Acts 17:32-34..32 Now when they heard of the resurrection of the dead, some began to sneer, but others said, “We shall hear you again concerning this.” 33 So Paul went out of their midst. 34 But some men joined him and believed, among whom also were Dionysius the Areopagite and a woman named Damaris and others with them.
Paul probably said something like this during his presentation: 9 if you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. 13 For “everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.” [Romans 10:9,13]
Every time the gospel is proclaimed there is a reaction. In Athens, some said no to the gospel and sneered at the message and Paul. Others said we will hear more later. But some believed.
Actually, the people of Athens did not react violently to the message and beat him. Paul was not discouraged but continued proclaiming the gospel of Jesus. That must be our response today.
The worse thing that normally happens in the USA is the rejection of the witness and the message of Jesus. Don’t give up, let up or quit. Instead, finish strong in the power of Jesus.
#7 – 1/14/2018 – Memory Verse Acts 17:30 Therefore having overlooked the times of ignorance, God is now declaring to men that all people everywhere should repent,
Henry Luke 1/21/2018
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