Acts 17: Logic and Reason Prevail

In the Book of Acts, Chapter 17 we see Paul preaching the gospel first to the Jews in Thessalonica, and then to the Greeks in Athens (which I will speak about in more detail later).  While in Thessalonica, Paul spent three Sabbath days reasoning with the Jews out of scripture, and making the case that Jesus was was the Messiah.  “Opening and alleging, that Christ must needs have suffered, and risen again from the dead; and that this Jesus, whom I preach to you, is Christ.” (Acts 17:3) This is a tremendous piece of scripture in that the preaching of the gospel, as demonstrated by Paul here, is not based on faith alone, but logic and reason based on the facts and truths known and available to all men at that time, and now.  Some believed, and some didn’t. Those that didn’t believe moved on with arrogance and created a mob to set the city in an uproar against him. It happened then, and it happens even today. Don’t be discouraged when you share the good news and people leave in anger or arrogance, or conspire against you.

Those seeds that fell upon stony places where there wasn’t much earth may in fact take root later.

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