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Acts Chapter Seventeen


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Acts Chapter Seventeen

  1. 1. "ACTS OF THE APOSTLES" Chapter Seventeen Prepared by bro. Timmy Tng
  2. 2. Christian Persecution
  3. 5. OBJECTIVES IN STUDYING THIS CHAPTER <ul><li>PREACHING IN THESSALONICA (1-9) </li></ul><ul><li>PREACHING IN BEREA (10-14) </li></ul><ul><li>PREACHING IN ATHENS (15-34) </li></ul>
  4. 6. PREACHING IN THESSALONICA (1-9) <ul><li>REASONING IN THE SYNAGOGUE (1-4) </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Paul preached in the synagogue. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>He preached about Resurrection. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Persuaded some devout Greeks. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Leading women join Paul and Silas. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>RESISTANCE IN THE CITY (5-9) </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Envious Jews created trouble. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Attack Jason's house. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Accusing them of disobeying Caesar. </li></ul></ul></ul>
  5. 7. PREACHING IN BEREA (10-14) <ul><li>RECEPTION BY THE LOCALS (10-12) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Sent by night to Berea, Paul and Silas go to the synagogue. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The Berea Jews more fair-minded. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>More receptive & search scriptures daily. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>RESISTANCE BY THE OUTSIDERS (13-14) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Jealous , they came to make troubles for them. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Paul was sent away but Silas & Timothy stay. </li></ul></ul>
  6. 8. To The Unknown God
  7. 9. City where Apostle Paul preached the gospel
  8. 10. Marketplace (Agora) at Thessalonica
  9. 11. PREACHING IN ATHENS (15-34) <ul><li>IN THE SYNAGOGUE & THE MARKETPLACE (15-18) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>While waiting, Paul's spirit is provoked by the idolatry in the city </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Paul reasons with Jews and Gentile worshippers. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Epicurean and Stoic philosophers hear about Jesus and the resurrection </li></ul></ul>
  10. 12. PAUL PREACHING IN ATHENS (15-34) <ul><li>AT THE AREOPAGUS (19-28) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Inquisitive Athenians invite Paul to preach. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Mentioning the altar inscribed &quot;To The Unknown God&quot; </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Proclaims this God they do not know as the Creator: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Proclaims that God commands all men everywhere to repent </li></ul></ul>
  11. 13. PREACHING IN ATHENS (15-34) <ul><li>Paul preaches the Resurrection (29-34) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>We are God’s offspring. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>We are commanded to repent. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Jesus will judge the world. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Great interest about Christ and his resurrection. </li></ul></ul>
  12. 14. THE END
  13. 15. Roman Colosseum