Easter: The Gospel to the Peddlers, Poets, and Philosophers
This week we pick up where we left off in Acts 17, and cover verses 16-34. Paul is waiting in Athens, and is disturbed by the prevalence of idols in the city. He goes to the synagogue to reason with the religious people there, but he also finds himself in the company of Epicureans and Stoics in the marketplace, all the while preaching about Jesus and the resurrection. He ends up being taken to the Areopagus, the seat of the supreme court of ancient Athens, where he delivers a moving sermon about the One True God.
In these study questions, we hope you will find a guide to help you read through the text and reflect on Paul’s wisdom in delivering his message. We hope these questions will be helpful to you in your home groups, your personal studies, and in your family devotions.
Study Questions Acts 17:16-34