Into Practice Daily …

On a mission …

Acts 26:24-29 NLT

Suddenly, Festus shouted, “Paul, you are insane. Too much study has made you crazy!” But Paul replied, “I am not insane, Most Excellent Festus. What I am saying is the sober truth. And King Agrippa knows about these things. I speak boldly, for I am sure these events are all familiar to him, for they were not done in a corner! King Agrippa, do you believe the prophets? I know you do-” Agrippa interrupted him.

“Do you think you can persuade me to become a Christian so quickly?”

Paul replied, “Whether quickly or not, I pray to God that both you and everyone here in this audience might become the same as I am, except for these chains.”

Reflection …

What did Paul mean that he wished everyone he was speaking to would be like him?

He likely meant several things …

  • They would become believers
  • They would passionately pursue Christ
  • They would persuade others to become Christians
  • They would be free to share Jesus with others

The list could go on but the point is …

Taking the Gospel to others involves risk, commitment and passion.

Those things are only available through Jesus Christ and the power of His Spirit.

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