So Paul found himself in jail for proclaiming the Gospel. Two years later he gets hauled before the Roman Governor and Herod Agrippa. What’s he going to say? Is he going to try and save his skin? Sell out the Gospel? Acts 26 picks up the story:
26 Then Agrippa said to Paul, “You have permission to speak for yourself.”
So Paul motioned with his hand and began his defense
19 “So then, King Agrippa, I was not disobedient to the vision from heaven. 20 First to those in Damascus, then to those in Jerusalem and in all Judea, and to the Gentiles also, I preached that they should repent and turn to God and prove their repentance by their deeds. 21 That is why the Jews seized me in the temple courts and tried to kill me. 22 But I have had God’s help to this very day, and so I stand here and testify to small and great alike. I am saying nothing beyond what the prophets and Moses said would happen— 23 that the Christ[b] would suffer and, as the first to rise from the dead, would proclaim light to his own people and to the Gentiles.”
28 Then Agrippa said to Paul, “Do you think that in such a short time you can persuade me to be a Christian?”
29 Paul replied, “Short time or long—I pray God that not only you but all who are listening to me today may become what I am, except for these chains.”
Below is the slide deck from Session 4 for the BYSA Summer Camp.