Welcome back everyone. We have two days left of the book of Acts. I hope you have learned a great deal and have a deeper appreciation for the origins of the church and its early mission.
Today's reading is from Acts 25-26
Of these two chapters there is one exchange that I believe is the most fascinating. Paul is giving his defense before Agrippa. Agrippa calls Paul crazy, but Paul tells him that he is both sane and reasonable.Then Paul asks him if he believes the words of the prophets, to which Agrippa answers,"Do you think that in such a short time you can persuade me to be a Christian?" 29Paul replied, "Short time or long—I pray God that not only you but all who are listening to me today may become what I am, except for these chains."
I love how Paul didn't care who it was, he was willing to unashamedly share his faith and his desire for Agrippa to come to that faith. Take-away: Do I have the intensity of Paul for sharing with others the hope of Christ? Do I truly want to see people reached as much as Paul did?