Engaging the Culture

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These notes accompany the sermon found here.

Today’s Text:  Acts 17:16-34.  See also:  Isaiah 61:1-2; 1 Corinthians 1:18-2:16,15:1-6; Ecclesiastes 3:11.

The city of Athens

  • A culture in decline
  • Empty religion
  • Failing philosophy

Paul’s message

  • Paul’s spirit was “provoked”
  • He dialogued
  • He went to the Areopagus
  • He testified
    • Being respectful.
    • Finding common ground
    • Reasoning about the nature of God
    • Proclaiming the resurrection of Jesus Christ

The United States of America

  • A culture in decline
  • Empty religion
  • Failing philosophy

Our message

  • Get provoked
  • Engage in dialog
  • Take opportunities to speak
  • Testify
    • Be respectful.
    • Find common ground
    • Reason about the nature of God
    • Proclaim the resurrection of Jesus Christ

The results

  • Some will mock
  • Some will believe

 

What will I do in response to this message?

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