The United House Of Prayer For All People ®

   of the Church on the Rock of the Apostolic Faith

    The Honorable Bishop C. M. Bailey, Leader

SUNDAY SCHOOL LESSON

Sunday School

November 28, 2021
Subject: I Speak For Christ

Found: Acts 25:14–22
Golden Text Verse: 15


LESSON


Acts 25:14–22

14 And when they had been there many days, Festus declared Paul’s cause unto the king, saying, There is a certain man left in bonds by Felix:
15 About whom, when I was at Jerusalem, the chief priests and the elders of the Jews informed me, desiring to have judgment against him.
16 To whom I answered, It is not the manner of the Romans to deliver any man to die, before that he which is accused have the accusers face to face, and have licence to answer for himself concerning the crime laid against him.
17 Therefore, when they were come hither, without any delay on the morrow I sat on the judgment seat, and commanded the man to be brought forth.
18 Against whom when the accusers stood up, they brought none accusation of such things as I supposed:
19 But had certain questions against him of their own superstition, and of one Jesus, which was dead, whom Paul affirmed to be alive.
20 And because I doubted of such manner of questions, I asked him whether he would go to Jerusalem, and there be judged of these matters.
21 But when Paul had appealed to be reserved unto the hearing of Augustus, I commanded him to be kept till I might send him to Caesar.
22 Then Agrippa said unto Festus, I would also hear the man myself. To morrow, said he, thou shalt hear him.


ADDITIONAL REFERENCES

Acts 2:14, Acts 26:22, Isaiah 43:10, Romans 15:18, 2 Corinthians 13:3, Acts 23:11


QUESTIONS

1. Why was Festus confused about the charges?
2. Explain how it is possible that Paul would speak for Christ?
3. Why were the Jews of Jerusalem so determined to stop Paul?


CONSIDER

The Holy Spirit fell on Pentecost. And yet, God saw it necessary to have someone speak for Christ during the Roman Empire, wouldn’t it also be necessary during these times to have
someone to speak for Christ?