Paul Offers His Defense (26:1-32). Beginning his defense, Paul described how in time past he lived as a Pharisee and was hostile to the name of Jesus. Then one day as Paul was going to Damascus, the Lord Jesus appeared to him resulting in a life of service and testimony for Jesus Christ. Now before King Agrippa, he offers his defense testifying that he stands trial for his hope in the resurrection. Governor Festus believed Paul was insane, but Paul denied the charge, and King Agrippa, if it were his judgment, would have set Paul free.
Practical Lessons: (1) Everyone has the power to change. (2) Our deeds must be consistent with repentance. (3) “Almost Persuaded” is hell’s haunting anthem.