CONVENIENT FELIX AND CALLOUSED DRUSILLA
Acts 24:24 - 26
INTRODUCTION: In this text we have a story of a wicked couple
who were told by the apostle Paul that as a result of the
finished work of Christ on the cross, righteousness could be
received, self-control would be made possible, and judgment
could be rendered justice and mercy. Here we have a record of
I. THE PURPOSE FOR PAUL'S MEETING.v. 24
A. WHO THEY WERE. 24a
Felix was the governor and procurator of Judea in A.D. 52. His
wife Drusilla was one of three daughters of Herod Agrippa I.
Felix had induced her to leave her former husband Aziz, King of
Emesa. One of her sisters, Bernice, married King Agrippa. Her
father, Herod Agrippa I, murdered James, John's brother and
sought to kill Peter, Acts 12. Her great-uncle Herod Antipas
slew John the Baptist and her great-grandfather, Herod the
Great, killed the babes in Bethlehem and sought to kill Jesus.
Drusilla was Felix's third wife.
Some scholars believe that it was Drusilla's curiosity to hear
Paul that made her responsible for the interview.
Though she was a Jewess, she lived as though God had never given
the Ten Commandments at Sinai.
B. WHAT THEY HEARD. 24b
"Heard him concerning the faith in Christ"
"He told them the story of Jesus, how God sent Jesus, sinless
Son of God into this world. He lived a perfect life and at the
age of 33 went to the cross an died. But, on the third day, He
got up! 500 witnesses saw Him and after 40 days a cloud took
Him back to ...
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