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Don’t Apologize… Apologize

Acts 24:1-25:12

apology (Gk. ἀπολογία) – a defense, reply

cf. 1 Peter 3:15


  1. Acts 24:1-21 – Paul before Felix
  2. Acts 24:22-27 – Paul’s personal conversations with Felix
  3. Acts 25:1-12 – Paul before Festus

Paul before Felix and Festus

  1. Sedition
  2. Sectarianism
  3. Sacrilege
  1. Integrity
  2. Fulfillment
  3. Adherence

Big Idea: Live your defense first.

1 Peter 3:15 (ESV)

15 but in your hearts honor Christ the Lord as holy, always being prepared to make a defense to anyone who asks you for a reason for the hope that is in you; yet do it with gentleness and respect,


Acts 24:24-27 – Paul’s challenge to Festus

How to live a life of integrity:

  1. Righteousness
  2. Self-control
  3. Judgment

Further Notes

Where is verse 7?

  • Found in NKJV, KJV, NASB
  • Not found in ESV, NIV, NLT, NRSV
  • the best manuscripts do not contain this verse. See images below for information and further affirmation that we have the Word of God.