Daily Scripture & Questions

Acts 17:1-18:17   What were the different reactions to the gospel in Thessalonica and in Berea?  Note how Paul’s presentation of the gospel in Athens (at the Areopagus/Mars Hill) began.  How did he start from where his listeners were?  Why is the identity of Jesus confirmed by the resurrection the great dividing point in separating people who believe and who don’t believe?  In Corinth, to whom did Paul present the gospel first?  How did they respond?  After Paul turned to the Gentiles, how long did he stay in Corinth? 

Family Devotions—Scripture & Questions

Read Acts 17:22-34. As the apostle spoke with the Gentile philosophers, with what did he begin? How does he contrast the true God with the many false gods? When do the philosophers start to have a hard time accepting Paul’s teaching? How does Jesus’ resurrection give us the assurance that He is indeed the Judge of the world?

Biblical Prayer Focus

Psalm 29:1-2 “Ascribe to the LORD, O heavenly beings, ascribe to the LORD glory and strength. Ascribe to the LORD the glory due his name; worship the LORD in the splendor of holiness.”

Think of ten great descriptions of the LORD and use them to exalt Him. Marvel in a fresh way at His awesome holiness, His great strength and glory. Thank Him for Jesus, Whom He used to show us His glory. Seek God’s mercy on behalf of those who right now can only look down, seeing the “mud” in their lives and not God’s glory.