March 25, Reading 3 – Acts 25:23-26:11

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SAA Notes

Agrippa was living with his sister Bernice publicly. This was then a greater scandal than Herod the Tetrach (Luke 3:19) living with his brother’s wife. (Matthew 14:3,4) Notice that Paul addressed Agrippa politely and respectfully.

SJA Notes

Paul continues to return to the truth, that he was being persecuted BECAUSE of his hope in Jesus (the promise made by God to their fathers).

And what we have in Paul is someone who also did the persecuting, previously.

Whatever else is happening around this situation, we can be assured that Paul experienced persecution, and his perspective was set in the hope of Jesus.

“Why is it through incredible by any of you that God raises the dead?”

What wonderful resurrection hope we read here, and it is the hope we have too!

Let’s be encouraged that God did raise Jesus from the dead, and that we look forward to the day when the mortal will be made immortal, the perishable made imperishable (1 Corinthians 15).

* God Above,

Thank You for Jesus, His birth, life, death and resurrection. May we never lose sight of the wonder of You bringing life!

Thank You for saving us when we were dead in our sins.

Amen.

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