From Pastor Perry

02/06/2014 Acts 25:23-32

Acts 25:23–27 (ESV)
Paul Before Agrippa and Bernice (Part 2)

23 So on the next day Agrippa and Bernice came with great pomp, and they entered the audience hall with the military tribunes and the prominent men of the city. Then, at the command of Festus, Paul was brought in. 24 And Festus said, “King Agrippa and all who are present with us, you see this man about whom the whole Jewish people petitioned me, both in Jerusalem and here, shouting that he ought not to live any longer. 25 But I found that he had done nothing deserving death. And as he himself appealed to the emperor, I decided to go ahead and send him. 26 But I have nothing definite to write to my lord about him. Therefore I have brought him before you all, and especially before you, King Agrippa, so that, after we have examined him, I may have something to write. 27 For it seems to me unreasonable, in sending a prisoner, not to indicate the charges against him.”

Festus seems to see the big picture of what is going on, but lacks the balls to make a decision.  He passes it on to Agrippa, but prefaces Paul’s defense with his opinion that Paul has done nothing wrong.  The Lutheran Study Bible states:  “Festus brings Paul’s case before King Agrippa and Bernice so they may formulate charges to send with Paul to Rome. Festus fails to set Paul free, even though he knows Paul is innocent. We sin in a similar way when we hold a grudge against someone. Repent of all grudges. Jesus, who was innocent of all charges against Him, took the punishment we deserve for all the times we hold grudges.”

I pray: Christ Jesus, thank You for Your willingness to be charged unjustly and for taking our punishment! Because of You, we no longer have any charges against us in the heavenly Father’s court. Amen.

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09.10 | 11:35

I really love v.13 in this passage. It is both encouraging and comforting.

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13.12 | 15:29

HI this is I Frederick Demond Wilson. I hereby am solemnly here to forebare witnessing of His witness, our Creator.

27.05 | 16:27

Pastor: on my e mails, a note said that you were trying to contact me. Now,
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