Tag Archives: King Agrippa

May 20 – Faith Leads to Works

Acts 26:19-32; 1 Samuel 1:1-2:10; Psalm 49 Rosaria Butterfield was a tenured professor at Syracuse University. She was opposed to Christian beliefs as an atheist and was working on a book to “expose” the Christian right from her viewpoint. As … Continue reading

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May 18 – Scandalous!

Acts 25; Ruth 1-2; Psalm 47 Religious disputes are the worst, aren’t they? You see it on a small scale when churches split. There are anecdotal tales among Baptists about churches splitting over a vote on the color of the … Continue reading

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October 10 – Examples

Psalm 61; 2 Kings 5:15-19a; Acts 26:24-29 I’m going to start with a little quiz today. How would you fill in the blank? “I want to be like ___________.” If you are from my generation, or close to it, the … Continue reading

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June 3 – Impossible Things – Empty Grave Things

Psalm 30; 2 Samuel 14:12-24; Acts 26:1-11 In the Rodgers and Hammerstein version of Cinderella, Cinderella’s fairy godmother is explaining what’s about to happen. Cinderella is incredulous and the fairy godmother makes a point of telling Cinderella that impossible things … Continue reading

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May 10 – Chains

Psalm 29; 2 Chronicles 5:2-14; Acts 26:19-29 Many years ago, Michael Jordan was the player in the NBA. Everybody wanted to be like Mike.  In fact, a sports drink company even made a commercial with a song entitled “I wanna … Continue reading

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May 20 – Drop the Mic

Acts 26:19-32; 1 Samuel 1:1-2:10; Psalm 49 Some of the best humor in the world is unintended. I think the Bible is full of that unintended humor. You read through it without thinking and you nod, thinking, “Ok, that’s God’s … Continue reading

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May 19 – Let There Be Light….

Acts 26:1-18; Ruth 3-4; Psalm 48 Persecution against the followers of Christ has been around since before we were called Christians. Sometimes we in America think we’ve invented the concept of persecution when things don’t go our way. In truth, … Continue reading

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May 20 – “I wanna be like…” Paul

Acts 26:19-32; 1 Samuel 1:1-2:10; Psalm 49 As Paul continued his defense he continued to proclaim the gospel message. In his closing, he sought to help King Agrippa declare allegiance to Christ. That would be interesting – making your defense … Continue reading

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May 19 – Trust Fund Christians

Acts 26:1-18; Ruth 3-4; Psalm 48 As Paul gave his defense before King Agrippa he had another chance to tell about his relationship with Jesus to a new group of government bureaucrats. Agrippa had some knowledge of Jewish belief, so … Continue reading

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May 18 – The Risks of Following

Acts 25; Ruth 1-2; Psalm 47 Another administration change – another chance to tell the story. That was what Paul faced as Festus and then King Agrippa wanted to hear Paul’s story. Each of them determined that the case was … Continue reading

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