19 June 2022 (am) – Acts 17:1-10
|Andy Bruins preaching from Acts on Sunday 19th June 2022.|
The missionaries move on from Philippi and their next stop is Thessalonica. Paul could only stay a few weeks here because of violent persecution, fuelled by the jealousy of the Jews. Even so, there are a good number of converts and a new church is formed.
Here we get an insight into Paul’s methods and the kind of opposition that the preaching of the gospel is likely to provoke.
Q Who are the people in your life that you find it hardest to witness to? What makes it so hard?
Q Read v1-3. Who is Paul speaking to? What is the approach that he takes?
Q What misconceptions did Paul need to address? What misconceptions about Jesus do people have today?
Q Read v4-9. What are the different ways that people reacted to Paul? Why do you think the Jews reacted so strongly?
Q What do they accuse Paul and Silas of?
Q What kinds of untrue things do people accuse Christians of today? How should we respond?