We need to worship God day and night like it says and make it a life style that we truly live by and worship God all the time. I know that we think that its sort of just okay to worship God only at church and when at some church or Christian event but thats not good enough it should be a lifestyle and our lifestyle should be pleasing to God and worshiping him. Sometimes the best thing is to be honest about our past even though it may hurt and have some tough points in it its okay they are learning and we get to see how God works. Even if we have a good testimony and one that is a blessing there are still highs and lows in our past that we can learn from and sometimes the best medicine is being honest. Is it possible that we can have too much study? We do want to be a bit crazy because we love God so much that it does make us a bit crazy to the world but its just our love for God. SPEAK BOLDLY!!!! Something that we have discussed this year and that we don't do a great job at. See we now see for i don know what time that he hasn't done anything wrong and maybe would have been set free for not his appeal. But I know that Pauls goal was to get to Rom and this gets him there maybe not the way that he would have liked but it does. Sometime things happen in not the way we would like but its Gods way and we need to be aware of it and listening to Gods plan and not always our plan.
Paul talks about his life earlier on. He talks about how he used to be a Pharisee. Paul said he even went to the extent of persecuting followers of Jesus. He had even put them put in prison. Paul told the story of when he and his friends were on their way to Damascus and was struck by a bright light. The light was so bright they fell to their knees and lost sight. (that rhymed). There was a man that spoke to him. He asked who the man was and it was Jesus. Paul told Jesus that the Jews wanted to destroy him. This did not stop him from preaching and spreading the word of God.
We want to worship God full time and it should not feel like a burden you should take pleasure in doing it. Festus said Paul was crazy he was more passionate of his religion. Paul praises God even in hard times he speaks boldly and does not conform to what the others are saying.
Post by Pastor Dustin on Aug 13, 2016 13:24:22 GMT
Paul in this chapter gives his defense of what he is doing. In the end he really shares his testimony and how God has worked in his life. He started out as a Pharisee and followed the Jewish law strictly. He even persecuted Christians. The he had a conversion when he saw the light and Jesus spoke to him. Now he has been preaching the Gospel and saying that Jesus had fulfilled the Jewish law.
Paul's defense is good and the king is not sure he deserves to be punished or put to death.