Paul’s Sermon at Athens

February 16, 2020 ()

Bible Text: Acts 17:22-34 |

Series:

Northwest Bible Church - Feb. 16, 2020 - Book of Acts - Alan Conner

Acts 17:22-34

Paul’s Sermon at Athens

Intro

A. PAUL ADDRESSES HIS AUDIENCE (Acts 17:22).

1. “Men of Athens” -

2. “I observe that you are very religious in all respects.”

3. “TO AN UNKNOWN GOD” altar.

B. THE CHARACTER OF GOD (Acts 17:24-30).

1. Monotheism (Acts 17:24).

2. Creator (Acts 17:24, 26).

3. Lord of heaven and earth (Acts 17:24).

4. Transcendent (Acts 17:24).

5. Self-sufficient (Acts 17:25a).

6. Providence (Acts 17:25b-26).

7. God created mankind for a purpose (Acts 17:27).

8. Immanence (Acts 17:27).

9. Our existence and movement depends on God (Acts 17:28a).

10. We are God’s children by creation (Acts 17:28b).

11. God is not an idol (Acts 17:29).

12. God’s mercy in overlooking their ignorance (Acts 17:30a).

C. THE RESPONSIBILITY OF MAN (Acts 17:30-31).

1. God commands all everywhere to repent (Acts 17:30).

2. The judgment day is coming (Acts 17:31).

D. THE RESPONSE OF THE ATHENIANS (Acts 17:32-34).

1. Some sneered, other wanted to learn more (Acts 17:32-33).

2. Some believed (Acts 17:34).

SUMMARY