Sermon Bites 10/26/08

Confronting The Culture

Acts 17:15-34

The apostle Paul has been to Thessalonica, and forced to leave there due to those who were trying to kill him, basically the Jewish people, as he taught them in their synagogue. He then goes to Berea, and the Jews of Berea are much more “noble” because they search the Scriptures to see if what Paul is teaching them is true. In Berea, though, Jews from Thessalonica come to bring ill to Paul, and the message of the Gospel.

The apostle is then forced to leave Berea, sent to Athens, and there he discovers a mission field ripe for the gospel of Jesus Christ.

OUTLINE –

I. THE CITY OF ATHENS IS WHOLLY GIVEN TO IDOLATRY (vv. 15-16).

II. THE APOSTLE’S DISPUTATIONS WITH THE JEWS AND GENTILES (vv. 17-18).

III. A NEW DOCTRINE NEEDED A NEW HEARING (vv. 19-21).

IV. THE MESSAGE OF THE APOSTLE PAUL (vv. 22-31).

V. A DIVIDED CROWD WITH A DIVIDED RESPONSE (vv. 32-34).

-Tim A. Blankenship
Confronting The Culture can be studied and read further at this link

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