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Acts 25:13-26:32: Testimony Before Agrippa

For more context before you begin studying, read this introduction to the book of Acts.

Though his innocence has been clearly stated many times, Paul remains a prisoner. He repeatedly has to face the unfair charges of the Jewish leaders. He has made his defense with integrity and power, and in return he gets only threats of death. In it all Paul's witness remains consistent. His greatest desire is that his accusers and those in judgment over him will become Christians.

Warming Up to God

How do you respond to the unfairness in the world around you—poverty, homelessness, the unfairness in your own life? It is difficult to assume an attitude like Paul's in the face of injustice. But God sees and knows what is right, and he understands the anger we feel. Express your thoughts and feelings to him. Let him calm the stirring in your heart with his gentle words.

Read Acts 25:13-26:32

Discovering the Word

  • Describe the nature and content of Festus' report to Agrippa (25:13-22).
  • What are the main points about himself that Paul presents in his defense (26:1-23)?
  • Why does Paul say he is on trial (26:6-8)?
  • Contrast the commission of the Sanhedrin (26:9-11) to the commission of Christ (26:15-18).
  • Describe Paul's final interaction with King Agrippa (26:26-29).

Applying the Word

  • What motivates you to tell non-Christians about Jesus?
  • How does Paul's desire for King Agrippa compare or contrast with your desire for those around you who do not know Christ?
  • How might you move closer to where Paul was in this desire?

Responding in Prayer

Ask God to give you the proper response to injustice and a heart that is soft toward those who do not know him.

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