Christians Should Never Give Up
Christians Should Never Give Up - Acts 17:10-15
Question: Do we have what Paul's Team had?
Four Points Concerning Today's Message:
I. The Night Escape. - L. v.10
A. Jason and friends showed bravery. - L- v.10
B. The escape was more than saving preachers. - L- v.10b
II. The Bereans Were God Seeking People. - L - v.11
A. They received the truth. - L- v.11a
B. They searched the scriptures. - L- v. 11b
"Searched" means to evaluate as a Judge would.
Question: How can a Christian know God's Word well enough to use it effectively?
1) The prerequisite for Bible Study starts by confessing one's sins. - I Peter 2:1-2
2) Bible Study involves being diligent. - II Timothy 2:15
3) We must practice the truth we learn. - James 1:22
4) Share what we learn with other believers. - II Timothy 2:2
III. The Bereans Were Noble People. - L - v.11-12
"Noble people" are receptive and open to the truth.
A. They had well-balanced temperaments.
B. They showed respect.
C. They were honest and decisive. - L- v.12; L- John 8:31,32
IV. The Bereans Were Courageous And Helpful. - L - v.13-14
A. Thessalonica enemies of the Gospel came to stop Paul. - L- v.13
Lesson: Before we try to stop someone's ministry, make sure it is not the work of God.
B. The Bereans were protective. - L- v.14; Galatians 6:2
Lesson: Believers must stand together, help and encourage wherever there is a need.