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  • The Gospel Is Preached At The Areopagus Series

    Contributed by Chris Appleby on Oct 25, 2005
    based on 13 ratings
     | 4,957 views

    Paul takes the context of a pagan city and uses their apparent spiritual thirst to tell them about Jesus and his rescue from the judgement to come.

    Here’s Paul, left alone in Athens, the cultural capital of the world. How do you think he’d be feeling? Overwhelmed? Excited? Fascinated? Imagine this is you, not in Athens, but in New York or Paris or Rome or Berlin? How would you be feeling? Like you couldn’t wait to get out and start exploring? ...read more

  • Lead Others To Know God

    Contributed by Michael Otterstatter on Jan 31, 2006
    based on 19 ratings
     | 5,349 views

    The Apostle Paul’s message to the men of Athens at the Areopagus gives us a model for sharing Christ with others. We start with their natural knowledge of God and transition to the revealed knowledge of God.

    What is the “natural knowledge” of God? Since our “examination / confirmation Sunday” is just over a month away I hope that one of our confirmands can answer that question. What is the “natural knowledge” of God? The “natural knowledge” of God is what all people know about God from nature and ...read more

  • E.t. And The Resurrection?

    Contributed by Revd. Martin Dale on May 3, 2002
    based on 51 ratings
     | 2,125 views

    Using E.T as an illustration to link children with the Resurrection of the Lord Jesus Christ

    Gunthorpe 05-05-02 Acts 17: 22-34 Paul the Apostle in Athens Story: I wonder how many of you have seen the film ET - that was first released 20 years ago (on 11th June 1982) and which has now just been re-released. For those who haven’t seen it – like me ...read more

  • Very Religious Yet Very Lost!

    Contributed by Kenneth Trent on Aug 28, 2004
    based on 51 ratings
     | 2,009 views

    Ardent religious activity and a high and lofty intellect fall far short of the righteousness God requires.

    VERY RELIGIOUS YET VERY LOST! 22 Then Paul stood in the midst of the Areopagus and said: "Men of Athens, I perceive that in all things you are very religious; 23 for as I was passing through and considering the objects of your worship, I even found an altar with this inscription: TO THE ...read more

  • Evangelizing Skeptics

    Contributed by Thomas Clawser, M. Div. on Feb 13, 2004
    based on 36 ratings
     | 1,738 views

    As we gather for revival services, it is appropriate to ask ourselves, “How is it that the church (at large) has fallen on such lean times”? Churches everywhere are closing, and some that remain open find it nearly impossible to sustain themselves. Many

    As we gather for revival services, it is appropriate to ask ourselves, “How is it that the church (at large) has fallen on such lean times”? Churches everywhere are closing, and some that remain open find it nearly impossible to sustain themselves. Many are quick to place blame on social ills; I ...read more

  • Too Superstitious

    Contributed by Russell Brownworth on Apr 1, 2002
    based on 49 ratings
     | 1,724 views

    An answer to life’s most important question

    March 31, 2002 The longer Paul waited in Athens for Silas and Timothy, the angrier he got—all those idols! The city was a junkyard of idols. He discussed it with the Jews and other likeminded people at their meeting place. And every day he went out on the streets and talked with anyone who ...read more

  • Experiencing God

    Contributed by Ken Sowers on Nov 11, 2002
    based on 24 ratings
     | 1,643 views

    How to experience God more fully

    Acts 17:16-31 16 While Paul was waiting for them in Athens, he was greatly distressed to see that the city was full of idols. 17 So he reasoned in the synagogue with the Jews and the God-fearing Greeks, as well as in the marketplace day by day with those who happened to be there. 18 A group of ...read more

  • The Unknown God Part 2

    Contributed by Alan Balatbat on Apr 27, 2004
    based on 6 ratings
     | 1,280 views

    Can God be known to the Athenians?

    The Unknown God – Part 2 Acts 17:19-28 Acts 17:16 Now while Paul was waiting for them at Athens, his spirit was provoked within him as he saw that the city was full of idols. When we started this series I thought that it will only take 2 weeks to complete, but the more I get into it, the ...read more

  • How To Communicate The Good News Effectively Series

    Contributed by Everette Pafford on Apr 9, 2002
    based on 64 ratings
     | 4,890 views

    The early christians and early church were very effectively in the communication of the gospel. This series investigates the why and how of their effectiveness. Part 1 examines why Paul was so effective.

    “How to communicate the good news effectively” One Sunday as they drove home from church, a little girl turned to her mother and said, "Mommy, there’s something about the preacher’s message this morning that I don’t understand." The mother said, "Oh? What is it?" The little girl replied, ...read more

  • The Culturally-Relevant Church Series

    Contributed by Bob Hostetler on Jul 11, 2001
    based on 112 ratings
     | 2,866 views

    Casting the vision for a culturally relevant, twenty-first century church

    The Catalytic Church: The Culturally-Relevant Church Scripture Reading: Acts 17:16-34 Dave and Diane had just moved, because of Dave’s job, to the small town of Catoosa, Oklahoma. The young couple had been struggling in many ways before, but the move made things ...read more

  • Birth Of A New Era Series

    Contributed by William Jewett on Nov 27, 2001
    based on 31 ratings
     | 2,529 views

    part 3 of 4 of our series on worship as a lifestyle

    In a television program I watch there is an episode in which the minister stood up before the congregation. It was a vast sanctuary -- but it was almost empty. The minister looked out upon all of the empty seats and surveyed the 4 lonely people in the congregation -- one young man, and three ...read more

  • -Ism's Series

    Contributed by Thomas Bowen on Mar 17, 2007
     | 1,768 views

    Ism’s - beliefs - talking to people that believ differently

    -ism’s As I thought about today’s lesson all kinds of words came to mind. ( intellectualism, activism, materialism, communism, feminism, hedonism, modernism, terrorism ) I was surprised to learn that there are 887 words that end with ISM in the english dictionary. Definitions of ism n. - ...read more

  • Paul At Mars Hill

    Contributed by Joe Mack Cherry on Oct 12, 2004
    based on 8 ratings
     | 1,568 views

    An indepth look at how Paul, though weary and worn, was able to assess a situation and teach the truth in love and ultimately bear fruit. A lesson in tactfulness.

    Paul On Mars Hill Text: Acts 17: 16-34 I. Introduction: Background A. Second Missionary Journey (with Silas & Timothy) 1. Full of struggles 2. Full of success 3. Shows the character and focus of Paul’s life B. Stops prior to Athens 1. Phillipi a. Lydia and her household ...read more

  • Quest For The Unknown

    Contributed by Ralph Andrus on Jul 20, 2005
    based on 5 ratings
     | 597 views

    Pursuing a purpose for Life

    Quest For The Unknown Acts17:16-34 QUEST: A seeking; hunting; pursuing As hounds who have caught the scent of game You & I - for 1999 History’s Quest - 1999 World Almanac Nobel Prize in Medicine = Viagra - The most influential people for the last 1000 years • William ...read more

  • Three Different Reactions To God's Word Series

    Contributed by John Hamby on Jun 5, 2001
    based on 64 ratings
     | 7,250 views

    Three different presentations of the gospel and three different receptions.

    A Study of the Book of Acts Sermon # 30 “Three Different Reactions to God’s Word” Acts 17:1-34 In the last chapter we examined three different salvation stories and tonight we are going to look at three different ...read more