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A Message for All Men Everywhere (Acts 17:16-34)

A Message for All Men Everywhere Acts 17:16-34

Acts 17:16-34

I. God created the world (Acts 17:22-25)

    A. Common ground – a desire to worship (Acts 17:22-23)
    B. Paul knows the “unknown God” (Acts 17:24-25; Genesis 1:1; Hebrews 1:2)

II. God wants us to seek Him (Acts 17:26-28)

    A. Sidenote: racism is sinful (Acts 17:26; 10:34-35)
    B. Men should seek the Lord (Acts 17:27; Hebrews 11:6; Luke 2:44-48)
    C. He CAN be found! (Acts 17:27-28; John 8:31-32)

III. Repentance required (Acts 17:29-30)

    A. Idolatry must be rejected (Acts 17:29; Romans 1:23)
    B. Repentance is commanded for “all men everywhere” (Acts 17:30; Hebrews 11:25; 1 Thessalonians 1:9)

IV. Judgment is coming (Acts 17:31)

    A. “There’s a great day coming” (Acts 17:31; Ecclesiastes 12:13-14; 2 Corinthians 5:10; Matthew 25:31-46; 2 Thessalonians 1:7-9)
    B. The Judge is the Man who was raised from the dead (Acts 17:31; Romans 6:5; 1 Corinthians 15:12-20)

Read the New Testament in a year, one chapter a day, five days a week

Day 41/260: Read Acts 17

When Paul traveled, he always gravitated to people who were spiritually-minded. Usually that was at a synagogue; after visiting the synagogue in Athens, he was taken to the Areopagus where many pagan idols were worshiped. Luke says, “For all the Athenians and the foreigners who were there spent their time in nothing else but either to tell or hear some new thing.”

Paul directed their attention to the altar inscribed: “To The Unknown God.” He proceeded to tell the Athenians of the one, true God of heaven, who was unknown to them.

What was the result of Paul’s preaching? Some mocked him, but others were willing to listen more. When Paul left Athens, Luke says, “However, some men joined him and believed, among them Dionysius the Areopagite, a woman named Damaris, and others with them.”

Paul was doing what Jesus commanded: as he was going from place to place, he was sowing seed of the gospel. Results varied as each individual had to make his own decision, but Paul continued doing what he was meant to do.

Are you scattering seed wherever you go?

Memory (Read aloud 5-10 times)

Acts 20:28. Therefore take heed to yourselves and to all the flock, among which the Holy Spirit has made you overseers, to shepherd the church of God which He purchased with His own blood.

Pray

Pray for open and honest hearts as you spread the Word to your family, friends, co-workers, classmates, neighbors, and everyone else within your sphere of influence.