When presenting his defense to King Agrippa, Paul first established common ground with his accusers by explaining that, like them, he had vehemently opposed Christ. He then explained how he was divinely transformed and how Jesus was, in fact, the fulfillment of the messianic promises of God. Alistair Begg reminds us that just as Jesus was the hope of Israel then, He remains the hope today for all who are alienated from God.
1So Agrippa said to Paul, “You have permission to speak for yourself.” Then Paul stretched out his hand and made his defense:
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