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Monday, September 17, 2007

Acts 17

Athens

Summary:
Paul won some converts in Thessalonica, but others didn't like it. They locked up Jason, at whose house Paul was staying, for a bit. Paul and his troop left in the night.

Similar stuff happened in Berea, except they weren't angry, so some Thessalonians came and were angry for them.

In Athens, Paul taught amidst the idols, and was brought before some philosophers. Paul said he was going to make known the unknown God they had an altar to. He explained that he is awesome, and we are his children. Paul explained about God's call away from idols, and how judgment and resurrection were coming. Some mocked, some believed.

Key verse:
21. All the Athenians and the foreigners who lived there spent their time doing nothing but talking about and listening to the latest ideas.

My thoughts:
I like this verse for all the wrong reasons.

So anyway, notice how Paul doesn't introduce a foreign God, but makes known one of theirs. People don't want to hear of another culture. They want a real God. Paul speaks to his audience.

Notice how he still gets mocked, but some believe. Sometimes we feel that if we get mocked, no-one will believe. I think it's almost the opposite sometimes.

Anyway, updating is pretty slow in my life at the moment. There are many reasons... Mark has a hypothesis.

4 Comments:

Anonymous Mark said...

Aliens. space aliens.

8:25 pm

 
Blogger Pete W said...

Hmmm... that reminds me of Halo...

11:45 pm

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

FACE!!

5:57 pm

 
Blogger Pete W said...

Your Mum's face

9:54 pm

 

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