Acts Series message 31
Text: Acts 22:1-29
In Paul's defense of the Gospel I'm struck by three key and practical truths: The new is better than the old. Paul was the poster boy for Judaism and showed his zeal by trying his best to stamp out The Way. But in the end, He converted and will never go back. The beginning of the new is the end of the old. We'll have a refresher on the fundamentals of the faith; Paul was willing to suffer and die for these truths. Suffering for Jesus. Against the prosperity gospel, the mouthpiece for Christianity was told up front he'd suffer. We have the privilege of sharing in the sufferings of Christ as well as the power of the resurrection. Baptism. This is a beautiful picture, of the old being washed away as we identify with the death, burial and resurrection of our Lord and Savior!