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  • The Work In Athens Series

    Contributed by John Lowe on May 10, 2017
     | 3,984 views

    Paul works among Gentiles for eighteen months in Corinth and for nearly three years in Ephesus, but no example of his preaching is given. The reason is that it has already been given—in Athens, in the very center of Gentile culture and intellect.

    March 21, 2015 By: Tom Lowe Lesson: The Work in Athens (17:15-34) Acts 17:15-34 (KJV) 15 And they that conducted ...read more

  • Alone And Outnumbered -- What Should I Do? Series

    Contributed by Rick Crandall on May 22, 2018
     | 1,135 views

    1. Know that we will face the same feelings (vs. 15-16). 2. Be properly provoked about lost people (vs. 16-18). 3. Tell the truth about Jesus to everyone you can (vs. 17-21). 4. Remember that we are never really alone (vs. 34).

    Alone and Outnumbered -- What Should I Do? The Book of Acts - Part 58 Acts 17:15-21 Sermon by Rick Crandall Grayson Baptist Church - September 14, 2014 BACKGROUND: *Here in God's Word, Paul was alone in Athens, and he has some things to teach us about being alone. But before we read Acts ...read more

  • God Is Closer Than You Think Series

    Contributed by Chuck Sligh on Jul 17, 2017
     | 1,985 views

    An examination of Paul's sermon on Mars Hill that teaches us 7 important truths about the one, true God.

    God Is Closer than You Think Series: Acts Chuck Sligh July 9, 2017 TEXT: Please turn in your Bibles to Acts 17 starting at verse 16. INTRODUCTION Illus. – Have you ever noticed on a side mirror of your car the little writing on it that says, “Objects may be closer than they appear”? ...read more

  • Can You Preach Christ Without The Scripture?

    Contributed by Mark A. Barber on May 29, 2014
     | 1,442 views

    Paul did not quote Scripture to the Athenians in his sermon. But his sermon was Scriptural

    Can You Preach Christ Without the Scripture? Acts 17:14-34 Introduction It had been a most strenuous journey for Paul. He had responded to the man in the Macedonian vision and came over to preach Jesus. At Philippi, he and Silas had been beaten for the faith and cast into prison. Even so, ...read more

  • Too Superstitious

    Contributed by Russell Brownworth on Apr 1, 2002
    based on 49 ratings
     | 1,614 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

  • The Unknown God Part 1

    Contributed by Alan Balatbat on Apr 28, 2004
    based on 20 ratings
     | 3,261 views

    A City full of Idols.

    1. Paul’s Audience vv17-18b So he reasoned in the synagogue with the Jews and the devout persons, and in the marketplace every day with those who happened to be there. [18] Some of the Epicurean and Stoic philosophers also conversed with him. Setting – Last week we felt the heart of Paul ...read more

  • Getting The Message Out

    Contributed by Greg Nance on May 8, 2002
    based on 15 ratings
     | 722 views

    What makes you uncomfortable as a Christian? God can use that to motivate you to spread the gospel! Look at Paul’s example here in Acts 17

    Getting God’s Message Out. Acts 17:16-34 What do you do when you are surrounded by things that make you uncomfortable? When Paul came to Athens, he walked through town and was upset by all the idols that he saw there. Now just think about the different ways he could have responded to it. ...read more

  • The Folly Of Mere Spirituality Series

    Contributed by Byron Harvey on Jan 8, 2009
    based on 3 ratings
     | 995 views

    This continues in my expository series through the book of Acts.

    Say the word “spiritual” today, and really, you’ve said nothing. There are all sorts of “spiritualities” out there in the marketplace. Google the word “spirituality”, and here’s outcome: • Spirituality.com, from the Christian Science society • Jewish kabbalah inspirational ...read more

  • Rising To The Challenge

    Contributed by Dale Pilgrim on Jun 7, 2010
    based on 2 ratings
     | 1,706 views

    “Christians who persist in proclaiming Christ as Truth-Incarnate risk being tarred with the brush of narrow-mindedness or even bigotry.”(Chan)

    Sermon Topic: Rising to the Challenge Sermon Text: Acts 17:16-34 (to be read during sermon) Rosa De Burca, former employee of UNICEF (1994-2003). As the Child Protection Officer she traveled with a colleague to the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) in 1997 in an effort to help refugees who ...read more

  • Fads – A Chance For Evangelism Series

    Contributed by Thomas Bowen on Feb 24, 2007
    based on 1 rating
     | 1,052 views

    Fads today offer opportunitis for evangelism. Pul on Mars Hill pointed out a fad and turned it into a way to reach that Athenians.

    Fads – a chance for evangelism Last week James talked to us about worshiping when we really don’t feel like it. When things are bad and even scary that we need to find a way to worship. Paul and Silas are set free and after an apology, visit the new church members and go on their way. They ...read more

  • Defend God's Honor Series

    Contributed by Greg Nance on Dec 17, 2004
    based on 17 ratings
     | 1,542 views

    What offends you most? What will you defend with the greatest passion? The answer for Paul was clear: Defend God’s honor from idols and rivals!

    12/19/04 Text: Acts 17:16-34 Reading: Romans 1:18-25 Longing to See God Honored Intro: Does anyone remember the TV show “Welcome back Cotter?” It was a sitcom about a teacher who returned to work in the city high school he had graduated from. Well, one time, Cotter and John Travolta ...read more

  • I Believe In The Resurrection And Eternal Life Series

    Contributed by Kevin Ruffcorn on Oct 7, 2005
    based on 6 ratings
     | 1,297 views

    At the core of the abundant life is the knowledge that there is life after death and that we are now living our eternal lives.

    1 Corinthians 15:35-49 “I Believe in the Resurrection and Eternal Life” INTRODUCTION We are surrounded by death. Death is highlighted in the evening news, with announcements of the latest war casualties and comments about recent shootings in the Valley. We are touched by death when a ...read more

  • Answering The Most Important Questions Series

    Contributed by Bledar Valca on Mar 27, 2007
    based on 3 ratings
     | 1,240 views

    Preaching the good news

    THE MOST IMPORTANT QUESTIONS Acts 17:24-31 Have you noted that among the first questions we ask when we meet someone is the question “What’s new?” In Acts 17 the apostle Paul came to Athens. He came to Areopagus, one of the “Seven Wonders of Ancient World.” The people in Athens did the same ...read more

  • Paul At Mars Hill

    Contributed by Joe Mack Cherry on Oct 13, 2004
    based on 8 ratings
     | 1,472 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

  • Becoming Ill-At-East With The Way Things Are: Idolatry Series

    Contributed by Monty Newton on Jun 4, 2014
     | 1,288 views

    When you grow accustomed to the way things are, you no longer see things for what they are... idols that affect the way we think and live and ultimately deter us in our devotion to God.

    Series: All-American Idols Title: Becoming Ill-At-Ease with the Way Things Are: Idolatry Text: Acts 17:16-34 Thesis: When you grow accustomed to the way things are, you no longer see things for what they are… idols that affect the way we think and live. Disclaimer While in North ...read more