THE APOSTLE PAUL---A WITNESS FOR CHRIST
Jesse M. Hendley
If you have your Bibles, friends, turn with me now to
Acts the 26th chapter, and verse 22, and we are going
to study today the life of a Christian witness, the
life of a Christian witness back in the time of Paul;
in fact, the life of Paul himself, which gives to us
the idea of a Christian witness, because that is our
business in the world, and that is what he said he
was, here in this particular place.
Now notice in verse 22, "Having therefore obtained
help of God, I continue unto this day, witnessing both
to small and great, saying none other things than
those which the prophets and Moses did say should
come: that Christ should suffer, and that He should be
the first that should rise from the dead, and should
show light unto the people and to the Gentiles."
"Having therefore obtained help from God, I continue
to this day." Here we have Paul's life, the life of a
Christian witness. Now notice, Paul says that his life
was one of jeopardy. "For these causes the Jews caught
me in the temple and went about to kill me."
But there are three things that are read about the
life of a Christian witness here, of Paul. First, Paul
obtains help in danger. Second, he continues; he never
stops witnessing. Third, he witnesses the truths of
the Bible to everyone possible. Now there is the
picture of a true New Testament witness, which Paul
was. He obtains help from God to do the work. He
continues; he does not give up. And, he witnesses the
Word of God to everybody possible, small and great.
Now let's break that up just for a moment. Paul, first
of all, obtains help. We just read of the dangerous
days he lived in. "For these causes the Jews caught me
in the temple and went about TO KILL ME." They tried
to kill him. But he obtained help from GOD in the
midst of his danger. Having obtained help from God, in
danger of death. We learn then ...
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