When King Agrippa arrives, Festus introduces him to Paul’s case, possibly hoping for some insight, as Agrippa is Jewish. Festus does not understand the case or why the Jews hate Paul so much. We see:

  • The arrival of Agrippa
  • How Festus describes the case to Agrippa and demonstrates his current understanding of the Gospel

To those who have no understanding of the Gospel, it may seem to be a myth or a fairy-tale. However, as their understanding grows, the conviction of the truth in their hearts though the Spirit can produce several different results, e.g. anger as seen in the case of the Jews or ridicule as seen in other cases. We must not be discouraged by this, and should never be ashamed to present the Gospel as the Truth it is.


Shaun Bryant

Shaun has been Pastor at Grace Church in Modesto since late 1993. His journey to the fellowship took him through churches of various persuasions, during which time he became convinced of a call to the ministry and also of a Reformed view of the Scriptures. Shaun completed his studies for the ministry at Westminster Seminary in California. He is married with 3 children.

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