hand, and going aside with him, asked privately, What is it that you have to report to me? 20 And he replied, The Jews have agreed to ask you to bring Paul down to the council (Sanhedrin) tomorrow, as if intending to examine him more exactly. 21 But do not yield to their persuasion, for more than forty of their men are lying in ambush waiting for him, having bound themselves by an oath and under a curse neither to eat nor drink till they have killed him; and even now they are all ready, waiting for your promise. 22 So the commandant sent the youth away, charging him, Do not disclose to anyone that you have given me this information. 23 Then summoning two of the centurions, he said, Have two hundred footmen ready by the third hour of the night (about 9:00 p.m.) to go as far as Caesarea, with seventy horsemen and two hundred spearmen. 24 Also provide beasts for mounts for Paul to ride, and bring him in safety to Felix the governor. 25 And he wrote a letter having this message: 26 Claudius Lysias sends greetings to His Excellency Felix the governor. 27 This man was seized by the Jews, and was about to be killed by them when I came upon them with the troops and rescued him, because I learned that he is a Roman citizen. 28 And wishing to know the exact accusation which they were making against him, I brought him down before their council (Sanhedrin), 29 I found that he was charged in regard to questions of their own law, but he was accused of nothing that would call for death or for imprisonment. 30 when it was pointed out to me that there would be a conspiracy against the man, I sent him to you immediately, directing his accusers also to present before you their charge against him. 31 So the soldiers, in compliance with their instructions, took Paul and conducted him during the night to Antipatris. 32 And the next day they returned to the barracks, leaving the mounted men to proceed with him. 33 When these came to Caesarea and gave the letter to the governor, they also presented Paul before him. 34 Having read the letter, he asked to what province belonged. When he discovered that he was from Cilicia , 35 He said, I will hear your case Marvin Vincent, Word Studies.fully when your accusers also have come. And he ordered that an eye be kept on him in Herod's palace (the Praetorium).



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James Lee avatar
Just When I Need Him Most
Shared by: James Lee on Dec, 2016
Summary: I need to remind myself, from time to time, that He has a reason for everything. Adapted from a series by Pastor Jerry Shirley.
Series: Acts Series
Scripture: Acts 23:10-11
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 29
James Lee avatar
Just When I Need Him Most
Shared by: James Lee on Dec, 2016
Summary: Paul is in prison, yet he has an Ambassador attitude, meaning that he sees himself as is a representative from a foreign land. Original written by Jerry Shirley.
Series: Acts Series
Scripture: Acts 23:10-11
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 3
David Owens avatar
Understanding What Paul Understood
Shared by: David Owens on Aug, 2016
Summary: In this sermon, we look at some of the difficulties that Paul faced and how he endured them by trusting in God. He understood that God would always be with him, and that although God would not remove the difficulties, God would enable him to overcome.
Scripture: Acts 21:1-23:24
Views: 201
W Pat Cunningham avatar
Revealing the Mystery of Jesus's Divine Life
Shared by: W Pat Cunningham on May, 2016
Summary: In the end, what we are seeking is the glory of the Father
Scripture: Acts 22:30-23:11
Denomination: Catholic
Views: 86
John Gaston avatar
The Command to "Cheer Up!"
Shared by: John Gaston on Nov, 2015
Summary: In one of Paul's most discouraged moments, the Lord Jesus appeared to him and told him to cheer up, giving him several reasons why. We too should be buoyed by the same command and encouragements.
W Pat Cunningham avatar
Ministry to the Young and our Evangelical Mission
Shared by: W Pat Cunningham on May, 2015
Summary: In our quest to be One Church, we must show forth Goodness, Beauty, and Truth, especially to the young.
Scripture: Acts 22:30-23:11
Denomination: Catholic
Views: 1,003
Wade M. Hughes, Sr avatar
#1 SHAKE IT OFF
Shared by: Wade M. Hughes, Sr on Dec, 2014
Summary: Sometimes life and ministry seems to tax the joy and hope out of the believer. The attacks seem to come from every side. Am I wrong? Am I in the wrong place? Problems? Hang on, if the snake bites, shake it into the fire and go on.
Nelson Emeonu avatar
The End of All Conspiracy
Shared by: Nelson Emeonu on Dec, 2013
Summary: The conspiracy of the evil ones against a child of God shall not stand. One with God is in the majority. He cares for His children and His counsel shall stand forever. Remember,If God is for you, no one can be against you.Trust in Him always.
based on 1 rating
Scripture: Acts 23:12-31
Denomination: Anglican
Views: 901
T.J. Conwell avatar
Guilt Cannot Overpower Us
Shared by: T.J. Conwell on Oct, 2013
Summary: It doesn't matter who you used to be. In spite of your past, God loves you, he will change you, and he will use you—if you open your heart to him.
Scripture: Acts 23:1-11
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 1,800
Dan Proctor avatar
When God Encourages His Children
Shared by: Dan Proctor on Jun, 2013
Summary: Maybe today you are battling discouragement or even utter despair. Please know that every believer’s heart can be encouraged by the Lord. How does God encourage His children?
Series: Acts
Scripture: Acts 23:1-11 Acts 23:1
Denomination: Bible Church
Views: 821
Gerald Roberts avatar
What Resurrection Means?
Shared by: Gerald Roberts on Mar, 2013
Summary: Resurrection means nothing to many, but to others it is everything.
based on 1 rating
Scripture: Acts 23:6
Denomination: United Methodist
Views: 890
Phillip Frye avatar
Having A Clear Conscience
Shared by: Phillip Frye on Mar, 2012
Summary: Do you have a clear conscience concerning your relationship with Christ?
based on 1 rating
Scripture: Acts 23:1-11
Denomination: Pentecostal
Views: 1,598
J.D. Tutell avatar
Character During Adversity
Shared by: J.D. Tutell on May, 2011
Summary: The character of Paul is revealed as his stands trial before the high priest who reveals he already has deemed Paul guilty.
based on 8 ratings
Scripture: Acts 23:1-11
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 3,091
Daniel Olukoya avatar
Dedication that Speak against You
Shared by: Daniel Olukoya on Mar, 2010
Summary: “Dedications that speak against you” is for everyone. It is both preventive and curative.
based on 19 ratings
Scripture: Acts 23:12
Denomination: Pentecostal
Views: 20,149
Byron Harvey avatar
Of Guilt and Innocence
Shared by: Byron Harvey on Jan, 2010
Summary: This message continues my series through the book of Acts.
Scripture: Acts 23:12-24:27
Denomination: Evangelical Free
Views: 720
Mark Opperman avatar
Becoming an Effective Witness for Christ
Shared by: Mark Opperman on Dec, 2009
Summary: Jesus wants us to be witnesses for Him, who effectively share the good news of His grace with others.
based on 4 ratings
Scripture: Acts 23:1-11
Denomination: Assembly Of God
Views: 6,750
Mark Opperman avatar
He’s Got You Covered
Shared by: Mark Opperman on Dec, 2009
Summary: No matter how hard our enemy fights against us, God will take care of us if we will trust in Him.
based on 5 ratings
Scripture: Acts 23:12-35
Denomination: Assembly Of God
Views: 5,350
Jason Jones avatar
A Mightier Deliverance
Shared by: Jason Jones on May, 2009
Summary: Exposition of Acts 23:12-35 about the excessive deliverance of Paul from the Jews
Series: Acts
based on 3 ratings
Scripture: Acts 23:12-35
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 1,698
Jason Jones avatar
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Shared by: Jason Jones on May, 2009
Summary: Exposition of the first 11 verses of Acts 23 about Paul’s informal trial in front of the Sanhedrin, his outburst, and his deliverance.
Series: Acts
based on 3 ratings
Scripture: Acts 23:1-11
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 771
Richard White avatar
Difference makers know why they believe
Shared by: Richard White on Apr, 2009
Summary: Do you know why you believe? Are you willing to die for that belief. Teh Apostles faced horrible deaths for their proclamation of the resurrection.
based on 4 ratings
Scripture: Acts 23:1-11
Views: 993
Byron Harvey avatar
The Invisible Hand
Shared by: Byron Harvey on Mar, 2009
Summary: The "invisible hand" of a sovereign God guides Paul (and us!).
based on 2 ratings
Scripture: Acts 22:22-23:11
Denomination: Evangelical Free
Views: 1,815
Stephen Collins avatar
Overcoming Guilt
Shared by: Stephen Collins on Jan, 2009
Summary: Part 13 of "Being the Church," focusing on the terrible power guilt has over many of our lives and how God overcomes guilt with the power of His grace.
based on 4 ratings
Scripture: Acts 23:1-23
Denomination: Church Of God
Views: 2,127
Tom Fuller avatar
Facing the Court
Shared by: Tom Fuller on Nov, 2008
Summary: The Apostle Paul has put himself in harms way and now stands before a Roman court. Thanks to the Lord working through other people, he is bold to share his faith - a boldness we can have too.
Series: Acts
based on 2 ratings
Scripture: Acts 23:12-24:27
Denomination: Calvary Chapel
Views: 838
Jimmy Chapman avatar
Where man rules, God will overule
Shared by: Jimmy Chapman on Oct, 2008
Summary: The Bible often teaches and illustrates the doctrine of God’s providence; His providence should be a source of great comfort and instruction for every believer.
based on 15 ratings
Scripture: Acts 23:11-35
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 2,803
Steve Shepherd avatar
Responsibilities In This World
Shared by: Steve Shepherd on Jul, 2008
Summary: In this text we see some responsibilities that we all have in this life. 1- Our duty to God 2- Our respect to man 3- Our witness to mankind
based on 34 ratings
Scripture: Acts 23:1-11
Views: 4,690
Jeff Hughes avatar
The Sanhedrin's Inquiry
Shared by: Jeff Hughes on Feb, 2008
Summary: The Sanhedrin questions one of their own who has returned.
based on 3 ratings
Scripture: Acts 23:1-35
Views: 1,133
Chris Surber avatar
Against The Grain
Shared by: Chris Surber on Sep, 2007
Summary: Let us learn from the example of Horace Bushnell. Let us find the courage in Christ, to go against the grain.
based on 4 ratings
Scripture: Acts 23:11
Denomination: Christian Church
Views: 1,507
Jon MacKinney avatar
Drawing Comfort from God's Sovereignty
Shared by: Jon MacKinney on Jun, 2007
Summary: We can find ourselves in precarious positions where we wonder what will become of us. And yet our sovereign God is using even our weakness to accomplish His purposes.
based on 9 ratings
Scripture: Acts 23:12-35
Denomination: Evangelical Free
Views: 1,530
Jon MacKinney avatar
The Sovereignty of God
Shared by: Jon MacKinney on Mar, 2007
Summary: This is a great example of how the sovereignty of God is seen in a very real event. God is in charage of every detail!
based on 8 ratings
Scripture: Acts 22:23-23:11
Denomination: Evangelical Free
Views: 1,322
Michael McCartney avatar
"Fly High" - Acts part 21
Shared by: Michael McCartney on Dec, 2006
Summary: Acts 23 teaches us that “Flying high” for the Lord means we understand that our testimony – our witness - does impact the direction of nations and that the natural law of sowing (planting) and reaping (harvesting) is also a spiritual law. Our personal wit
based on 2 ratings
Scripture: Acts 23:1-35
Views: 795