October 14th

Acts 17-18

  • 17:1- Thessalonica is where Paul sent the Letter to the Thessalonians. He did not visit all the churches he wrote to, but this is one he did.
  • 17:2-9 – Jason was a local believer who allowed Paul and Silas to stay with him. He was punished with a fine for hosting the apostles.
  • 17:11-12 – People weren’t simply believe blindly, but were studying the Scriptures to discern and it led them to the truth.
  • 17:22-34 – Paul’s address to the people of Athens is powerful and convincing, even quoting some of their culture’s writings. As was always the case, some were convinced and some were not.
  • 18:5-6 – It is common through out Jesus’ and Paul’s ministries that they try to share the gospel with the Jews but when rejected they offer the same message to the gentiles.
  • 18:7-11 – The faithfulness and hospitality of Titius and Crispus allow Paul to stay and minister in Corinth for a year and a half.
  • 18:12 – Macedonia was the northern part of Greece. Achaia was the southern part. Corinth was located in Achaia.
  • 18:14-15 – Like with Jesus, the Jews bring their complaints to the state official.
  • 18:17 – Sosthenes was the chief ruler of the Corinthian synagogue.
  • 18:24-28 – Apollos had not yet been baptized in the Spirit, and still needed a little refinement in his teaching. The believers took him under their wing to help him grow in his faith

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