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  • Paul At Athens: Opportunities, Obstacles, And Outcomes

    Contributed by Jonathan Spurlock on Dec 5, 2019
     | 635 views

    Paul looked for ways to share the Gospel in a most unlikely place. He gave them something to think about!

    Our text is from Acts, chapter 17, and here is the background. Paul has left Philippi, as written in Acts 16, and now he’s heading to Athens after he had been in Thessalonica and Berea. He’s now there in Athens, which was the capital of thought in those days. Athens was one of the largest and most ...read more

  • Proclaiming The "Unknown God"

    Contributed by Jeff Hughes on Jul 29, 2004
    based on 16 ratings
     | 2,676 views

    Paul is in Athens.

    I. PRAYER II. Introduction a. It’s been said that GOD is like Coke...He’s the real thing. GOD is like General Electric...He brings things to life. GOD is like Bayer Aspirin...He works wonders. GOD is like Hallmark Cards...He cares enough to send the very best. GOD is like Tide...He gets the ...read more

  • To The Unkown God

    Contributed by Edward Hardee on Jun 29, 2015
     | 2,338 views

    From Acts 17, how we witness to our culture. Who God is.

    Title: The Unknown God Becomes Known Theme: Text: Acts 17:17 - 31 Introduction It has been an historical two weeks. A little over a week ago the church gathered together to show its support for Emmanuel AME church and its 9 victims. Then this week we hear the ruling of the Supreme ...read more

  • The Work In Athens Series

    Contributed by John Lowe on May 2, 2017
     | 6,284 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.

  • Unknown God

    Contributed by Tim Zukas on May 4, 2005
    based on 34 ratings
     | 10,251 views

    Paul in Athens - heavy on background - witness in the marketplace

    Two preachers were on the roadside with a sign that read, "The End is Near – Turn Back Now". A passing driver yelled "leave us alone you religious nuts". Then the preachers heard squealing breaks followed by a loud splash. One preacher said to the other, "I told you we should have just said "Bridge ...read more

  • Idol Thoughts

    Contributed by Isaac Butterworth on Apr 23, 2015
     | 1,580 views

    Let us determine to know God and to worship him, not as some idol devised by our own natural preferences, not as many people configure him to be, but as “the book of nature” and the Holy Book together reveal him to be.

    The two passages before us today [Acts 17:22-31 and John 14:15-21] could not be more different from one another. And yet, in some ways, they could not be more similar. In the first one, the one from Acts, we have the Apostle Paul speaking to a group of Gentile skeptics who know nothing of the ...read more

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

    Contributed by Rick Crandall on May 21, 2018
    based on 1 rating
     | 2,626 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

  • Revealing The Unknown God Acts 17:16-34 We’ve Watched Paul And His Partners Series

    Contributed by James Lee on Dec 4, 2015
     | 6,630 views

    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.

    Revealing the Unknown God Acts 17:16-34 We’ve watched Paul and his partners, as they left Jerusalem to begin the journey to the utter most parts of the world and everywhere they went people got saved and in each city a church was established, even though Paul and his team met resistance in ...read more

  • Mars Hill

    Contributed by Andrew Moffatt on Jul 16, 2015
    based on 1 rating
     | 3,482 views

    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.

    Mars Hill: The Acropolis vs the Areopagus In Acts 17 we get this description of part of Paul’s travels taking him to Athens. While he waited there for some of his travel companions to join him, he got on the business of preaching the Good News of the gospel of Jesus to the Athenian ...read more

  • The Message And The Response Series

    Contributed by K. Edward Skidmore on Jun 1, 2015
     | 4,088 views

    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.

    The Message and the Response (Road trip with Paul) Acts 17 INTRODUCTION: Today we’re looking at Acts 17 which puts us in the middle of Paul’s 2nd of 3 missionary Road Trips that are described in the book of Acts. The book of Acts covers the first 30 years since the Church was ...read more

  • What's God Really Like? Series

    Contributed by Rick Crandall on May 23, 2018
    based on 1 rating
     | 5,064 views

    God wants us to help other people know: 1. That He is glorious (vs. 23-25). 2. That He is mysterious (vs. 26-27). 3. That He is generous (vs. 25-31). 4. That He is righteous (vs. 30-31).

    What's God Really Like? The Book of Acts - Part 59 Acts 17:22-31 Sermon by Rick Crandall Grayson Baptist Church - September 21, 2014 BACKGROUND: *In this chapter, Paul was on his second missionary journey, and was now in Athens alone. He was sent there mainly to keep him safe from a ...read more

  • "May I Introduce You To The Unknown God?" Series

    Contributed by Gordon Weatherby on Mar 22, 2015
    based on 4 ratings
     | 5,343 views

    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

    “MAY I INTRODUCE YOU TO THE UNKNOWN GOD?” Acts 17:16-34 Dorn Ridge Church Of Christ March 22, 2015 Audio link to listen to the sermon: http://chirb.it/BewMGv INTRODUCTION: 1.) This morning as we look to the Word of God we are going to see the gospel of Christ come to a ...read more

  • Love People, Use Things

    Contributed by Joseph Smith on Jan 31, 2009
    based on 4 ratings
     | 4,257 views

    Thanksgiving Eve sermon 1989: We have a hard time giving up our attachment to things material. We do need to feel, however, that what we use makes a difference for someone -- a way to love them.

    When we read that the city of Washington is going to get everybody out of an infamous homeless shelter by Christmas, because that shelter is no longer fit for human habitation, we have a variety of reactions. Some react at the thought that we still have not come very far at settling the issue of ...read more

  • The God Of Destiny

    Contributed by Errol Joseph on Jun 14, 2001
    based on 65 ratings
     | 3,399 views

    Explores God’s perspective on the launching of a new church.

    DATE: June 14, 1998 TEXT: Acts 17:24-31 THEME: "The God of Destiny" INTRODUCTION Background - Paul at Athens. BODY I. WHAT IS DESTINY A. Destine - to determine beforehand. B. Predestine - to limit or mark out beforehand; to design definitely beforehand. C. To be like Christ (v. 10-11) ...read more

  • Don't Wear The Clothes

    Contributed by Eric Hanson on Jun 24, 2015
     | 1,399 views

    Standing for the truth while maintaining Christlikeness

    Some Notes for “Don’t Wear the Clothes” April 12, 2015/ Eric J. Hanson Scriptures: Psalm 2 II Timothy 3:10-14 Review earlier message on overseas “Hard Persecution” Here is a quick update on some of this in the last 2 months. In the ...read more