We know in part.. Be wise how you share it

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Now the Bereans were of more noble in character than the Thessalonians, for they received the message with great eagerness and examined the Scriptures every day to see if what Paul said was true.
Acts 17:11

I guess we know this story well enough to know Paul & silas arrived at the place called Berea spreading the massage of the gospel however when Paul arrived he saw object of worship and this inscription saying “To the unknown God

In Athens Greek philosophers admired and loved these idea’s and myths unfortunately with no substance to their idea’s the people trusted in object in relation to worship.

What I like about the apostles approach as he address the audience he said, adding to there belief…

Act 17:22 Then he stood up in the meeting of the Areopagus and said: “Men of Athens! I see that in every way you are very religious.

The Apostle Paul empathised with the people as he spoke acknowledging their way of life. What i liked about this encounter was the fact Paul had also some thing to add to what they believed. However we must remember
how important it is to communicate truth with the right spirit which could determine how people respond.

Leadership & life coaching has taught me how important it is for me to add value to people through connecting

As Paul continues his speech
He says…

Act 17:23 For as I walked around and looked carefully at your objects of worship, I even found an altar with this inscription: TO AN UNKNOWN GOD. Now what you worship as something unknown I am going to proclaim to you.

Adding to what the Berea’s knew only cause them to search the scripture all the more, checking if what he said was true.

To become so culturally root in any belief can be limiting because truth is eternal without any limits.
New ways of learning and thinking should be celebrated. I guess finding context or new context for any truth is powerful & life changing.

In conclusion

He sets aside the first to establish the second ~ Hebrews 10:9 This statement was referring to the legal requirements of the law no longer valid as he said ” sacrifices & offering I didn’t desire however & forever the system has been changed but the purpose of God remains the same….

“Fellowship is life”

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4 Responses

  1. Interesting thing you said about “connecting”, Jesus connected with people from all walks of life and this was, I believe one of the reasons why people believed him,

    Thanks for this reminder.

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