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Acts 17 - AMP

2 And Paul entered, as he usually did, and for three Sabbaths he reasoned and argued with them from the Scriptures, 3 Explaining and setting forth and proving that it was necessary for the Christ to suffer and to rise from the dead, and saying, This Jesus, Whom I proclaim to you, is the Christ (the Messiah). 4 And some of them were induced to believe and associated themselves with Paul and Silas, as did a great number of the devout Greeks and not a few of the leading women. 5 But the unbelieving Jews were aroused to jealousy, and, getting hold of some wicked men (ruffians and rascals) and loungers in the marketplace, they gathered together a mob, set the town in an uproar, and attacked the house of Jason, seeking to bring out to the people. 6 But when they failed to find them, they dragged Jason and some of the brethren before the city authorities, crying, These men who have turned the world upside down have come here also, 7 And Jason has received them to his house and privately protected them! And they are all ignoring and acting contrary to the decrees of Caesar, asserting that there is another king, one Jesus! 8 And both the crowd and the city authorities, on hearing this, were irritated (stirred up and troubled). 9 And when they had taken security from Jason and the others, they let them go. 10 Now the brethren at once sent Paul and Silas away by night to Beroea; and when they arrived, they entered the synagogue of the Jews. 11 Now these were better disposed and more noble than those in Thessalonica, for they were entirely ready and accepted and welcomed the message with inclination of mind and eagerness, searching and examining the Scriptures daily to see if these things were so. 12 Many of them therefore became believers, together with not a few prominent Greeks, women as well as men. 13 But when the Jews of Thessalonica learned that the Word of God was also preached by Paul at Beroea, they came there too, disturbing and inciting the masses. 14 At once the brethren sent Paul off on his way to the sea, but Silas and Timothy remained behind. 15 Those who escorted Paul brought him as far as Athens; and receiving instructions for Silas and Timothy that they should come to him as soon as possible, they departed. 16 Now while Paul was awaiting them at Athens, his spirit was grieved and roused to anger as he saw that the city was full of idols. 17 So he reasoned and argued in the synagogue with the Jews and those who worshiped there, and in the marketplace day after day with any who chanced to be there. 18 And some also of the Epicurean and Stoic philosophers encountered him and began to engage in discussion. And some said, What is this babbler with his scrap-heap learning trying to say? Others said, He seems to be an announcer of foreign deities--because he preached Jesus and the resurrection. 19 And they took hold of him and brought him to the Many modern interpreters note that the Areopagus may also have been a reference to the Council of the Areopagus, the supreme court of Athens, custodians of teachings that introduced new religions and foreign gods. See also Acts 17:34.Areopagus , saying, May we know what this novel (unheard of and unprecedented) teaching is which you are openly declaring? 20 For you set forth some startling things, foreign and strange to our ears; we wish to know therefore just what these things mean-- 21 For the Athenians, all of them, and the foreign residents and visitors among them spent all their leisure time in nothing except telling or hearing something newer than the last-- 22 So Paul, standing in the center of the Areopagus , said: Men of Athens, I perceive in every way that you are most religious or very reverent to demons. 23 For as I passed along and carefully observed your objects of worship, I came also upon an altar with this inscription, To the unknown god. Now what you are already worshiping as unknown, this I set forth to you. 24 The God Who produced and formed the world and all things in it, being Lord of heaven and earth, does not dwell in handmade shrines. 25 Neither is He served by human hands, as though He lacked anything, for it is He Himself Who gives life and breath and all things to all . 26 And He made from one all nations of men to settle on the face of the earth, having definitely determined allotted periods of time and the fixed boundaries of their habitation (their settlements, lands, and abodes), 27 So that they should seek God, in the hope that they might feel after Him and find Him, although He is not far from each one of us. 28 For in Him we live and move and have our being; as even some of your poets have said, For we are also His offspring. 29 Since then we are God's offspring, we ought not to suppose that Deity (the Godhead) is like gold or silver or stone, a representation by human art and imagination, or anything constructed or invented. 30 Such ages of ignorance God, it is true, ignored and allowed to pass unnoticed; but now He charges all people everywhere to repent (Joseph Thayer, A Greek-English Lexicon.to change their minds for the better and heartily to amend their ways, with abhorrence of their past sins), 31 Because He has fixed a day when He will judge the world righteously (justly) by a Man Whom He has destined and appointed for that task, and He has made this credible and given conviction and assurance and evidence to everyone by raising Him from the dead. 32 Now when they had heard a resurrection from the dead, some scoffed; but others said, We will hear you again about this matter. 33 So Paul went out from among them. 34 But some men were on his side and joined him and believed (became Christians); among them were Dionysius, a judge of the Areopagus, and a woman named Damaris, and some others with them.

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Emma Hodge avatar
Mission Strategy
Shared by: Emma Hodge on Sep, 2016
Summary: How Paul's mission in Athens is relevant to our life today and our community
Scripture: Acts 17:16-34
Denomination: Anglican
Views: 54
Emma Hodge avatar
Mission Strategy
Shared by: Emma Hodge on Sep, 2016
Summary: How Paul's mission in Athens is relevant to our life today and our community
Denomination: Anglican
Views: 87
David Owens avatar
Preaching Like Paul Preached
Shared by: David Owens on Jul, 2016
Summary: In this sermon, we explore Paul's preaching and teaching by looking at his sermon in Acts 17.
Scripture: Acts 17:13-31
Views: 215
John Gaston avatar
Shared by: John Gaston on May, 2016
Summary: The Lord Jesus & the Early Church well knew their mission: to plunder the devil of his human captives! We must play catch up and get busy to populate heaven before the King comes! Come on!
Scripture: Acts 17:1-17
Denomination: Assembly Of God
Views: 449
Horace  Wimpey avatar
Turning The World Upside-Down
Shared by: Horace Wimpey on Mar, 2016
Summary: Easter changed the world. This sermon looks at how the message and method of Jesus turned the world upside down. Finally it looks at the motivation for what Jesus did for us at Easter.
based on 3 ratings
Scripture: Acts 17:1-6
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 1,845
Troy Campbell avatar
A Feel for the Real
Shared by: Troy Campbell on Mar, 2016
Summary: Learn how to determine which voice is God's and which is our own.
Scripture: Acts 17:27-28
Denomination: Pentecostal
Views: 334
Paul Barreca avatar
Connecting with the World
Shared by: Paul Barreca on Feb, 2016
Summary: Understanding your audience is important! But while it is EASY to see this in MISSIONS, we fail to apply this to evangelism!
Series: Connecting
David Holman avatar
When God is Satisfied with Us
Shared by: David Holman on Jan, 2016
Summary: Total Dependence on God
Scripture: Acts 17:24-27
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 466
Mark Schaeufele avatar
Preparation Is Everything
Shared by: Mark Schaeufele on Jan, 2016
Summary: Being a successful witness will take preparation.
Series: AD
Scripture: Acts 17:1-9
Denomination: Assembly Of God
Views: 286
Mark Schaeufele avatar
Dealing With Unbelievers
Shared by: Mark Schaeufele on Jan, 2016
Summary: Just because someone doesn't believe in the Bible doesn't mean we can't witness to them.
Series: AD
Scripture: Acts 17:16-34
Denomination: Assembly Of God
Views: 293
James Lee avatar
Revealing the Unknown God Acts 17:16-34 We’ve watched Paul and his partners
Shared by: James Lee on Dec, 2015
Summary: I would like to thank Pastor Jerry Shirley and Pastor Tom Owen for sharing this series on Acts. It has been a blessing as well as a great help. I have used these for our church, as I spend my days caring for my dying father.
James Lee avatar
Upside Down is Right Side Up, pt. 2
Shared by: James Lee on Dec, 2015
Summary: I would like to thank Pastor Jerry Shirley for sharing this series on Acts. It has been a blessing as well as a great help. I have used these for our church, as I spend my days caring for my dying father.
Scripture: Acts 17:1-6
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 188
James Lee avatar
Why I Need to Read My Bible
Shared by: James Lee on Dec, 2015
Summary: I would like to thank Pastor Rick Boyne for sharing this sermon from Acts. It has been a blessing as well as a great help, as I spend my days caring for my dying father.
based on 2 ratings
Scripture: Acts 17:10-12
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 2,639
James Lee avatar
Wanted; a Few Troublemakers
Shared by: James Lee on Dec, 2015
Summary: I would like to thank Pastor Jerry Shirley for sharing this series on Acts. It has been a blessing as well as a great help. I have used these for our church, as I spend my days caring for my dying father.
William Akehurst avatar
Live, Move, Be, in HIM
Shared by: William Akehurst on Oct, 2015
Summary: In HIM we live and have life. In HIM we move with HIS purpose and intent In HIM we are about be-ing. Everything about our existence comes from HIM.
based on 2 ratings
Scripture: Acts 17:28
Views: 639
Michael Jakes avatar
The Forgotten Commandment
Shared by: Michael Jakes on Aug, 2015
Summary: An overview of the meaning, purpose, content and results of evangelism taken from Acts 17:1-10
Scripture: Acts 17:1-10
Denomination: Pentecostal
Views: 530
Stephen E. Trail avatar
The Supreme Court
Shared by: Stephen E. Trail on Aug, 2015
Summary: A sermon to encourage believers in a difficult and dangerous time.
Andrew Moffatt avatar
Mars Hill
Shared by: Andrew Moffatt on Jul, 2015
Summary: Mars Hill: The Acropolis vs the Areopagus, God does not live in temples made of stone but dwells in the hearts of his people. Rend your heart. An insight on how a bare rock trumps a temple.
Edward Hardee avatar
In Him We Live, Move & Have Our Being
Shared by: Edward Hardee on Jul, 2015
Summary: A message about our purpose and identity is in God.
Scripture: Acts 17:24-28
Denomination: Church Of God
Views: 1,864
Edward Hardee avatar
To the Unkown God
Shared by: Edward Hardee on Jun, 2015
Summary: From Acts 17, how we witness to our culture. Who God is.
Scripture: Acts 17:16-30
Denomination: Church Of God
Views: 423
K. Edward Skidmore avatar
The Message and the Response
Shared by: K. Edward Skidmore on Jun, 2015
Summary: Acts 17 reveals some of the places to which Paul traveled during his second missionary journey. It focuses on Paul's preaching on Mars Hill.
Greg Gordon avatar
Having the Right Berean Attitude
Shared by: Greg Gordon on May, 2015
Summary: Now the Berean Jews were of more noble character than those in Thessalonica, for they received the message with great eagerness and examined the Scriptures every day to see if what Paul said was true. - Acts 17:11 In modern evangelical circles the ..
Dr. David Wesner avatar
You Are What You Believe
Shared by: Dr. David Wesner on May, 2015
Summary: If I determine that what the world teaches is the truth, I will believe like those in the world.
Bob Faulkner avatar
Caught up, But When? Imminence
Shared by: Bob Faulkner on May, 2015
Summary: Will Jesus come at just any minute now? A seriously important question?
Scripture: Acts 17:31
Denomination: Independent/Bible
Views: 164
David Hersey avatar
Why New Testament Christians Reject the Use of Mechanical Instruments
Shared by: David Hersey on Mar, 2015
Summary: The 1st century Christians rejected the use of manmade instruments of music in their worship to God. The reason they did so was the same reason why they rejected animal sacrifices and other elements of the old law. This sermon examines this in detail.
Gordon Weatherby avatar
"May I Introduce You To The Unknown God?"
Shared by: Gordon Weatherby on Mar, 2015
Summary: This sermon deals with the Apostle Paul coming to the city of Athens and finding the city full of idols, and temples to pagan gods. In the midst of that, he directs them from what they Had labelled as "The Unknown God" and points them to the true
based on 2 ratings
Scripture: Acts 17:16-34
Views: 882
Frederick Meekins avatar
Ministerial Red Lights Necessary To Prevent Ghastly Church Accidents
Shared by: Frederick Meekins on Mar, 2015
Summary: Ministerial Red Lights Necessary To Prevent Ghastly Church Accidents
Scripture: Acts 17:11
Denomination: Independent/Bible
Views: 280
Ken Pell avatar
Bridges and Ditches: Intro Sermon
Shared by: Ken Pell on Jan, 2015
Summary: If we are going to follow the Church of Acts we must break down the doors of fear and burst out of the holy huddle of the upper room; we must allow the Holy Spirit to use us in this day and age.
Scripture: Acts 17:1-9
Denomination: Nazarene
Views: 708
Mitchell Leonard avatar
The Breath of God
Shared by: Mitchell Leonard on Dec, 2014
Summary: God breathed into man the breath of life and He wants to breathe upon us again.
Scripture: Acts 17:22-25
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 1,356
Paddick Van Zyl avatar
The Plan
Shared by: Paddick Van Zyl on Nov, 2014
Summary: Does God have a plan for aech person?