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The Resurrection: The Basis Of Our Hope & Faith (Acts 25:18-19)

The Resurrection: The Basis Of Our Hope & Faith (Acts 25:18-19)

Acts 25:18-19

I. The context

    A. Two years a prisoner (Acts 24:27)
    B. The dispute over their religion (Acts 25:18-19)

II. Paul’s hope and faith rested in the resurrection

    A. His preaching (Acts 13:26-30, 48; 17:2-4, 18, 30-31, 34; 24:15, 25)
    B. His writing (1 Thessalonians 1:9-10; Romans 1:4; 4:23-25; 10:9; 1 Corinthians 15:12-19)

III. Our hope and faith rests in the resurrection

    A. Despite physical, emotional, spiritual struggles
    B. “When you are face to face with the unknown, rely on that which you do know” (1 John 5:4, 13, 14-15, 18-20; Romans 8:28; 1 Peter 1:3-5; 1 Corinthians 6:14; 15:51-57)

Read the New Testament in a year, one chapter a day, five days a week

Day 49/260: Read Acts 25

No one likes to get into trouble, but the apostle Paul used these situations for the glory of God. Falsely accused by the Jews and knowing that he would not receive fair treatment in Jerusalem, the apostle appealed to Caesar.

Paul was going to preach the gospel to the most powerful man in the world. Have you ever thought about how you would handle such a situation?

If you had the opportunity to sit down with the President of the United States, would you share the gospel with him? Would you tell him what Jesus accomplished on the cross, and the power He wielded over the grave? Or would you focus more on the President’s own accomplishments and power? As impressive as his life might be, the President’s power pales in comparison to the Christ’s.

Paul did not waste any opportunity to tell others about the Savior, regardless of how powerful those others thought they were. He knew that true power rests in the gospel.

Memory (Fill in the blanks)

Acts 22:16. And now why are you waiting? _______________ and be baptized, and _______________ away your sins, calling on the _______________ of the Lord.

Pray

Pray for those with whom you have shared the gospel message. Pray that they will recognize Christ’s strength and their own weakness, and that they will see their need for the cleansing power of Jesus’ blood.