Paul on Trial

Luke makes deliberate parallels between Paul and Jesus as he writes the narrative of Paul's trials before Felix, Festus, and Herod Agrippa. No matter what the situation he's in, Paul stays true to the Gospel and its truth. 

Agrippa fights within himself to stand firm against Paul's persuasive arguments; with a sarcasm that might betray some personal questioning, he asks:  "Do you think that in such a short time you can persuade me to be a Christian?” 

Paul replied, “Short time or long—I pray to God that not only you but all who are listening to me today may become what I am, except for these chains” (Acts 26: 28-29 NIV). 

Oh, that we would all accept Paul's plea!