Text: Acts 26:28 “Then Agrippa said unto Paul, Almost thou persuadest me to be a Christian.”
Introduction: King Agrippa was a powerful and educated man no doubt with wealth and riches. Paul poured out his heart to him; trying to get him to believe in Christ Jesus. People who have pride and think that they are self-sufficient are the hardest ones to reach with the good news of salvation. Jesus said that it was hard for a rich man to enter the Kingdom of God.
Prosperity: Success can be very dangerous for some individuals. One business man was asked what he thought about religion. He said, “I don’t have time for God.” Another was asked, aren’t you thankful that God has blessed you? He answered, “God had nothing to do with it, I did all this on my own.”
We do not have enough Christian Business men in our area to keep the chapter of the Gideons operating.
Jesus is Still Calling: Matthew 11:28-30 “Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.” The Holy Spirit is still calling individuals to accept Jesus as their Savior. We will not give up the fight for people’s souls. God can save the worst sinner and make them a child of God. Whosoever that comes to the call of salvation will in no wise be cast out. Don’t be almost persuaded, but come totally to believe what Jesus said.
Conclusion: Judas kissed the very door to heaven, but was lost. Do not stand before God and have to say, “They told me about Jesus and I almost believed them.”