Acts 17

  1. Why didn’t Paul stop in the first two cities?  Who was most receptive in Thessalonica?
  2. Paul went to the synagogue three weeks in a row.  How many times did you have to hear the gospel before you “got it?”
  3. Who went to Thessalonica?  Who went to Berea; who went to Athens? Do you suppose being alone and less repetition had anything to do with fewer converts in Athens?
  4. How were the Berean Jews more noble (17:11)?  How is Paul’s approach with idolatrous Gentiles different (17:23-31)?
  5. Why is the gospel message received some places but not others?
  6. Do you suppose a church was planted in Athens? (17:34 & 1 Thess. 3:1)
  7. The Jews didn’t seem to be receptive in Athens and Paul’s spirit was provoked by the idolatry.  Could those things be related? (1 Cor. 1:23)
  8. How is our culture like theirs in 17:21?