The Life of a Christian Witness (4 of 4)
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.
"Having therefore obtained help from God, I continue to this day." Here we have Paul's life, the life of s 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 he could meet. 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 the solemn lesson, and wonderful lesson, that God's witness always has God's help, and God's protection. God's witness cannot die as long as God wants him to witness. Somebody else has said, "God's workers are immortal until their work is finished. Then God calls them home." Isn't that a wonderful thing? I tell you, that has been burning in my soul since I have studied it. "Having ...
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