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!


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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