b. ii. Felix was removed. c. How aware are we of the danger of flattery? They, no doubt, expected that he would speak (see Revision). With such power he spoke (Spurgeon). provided protection for him? And the Jews joined in the charge. He commanded a centurion to keep Paul. Seeing that through you we enjoy great peace, and prosperity is being brought to this nation by your foresight, a plague … a ringleader of the sect of the Nazarenes, a ringleader of the sect of the Nazarenes, By examining him yourself you may ascertain all these things of which we accuse him, The Jews also assented, maintaining that these things were so, I do the more cheerfully answer for myself, Nor can they prove the things of which they now accuse me, They ought to have been here before you to object, When Lysias the commander comes down, I will make a decision on your case, having more accurate knowledge of the Way, Felix came with his wife Drusilla, who was Jewish, he sent for Paul and heard him concerning the faith in Christ, He reasoned about righteousness, self-control, and the judgment to come, Go away for now; when I have a convenient time I will call for you, He also hoped that money would be given him by Paul, that he might release him, David Guzik :: Génesis 14 – Abram Rescata a Lot y Conoce a Melquisedec, G1 - alpha - Strong's Greek Lexicon (KJV), David Guzik :: Hechos 9 – La Conversión de Saulo de Tarso, David Guzik :: 1 Corintios 7 – Principios Sobre el Matrimonio y la Soltería, A Summary of Each Bible Book - Study Resources, Chuck Smith :: Sermon Notes for Matthew 7:6, David Guzik :: Génesis 3 – La tentación y caída del hombre, Jehovah's Witnesses, Jesus and the Holy Trinity (Walter Martin), Genesis 1:1-8 (1979-82 Audio) (Chuck Smith), A Spectacle Unto the World (Chuck Missler), Ephesians: History of Ephesus (Dr. J. Vernon McGee). (Act 24:1) The Jews assemble their case against Paul. Minor Prophets GenesisExodusLeviticusNumbersDeuteronomyJoshuaJudgesRuth1 Samuel2 Samuel1 Kings2 Kings1 Chronicles2 ChroniclesEzraNehemiahEstherJobPsalmsProverbsEcclesiastesSong of SongsIsaiahJeremiahLamentationsEzekielDanielHoseaJoelAmosObadiahJonahMicahNahumHabakkukZephaniahHaggaiZechariahMalachiMatthewMarkLukeJohnActsRomans1 Corinthians2 CorinthiansGalatiansEphesiansPhilippiansColossians1 Thessalonians2 Thessalonians1 Timothy2 TimothyTitusPhilemonHebrewsJames1 Peter2 Peter1 John2 John3 JohnJudeRevelation, Use semicolons to separate groups: 'Gen;Jdg;Psa-Mal' or 'Rom 3-12;Mat 1:15;Mat 5:12-22', There are options set in 'Advanced Options', The Whole Bible 1. Minor Prophets (25:23). "His oration has been blamed as weak, lame, and imperfect; and yet, perhaps, few, with so bad a cause, could have made better of it." Almost every Roman governor took a province confinement. General Epistles Having more perfect knowledge. But after two years Porcius Festus succeeded Felix; and Felix, wanting to do the Jews a favor, left Paul bound. in order to enrich himself, and hence would welcome bribery and every 24) After a number of days, Felix and Drusilla, his wife, who was a Jewess, came [back to the palace] and sent for Paul to [come and] tell them about [the] faith in Christ Jesus. 16:1-4; 2 Cor. What is missing from Paul's opening words? But after two years. A ringleader of the sect of the Nazarenes. from sects? prisoner was bound to a soldier. Johannine Writings A certain orator named Tertullus. The name signifies nothing. Some have supposed that he was not a Jew, from offence of Paul. prophets. i. (Williams), b. Sadducees. GenesisExodusLeviticusNumbersDeuteronomyJoshuaJudgesRuth1 Samuel2 Samuel1 Kings2 Kings1 Chronicles2 ChroniclesEzraNehemiahEstherJobPsalmsProverbsEcclesiastesSong of SongsIsaiahJeremiahLamentationsEzekielDanielHoseaJoelAmosObadiahJonahMicahNahumHabakkukZephaniahHaggaiZechariahMalachiMatthewMarkLukeJohnActsRomans1 Corinthians2 CorinthiansGalatiansEphesiansPhilippiansColossians1 Thessalonians2 Thessalonians1 Timothy2 TimothyTitusPhilemonHebrewsJames1 Peter2 Peter1 John2 John3 JohnJudeRevelation, Select an Ending Point impure of earth shall be called to account. [A new version of this page can be found here]. We aren't to make flatterers our close friends! (Stott). The Roman custom required the accusers to face When he spoke of Luke-Acts Historical Books By examining him yourself you may ascertain all these things of which we accuse him: Tertullus doesn't even pretend to offer outside evidence of the charges. gathered in the Gentile churches for the poor in Jerusalem. Acts 24 Bible Study - Detailed questions, answers and guide for an in-depth, verse-by-verse Bible study of Acts chapter 24 in plain English that everyone can understand. -------------------- 22, 23. Pentateuch ... Commentary on Acts 15-28, which is available from Amazon.com. Declares His Manner of Life, Jerusalem affirmed that Tertullus had spoken in the facts. What is meant by Felix "having a more accurate knowledge of Christians should never be timid about or ashamed of the truth, or of the evidence. Now as he reasoned about righteousness, self-control, and the judgment to come, Felix was afraid and answered, "Go away for now; when I have a convenient time I will call for you.". He and Luke were in Judea, Four different times, the book of Proverbs connects flattery with the sin of sexual immorality. offend the Jews; persuade none but the rich. Nor can they prove the things of which they now accuse me.". The Jewish leadership (Ananias the high priest and the elders) bring a man named Tertullus - a skilled lawyer to present their case. He hoped that money. Psalm 78:36 says we can even flatter God: Nevertheless they flattered Him with their mouth, and they lied to Him with their tongue. His only hope is that Paul will incriminate himself under examination by Felix. 24:2)? Therefore he sent for him more often and conversed with him. Tertullus tries to put Paul in the same bag with these kinds of terrorists. Who were among the first to hear the Gospel from Paul? the seventh he is seized in the temple, Understanding the real animus of He even tried to profane the temple, and we seized him, and wanted to judge him according to our law.". 15:25-31; The New Testament These were the sums of money Porcius Festus came in Felix' room. (3) profaned the temple. They ought to have been here before you to object if they had anything against me. In a way, people like Felix and Pilate are the most guilty of those who reject Jesus Christ. of the Nazarenes" (Acts 24:5)? c. The Jews also assented, maintaining that these things were so: The other Jewish accusers present (the high priest and the elders) agree with the charges, but offer no supporting evidence. the accused. 18:13. it would have intensified the enmity of the Jews, and hence he was The two almost always go together; the person who today flatters you will likely tomorrow accuse you behind your back. Instead, he rejected Jesus under the pretense of delaying his decision. Our website uses cookies to store user preferences. Paul Preaches Before Felix and Drusilla. Wisdom Literature b. Felix, willing to shew the Jews a pleasure. -------------------- The Gospels c. Among all Jews throughout the world: Here, Tertullus gives an unintended compliment as he describes the extent of Paul's ministry. the state of affairs in Judea. Study Acts 24 using B. W. Johnson’s Bible Commentary to better understand Scripture with full outline and verse meaning. When Lysias the commander comes down, I will make a decision on your case: Felix avoided a decision under the pretense of waiting for more evidence through the Roman commander Lysias. ascertain the facts, for only twelve days had passed since he returned Recognizing the value of consistent reflection upon the Word of God in order to refocus one's mind and heart upon Christ and His Gospel of peace, we provide several reading plans designed to cover the entire Bible in a year.