What does it say?
- Read Acts 24:1-27
- What characters are mentioned? How are they described?
- Who is Tertullus and what is his case against Paul?
- What is the basis of Paul's hope? (v. 14-15)
- Even though Felix knew that Paul was innocent, why did he leave Paul in prison?
What does it mean?
- How is Tertullus' speech similar or different to Paul's? (v. 2, 10)
- Paul takes a different strategy in his speech than in ch. 22.
- What does Paul do differently?
- Why do you think doesn't he take this opportunity to share his testimony?
- Felix knew about the Way, but he neither seemed to condemn it nor follow it.
- Why do you think that Felix "put off" the Way?
- What might be keeping him from making a spiritual decision?
- What's the danger in postponing a decision to follow Jesus?
How should it change us?
- Have you ever been wrongly accused?
- What would be a sinful response to being wrongly accused?
- Can you describe yourself as "having a clear conscience towards both God and man"?
- How can you learn from Paul's attitude and defense when he was accused wrongly?
- God had just told Paul to take the gospel to Rome in Acts 23:11, yet Paul was now put into prison for more than 2 years.
- How do you think Paul thought about his time in Prison? Do you think he felt forgotten by God?
- Is there something in your life that you're waiting for?
- How can you grow in patience as you wait, knowing that God's timing may be different than your own?