Acts 26



Acts 26 features Paul's eloquent defense before King Agrippa, detailing his conversion, mission, and the fulfillment of Old Testament prophecies through the ministry of Jesus Christ. The chapter highlights Paul's unwavering commitment to sharing the Gospel, even in the face of opposition and legal challenges.


  1. Paul's Defense before Agrippa (Acts 26:1-23): Paul, standing before King Agrippa, recounts his life and conversion. He explains his strict adherence to Pharisaic Judaism, his persecution of Christians, and his encounter with the risen Christ on the road to Damascus. Paul describes how Jesus commissioned him to be a minister and witness to both Jews and Gentiles, proclaiming repentance and the forgiveness of sins. He emphasizes the prophetic nature of his message, drawing from the teachings of Moses and the prophets.
  2. Festus' Interruption (Acts 26:24-32): Festus, the Roman governor, interrupts Paul's defense, accusing him of madness due to excessive learning. Paul responds by addressing Agrippa directly, asking if he believes the prophets. Agrippa acknowledges that Paul is trying to persuade him to become a Christian, and Paul expresses his desire for all present to become followers of Christ. The assembly concludes, and Agrippa and Festus acknowledge that Paul could have been set free if he had not appealed to Caesar.