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Rosemount Bible Church Paul in Athens Acts 17:16-34 Message 7 in our 9-part series on The Acts of the Apostles. Sunday, June 8, 2014 Speaker: Paul Margerrison.

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1 Rosemount Bible Church Paul in Athens Acts 17:16-34 Message 7 in our 9-part series on The Acts of the Apostles. Sunday, June 8, 2014 Speaker: Paul Margerrison

2 Rosemount Bible Church Acts Chapter 17 verses “Now, Criticks, do your worst, that here are met; for, like a Rook, I have hedg'd in my bet." George Villiers, the 2nd Duke of Buckingham, in his satirical play The Rehearsal, 1672

3 Rosemount Bible Church Acts Chapter 17 verses “ 23 but we preach Christ crucified: A stumbling block to the Jews and foolishness to Gentiles” 1 Corinthians 1:23

4 Rosemount Bible Church Acts Chapter 17 verses A genuine convictionA genuine conviction A broad knowledgeA broad knowledge A profound simplicityA profound simplicity A realistic expectationA realistic expectation

5 Rosemount Bible Church Acts Chapter 17 verses “ 16 Paul was greatly distressed to see that the city was full of idols." Acts 17:16

6 Rosemount Bible Church Acts Chapter 17 verses I am bound both to Greeks and non-Greeks, both to the wise and the foolish. 15 That is why I am so eager to preach the gospel also to you who are in Rome. 16 For I am not ashamed of the gospel, because it is the power of God for the salvation of everyone who believes: first for the Jew, then for the Gentile. Romans 1:14-16

7 Rosemount Bible Church Acts Chapter 17 verses Though I am free and belong to no one, I have made myself a slave to everyone, to win as many as possible. 1 Corinthians 9:19

8 Rosemount Bible Church Acts Chapter 17 verses Built a case for the one true God: Verses 22 & 23 He established common ground: Verses 24 to 29 He moved people towards a decision about Jesus Christ: Verses 30 & 31

9 Rosemount Bible Church Acts Chapter 17 verses People do not respond well to an authoritarian approach People have a short attention span

10 Rosemount Bible Church Acts Chapter 17 verses God is the creator of the universe: Acts 17:24 God is totally self sufficient: Acts 17:24 & 25

11 Rosemount Bible Church Acts Chapter 17 verses Jesus answered, “the work of God is this: to believe in the one he has sent.” John 6:29

12 Rosemount Bible Church Acts Chapter 17 verses God is the creator of the universe: Acts 17:24 God is totally self sufficient: Acts 17:24 & 25 He is the sustainer of life: Acts 17:25 He is the ruler of the nations: Acts 17:26 & 27 He is not far from any of us: Acts 17:27 & 28

13 Rosemount Bible Church Acts Chapter 17 verses “ 13 You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart.” Jeremiah 29:13

14 Rosemount Bible Church Acts Chapter 17 verses God is the creator of the universe: Acts 17:24 God is totally self sufficient: Acts 17:24 & 25 He is the sustainer of life: Acts 17:25 He is the ruler of the nations: Acts 17:26 & 27 He is not far from any of us: Acts 17:27 & 28 He is the Father of us all: Acts 17:28 & 29 He has overlooked our ignorance: Acts 17:30 He will someday judge the world: Acts 17:31

15 Rosemount Bible Church Acts Chapter 17 verses When they heard about the resurrection of the dead, some of them sneered, but others said, ‘We want to hear you again on this subject.’ Acts 17:32

16 Rosemount Bible Church Acts Chapter 17 verses Rejection: Some sneered Reluctance: Some wanted to hear more Reception: Some became followers and believed


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