November 6, 2005
In the courtroom before Governor Festus and King Agrippa, Paul explained how he was transformed from Saul, the chief persecutor of Christians, to the apostle Paul, commissioned servant of Christ. Through this study from Acts 26, Alistair Begg illustrates how God calls unlikely individuals to be witnessing followers of Jesus. God’s call, he reminds us, is not dependent upon our special talents but upon His authority, His security, and the clarity found in His Word.
16But rise and stand upon your feet, for I have appeared to you for this purpose, to appoint you as a servant and witness to the things in which you have seen me and to those in which I will appear to you, 17delivering you from your people and from the Gentiles—to whom I am sending you 18to open their eyes, so that they may turn from darkness to light and from the power of Satan to God, that they may receive forgiveness of sins and a place among those who are sanctified by faith in me.’
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