Scottsbluff Church of Christ
I Appeal to Caesar
Acts 25
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I Appeal to Caesar
(Acts 25)

Is it ever right for Christians to get angry?
Even Christians Have Limitations
(Acts 25:1-12)

Governor Festus
Became Governor in AD 50
Kinder than Felix
Tried to Correct Abused of Felix
Even Christians Have Limitations
(Acts 25:1-12)

Paul's Case:
For Felix, a means of bribery
For Festus, a means of politics
Even Christians Have Limitations
(Acts 25:1-12)

Festus' Offer:
Go Back to Jerusalem

Paul has reached his limit in patience
Even Christians Have Limitations
(Acts 25:1-12)

Patience
Left in Prison for Two Years
No Justice of Fairness
Still in Changes

Christians don't have an exhaustive amount of patience
An exhaustive patience is usually only expected by those who are treating others unfairly, unkind, or unreasonable.
Even Christians Have Limitations
(Acts 25:1-12)

Anger
Ephesians 4:26: Doesn't Prohibit feelings of anger

Moses David Habakkuk Jonah
Paul Peter Elijah Joseph

Even Christians Have Limitations
(Acts 25:1-12)

Anger
Mark 3:5: Jesus Got Angry
2 Samuel 24:1: God Got Angry

If anger is sin, then even God and Jesus have sinned, which is impossible.
Even Christians Have Limitations
(Acts 25:1-12)

Toleration
God expects us to handle ourselves correctly.
If we are the ones causing another's anger then we need to cease.
Even Christians Have Rights
(Acts 25:1-12)

Paul's Challenge
My Rights Have Been Violated
If I'm Guilty, Press Charges
If I'm Not Guilty, Set me Free
Even Christians Have Rights
(Acts 25:1-12)

We Have Rights
To Vote
To Be Treated Fairly
Against inhumane Punishment
Even Christians Have Hardships
(Acts 25:13-27)

Herod Agrippa and Bernice
Son of Herod Agrippa I (Acts 12)
Considered and "Expert" in Jewish Matters

Was Jesus alive or dead?
Even Christians Have Hardships
(Acts 25:13-27)

Roman Tribune: Not Guilty
Philistines: Not Guilty
Governor Felix: Not Guilty
Governor Festus: Not Guilty
King Herod Agrippa II: Not Guilty
Even Christians Have Hardships
(Acts 25:13-27)

Christian Hardships
Expect them

"If the world hates you, konw that it has hated me before it hated you." (John15:18)
Even Christians Have Hardships
(Acts 25:13-27)

Christian Hardships
Endure Them

"As for you, always be sober-minded, endure suffering, do the work of an evangelist, fulfill your ministry." (2 Timothy 4:5)
Even Christians Have Hardships
(Acts 25:13-27)

Christian Hardships
Entrust Them

"Casting all your anxiety on Him, because He cares for you." (1 Peter 5:7)