July 23, 2023 Pastor: Jared Burke Series: Acts: Forward in the Name of the Risen King

Topic: Witnessing Passage: Acts 17:16–34


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Community Groups:

Read Acts 17:16-34 as a group.

What was Paul's reaction to the idols in the city of Athens? What are the things you see in our world that move you to react in a similar way? Is it good for Christians to react this way? Why or why not?

What does Paul's disgust with the idol worship lead him to do? Is that the way most Christians respond when they see the falleness of others? Explain.

What posture should we be praying that God produce in our hearts toward non-believers?

What verses can you think of that help direct Christians to respond to those who are lost or even enemies?

When speaking to the Epicurean and Stoic philosophers, does Paul try use philisophical arguments or impress them with wise words? What is the content of his message? In what way does this give evidence that he is relying on God's power to produce faith in his listeners?

Do you consider Paul's address in the Areopagus successful? Why or why not?

Is it more important that witnesses of Jesus Christ provide convincing arguments or introduce people to God and his plan of salvation? Explain.

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