What does it say?
- Read Acts 25:1-26:32
- What characters are mentioned?
- What are repeated words/phrases?
- Why did the Jewish leaders want Paul to stand trial in Jerusalem?
- What is Festus' reaction to Paul's speech? What about King Agrippa's reaction?
What does it mean?
- What is similar between Festus & Felix (from chapter 24)?
- Why do the Jews continue to want to kill Paul? Why do the Romans or Gentiles seem not to?
- This is the third time in chapters 22-26 that we hear Paul's testimony.
- Why do you think the author, Luke, repeats Paul's testimony again?
- Do you notice any differences between this account and the previous ones?
- What would you say is the theme of Paul's testimony here?
- What did Jesus mean when he told Paul "it is hard for you to kick against the goads" in 26:14?
- Do you think that Paul's aim was to convince King Agrippa of his innocence or of the gospel?
How should it change us?
- Paul shares his testimony once again in Acts. How does this challenge you to grow in sharing your own testimony?
- What are some benefits of being able to share your personal testimony concisely?
- Why do you think it's good or helpful to share about sin and your life before Christ? (like Paul in 26:9-11)
- What are some ways you can adjust your testimony based on who is listening?
- Paul experiences different responses from Festus and Agrippa. What are some different responses that someone might have to your testimony?
- Should that affect what you share?
- Should that affect how you share?
- How do you handle situations where you are criticized for what you believe?
- How can you learn from Paul's response to King Agrippa in 26:29?