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Acts 17:1-15

Acts: The Story Continues  •  Sermon  •  Submitted   •  Presented   •  34:58
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Radiant Church, February 16, 2020 Mike Rydman Acts 17:1-15 Acts 17:1-4 Now when they had passed through Amphipolis and Apollonia, they came to Thessalonica, where there was a synagogue of the Jews. And Paul went in, as was his custom, and on three Sabbath days he reasoned with them from the Scriptures, explaining and proving that it was necessary for the Christ to suffer and to rise from the dead, and saying, “This Jesus, whom I proclaim to you, is the Christ.” And some of them were persuaded and joined Paul and Silas, as did a great many of the devout Greeks and not a few of the leading women. V3 “opening” (the womb, a tomb) What Scriptures did Paul use? (Perhaps those used in prior sermons) Psalm 21:1-7; 16:8-11; 110:1; 118:22; Isaiah 52-53; Deuteronomy 21:22-23 Acts 17:5-7 But the Jews were jealous, and taking some wicked men of the rabble, they formed a mob, set the city in an uproar, and attacked the house of Jason, seeking to bring them out to the crowd. And when they could not find them, they dragged Jason and some of the brothers before the city authorities, shouting, “These men who have turned the world upside down have come here also, and Jason has received them, and they are all acting against the decrees of Caesar, saying that there is another king, Jesus.” Opinions formed outside of Scripture (?) Today: Trajectory hermeneutic? Just plain wrong? Maybe right, but do not agree (?) History/feelings overrule (?) Some might say the present culture is the “dialogue of the deaf” (Prejudice) Acts 17:9 And when they had taken money as security from Jason and the rest, they let them go. Jason and the others posted bail Paul and Silas left so Jason wouldn’t lose his bail money Acts 17:10-12 The brothers immediately sent Paul and Silas away by night to Berea, and when they arrived they went into the Jewish synagogue. Now these Jews were more noble than those in Thessalonica; they received the word with all eagerness, examining the Scriptures daily to see if these things were so. Many of them therefore believed, with not a few Greek women of high standing as well as men. Acts 17:13-15 But when the Jews from Thessalonica learned that the word of God was proclaimed by Paul at Berea also, they came there too, agitating and stirring up the crowds. Then the brothers immediately sent Paul off on his way to the sea, but Silas and Timothy remained there. Those who conducted Paul brought him as far as Athens, and after receiving a command for Silas and Timothy to come to him as soon as possible, they departed. “The responsibility with which the church must be most trustworthy is its witness to Christ, its fidelity to Scripture, and its preaching of the gospel. All of that requires dependence upon, belief in, and affirmation of everything that is revealed in Scripture.” -Albert Mohler (2/10/2020) What are the two current issues within the Church today? Lack of commitment to the mission of the Kingdom “negotiated commitment” to the people of the Kingdom Emphasize one thing in order to ignore something equally vital
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