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.”
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.