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Acts 25 - AMP

2 And the chief priests and the principal men of the Jews laid charges before him against Paul, and they kept begging and urging him, 3 Asking as a favor that he would have him brought to Jerusalem; they were planning an ambush to slay him on the way. 4 Festus answered that Paul was in custody in Caesarea and that he himself planned to leave for there soon. 5 So, said he, let those who are in a position of authority and are influential among you go down with me, and if there is anything amiss or criminal about the man, let them so charge him. 6 So when Festus had remained among them not more than eight or ten days, he went down to Caesarea, took his seat the next day on the judgment bench, and ordered Paul to be brought before him. 7 And when he arrived, the Jews who had come down from Jerusalem stood all around him, bringing many grave accusations against him which they were not able to prove. 8 Paul declared in defense, Neither against the Law of the Jews, nor against the temple, nor against Caesar have I offended in any way. 9 But Festus, wishing to ingratiate himself with the Jews, answered Paul, Are you willing to go up to Jerusalem and there be put on trial in my presence concerning these charges? 10 But Paul replied, I am standing before Caesar's judgment seat, where I ought to be tried. To the Jews I have done no wrong, as you know Marvin Vincent, Word Studies.better . 11 If then I am a wrongdoer and a criminal and have committed anything for which I deserve to die, I do not beg off and seek to escape death; but if there is no ground for their accusations against me, no one can give me up and make a present of me to them. I appeal to Caesar. 12 Then Festus, when he had consulted with the council, answered, You have appealed to Caesar; to Caesar you shall go. 13 Now after an interval of some days, Agrippa the king and Bernice arrived at Caesarea to pay their respects to Festus . 14 And while they remained there for many days, Festus acquainted the king with Paul's case, telling him, There is a man left a prisoner in chains by Felix; 15 And when I was at Jerusalem, the chief priests and the elders of the Jews informed me about him, petitioning for a judicial hearing and condemnation of him. 16 But I replied to them that it was not the custom of the Romans to G. Abbott-Smith, Manual Greek Lexicon.give up freely any man for punishment before the accused had met the accusers face to face and had opportunity to defend himself concerning the charge brought against him. 17 So when they came here together, I did not delay, but on the morrow took my place on the judgment seat and ordered that the man be brought before me. 18 when the accusers stood up, they brought forward no accusation of any such misconduct as I was expecting. 19 Instead they had some points of controversy with him about their own religion or superstition and concerning one Jesus, Who had died but Whom Paul kept asserting to be alive. 20 And I, being puzzled to know how to make inquiries into such questions, asked whether he would be willing to go to Jerusalem and there be tried regarding them. 21 But when Paul had appealed to have his case retained for examination and decision by the emperor, I ordered that he be detained until I could send him to Caesar. 22 Then Agrippa said to Festus, I also desire to hear the man myself. Tomorrow, replied, you shall hear him. 23 So the next day Agrippa and Bernice approached with great display, and they went into the audience hall accompanied by the military commandants and the prominent citizens of the city. At the order of Festus Paul was brought in. 24 Then Festus said, King Agrippa and all the men present with us, you see this man about whom the whole Jewish people came to me and complained, both at Jerusalem and here, insisting and shouting that he ought not to live any longer. 25 But I found nothing that he had done deserving of death. Still, as he himself appealed to the emperor, I determined to send him to Rome. 26 I have nothing in particular and definite to write to my lord concerning him. So I have brought him before all of you, and especially before you, King Agrippa, so that after examination has been made, I may have something to put in writing. 27 For it seems to me senseless and absurd to send a prisoner and not state the accusations against him.



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James Lee avatar
What is the Providence of God?
Shared by: James Lee on Dec, 2016
Summary: God, in His wisdom, will guide us through every circumstance we face but we must surrender to His will. Thanks to Pastor Jason Jones for the original submission.
Series: Acts Series
Scripture: Acts 25:1-12
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 5
Dr.W.Samuel Legon avatar
I saw the light just in time
Shared by: Dr.W.Samuel Legon on Oct, 2014
Summary: Conversion of Paul
T.J. Conwell avatar
Have No Fear
Shared by: T.J. Conwell on Oct, 2013
Summary: If we are following Jesus Christ, we have NOTHING to fear!! Paul demonstrates this clearly for us, and the challenge is: will we follow our Savior in proclaiming His grace to everyone we encounter?
Scripture: Acts 25:13-26:32
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 1,320
Dan Proctor avatar
How to Handle Unjust Accusations (as a Christian)
Shared by: Dan Proctor on Aug, 2013
Summary: Have you ever been unjustly accused by someone else? Someone accused you of doing something you didn’t do, or misjudged your heart or motives? Why does this occur in our lives? What is the right way to handle it?
Scripture: Acts 25:1-12
Denomination: Bible Church
Views: 1,266
J.D. Tutell avatar
God and Caesar
Shared by: J.D. Tutell on Jul, 2011
Summary: As Paul stands before Festus he gives us an example of how a Christian should live as the citizen of an earthly nation.
based on 5 ratings
Scripture: Acts 25:1-12
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 6,126
Gordon Curley avatar
Paul Before Festus
Shared by: Gordon Curley on Nov, 2010
Summary: Paul Before Festus. (PowerPoint slides to accompany this talk are available on request - email: gcurley@gcurley.info)
based on 2 ratings
Scripture: Acts 25:1-22
Denomination: Brethren
Views: 2,743
james ( Jim ) highland avatar
Stand Up for Jesus
Shared by: james ( Jim ) highland on Sep, 2010
Summary: Preparing to give our witness for Jesus
based on 5 ratings
Scripture: Acts 25:23-26:29
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 2,178
David Rigg avatar
Almost Persuaded
Shared by: David Rigg on Mar, 2010
Summary: Here's a sermon dealing with those who hear the Gospel preached and walk away still unsaved.
based on 12 ratings
Scripture: Acts 25:13-26:28
Views: 10,013
Byron Harvey avatar
Crazy Like a Christian
Shared by: Byron Harvey on Jan, 2010
Summary: This continues my series through the book of Acts.
based on 3 ratings
Scripture: Acts 25:1-26:32
Denomination: Evangelical Free
Views: 2,295
Mark Opperman avatar
A Dead Man Named Jesus
Shared by: Mark Opperman on Dec, 2009
Summary: Jesus must become more than a dead man in the way we live and present Him to others.
based on 3 ratings
Scripture: Acts 25:1-27
Denomination: Assembly Of God
Views: 2,311
Jason Jones avatar
Strange, A God Who Raises the Dead 1
Shared by: Jason Jones on Aug, 2009
Summary: First of a two part sermon that deals with Paul’s testimony/defense before Festus and Agrippa in Acts 25-26
Series: Acts
based on 1 rating
Scripture: Acts 25:13-26:32
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 795
Jason Jones avatar
Strange, A God Who Raises the Dead 2
Shared by: Jason Jones on Aug, 2009
Summary: Part two of a two part sermon about Paul’s defense/testimony before Festus and Agrippa in Acts 25-26
Series: Acts
based on 1 rating
Scripture: Acts 25:13-26:32
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 504
Jason Jones avatar
The Providence of God
Shared by: Jason Jones on Aug, 2009
Summary: Exposition of Acts 25:1-12 about the providential hand of God upon Paul’s life and journey to Rome
Series: Acts
based on 2 ratings
Scripture: Acts 25:1-12
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 2,603
Tom Fuller avatar
The Escape Button
Shared by: Tom Fuller on Nov, 2008
Summary: We learn from the Apostle Paul that as we mature as a Christian it becomes less about us and what we get and more about the Lord and what we give for Him, including ourselves.
Series: Acts
based on 1 rating
Scripture: Acts 25:1-26:32
Denomination: Calvary Chapel
Views: 1,027
Toby Powers avatar
What Doest Thou Here, Paul?
Shared by: Toby Powers on Nov, 2008
Summary: Third Sermon in the Series "What Doest Thou Here?" Paul stands before Agrippa to give an acount of himself. He tells Agrippa why and how he got there. Agrippa finds purpose, but rejects it.
based on 3 ratings
Scripture: Acts 25:23-26:1
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 1,177
Jeff Hughes avatar
Pomp and Circumstances
Shared by: Jeff Hughes on Feb, 2008
Summary: Paul gives a defense before King Agrippa.
based on 1 rating
Scripture: Acts 25:1-27
Views: 1,560
Jon MacKinney avatar
Paul's Testimony is Our Testimony
Shared by: Jon MacKinney on Jun, 2007
Summary: Here is Paul, on trial for his life, giving a beautiful witness to the life-changing power of God. But it is not his testimony alone, but the same one that each believer might be able to give.
based on 10 ratings
Scripture: Acts 25:1-26:32
Denomination: Evangelical Free
Views: 3,631
Michael McCartney avatar
"Fly High" - Acts part 24
Shared by: Michael McCartney on Feb, 2007
Summary: Paul knew that life was not fair and that men were corrupt but he also knew that God was good and He was always faithful. So Paul stayed committed to the faith even through unjust trials and unfair situations. It’s a lesson that the American Christian nee
Series: Book of Acts
based on 6 ratings
Scripture: Acts 25:1-27
Views: 5,412
David Richardson avatar
Washing the Tools of God and the subject of conviction
Shared by: David Richardson on May, 2005
Summary: Chip away that paint! Rely only on the Spirit. If you don’t feel the Spirit moving on you to do something for someone, then don’t feel guilty for not doing it.
based on 10 ratings
Scripture: Acts 25:1-26:32
Denomination: Calvary Chapel
Views: 1,563
Paul Fritz avatar
How To Get Where God Wants You to Go
Shared by: Paul Fritz on Jun, 2001
Summary: Principles for Determining God’s Will for Your Life
based on 51 ratings
Scripture: Acts 25:1-12
Views: 5,901