Paul and King Agrippa

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The Acts of the Apostles
Chapter 26

Paul and King Agrippa

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Paul and King Agrippa Truth
Defensive Paul Quotes From Paul the Apostle

Hello again, Daily Bread readers. We've been studying about the accusations against Paul, and although it's only been a few chapters to us since he's been imprisoned, awaiting a chance to defend himself, over two years have passed since the Jewish people first accused him of treason and profaning the Temple. Paul, being shuffled from one jurisdiction to another, appeals to Caesar in his discontent.

Festus is the new governor now, and he doesn't find any fault in Paul, so when his friend king Agrippa comes to visit him, Festus tells him about Paul, and Agrippa is curious to hear Paul's case. There is a big to do, because of the king's presence (king Agrippa was Herod's son) and all the Jewish people gather to make their formal accusations.

Agrippa says to Paul, You're permitted to speak for yourself. So Paul began.

Paul and King Agrippa Speech
Paul Quotes From Paul the Apostle Trial

Acts 26:2-23

2 I think myself happy, king Agrippa, because I shall answer for myself this day before thee touching all the things whereof I am accused of the Jews:
3 Especially because I know thee to be expert in all customs and questions which are among the Jews: wherefore I beseech thee to hear me patiently.
4 My manner of life from my youth, which was at the first among mine own nation at Jerusalem, know all the Jews;
5 Which knew me from the beginning, if they would testify, that after the most straitest sect of our religion I lived a Pharisee.
6 And now I stand and am judged for the hope of the promise made of God, unto our fathers:
7 Unto which promise our twelve tribes, instantly serving God day and night, hope to come. For which hope's sake, king Agrippa, I am accused of the Jews.
8 Why should it be thought a thing incredible with you, that God should raise the dead?
9 I verily thought with myself, that I ought to do many things contrary to the name of Jesus of Nazareth.
10 Which thing I also did in Jerusalem: and many of the Saints did I shut up in prison, having received authority from the chief priests; and when they were put to death, I gave my voice against them.
11 And I punished them oft in every synagogue, and compelled them to blaspheme; and being exceedingly mad against them, I persecuted them even unto strange cities.
12 Whereupon as I went to Damascus with authority and commission from the chief priests,
13 At midday, O king, I saw in the way a light from Heaven, above the brightness of the sun, shining round about me and them which journeyed with me.
14 And when we were all fallen to the earth, I heard a voice speaking unto me, and saying in the Hebrew tongue, Saul, Saul, why persecutest thou me? it is hard for thee to kick against the pricks.
15 And I said, Who art thou, Lord? And He said, I am Jesus whom thou persecutest.
16 But rise, and stand upon thy feet: for I have appeared unto thee for this purpose, to make thee a minister and a witness both of these things which thou hast seen, and of those things in the which I will appear unto thee;
17 Delivering thee from the people, and from the Gentiles, unto whom now I send thee,
18 To open their eyes, and to turn them from darkness to light, and from the power of Satan unto God, that they may receive forgiveness of sins, and inheritance among them which are sanctified by faith that is in me.

19 Whereupon, O king Agrippa, I was not disobedient unto the Heavenly vision:
20 But shewed first unto them of Damascus, and at Jerusalem, and throughout all the coasts of Judaea, and then to the Gentiles, that they should repent and turn to God, and do works meet for repentance.
21 For these causes the Jews caught me in the Temple, and went about to kill me.
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:
23 That Christ should suffer, and that He should be the first that should rise from the dead, and should shew light unto the people, and to the Gentiles.

Paul and King Agrippa Share Facts
Paul Quotes From Paul the Apostle Journey

As Paul spoke for himself, Festus said with a loud voice, Paul, you're insane, too much learning makes you crazy. But Paul answered him:

I am not crazy, most noble Festus, but I speak words of Truth and sanity. Then Paul directed his response to Agrippa, saying, The king understands these things, before whom I speak freely: I am certain that none of these things are hidden from him; for this thing was not done in secret. King Agrippa, do you believe the prophets? I know that you believe.

Then Agrippa said to Paul, You almost persuade me to become a Christian. And Paul said:

I wish to God, that not only you, but also, all that hear me this day, were both almost persuaded, and altogether persuaded, such as I am, except for these chains.

Paul and King Agrippa Discussion
Paul Quotes From Paul the Apostle in Court

When he said this, the king stood up, and the governor, and Bernice, and those who sat with them. And they had a little side-bar, saying, This man does nothing worthy of death or of prison. Then Agrippa said to Festus, This man might have been set free, if he hadn't appealed to Caesar.

You can always sense that the Holy Spirit was guiding Paul whenever he spoke. How intelligent to show that he was just proving what the prophets said to be true, because if anyone disagreed, they would be treasonous as well. Well, in this day and age, people have the right to remain silent, but Paul, having an opportunity to spread the Gospel, no matter when or where, found it very suitable to share the Truth, and as always, delivered his message with confidence and power, and yet at the same time, as a humble servant to the Lord.

Paul and King Agrippa Trial Summary
Paul Quotes From Paul the Apostle Conclusion

In our next study, we'll go with Paul as he sets sail for Rome. You won't want to miss the adventures ahead, right here at Daily Bread!

There is a force out there that is attempting to overtake us all; it is Satan. There is another force that is protecting us from him; it is the Holy Spirit. It is a battle for souls. This battle is called Spiritual Warfare, and like it or not, you are right in the middle of it.

How to Prepare for Spiritual Warfare