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From Outsider to Insider – Day 15 – Acts 17.16-34

In America today, we always want to have plenty of options and we are endlessly fascinated with new things.  Fashion, music and slang are constantly changing around us at an ever-increasing pace.  This has made us reluctant to settle down and give our whole-hearted allegiance to one thing, because we are afraid of missing the next new trend.  In Paul’s day, Athens had some of these same problems.  Luke tells us that the Athenians spent their time, “in nothing except telling or hearing something new.” (v. 21)  This made Paul interesting to them, because his description of Jesus was different from anything they had heard before.  The attraction soon wore thin for some of them, however, because they came to realize that if Jesus is really the risen Lord over all creation then they would have to abandon their endless pursuit of religious novelty.  That was a bridge too far for many of them.  They were well contented with their buffet of gods and didn’t want to be bothered with nonsense about people coming back from the dead.  We must remember that our lives stand as a testimony to the exclusive and sovereign claims of the Lord of Lords.  We have been called away from the “options” of the world to give ourselves wholeheartedly to the One who gave Himself for us.  In a culture that must be constantly tantalized by new loves, we must demonstrate what it is to be constantly satisfied by the one true love.

Holding On Through The Hurricane - Acts 27.1-44 (Acts...The Gospel Triumphs Through Chains - Part 7)

Holding On Through The Hurricane - Acts 27.1-44 (Acts...The Gospel Triumphs Through Chains - Part 7)

From Outsider to Insider – Day 13 – Acts 17.10-15