Felix and Drusilla

TEXTActs 24:24-27

INTRODUCTION:

A.      PAUL GOES TO CEASAREA - 3rd JOURNEY - AGABAS.

B.      ARRESTED AT THE TEMPLE REMOVED TO CEASAREA.

C.      FELIX AND DRUSILLA

          1.       Paul's defense.

          2.       Felix calls Paul.

          3.       The character of Felix and Drusilla ( Smith's ).

D.      WAS IT CURIOSITY?

          1.       Paul gave him more than he bargained for.

          2.       What he needed:  Justice ( righteousness ), self-control, judgment to come.

E.      WHAT DID PAUL SAY ABOUT:

I.      RIGHTEOUSNESS? ( Titus 2:12 ).

A.      Romans 1:16-17.  RIGHTEOUSNESS GOD HAS PROVIDED IN CHRIST.

B.      Romans 3:21-26.

C.      Romans 6:1-2.  DEMANDS THAT WE STOP SINNING.

D.      Romans 6:16-19.  PAUL'S DEMAND OF FELIX AND DRUSILLA.

II.     SELF CONTROL?

A.      1 Corinthians 9:25-27.  IN ALL THINGS.

BUFFET MY BONDAGE, BRING IT INTO BONDAGE.

B.      Col. 3:5-11.  PUT TO DEATH - MEMBERS ON THE EARTH.

WRATH OF GOD!

III.    JUDGMENT?

A.      Romans 14:12.  ALL WILL BE JUDGED.

B.      2 Cor. 5:10.  CRITERIA OF JUDGMENT.

C.      Acts 17:30-31.  WHAT GOD EXPECTS.

D.      Romans 2:4-5.  PAUL'S CONDEMNATION OF FELIX.

CONCLUSION:

A.      PAUL'S PLEA TO FELIX:

          1.       Made to all men( Eph. 3:8-9 ).

          2.       Festus and Agrippa( Acts 26:28-29 ).

B.      RESULT OF SERMON:

          1.       Felix was terrified.

          2.       Put it off.

                   a.       Felix banished 2 years later.  Drusilla died in Pompeii.

                   b.       A convenient season never came.

                   c.       Acts 22:16.