Paul’s Defense of the Gospel

August 16, 2020 ()

Bible Text: Acts 21:37-22:16 |

Series:

Northwest Bible Church - Aug. 16, 2020 - Book of Acts - Alan Conner

Acts 21:37-22:16

Paul’s Defense of the Gospel

Intro

A. THE ROMAN COMMANDER AND PAUL (Acts 21:37-40)

1. The accusation - You are the Egyptian (Acts 21:38).

2. Paul identifies himself (Acts 21:39).

3. His request to address the people (Acts 21:39-40).

B. PAUL’S DEFENSE TO THE JEWS (22:1-22).

1. Paul’s pre-conversion life in Judaism (22:3-5).

a. Upbringing and religious education (22:3).

b. His character: zeal as a persecutor of Christians (22:4-5).

2. Paul’s conversion: his encounter with Christ (22:6-10).

a. Theophany (Acts 22:6).

b. Divine call (Acts 22:7-10).

(1) Individual call.

(2) Convicting call.

(3) Identifying call.

(4) Effectual call.

3. Paul’s commission given through Ananias (Acts 22:10b-16).

a. Immediate direction (Acts 22:10-11).

b. Blindness healed by Ananias (Acts 22:12-13).

c. His mission (Acts 22:14-15).

4. Paul’s baptism (Acts 22:16).

Command #1 - BE BAPTIZED, the means of doing that is to GET UP.

Command #2 - WASH AWAY YOUR SINS, the means of doing that is to call on His name. Ananias is NOT saying, wash away your sins by baptism.

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