Religion & Spirituality:Christianity
Alex Kremer - 12-10-2023 // Seeing God’s Purposes; Acts 25:1-12
In 1982, Emmaus Bible College student, Steve Linscott, was convicted for the 1980 murder of his neighbor. He came to light as a suspect when he provided details of a dream to authorities in which a young woman was violently murdered; details which paralleled the crime scene. The problem, Steve Linscott was innocent. Sentenced to 40 years, DNA evidence exonerated him ten years later. During his time, he questioned God's purposes for allowing this to happen. And while most of us are not likely to experience this same type of injustice, we are acutely aware of circumstances in our own lives which may cause us to question God's purposes.
As we return to our study in Acts, we catch up with Paul, who has spent two years imprisoned in Caesarea awaiting trial. When he is finally given an audience with the new governor, Festus, he must defend himself against the false charges brought against him by the Jewish authorities.
As we examine our passage, we will see that Paul's two year imprisonment is not outside the purposes of God. And if that is true for Paul, it is true for us as well.
Thank you for listening to today's teaching. We pray you will be encouraged through the teaching of God's Holy Word.
It is Free