Paul in Athens

February 9, 2020 ()

Bible Text: Acts 17:16-21 |

Series:

Northwest Bible Church – Feb. 9, 2020 – Book of Acts – Alan Conner

Acts 17:16-21

Paul in Athens

Intro

A. THE CITY OF ATHENS (Acts 17:16).

1. Background.

2. “a city full of idols” -

B. PAUL’S MINISTRY (Acts 17:17).

1. Paul’s spirit was provoked.

2. Reasoning in the synagogue.

3. Reasoning in the market place every day.

C. THE REACTION OF THE ATHENIANS (Acts 17:18-21).

1. Two main groups of Philosophers (Acts 17:18).

a. Epicureans -

b. Stoics -

2. The reaction to Paul from the philosophers (Acts 17:18-21).

a. “idle babbler” (Acts 17:18) -

b. “proclaimer of strange deities” (Acts 17:18) -

c. “took him to the Areopagus” (19-20).

d. intoxicated with the “new” (Acts 17:20-21).

Conclusion