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Acts 17:1–34 - 9th April, 2021

OBSERVATION
What does it say?

  1. Read Acts 17:1–34
  2. What are all the places?
  3. Who are all the people?
  4. What are repeated words/phrases?
  5. What are different reactions to the gospel?

INTERPRETATION
What does it mean?

  1. Why did the Jews respond negatively to the preaching of Paul and Silas (vv. 5–9)?
  2. How does Luke contrast the Jews in Berea to the ones in Thessalonica (vv. 10–15)?
  3. Why was Paul provoked by a city full of idols (vv. 16–21)?
  4. How does Paul's preaching differ here from earlier sermons in Acts?

APPLICATION
How should it change us?

  1. How does this passage encourage us to persevere in preaching the gospel to all people?
  2. How does this passage remind us of the suffering we may endure for being faithful Christians?
  3. From Paul's sermon, what do we learn about God and how should we praise him?
  4. How can we spur one another's evangelism on?