September 27, 2020: Paul Appeals to Caesar

When he had arrived, the Jews who had come down from Jerusalem stood around him, bringing many and serious charges against him that they could not prove. Paul argued in his defense, “Neither against the law of the Jews, nor against the temple, nor against Caesar have I committed any offense.” But Festus, wishing to do the Jews a favor, said to Paul, “Do you wish to go up to Jerusalem and there be tried on these charges before me?” But Paul said, “I am standing before Caesar’s tribunal, where I ought to be tried. To the Jews I have done no wrong, as you yourself know very well. If then I am a wrongdoer and have committed anything for which I deserve to die, I do not seek to escape death. But if there is nothing to their charges against me, no one can give me up to them. I appeal to Caesar.” Then Festus, when he had conferred with his council, answered, “To Caesar you have appealed; to Caesar you shall go.” (Acts 25:7–12)

September 27, 2020
Call to Worship: Psalm 100
Prayer of Invocation
Opening Hymn: #115 All Creatures of Our God and King
Scripture Reading: Acts 25:1–6
Confession of Faith: The Nicene Creed
Prayer of Confession of Sin
Gloria Patri
Pastoral Prayer


Sermon Title: Paul Appeals to Caesar
Acts 25:7–12
(Rev. Martin Hawley)
Closing Prayer
Closing Hymn: #307 Nothing But the Blood
Celebration of the Lord’s Supper

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