Paul in Athens

Scripture: Acts 17:16-34

Learning Objectives:

  • Students will learn Paul used things people already understood to begin introducing them to Jesus.
  • Students will learn Paul did not put down people who did not know about God and Jesus, but used the fact that they wanted to do what was right to help explain to them about the real God and His Son Jesus.
  • Students will learn God wants us to respect those who have not heard about Him, but that He still wants us to teach them the truth so they can do what God wants them to do.

Interesting Facts:

  • Epicureans believed that the ultimate goal of man was happiness and avoiding pain. They had trouble accepting a God who would inflict pain on His Son.
  • The agora or marketplace was also a place of meeting where ideas were discussed and debated.

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