Paul is invited by Felix and Drusilla to speak to them of the faith in Christ Jesus. Felix was the Roman Governor and an immoral man - living in an adulterous relationship and greedy to receive bribes. Drusilla was an immoral woman; Felix was her third husband and a Gentile whom, as a Jewess, she should never have married. Paul’s message focused on the following areas:

  • Righteousness - how we compare with the Law of God
  • Self Control - how we fare in resisting the desires and passions of the flesh
  • Judgment to come - how God will deal with sinners on the last Day

We see that faith in Christ transforms what would otherwise be a hopeless situation in each of these areas.

Finally, we are urged not to make the soul-destroying error of Felix, who decided to put off considering these matters until he found a more convenient time. Now is the day of salvation!

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Greg Hodson

Greg came to Grace Church, Modesto from the UK in 1997. For many of the intervening years, he has functioned as a teaching elder in the fellowship. He is frequently involved in the teaching ministry and also leads the Internet Ministries and the Youth Ministry. Before coming to Grace Church, he was a teaching elder in a small village chapel in the UK for four years. He is married with 3 children and 3 grandchildren.

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