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THE SUNDAY SCHOOL th
International Lesson for October S4 Co
1897-Panl Before Klng Agrippa-- 1~ I
Acts 20:19-32. si1
[Arranged from Peloubet's Notes.] a
GOLDEN TEXT.-WVhosoever therefbre au
shall confess Me before men, him will A .1
confess also before my Father which 1t
in Heaven.-Matt. 10:32. I
THE SECTION includes chapters 25 and w
26. the whole story of the trial of Paul W
TIME.-First of August, A. D. 60. Two
years after the last lesson. si:
PLACE.-Cesarea, 47 miles northwest of bl
The New Governor, Festus.-24:27. re
After Paul had lain in prison for two Of
years Felix was removed on account of (2
grave complaints of his conduct and tL
Porcius Festus was appointed in his YC
stead. Festus was a much better man
Paul's Address.-26:1-23. Festus and di
his brilliant court,King Agrippa, Queen
Bernice, the principal officers of the 4
troops quartered at Cesarea and the in
most influential of the civilmagistrates, a
were gathered together. Fest-us arose
and stated the object of their coming to
gether. The prisoner had been ve- U
hemently accused as one worthy of r
death. He had appealed to Caesar and
must be sent to Rome. But Festus, not
being well acquainted with Jewish laws Sl
and customs, could not make out any
definite charge against him that would rm
be a reasonable excuse for sending him
as a prisoner to Rome. Paul began his be
address with his usual polished cour- e4
tesy. He well knew that an awkward t¬
end rusty weapon was of no advantage a:
to the Christian warrior. Then for the w
third time in- the Acts is related the
story of his conversion, the wondrous
change wrought in himself by Jesus
19. "Whereupon," after hearing the
call, "I was not disobedient unto the
Heavenly vision:" Yet the seeming cost F
and the struggle were very great.
20. "But shewed first unto them of n
Damascus:" Immediately after his con
version. Then after two or three years c
be returned to Damascus and preached
again. "And at Jeru~salem:" For a t
brief time, going there jf'om Damascus.
He also visited there, and of course i
preached at other times. "Throughout
all the coasts (borders) of Judea:" The
exact time of this preaching is not
known, as no record is given of it. But
there was abundant opportunity for it C
between A. D. 40, when Paul left Jeru- e
salem, and A. D. 48, when he began his
first missionary journey. "And then to a
the Gentiles" over a large part of the r
known world. "That they should re
pent," the first, deep. essential duty.
. An Interruption by Festus.-Vs. 24,
25. 24. "Festus said with a loud voioe"
of astonishmentand positive assurance.
"Paul, thou are beside thyself:" Thou
art mad, insane; the same word that is
translated mad in the next verse.
25. "I am not mad:" Paul speaks for
himself, and lets Festue make the appli- i
cation for himself. "But speak forth 4
the words of truth and soberness:"
From Festus' standpoint, that of world- 4
liness, the words of Paul were the fan
des of a crazy, unbalanced brain; but 4
from Paul's standpoint, that of eternal ý
life and spiritual life, they were simply 4
true and earnest. 4
The Appeal to Agrippa.-Vs. 26-29. 1
Paul turns from Festus, and appeals to
King Agrippa to confess that he is
speaking not of fancies, but of facts, of
20. "For the king knoweth of these
things:" Agrippa as a Jew was ao
quainted with Scripture, and as a ruler
in Palestine was familiar with the facts
of Gospel history.
27. "King.Agrippa, believest thou the
- prophets?" If he believed the Scrip
tres, then Paul could prove from those
presmses th, truth of the Gospel, he
vergent opinions as to twe meaning of
these words. The view taken in the
common version, that Agrippa's better
Snature was touched, and that he spoke
sincerely, saying in effect, if you go on
a little longer, and speak many more Lc
a such words, you will persuade even me. Pr
The other interpretation is that of the in;
R. V. With but little persuasion thou
d wouldst fain make me a Christian. It sa
was a sarcasm. C.
o 29. "I would to God:" I earnestly de
sire of God, the only source of such a at
i blessed good. "Were both almost, and
altogether:," (1) This is the natural W
t rendering if we adopt the translation ev
o of our authorized version in verse 28.
º (2) If we adopt the R. V. of verse 28, Ej
then Paul's answer is: "I would that 6
is you were persuaded, whether with little, da
n trouble or with great." Alford and
Prof. Riddle suppose that Paul takes up
the words of Agrippain a sense slightly
different from that in which Agrippa o
n used them, to give point to his reply:, S
Le "I could pray God that both in little and TI
in great measure (i. e., in everything), i"
not only thou," etc. "Such as I am, ex
cept these bonds:" The chains he had
upon him while he was speaking. He
would have them free to exercise their b,
d religion for the good of others.
Vindication, but the Appeal to.Caesar
Stood.-Vs. 30-32. 80. "The king rose," T
and the others in the order of their
m 31. "Nothing worthy of death or of L
is bonds:" This was a true verdict and a
r complete vindication. He still must go
to Caesar, since hehad appealed to him;
and because this was God's way by ci
le which he could best reach home.
la spear Points. a
Idleness is danger seed.
Wisdom has a short tongue.
Unbelief is Satan's counsel chamber.
Be what you want others to think
st you are.
lIe that does nothing makes but one
n- Opposition is the mill that fans the ii
rs chaff out of us.
Ad Defeat in the rigfht is better than vie
a tory in the wrong.
' Build higher, foolish man, earth is too
so low for eafety.-Ram's Born.
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