Pastor Timothy L. Dortch

Subject: “Convicted But Not Converted”

Primary Scripture Reference(s): Acts 24: 24-27

Sermon Notes and Nuggets

  • Verse 22
    • After Felix heard Paul’s defense, he knew enough to go ahead and make a decision (accurate knowledge of the way).
    • Felix’s wife = Drusilla = also a Jew.
  • Acts 12:2
  • Paul discussed:
    • Righteousness = the idea of staying between the lines.
    • Temperance (self-control) = examples: pulling the reins of a horse.
      • thoughts become actions, actions become habits, and habits become character, if left unchecked.
      • We need to “pull the reins” on or practice self-control when it comes to our attitude, appetites, and actions.
    • Judgement to come = there is a time when all of use will have to give an account of our deeds on earth, whether good or bad.
  • For Felix to become afraid, he had to understand what Paul was saying.
  • Felix was reminded of his own immorality when Paul began to talk about unrighteousness.
    • Felix was afraid, but fear was not enough.
  • Some people don’t mind you discussing the Bible as long as it doesn’t get too personal.
  • That’s what the gospel is about… God’s power to change lives.
  • Convicted = convinced that you are in error and compelled to admit the truth.
  • Converted = change in form, character, or function; to change completely in form or nature.
  • Renew your mind DAILY!
    • Although sometimes you may not “feel” saved, it’s not in a “feeling,” but it’s in a knowing.
  • Change is not change, until you change.

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