The Gospel on Trial: Ephesus to Ceasarea

Acts 22 & 23

Which is the most important event in the Book of Acts?
“Take courage! As you have testified about me in Jerusalem, so you must also testify in Rome.” Acts 23:11
Following Jesus requires courage.
I. The world we live in is antagonistic to the truth.

A. Why were the Jews so mad?

B. Why might people resist the gospel today?

II. We can live courageously or safely but not both.

A. The prophets discouraged him from going to Jerusalem.

B. The Lord himself encouraged him to carry on.

III. Following Jesus takes us places we don’t expect

A. Paul used his privileges to advance the gospel.

B. All followers of Jesus are called to live courageously.

1 Thessalonian 4:11-12
1 Peter 3:15-17
Next time you need courage ask yourself: