Mar 12, 2018
Have you ever had the experience of being tongue-tied or at a loss as to what to say? Perhaps you found yourself in the position of having to defend your faith or share your testimony, and the words just wouldn’t come out. It’s not an uncommon experience and, for most of us, it’s one we particularly dread. In today’s episode, we’re going to look at Luke’s description of a potential stress-inducing encounter between Paul and King Agrippa. Having been accused and arrested for committing crimes against the state and violating the Mosaic law, Paul has been in Roman custody for more than two years. Now, he is going to get the opportunity to present his case before King Agrippa. Yet again, Paul will find himself standing before a powerful representative of the Roman government who had the power to set him free or sentence him to death. These kinds of opportunities are rare for most of us. We don’t usually find ourselves standing before dignitaries and powerful people. But what if we did? How would we respond? Would we seize the moment and use it as a platform to share the good news regarding Jesus Christ? For Paul, his encounter with Agrippa would prove to be a no-brainer. He didn’t even have to think about it. He knew going in what he was going to say and what he was hoping to do. Paul was never at a loss for words, because he always had the gospel on his mind.