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Acts 24 - AMP

2 And when he was called, Tertullus began the complaint by saying: Since through you we obtain and enjoy much peace, and since by your foresight and provision wonderful reforms (amendments and improvements) are introduced and effected on behalf of this nation, 3 In every way and in every place, most excellent Felix, we accept and acknowledge this with deep appreciation and with all gratitude. 4 But not to hinder or detain you too long, I beg you in your clemency and courtesy and kindness to grant us a brief and Marvin Vincent, Word Studies.concise hearing. 5 For we have found this man a perfect pest (a real plague), an agitator and source of disturbance to all the Jews throughout the world, and a ringleader of the sect of the Nazarenes. 6 He also tried to desecrate and defile the temple, but we laid hands on him Many manuscripts do not contain the remainder of verse 6, all of verse 7, and the first part of verse 8.and would have sentenced him by our Law, 7 But the commandant Lysias came and took him from us with violence and force, 8 And ordered his accusers to present themselves to you. By examining and cross-questioning him yourself, you will be able to ascertain the truth from him about all these things with which we charge him. 9 The Jews also agreed and joined in the accusation, declaring that all these things were exactly so. 10 And when the governor had beckoned to Paul to speak, he answered: Because I know that for many years you have been a judge over this nation, I find it easier to make my defense and do it cheerfully and with good courage. 11 As you can readily verify, it is not more than twelve days since I went up to Jerusalem to worship; 12 And neither in the temple nor in the synagogues nor in the city did they find me disputing with anybody or bringing together a seditious crowd. 13 Neither can they present argument or evidence to prove to you what they now bring against me. 14 But this I confess to you, however, that in accordance with the Way , which they call a sect, I worship (serve) the God of our fathers, still persuaded of the truth of and believing in and placing full confidence in everything laid down in the Law or written in the prophets; 15 Having hope in God which these themselves hold and look for, that there is to be a resurrection both of the righteous and the unrighteous (the just and the unjust). 16 Therefore I always exercise and discipline myself to have a clear (unshaken, blameless) conscience, void of offense toward God and toward men. 17 Now after several years I came up to bring to my people contributions of charity and offerings. 18 While I was engaged in presenting these, they found me in the temple, without any crowd or uproar. But some Jews from Asia , 19 Who ought to be here before you and to present their charges, if they have anything against me. 20 Or else let these men themselves tell of what crime or wrongdoing they found me guilty when I appeared before the council (Sanhedrin), 21 Unless it be this one sentence which I cried out as I stood among them, In regard to the resurrection of the dead I am indicted and on trial before you this day! 22 But Felix, having a rather accurate understanding of the Way , put them off and adjourned the trial, saying, When Lysias the commandant comes down, I will determine your case more fully. 23 Then he ordered the centurion to keep in custody, but to treat him with indulgence and not to hinder his friends from ministering to his needs and serving him. 24 Some days later Felix came with his wife Drusilla, who was a Jewess; and he sent for Paul and listened to him about faith in Christ Jesus. 25 But as he continued to argue about uprightness, purity of life (the control of the passions), and the judgment to come, Felix became alarmed and terrified and said, Go away for the present; when I have a convenient opportunity, I will send for you. 26 At the same time he hoped to get money from Paul, for which reason he continued to send for him and was in his company and conversed with him often. 27 But when two years had gone by, Felix was succeeded in office by Porcius Festus; and wishing to gain favor with the Jews, Felix left Paul still a prisoner in chains.



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James Lee avatar
Paul and the Procrastinating Governor
Shared by: James Lee on Dec, 2016
Summary: How many of us actually have a problem with procrastination? Adapted from a series by pastor Jerry Shirley.
Series: Acts Series
Scripture: Acts 24:24-26
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 13
James Lee avatar
Paul and the Procrastinating Governor
Shared by: James Lee on Dec, 2016
Summary: How many of us actually have a problem with procrastination? Original written by Jerry Shirley
Series: Acts Series
Scripture: Acts 24:24-26
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 0
David Owens avatar
Witnessing Like Paul Witnessed
Shared by: David Owens on Aug, 2016
Summary: In this sermon, we review the times Paul was on trial and how he was a good witness during those opportunities.
based on 1 rating
Scripture: Acts 24:1-26:32
Views: 177
Jay Tigner avatar
Almost Christian
Shared by: Jay Tigner on May, 2016
Summary: This sermon reveals how easy it is to say one is a Christian but at the end of the day our fruits will either confirm or deny what we confess.
Series: Acts
Scripture: Acts 24:22-26:29
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 394
John Gaston avatar
The Gambler
Shared by: John Gaston on Jan, 2016
Summary: The Powerball Lottery reminds us of 2 types of people; one group who gamble their souls that they can ignore God, and the other who gamble that God is real and will do what He said. Which are you?
Scripture: Acts 24:24-25
Denomination: Assembly Of God
Views: 1,228
Timothy Finch avatar
Can You Hear Me Now?
Shared by: Timothy Finch on Mar, 2006
Summary: A message to believers that God can use you to proclaim His message no matter who the audience may be.
Scripture: Acts 24:1-27
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 186
Greg Gordon avatar
Keeping a Clear Conscience
Shared by: Greg Gordon on May, 2015
Summary: So I strive always to keep my conscience clear before God and man. - Acts 24:16 Christian life is in many ways a life of rest and putting burdens back towards God. But there are things we are encouraged in Scriptures to do and put effort towards. One ..
Craig Condon avatar
Let Your Conscience Be Your Guide
Shared by: Craig Condon on May, 2015
Summary: Paul and David had clear consciences when they did what was right. We can also have clear consciences when we do what is right. A good conscience will help us make choices and take actions that are appropriate to God's kingdom.
Rick Pendleton avatar
The Unfinished Sermon
Shared by: Rick Pendleton on Dec, 2014
Summary: WHEN THE GOING GETS TOUGH ... the Felix' of this world PROCRASTINATE!
Scripture: Acts 24:24-27
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 861
Rev. Randy Barker avatar
Salvation message
Shared by: Rev. Randy Barker on Dec, 2014
Summary: Hindrance to salvation
Scripture: Acts 24:24-25
Denomination: *other
Views: 617
Bob Phillips avatar
Almost but Not Quite
Shared by: Bob Phillips on May, 2014
Summary: Thinking of the words of that old hymn, "Almost persuaded".
Scripture: Acts 24:24-25
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 563
Charles R. Peck avatar
Felix Trembled
Shared by: Charles R. Peck on Feb, 2014
Summary: Felix heard the gospel, trembled, yet never gave his life to the Lord.
Mike Rickman avatar
Receiving Light Through Your Conscience
Shared by: Mike Rickman on Dec, 2013
Summary: You can receive a word from the Lord through the inner witness of the HOly Spirit
Scripture: Acts 24:16
Denomination: Assembly Of God
Views: 560
T.J. Conwell avatar
The Impact of Truth
Shared by: T.J. Conwell on Oct, 2013
Summary: Three things are important to remember in the life of a Christian: truth is to be lived, truth is to be spoken, and truth is to be demonstrated.
Scripture: Acts 24:1-27
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 549
Gordon Curley avatar
Trial at Caesarea
Shared by: Gordon Curley on Jul, 2013
Summary: Trial at Caesarea - Acts 24 - sermon by Gordon Curley. (PowerPoint slides to accompany this talk are available on request – email: gcurley@gcurley.info)
Scripture: Acts 24:1-27
Denomination: Brethren
Views: 1,622
William R. Nabaza avatar
Roman governor who rejected JESUS because of inconvenience
Shared by: William R. Nabaza on Feb, 2013
Summary: I. EXORDIUM: Are you busy? Do you have time for GOD? II. AUDIENCE PROFILE: Believers III. OBJECTIVES: To show that time needs to work for our benefit not for our disadvantage. IV. TEXT: Acts 24:22 (New Living Translation, Second Edit
based on 1 rating
Scripture: Acts 24:22
Denomination: Independent/Bible
Views: 1,151
Craig Benner avatar
El Sermón Interumpido
Shared by: Craig Benner on Feb, 2013
Summary: Cuando el predicador se detiene en un sermón es por lo bueno o por lo malo. En el caso de Felix, fue por lo malo.
Scripture: Acts 24:22-27
Denomination: Pentecostal
Views: 419
Charles R. Peck avatar
Felix Trembled
Shared by: Charles R. Peck on Sep, 2012
Summary: This message shows the power of telling the truth.
Series: none
based on 1 rating
Scripture: Acts 24:24-25
Denomination: *other
Views: 1,189
John Lowe avatar
Paul’s Sermon Before Felix
Shared by: John Lowe on Jul, 2012
Summary: Those whose hearts are devoted to the gospel, display its power when they are subjected to trouble, persecution, and sorrow. The power of the gospel that entered into the heart of the apostle Paul must have been extremely strong, because it could never b
Scripture: Acts 24:25
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 1,642
Richard Overman avatar
I Must Have Been Wrong
Shared by: Richard Overman on Mar, 2012
Summary: Reflection upon the rightness & wrongness of Christian thinking. Allowing the congregation to be stirred up by deciding if all preaching is just vanity
Scripture: Acts 24:1-21
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 541
Ronnie Miller avatar
Procrastinate, I'll find out what that means tomorrow! Acts 24:23-25
Shared by: Ronnie Miller on Dec, 2011
Summary: I have heard many excuses for not following Christ over the years but, the best one is. "I will when I get my life straighten out." Listen, a person cannot get their life straighten out until they have turned it over to Jesus Christ. Putting things off,
Scripture: Acts 24:23-25
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 1,016
JB Hall avatar
Guilt
Shared by: JB Hall on Jun, 2011
Summary: This sermon will help you determine the source of your guilt, and instruct you how to get rid of it.
Scripture: Acts 24:16
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 782
J.D. Tutell avatar
Don't Over Think It
Shared by: J.D. Tutell on Jun, 2011
Summary: Paul presents not just a defense but a clear testimony of the Gospel to Felix, who fell conviction but falls prey to procrastination.
based on 2 ratings
Scripture: Acts 24:10-21
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 1,340
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
Happy People in an Unhappy World
Shared by: Mark Opperman on Dec, 2009
Summary: True joy is found in giving and receiving the unconditional love of Jesus. [Happiness is not found in our circumstances, but in the unchanging love of God.]
based on 2 ratings
Scripture: Acts 24:1-27
Denomination: Assembly Of God
Views: 2,052
Jason Jones avatar
Missed Opportunities
Shared by: Jason Jones on Jun, 2009
Summary: Exposition of Acts 24:22-27 about Felix’s missed opportunity to hear the gospel and be saved
Series: Acts
based on 1 rating
Scripture: Acts 24:22-27
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 1,308
Jason Jones avatar
Defending Your Life
Shared by: Jason Jones on May, 2009
Summary: Exposition of the first half of Acts 24 regarding the first part of Paul’s trial before Felix in Caesarea
Series: Acts
based on 1 rating
Scripture: Acts 24:1-21
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 832
Emile Wolfaardt avatar
A Blameless Conscince - Part 2
Shared by: Emile Wolfaardt on May, 2009
Summary: (PowerPoint Slides and Cell Study Notes freely available by emailing Emile@Wolfaardt.com) Defining biblically the function and limitations of a conscience.
based on 8 ratings
Scripture: Acts 24:16
Denomination: *other
Views: 1,862
Steve Ely avatar
Foul Truth
Shared by: Steve Ely on Mar, 2009
Summary: The games are on every day. Basketball now takes center stage. March Madness and the game it features teaches us kingdom principles that can help us win in the game of life!
based on 2 ratings
Scripture: Acts 24:16
Denomination: Pentecostal
Views: 2,603
Shawn Rose avatar
There's No Time Like the Present
Shared by: Shawn Rose on Jan, 2009
Summary: When offered the free gift of salvation, Felix and his wife Drusilla decided to wait for a "better time."
based on 2 ratings
Scripture: Acts 24:24-25
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 868