Knowledge Without Faith (Acts 24:22-27)

Sometimes we expect change: At the end of the year, students get their university offers. Workers move to other jobs. People move or retire.

But not all changes are expected: The call back to see the doctor about those tests, today! The policeman’s knock at the door. The devastating letter from the accountant or the lawyer.

Can we be ready for unexpected change?

Paul’s life changed unexpectedly. He was no longer travelling to bring the Gospel to unreached people. He was locked in a Roman prison. In these unassuming verses at the end of Acts 24, there’s a message for us about unexpected change:

  1. Paul is Committed to Prison Indefinitely (v22-23, 27)
  2. Felix Heard About Jesus Regularly (v24-26)
  3. Don’t Delay Commitment Indefinitely (v22, 25-27)

Sunday 3rd November 2019

  • God promises to ______________ the good work in us on the day of ___________________________ (Philippians 1:6)
  • Calling Jesus “Christ” means He is the supreme, God-sent ________ (v24)
  • We talk about the things we ________, like ___________________________ (v24)
  • “Reasoning” means: (v25)
  • How can I be right with God (v24, Romans 4:1-8, 5:17)?
  • What will happen when Jesus returns (v25, 2 Peter 3:10)?
  • We must share the ____________ news to share the _____________ news (v25)
  • Hearing about Jesus must lead to ___________________________ (Romans 10:14)
  • Felix thought he had __________ (v25)
  • A question I have:
  • A truth to share:
  • Something to pray about:
  • How I will change:

Published by Stephen McDonald

Broadcaster, teacher, bibliophile, armchair political commentator, theologue, Christian (still in beta)