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Acts 26:1-32

 Serving with Love:

ALMOST A CHRISTIAN

Life B-P Church Worship I & II, 4th December  2016

Acts 26:1-32

(Rev Colin Wong) 

        I.                 Introduction

A.        Why do people reject Jesus as Lord and Saviour?

(2 Corinthians 4:4)

B.        An almost Christian is not a Christian at all. 

C.        Do not receive the grace of God in vain (2 Corinthians 6:1; 13:5).

 

II.       Paul's Trial before Antonius Felix (Acts 23:23, 34-24:1-27). 

 

III.      Paul's Trial before Porcius Festus (Acts 24:27; 25:1-12). 

 

IV.     Paul's Trial before King Agrippa II (Acts 25:13-26:1-32).

 

V.      "Almost" is a Sad Word

 

VI.     Biblical Examples

A.        Lot's wife (Genesis 19:26). 

B.        The rich young ruler (Matthew 19:22). 

C.        Judas Iscariot (Matthew 26:14-16; 27:3-5). 

D.       Those "almost" disciples (John 2:23-25; 6:60, 66; 8:30, 31). 

E.        Simon the sorcerer (Acts 8:12).

 

 

VII.   Is it possible to be an almost Christian and not knowing it? 

 

VIII.     Conclusion

Some of you may be acquainted with the Gospel.  You have heard it many times and you are persuaded of the truth presented to you, but you have never made a personal commitment to Jesus Christ.  Are you also like king Agrippa, "Almost persuaded to be a Christian, but chose not to be one?"

 

The Bible says, "Behold, now is the accepted time; behold, now is the day of salvation" (2 Corinthians 6:2b).  Do not follow the footstep of king Agrippa.  He believed in his head only, but not in his heart.  As a result, he is in hell now.

 

Come to the Saviour today! He is able to save you, forgive your sin, and give you everlasting life.  Amen.  

 

Discussion Questions

 

1.         Why does Paul ask Agrippa if he believed the prophets instead of asking Festus? How does Agrippa avoid dealing with Paul’s questions?

 

 

2.         In verse 28, King Agrippa answers Paul’s question (27) with a question of his own.  What feeling was Agrippa expressing? What do you see about Paul’s passion for and vision for the Gospel in his heartfelt statement in verse 29? How does this compare with your passion for the Gospel?

Vision & Mission

 

To build a united church family that is committed to making disciples through Salvation, Sanctification and Service, to the glory of God.

Verse for the Week

December 3 & 10 - Holy Living

Seeing then that all these things shall be dissolved, what manner of persons ought ye to be in all holy conversation and godliness, 2 Peter 3:11