Acts 26:19-32 Tallapoosachurch of ChristFebruary 5, 2012
Are You Out of Your Mind?1 Peter 2:9 KJV But ye are a chosengeneration, a royal priesthood, anholy nation, a Peculiar peculiar people; thatye should shew forth the praises ofhim who hath called you out ofdarkness into his marvellous light: Peripoiēsis – meaning ones own property (Thayer).
I’m happyActs 26:2 NKJV "I think myselfHappyhappy, King Agrippa, because todayI shall answer for myself beforeyou concerning all the things ofwhich I am accused by the Jews, Makarios – blessed, more than happy.
I’m happyRemember this was Paul’s defensebefore King Agrippa:1 Peter 3:15 NKJV But sanctify theLord God in your hearts, and alwaysbe ready to give a defense toeveryone who asks you a reason forthe hope that is in you, withmeekness and fear;
A Right MindActs 26:4-5 NKJV "My manner oflife from my youth, which was spentfrom the beginning among my ownnation at Jerusalem, all the Jewsknow. (5) They knew me from thefirst, if they were willing totestify, that according to thestrictest sect of our religion I liveda Pharisee.
A Right MindActs 26:6-7 NKJV And now I standand am judged for the hope of thepromise made by God to our fathers.(7) To this promise our twelvetribes, earnestly serving God nightand day, hope to attain. For thishopes sake, King Agrippa, I amaccused by the Jews.
A Right MindActs 26:9-12 NKJV "Indeed, Imyself thought I must do manythings contrary to the name ofJesus of Nazareth. (10) This I alsodid in Jerusalem, and many of thesaints I shut up in prison, havingreceived authority from the chiefpriests; and when they were put todeath, I cast my vote against them.
A Right MindHow do we voted today: Our jobs Money House, car, TV, or other poss. Popularity Family Christ???
A Right MindMark 8:34-38 NKJV When He hadcalled the people to Himself, withHis disciples also, He said tothem, "Whoever desires to comeafter Me, let him deny himself, andtake up his cross, and follow Me.(35) For whoever desires to save hislife will lose it, but whoever loses hislife for My sake and the gospels willsave it. (36) For what will it profita man if
A Right MindMark 8:34-38 continued he gains thewhole world, and loses his own soul?(37) Or what will a man give inexchange for his soul? (38) Forwhoever is ashamed of Me and Mywords in this adulterous and sinfulgeneration, of him the Son of Manalso will be ashamed when He comesin the glory of His Father with theholy angels.”
Blinded to open eyesActs 26:12-18 NKJV "While thus occupied, as Ijourneyed to Damascus with authority and commissionfrom the chief priests, (13) at midday, O king, along theroad I saw a light from heaven, brighter than thesun, shining around me and those who journeyed with me.(14) And when we all had fallen to the ground, I heard avoice speaking to me and saying in the Hebrewlanguage, Saul,
Blinded to open eyesActs 26:12-18 continued Saul, why are you persecuting Me?It is hard for you to kick against the goads. (15) So Isaid, Who are You, Lord? And He said, I amJesus, whom you are persecuting. (16) But rise and standon your feet; for I have appeared to you for thispurpose, to make you a minister and a witness both of thethings which you have seen and of the things which I willyet
Blinded to open eyesActs 26:12-18 continued reveal to you. (17) I will deliveryou from the Jewish people, as well as from theGentiles, to whom I now send you, (18) to open theireyes, in order to turn them from darkness to light, andfrom the power of Satan to God, that they may receiveforgiveness of sins and an inheritance among those whoare sanctified by faith in Me.’
Blinded to open eyesActs 9:7-9 NKJV And the men who journeyed with himstood speechless, hearing a voice but seeing no one. (8)Then Saul arose from the ground, and when his eyes wereopened he saw no one. But they led him by the hand andbrought him into Damascus. (9) And he was three dayswithout sight, and neither ate nor drank.
. Blinded to open the eyes ofHow Dark it must have been! Acts 9:7-9 NKJV And others the men who journeyed with him stood speechless, hearing a voice but seeing no one. (8) Then Saul arose from the ground, and when his eyes were opened he saw no one. But they led him by the hand and brought him into Damascus. (9) And he was three days without sight, and neither ate nor drank.
Blinded to open eyesJohn 8:12 NKJV Then Jesus spoke to themagain, saying, "I am the light of the world. He who followsMe shall not walk in darkness, but have the light of life.”
Blinded to open eyesActs 9:15-16 NKJV But the Lord said to him, "Go, for heis a chosen vessel of Mine to bear My name beforeGentiles, kings, and the children of Israel. (16) For I willshow him how many things he must suffer for My namessake.“
Preaching out of your mindPaul would have been set free, had he notappealed to Caesar; Acts 25:11, 26:32.Held by Felix for 2 years, Acts 24:24-27.Innocent of the charges, Acts 21:28, ofbringing Gentiles into temple.
Preaching out of your mindActs 23:11 NKJV But the following nightthe Lord stood by him and said, "Be ofgood cheer, Paul; for as you havetestified for Me in Jerusalem, so youmust also bear witness at Rome.“
Preaching out of your mindActs 26:24 ESV And as he was sayingthese things in his defense, Festus saidwith a loud voice, "Paul, you are out ofyour mind; your great learning is drivingyou out of your mind.“
Preaching out of your mindHave you ever been told? You Are Crazy!!!
Preaching out of your mindActs 26:25 NKJV But he said, "I am notmad, most noble Festus, but speak thewords of truth and reason.Only these words will save: Rom. 1:16
Preaching out of your mindFreedom would come through TRUTH!!!John 17:17 NKJV Sanctify them byYour truth. Your word is truth.John 8:32 And you shall know thetruth, and the truth shall make youfree.”
Preaching out of your mindDoes the world see you as one:Out of Your Mind!!!