A Time That Never Came

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A message based on Acts 24:24-26, challenging hearers to respond to Christ today, and not put off their response.

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A Time That Never Came

  1. 1. “ REAPING: A TIME THAT NEVER CAME” Acts 24:24-26
  2. 2. Acts 24:24-26 (HCSB) 24 After some days, when Felix came with his wife Drusilla, who was Jewish, he sent for Paul and listened to him on the subject of faith in Christ Jesus. 25 Now as he spoke about righteousness, self-control, and the judgment to come,
  3. 3. Acts 24:24-26 (HCSB) Felix became afraid and replied, "Leave for now, but when I find time I'll call for you." 26 At the same time he was also hoping that money would be given to him by Paul. For this reason he sent for him quite often and conversed with him.
  4. 4. A. THE PURPOSE FOR PAUL'S MEETING 24 After some days, when Felix came with his wife Drusilla, who was Jewish, he sent for Paul and listened to him on the subject of faith in Christ Jesus.
  5. 5. Who They Were (v. 24a) <ul><li>Felix </li></ul><ul><li>Drusilla </li></ul><ul><li>Herod Agrippa I </li></ul>
  6. 6. What They Heard (v. 24b)
  7. 7. THE PRESENTATION OF PAUL'S MINISTRY
  8. 8. 1. The Nature of Righteousness: Yesterday’s Sin
  9. 9. “ All our righteousness are as filthy rags.” - Isaiah 64:6 &quot;For I say unto you, That except your righteousness shall exceed the righteousness of the scribes and Pharisees, ye shall in no case enter into the kingdom of heaven.” - Matthew 5:20
  10. 10. 2. The Need for Self-Control: Today’s Temptation
  11. 11. A Holy God Demands Righteousness
  12. 12. 3. The Nearness of Judgment: Tomorrow’s Judgment
  13. 13. C. THE PENETRATION OF PAUL’S MESSAGE
  14. 14. D. THE PROCRASTINATION TOWARD PAUL’S MESSAGE
  15. 15. <ul><li>Felix understood with his mind , but refused with his will. </li></ul>
  16. 16. He says &quot;When I find time, I will summon (or call) you.&quot; – vs. 25 (NASB & KJV)
  17. 17. Felix tried to gain the world , but lost his soul.
  18. 18. DELETE THIS SLIDE HERE IS WHERE WE’LL RUN THE TOBYMAC SONG SEE NOTES FOR Q LINE
  19. 19. <ul><li>Notice two things: </li></ul><ul><li>The time never came. </li></ul><ul><li>The treasure never came. </li></ul>
  20. 20. Response <ul><li>What will you do today? </li></ul><ul><li>Will you put Him off, turn Him away … </li></ul><ul><li>Or receive His free gift of eternal life and heaven? </li></ul>
  21. 22. COMING Sunday, Nov. 30 th 9:00 & 10:00 AM Fliers Available on BACK Table
  22. 23. Serve the World … <ul><li>Collecting </li></ul><ul><li>hats, </li></ul><ul><li>gloves, & </li></ul><ul><li>scarves </li></ul><ul><li>For needy </li></ul><ul><li>Children in the Ida scho ols </li></ul>
  23. 24. Mini-MISSION TRIP to Serve … On Sat., Nov. 15 th Leave for Ypsilanti @ 9:00 AM after Men’s Breakfast at 8 AM
  24. 25. INSERT DEXTER VIDEO #2
  25. 26. <ul><li>Exists to . . . Love God Love Others and Serve the World! </li></ul>
  26. 27. <ul><li>I don't want to gain the whole world, and lose my soul, </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Don't wanna walk away, let me hear the people say. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>I don't want to gain the whole world, and lose my soul, </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Don't wanna walk away, let me hear the people say. Don't wanna walk away, Don't wanna walk away </li></ul></ul>
  27. 28. How do I sense the tide that's rising? De-sensitizing me from living in light of eternity, eternity How do I sense the tide that's rising? It's hypnotizing me from living in light of eternity, tell me … How do I sense the tide that's rising? De-sensitizing me from living in light of, living in light of eternity.
  28. 29. I don't want to gain the whole world, and lose my soul, (Repeats 5 times)
  29. 30. <ul><li>Exists to . . . Love God Love Others and Serve the World! </li></ul>
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