The Gospel on Trial (Acts 24 - 26)<br />August 15th, 2010<br />Suppressing the Gospel<br />What motivates people to suppre...
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  1. 1. The Gospel on Trial (Acts 24 - 26)<br />August 15th, 2010<br />Suppressing the Gospel<br />What motivates people to suppress the Gospel message?<br /><ul><li>King Herod - Acts 12:1-3.
  2. 2. He saw that it _________ the Jews.
  3. 3. Governor Felix – Acts 24:25-27
  4. 4. He only wanted to hear it when it was ____________.
  5. 5. He was hoping for__________ gain.
  6. 6. He granted a political ___________.
  7. 7. Governor Festus – Acts 25:9
  8. 8. He wished to do the Jews a ______.</li></ul>__________ and ___________ is what motivates people to keep the Gospel message “chained.”<br />Each of these attempts to suppress the Gospel ultimately led to its ______________.<br />Great Expectations<br />What were Paul’s expectations in giving his testimony to King Agrippa?<br /><ul><li>Everything he said was ________ and _________. (v. 26:25)
  9. 9. He expected him to ________(v. 26:27)
  10. 10. He wanted him to be spared the __________. (v. 26:29)</li></ul>Cutting your Losses<br />After hearing Paul’s testimony, King Agrippa says:<br />“This man is not doing anything that deserves death or imprisonment. This man could have been set free if he had not appealed to Caesar.”<br />Was it wise for Paul to appeal to Caesar?<br />Group Discussion<br />What is your response to situations when you know the Gospel is being suppressed?<br />What kind of chains have you worn and how can they speak to those who are unsaved?<br />Do you try to “cut your losses” when it comes to sharing the Gospel? <br />

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