Acts 17

This reading is a good example of how convince people that Jesus is the Messiah and the Son of God! Paul in Thessalonica and Berea used the scriptures to show how Jesus fulfilled the prophecies about the coming Messiah, focusing on how He died and the resurrection. Isaiah 53 and Psalm 22 would have been key passages that he would have used. In Athens he talked about the purpose and order that exists in creation and in their lives, reasoning that this was a sign of a plan and a Creator. Then he spoke to them of the resurrection, for the the resurrection is the most powerful argument that Jesus is the Son of God!! Where do you start with someone who does not believe – the resurrection!

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  • Jerry

    I think we see anther example of Paul’s willingness to “match” his audience when he uses logic with Greek philosophers to highlight that the true God is far too magnificent to live in human dwellings or be represented by idols built by humans. No, the Lord God almighty gives life and breath to all that he created.

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