Acts 24:14 But this I confess unto thee, that after the way which they call heresy, so worship I the God of my fathers, believing all things which are written in the law and in the prophets.
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Acts 24 videos-
Homeless friend https://youtu.be/Ad0VlHwxtbA [I made this video at the time with a friend and also added some notes and verses below]
Hebrews 13:2 Be not forgetful to entertain strangers: for thereby some have entertained angels unawares.
ON VIDEOS- [Past teaching- verses below] .Fermin’s story .The truck .Marriage in heaven? What will our relationship with spouses be like in heaven? [Acts 24] .Baby the dog .Read the whole bible- it can be done .They were corrupt .Rhetoric .Paul- the trouble maker? .Paul’s accusation- and defense .Felix and Drusilla .How did her son [Agrippa] make it into the history books? .Some event in ad 79 .Felix wanted a bribe from Paul .Felix’s 3rd wife .Paul sits in jail for 2 years- waiting for a decision .Story of Black kid in NYC .Sat in prison for 3 years- accused of stealing back pack .No trial- he killed himself .Italian grandma- and the painting .Pompeii- Vesuvius- [found the lost city in 1748] http://www.history.com/topics/ancient-history/pompeii .Bay of Naples .Fossil evidence- evolution .Catastrophism .Lost in time .Google Vesuvius- too many Italian restaurants!
I finished the Mark study- which I started in New Jersey- here’s the link https://ccoutreach87.com/mark-links/
PAST POSTS- [My past teaching that relates to this post- Verses below]
(739) ACTS 24- Paul’s accusers come down from Jerusalem. They hired a lawyer [orator] to accuse him! Tertullus gives a speech to the Governor that could be defined as the classic political ‘suck up’ speech of all time. Paul defends himself and says ‘I am not guilty of these so called accusations. But I am guilty of believing the law and the prophets. I believe that what they spoke of [the shadows] have happened! I believe in the resurrection. Jesus has fulfilled the promises of the prophets!’ I had a discussion with a good friend the other day. We have a mutual friend who is really into Messianic stuff. He has espoused the idea that the feasts and images of Israel are EXACT PICTURES that give us a detailed road map to Christ’s return. Basically the friend believes that all the shadows and images are exact descriptions of all future events. I shared with my friend that I too believe that the feasts of Israel are prophetic signs of things. Surely Passover and Pentecost have had great meaning for the people of God. Paul says ‘Christ our Passover died for us’. Some see the end time feast of the latter harvest as having future fulfillment in the ingathering of the nations to Christ. I have taught some of this on the radio before. The problem with this other stuff is it takes the feasts and shadows and tries to ‘detail’ every little thing. Paul understood the prophets and law having been fulfilled thru the present work of Christ and his resurrection. I can’t stress enough how the apostolic witness in Acts sees Jesus as the fulfillment of these things. They do not preach a heavily nationalistic [Jewish] message, though they are all Jews! [The Apostles] As Paul defends himself, the governor listens and trembles! Paul spoke of judgment and temperance and the reality of a future resurrection of the just and unjust. The basic apostolic message as seen in the classic creeds of the church. Paul will sit under house arrest for 2 years until another person takes over Felix’s position. The guy’s name is ‘Porcius festus’ [I think I would prefer the name Judas over Porcius!] We end the chapter with Paul waiting to give another witness of Jesus before another ruler. The legal problems of Paul were Gods providence to give Paul opportunity to speak the gospel all the way up the chain. The chain ends at Rome.
ACTS- Acts 1