In the face of a murderous mob, and by permission of the captain of the guard who at first misunderstood who he was, Paul makes his defence.
- Paul uses, not a sermon, but personal testimony. Notice what he says about his background, religious activity, conversion and calling to serve the Lord Jesus.
Have you realized how powerful a weapon you possess in your personal Christian testimony?
Do you use it?
- Paul seeks to put no unnecessary offence before the Jews:
notice the language he uses, and what he says about Ananias as a Jew.
Here was a man being utterly faithful to Christ, and concerned for his enemies.
Can you care, in the same way, for those who badly treat you?