Scottsbluff Church of Christ
My Conscience is Clear
Acts 23
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    1919 Avenue N, Scottsbluff, NE 69361, USA
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My Conscience is Clear (Acts 23)

A Clear Conscience Before God
(Acts 23:1-5)

Paul before the Religious Council:
"I have lived my life before God in all good conscience."
A Clear Conscience Before God
(Acts 23:1-5)

1Timothy 1:13

Released from his past (Forgiven
Released from his guild (Purchased)
Reverent towards God (Purpose)
Our Story Included a Past
(Acts 22:1-5)

Every single Christian has a time when we were Not Yet in Christ.

For Paul:
Heritage- Jew
Education- Under Gamaliel
Lifestyle- Persecutor of The Way
A Clear Conscience Before God
(Acts 23:1-5)

Three Systems by Which Every Person is Judged:
Public Opinion
Conscience
The Word of God
A Clear Conscience Before God
(Acts 23:1-5)

Paul Responds in Anger
Ananias
Whitewashed Walls
Paul Acknowledges He's Out of Line (Romans 13:1)

A Clear Conscience Before God
(Acts 23:1-5)

Paul Understands Two Results:
The Destruction of Ananias
Paul Won't Receive Justice before this Tribunal
A Clear Conscience Before God
(Acts 23:1-5)

Can we claim a clear conscience before God?

Do we have:
Hidden sins?
Hidden pride?
Hidden Ungodliness?

God offers forgiveness, redemption and pardon.
A Clear Conscience Before Opponents
(Acts 23:6-23)

Disagreed on the Resurrection
Disagreed on the Inspired Word
Disagreed on Angels

Verdict:
Sadducees- Errant Teaching
Pharisees- Not Guilty
A Clear Conscience Before Opponents
(Acts 23:6-23)

Another Riot
Governing Officials
A Senseless Oath
Paul's Nephew
A Clear Conscience Before Opponents
(Acts 23:6-23)

Can we claim that we have done all we can to ensure other's know God's truth? Done all we can to offer God's Gospel? Conducted ourselves in the example of Christ?
A Clear Conscience Before Opponents
(Acts 23:6-23)

If they took us to court on the charge of being a follower of Jesus would there be enough evidence to convict us?
A Clear Conscience Before Government
(Acts 23:23-35)

Claudius Lysias:
Paul's Rescue
Pauls' Case
Paul's Verdict
Paul's Protection
A Clear Conscience Before Government
(Acts 23:23-35)

Are we guiltless before government?

Our concerns shouldn't be criticizing government leaders but serving the Lord.