Felix - the Procrastinator; Festus - the Crowd Pleaser; Agrippa - Almost Saved but Altogether Lost
Acts 24:22, Acts 26:19
A missionary shared the story about an African man to whom he had given a copy of the Bible. The African was deeply grateful for the Bible and thanked the missionary profusely for the gift. Several months later the missionary saw the man again.
The missionary was puzzled because the Bible that he had given the man was battered and torn. It looked as though many of the pages were missing.
''I thought you would have taken better care of the Bible I gave you,'' the missionary remarked. ''I assumed you wanted it.''
The man replied, ''It is the finest gift I have ever received. It is such a wonderful book that I gave a page from the book to my father and a page to my mother. And then I gave a page to everyone in the village.''
What a marvelous testimony to the power of the Word of God! We will see that power of the Word as Paul confronts three judges.
My message will center around the trial of three judges. The story is very simple and very familiar. Paul is on trail for his faith and for his life. It is sunset in the life of the apostle. He is nearing home.
Paul is not afraid and it is from this area that he writes Romans 8. Nothing shall separate me from the love of God.
And so he is brought before three judges and this was the strangest case in history because the prisoner was not on trail. It was the judges that were on trial.
And in the three trials that brought three responses you will discover three of the most popular and common reasons why men reject Jesus and they are condemned to an eternal hell
The first judge that Paul stood before was Felix.
I. HE IS KNOWN AS THE PROCRASTINATOR
Now let's look at Felix. What a sad character. His past is bad, his present is compromised, and indecision in his future is tragic.
History does not speak well of the man called Felix. He had been capture as ...
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