Acts Chapter 24

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Acts 24

1 And after five days Ananias the high priest descended with the elders, and with a certain orator named Tertullus, who informed the governor against Paul.

2 And when he was called forth, Tertullus began to accuse him, saying, Seeing that by thee we enjoy great quietness, and that very worthy deeds are done unto this nation by thy providence,

3 We accept it always, and in all places, most noble Felix, with all thankfulness.

4 Notwithstanding, that I be not further tedious unto thee, I pray thee that thou wouldest hear us of thy clemency a few words.

5 For we have found this man a pestilent fellow, and a mover of sedition among all the Jews throughout the world, and a ringleader of the sect of the Nazarenes:

6 Who also hath gone about to profane the temple: whom we took, and would have judged according to our law.

7 But the chief captain Lysias came upon us, and with great violence took him away out of our hands,

8 Commanding his accusers to come unto thee: by examining of whom thyself mayest take knowledge of all these things, whereof we accuse him.

9 And the Jews also assented, saying that these things were so.

10 Then Paul, after that the governor had beckoned unto him to speak, answered, Forasmuch as I know that thou hast been of many years a judge unto this nation, I do the more cheerfully answer for myself:

11 Because that thou mayest understand, that there are yet but twelve days since I went up to Jerusalem for to worship.

12 And they neither found me in the temple disputing with any man, neither raising up the people, neither in the synagogues, nor in the city:

13 Neither can they prove the things whereof they now accuse me.

14 But this I confess unto thee, that after the way which they call heresy, so worship I the God of my fathers, believing all things which are written in the law and in the prophets:

15 And have hope toward God, which they themselves also allow, that there shall be a resurrection of the dead, both of the just and unjust.

16 And herein do I exercise myself, to have always a conscience void to offence toward God, and toward men.

17 Now after many years I came to bring alms to my nation, and offerings.

18 Whereupon certain Jews from Asia found me purified in the temple, neither with multitude, nor with tumult.

19 Who ought to have been here before thee, and object, if they had ought against me.

20 Or else let these same here say, if they have found any evil doing in me, while I stood before the council,

21 Except it be for this one voice, that I cried standing among them, Touching the resurrection of the dead I am called in question by you this day.

22 And when Felix heard these things, having more perfect knowledge of that way, he deferred them, and said, When Lysias the chief captain shall come down, I will know the uttermost of your matter.

23 And he commanded a centurion to keep Paul, and to let him have liberty, and that he should forbid none of his acquaintance to minister or come unto him.

24 And after certain days, when Felix came with his wife Drusilla, which was a Jewess, he sent for Paul, and heard him concerning the faith in Christ.

25 And as he reasoned of righteousness, temperance, and judgment to come, Felix trembled, and answered, Go thy way for this time; when I have a convenient season, I will call for thee.

26 He hoped also that money should have been given him of Paul, that he might loose him: wherefore he sent for him the oftener, and communed with him.

27 But after two years Porcius Festus came into Felix’ room: and Felix, willing to shew the Jews a pleasure, left Paul bound.

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30 thoughts on “Acts Chapter 24

  1. Having a clear conscience is such an awesome thing, and he expounded upon the fact of not having any offense toward God, nor men. In this, how many times we blamed God for the things we go through, instead of maturing and recognizing that it was a test or a situation to overcome. “To Shine”……I know, I’m preaching to myself, and have a lot to learn about patience or passing tests sometimes. Paul had heart & passion for God, his love & devotion stood high among many others.

    14 But this I confess unto thee, that after the way which they call heresy, so worship I the God of my fathers, believing all things which are written in the law and in the prophets:

    15 And have hope toward God, which they themselves also allow, that there shall be a resurrection of the dead, both of the just and unjust.

    16 And herein do I exercise myself, to have always a conscience void to offence toward God, and toward men.

    “Resurrection Day is Coming”…………………………………………………………

  2. 14. But this I confess unto thee, that after the way which they call heresy, so worship I the God of my fathers, believing all things which are written in the law and in the prophets:

    We believe everything written in the Bible to be true; it isn’t a book of fairy tales, as many today say they believe it is. It’s easier to just say you don’t believe it to be true than to hold yourself accountable to its principles and commandments.

  3. iLove to eat More Word

    Acts 24:25 NLT As he reasoned with them about righteousness and self-control and the coming day of judgment, Felix became frightened. “Go away for now,” he replied. “When it is more convenient, I’ll call for you again.”

    This is the attitude of mainstream Christianity in the world today. They know and are familiar about the way (Acts 24:22 NLT At that point Felix, who was quite familiar with the Way) but once the truth comes forth they become afraid and stop coming until its more convenient for them. The truth is uncomfortable, and this is why so many are seduced into speakers that speak only what is pleasant to the ears.

  4. 5 For we have found this man a pestilent fellow, and a mover of sedition among all the Jews throughout the world, and a ringleader of the sect of the Nazarenes:

    Paul’s accusers would use anything against him, but I hope I can join him in one place. I quote a ringleader of the sect of the Nazarenes; if we can be called a disciple of Jesus Christ or just a part of the church of the living God! What a label to be but on us his church a follower of The Nazarene, Jesus Christ!

  5. A MORE CONVENIENT TIME

    25 And as he reasoned of righteousness, temperance, and judgment to come, Felix trembled, and answered, Go thy way for this time; when I have a convenient season, I will call for thee.

    The elusive dream of all humanity. A MORE CONVENIENT TIME is always coming. The pain and peril of procrastination has often left sinner and saint alike in the clinches of coulda, shoulda and woulda.

    It seems all too often that opportunity knocks at the most inconvenient time. How often we miss the mark, pass on the position, and fail to forward our lives because of that pesky deceitful temptation that A MORE CONVENIENT TIME is coming.

    Make your election and calling SURE today. TODAY is the day of salvation. There will never be A MORE CONVENIENT TIME to surrender to JESUS.

    iRepent
    iPraise
    iPray
    iWork
    iGIve
    IReap

  6. Politics will kill you

    Acts 24:27 (NLT)
    27 After two years went by in this way, Felix was succeeded by Porcius Festus. And because Felix wanted to gain favor with the Jewish people, he left Paul in prison.

    Truth is truth and it cannot be changed or altered. It is the objective reality that we live in. Truth is not determined by belief, or by feeling. To be a people of the truth we are proclaiming that the absolute truth is what we believe, and we stand behind it whether it benefits us or not.

    Politics is not about truth. Politics is about winning elections, and staying in power. Many in politics view it as a paycheck and will do anything to keep it. In fact bribery, or lobbying is still a common practice today.

    Standing for truth is not always easy. Politics change to reflect the willingness to be on the side of the people, and as long as they are satisfied then that office will be kept.

    Jesus doesn’t want politicians. He wants integrity, character, and truth. In the letters to Timothy there is a vast difference between the way Paul says that the Bishops and Deacons should be. This way is opposite of politicking.

    Simply put God wants us to support his kingdom, his truth, as his will which stand firm and consistent.

    1 Timothy 3:1-9 (KJV Strong’s)
    ​1 This is a true saying, If a man desire the office of a bishop, he desireth a good work. 2 A bishop then must be blameless, the husband of one wife, vigilant, sober, of good behaviour, given to hospitality, apt to teach; 3 Not given to wine, no striker, not greedy of filthy lucre; but patient, not a brawler, not covetous; 4 One that ruleth well his own house, having his children in subjection with all gravity; 5 (For if a man know not how to rule his own house, how shall he take care of the church of God?) 6 Not a novice, lest being lifted up with pride he fall into the condemnation of the devil. 7 Moreover he must have a good report of them which are without; lest he fall into reproach and the snare of the devil.
    8 Likewise must the deacons be grave, not doubletongued, not given to much wine, not greedy of filthy lucre; 9 Holding the mystery of the faith in a pure conscience.

  7. 14 But this I confess unto thee, that after the way which they call heresy, so worship I the God of my fathers, believing all things which are written in the law and in the prophets:

    15 And have hope toward God, which they themselves also allow, that there shall be a resurrection of the dead, both of the just and unjust.

    It is because of Paul’s relationship with Jesus Christ that he had the confidence and peace and hope of the resurrection of this mortal man to immortality. Each of us should live our lives knowing that this is just a small space of time that we are in the earth, to fulfill His purpose and will in our lives and no matter what opposition we face in this changing world, it is only for a season because we have HOPE that one of these days that trumpet is going to sound and we are going to be caught up to meet the Lord in the air, resurrected into eternal life!

    • 24 And after certain days, when Felix came with his wife Drusilla, which was a Jewess, he sent for Paul, and heard him concerning the faith in Christ.

  8. The Accuser

    1 And after five days Ananias the high priest descended with the elders, and with a certain orator named Tertullus, who informed the governor against Paul.
    2 And when he was called forth, Tertullus began to accuse him,………………..

    As soon as I read this I remember Ecclesiastes 10:11 Surely the serpent will bite without enchantment; and a babbler is no better.
    12 The words of a wise man’s mouth are gracious; but the lips of a fool will swallow up himself.
    13 The beginning of the words of his mouth is foolishness: and the end of his talk is mischievous madness.
    14 A fool also is full of words: a man cannot tell what shall be; and what shall be after him, who can tell him?

    The accuser stands in front accusing everyone constantly. The went and got an orator. An orator is someone who speaks eloquently but really says nothing at all. It is an expert with words and go around and around in circles getting no where. Words that are made to accuse, day and night, none stop… The same way the devil seats and accuse us over and over again; but he is a fool for as long as we stay in repentance it is ALL UNDER THE BLOOD. It is obvious the manipulations of the devil in this world today, as you see the case of Kim Davis, the media has gone and dug up her past. They stand there in judgement trying to devalue her actions. It does not matter for it is under the blood. It takes strength, commitment, courage, to stand with all, against all, for your believes. We find that those that are in the world seem to be easy to throw rocks at us and call us “the church hypocrites”. We are not hypocrites WE ARE FORGIVEN!!!!!!!!!! They will never understand unless they are forgiven themselves. How? by the examples… show them the way to forgiveness, His Mercy endureth for ever that means it NEVER RUNS OUT, EVER!!!!!! Thank you Jesus for your MERCY AND GRACE.

  9. 13 Neither can they prove the things whereof they now accuse me.

    14 But this I confess unto thee, that after the way which they call heresy, so worship I the God of my fathers, believing all things which are written in the law and in the prophets:

    No matter what the accuser is charging you with, worship God and believe all the Bible . Read ,worship, and Pray Hard . Those are our weapons.

  10. 14 But this I confess unto thee, that after the way which they call heresy, so worship I the God of my fathers, believing all things which are written in the law and in the prophets:

    Believe ALL things which are written, not just what applies to your life. The Bible is not to just pick and choose what you want to hear, but it is for all of us to hear and obey!!

  11. 25 And as he reasoned of righteousness, temperance, and judgment to come, Felix trembled, and answered, Go thy way for this time; when I have a convenient season, I will call for thee.

    The talk and understanding of truth seemed to be to much for Felix and he, like many people today, instead of getting right with God and insuring their eternal salvation, push it away until they see fit, which for their sake, I pray won’t be too late.

  12. And when Felix heard these things, having more perfect knowledge of that way, he deferred them, and said, When Lysias the chief captain shall come down, I will know the uttermost of your matter.

    23 And he commanded a centurion to keep Paul, and to let him have liberty, and that he should forbid none of his acquaintance to minister or come unto him.

  13. Acts 24:10 When the governor motioned for him tovsoeak Pail replied I know that for a number of years you have been a judge ovet this nation so I gladly make my defense. You can easily verify that no more than twelve days ago I went up to Jerusalem to worship. My accusers did not find me arguing with anyone at the temple or stirring up a crowd in the synagogues or anywhere esle in the city.

  14. 25 And as he reasoned of righteousness, temperance, and judgment to come, Felix trembled, and answered, Go thy way for this time; when I have a convenient season, I will call for thee.

    And these are the things that we ought to talk about with people. We, like Paul, have tell and discuss the matters of the kingdom of God, and speak about temperance, righteousness , and judgement to come.

  15. Bring Your Family To Church

    24 And after certain days, when Felix came with his wife Drusilla, which was a Jewess, he sent for Paul, and heard him concerning the faith in Christ.

    25 And as he reasoned of righteousness, temperance, and judgment to come, Felix trembled, and answered, Go thy way for this time; when I have a convenient season, I will call for thee.

    26 He hoped also that money should have been given him of Paul, that he might loose him: wherefore he sent for him the oftener, and communed with him.

    27 But after two years Porcius Festus came into Felix’ room: and Felix, willing to shew the Jews a pleasure, left Paul bound.

    Felix initially brought his wife to hear Paul preach the gospel. However they did not receive it and act in faith, and he allowed her influence (being a Jew) to pervert righteous judgment concerning Paul and he turned away from the man of God. Even within a family or married couple, not every individual will be at the same spiritual level at any given time. If we find ourselves strong, we must help our family where they are weak; if we find ourselves weak, we must trust in their spiritual encouragement and continue with them in going to the house of God. Instead of continually bringing his wife to church and leading her to God, he allowed her to keep him from church. We can either help or hurt our family’s walk with God, it’s our decision to make.

    Ecclesiastes 4:9-10
    9 Two are better than one; because they have a good reward for their labour.

    10 For if they fall, the one will lift up his fellow: but woe to him that is alone when he falleth; for he hath not another to help him up.

    Luke 17:33-36
    33 Whosoever shall seek to save his life shall lose it; and whosoever shall lose his life shall preserve it.

    34 I tell you, in that night there shall be two men in one bed; the one shall be taken, and the other shall be left.

    35 Two women shall be grinding together; the one shall be taken, and the other left.

    36 Two men shall be in the field; the one shall be taken, and the other left.

  16. 14 But this I confess unto thee, that after the way which they call heresy, so worship I the God of my fathers, believing all things which are written in the law and in the prophets:
    Everything in God’s word is true. We have nothing in this world more stable or consistent than the word of God. Everything in our lives should be built around and structured to support Gods word.

  17. 14 But this I confess unto thee, that after the way which they call heresy, so worship I the God of my fathers, believing all things which are written in the law and in the prophets:

    15 And have hope toward God, which they themselves also allow, that there shall be a resurrection of the dead, both of the just and unjust.

    Despite the situation that Paul was in, being put on trial for a crime he didn’t commit, he worshiped God in that situation anyhow. It shouldn’t matter where we are stuck in, in our lives, especially if we are doing the work of God. God is in control of our lives and he should always be praised for that

  18. “But after two years Porcius Festus came into Felix’ room: and Felix, willing to shew the Jews a pleasure, left Paul bound.” Felix was only concerned about self, he cared nothing about Jesus (God), or what Paul (the man of God) had to say. One would be wise to pray about the intentions or motives of a person, especially one in charge (ruler, leader, etc.); for their intentions may not be in alignment with the Judge (Jesus). Dear God, help me help to seek your will, and obey, before acting, so that I may be in alignment with you; “Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done”. “In God we trust”. What a mighty God we serve! Thank God for his word. God bless America, Jerusalem, and you all in Jesus name, Amen!

  19. “When Paul came in, the Jews who had come down from Jerusalem stood around him. They brought many serious charges against him, but they could not prove them.”
    ‭‭Acts‬ ‭25:7‬ ‭NIV

    If you’re doing the will of the Lord and following his commandments then you have nothing to worry about when your enemy circles you. With God you’re victorious and there is nothing they can do to keep you down

  20. 25 And as he reasoned of righteousness, temperance, and judgment to come, Felix trembled, and answered, Go thy way for this time; when I have a convenient season, I will call for thee.

    26 He hoped also that money should have been given him of Paul, that he might loose him: wherefore he sent for him the oftener, and communed with him.

    27 But after two years Porcius Festus came into Felix’ room: and Felix, willing to shew the Jews a pleasure, left Paul bound.

  21. This chapter spoke to me about holding your ground and never letting anyone or anything stop you from stating your belief and hope in Jesus Christ as Paul did.

  22. 14 But this I confess unto thee, that after the way which they call heresy, so worship I the God of my fathers, believing all things which are written in the law and in the prophets:

    What some call heresy he called worship. It is important that we stay close to the Word even when others go against it.

  23. Paul iS accused as a leader of sedition that means he was a leader of:
    a standing, station, state
    an insurrection
    strife, insurrection.
    He was accused of these things because Paul was speaking about Jesus.

  24. “So I strive always to keep my conscience clear before God and man.”
    ‭‭Acts‬ ‭24:16‬ ‭NIV‬‬

    What a good attitude to have in life. There is always room for improvement

  25. 25 And as he reasoned of righteousness, temperance, and judgment to come, Felix trembled, and answered, Go thy way for this time; when I have a convenient season, I will call for thee.
    I believe this is an account of Felix feeling convicted by God. I know there has been several times when I have felt the conviction of God that it freaked me out.

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