As you reflect on chapter 24, remember Jesus’ prophetic words about Paul in Acts 9:15-16.
Acts 24:1-21. A few of Paul’s main points in his defense were:
- “I worship the God of our Fathers”.
- He “believed everything laid down by the Law and written in the Prophets”.
- Paul “hoped in God…that there is a resurrection of both the _____ and the _________”.
- Paul took “pains to have a ______ ___________ toward both God and man”.
Getting to the core of the gospel message is vital in any culture. Those in their own culture are most effective at communicating this message. Paul knew this and used his Roman citizenship as a means to open doors of opportunity. This is why it is so important to evangelize through indigenous disciples who know their language and culture.