Date: December 13, 1998

Series: Speak of Me

Speaker: Ron R. Ritchie

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Speak of Me Among the Intellectuals
Acts 17:16-34


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“you shall receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you shall be My witnesses both in Jerusalem and in all Judea and Samaria and even to the remotest part of the earth.” - (Acts 1:8)


1. Speak of Jesus in the City - Acts 17:16-18
Visit the Jews in their Synagogues
Visit the Merchants in the Agora
Visit the Intellectuals in the Gardens

2. Speak of Jesus on Mars Hill - Acts 17:19-31
Meet people where they live
Bring life to their “Unknown God”
The real God is our Creator
The real God is Sovereign
The real God is Redemptive
The real God is our Father

3. Speak of Jesus bringing redemption - Acts 17:32-34
Some Sneered
Some Considered
Some Believed

Definition of an idol: “An image or other material object representing a deity to which religious worship is addressed. An image of a deity other than God. Any person or thing devotedly or excessively admired.”
Definition of Idolatry: “Obsession with anything to the degree that it took the place of devotion to God. Manís pride causes him to trust in himself rather than in God, hence his idols are really expressions of self-worship.” Isaiah 2: 8-22

For the sake of bringing the Love of Jesus to your community are you willing to keep one foot In the Word of God and one foot in the World of God? - Explain!
Do you struggle with the sin of idolatry? - Explain!


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