Saturday, July 23, 2011

Do you have time for God?

Acts 24 

  • A religion of personal success
    • v. 2 - “…‘We have enjoyed a long period of peace under you, and your foresight has brought about reforms in this nation.’”
    • v.26 – “…hoping Paul would offer him a bribe.”
    • v.27 – “…because Felix wanted to grant a favor to the Jews, he left Paul in prison.”
  • A faith about Christ’s success Philippians 1:20-21; Acts 20:24
    • v. 24 - “…He sent for Paul and listened to him as he spoke about faith in Christ Jesus.”
  • A religion of intellectual pursuit Colossians 2:8; John 5:39-40
    • v.22 – “Felix, who was well acquainted with the Way…”
    • v.25 – “Felix was afraid and said, ‘That is enough for now!’”
  • A faith of confession Luke 5:32; 1 John 1:8-9
    • v.16 – “…strive always to keep my conscience clear before God and man.”
  • A religion of convenience
    • v.25 – “That’s enough for now! You may leave. When I find it convenient, I will send for you.”
  • A faith of service for Christ 1 Peter 4:10; Romans 12:11
    • v. 26 – “…so he sent for him frequently sand talked with him”
    • v.27 – “when two years had passed…”

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