Acts 24- Acts in 28 Days

Acts 24

After five days Ananias, some elders, and Tertullus (an attorney) went before the governor, Felix, and brought charges against Paul.  They complimented the governor in hopes he would grant them the favor of finding Paul guilty.  Paul was given a chance to speak and told of the false charges against him.  He did admit that he was a follower of Christ.  Paul also told the governor there were Jews from Asia who should have brought the charges.  Felix, knowing about “the Way”, put them off.  He told Paul his case would be decided when Lysias came.  He gave orders for Paul to be kept in custody and still have freedom to allow his friends to minister to him.  Felix and his wife, Drusilla, who was a Jewess, sent for Paul to hear him speak about faith in Jesus.  Paul spoke about righteousness, self-control, and the judgment to come.   Felix became frightened and sent Paul away until he summoned him.  Felix was also hoping Paul would offer him a bribe and sent for him often.  Two years passed and Felix was succeeded by Porcius Festus.  Felix left Paul imprisoned in order to show favor to the Jews.  I pray that when we are questioned about our faith, we can be honest and bold.

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