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What if you could?  What if you had 30 minutes with our Governor?  What would you say?  Given that she is the Governor, she would probably set the agenda; you might not have a chance to direct the conversation at all.  What if she asked you questions concerning “the faith in Christ?”  Would such a thing ever happen?  It did.   After Paul’s trial in Caesarea, the Governor and his wife made an appointment with Paul to talk about what he had said in the public court.  Paul discussed faith, righteousness, the importance of self-control and the judgment to come.  How’s that for an agenda?!  I wish it had resulted in a glorious conversion story, rather, the Governor “shuddered” and told Paul to go away until he had a more convenient time.  We don’t know for sure, but it seems that the convenient time never came.  Imagine hearing the gospel from the Apostle Paul himself and walking away.  Paul was a success; it was Felix that failed.  He failed to listen to the Spirit’s conviction and to the explanation that came from Paul’s loving heart.  Why couldn’t Paul “close the deal?”  Because we can’t make decisions for other people!  Felix is the only one who could make the decision to let Christ in.  We’ll be studying this story in Acts 24 on Sunday.  I hope to see you then.