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Acts Chapter 17 covers Paul at the Areopagus, in Thessalonica and in Berea. Some very interesting and controversial thing happened here, that still impact how we view God. The questions are designed for personal or group inductive style Bible study and discussion. 

Acts Chapter 17

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Paul In Thessalonica and Berea, Acts 17:1-15:

1.  Since Paul received mostly rejection in the synagogues, why was it his custom to always go there first?

2.  Can you think of similar situations in your life where you endured rejection by many to be accepted by a few?

3.  Based on the complaint about Paul, vs 6-7,  and previous readings, does it seem that the Jews have a game plan to oppose Paul?

4.  Is the complaint about Paul true?  Why/why not?

5.  Not learning his lesson, In Berea, Paul goes straight to the was his experience different from the past?

6.  What was it that made the Bereans "more noble" than the Thessalonicans?

7.  What did the Bereans do every day that is a good model for us, today?

8.  What percentage of Christians check the Bible to see if what their minister or teacher is saying is true?  Do you?

9.  Based on today's Scripture, do you feel the Bereans were more or less subject to "stirring up" by claims against Paul? Why? 

Paul At The Areopagus, Acts 17:16-34:

1.  How did Paul feel about all the idols he saw in Athens?

2.  Do you feel philosophers disputing what Paul said was good or bad? Why?

3.  What do you feel may be the difference between the dispute of philosophers and the dispute of the Jews?

4.  Considering your answer to question 1, why do you feel Paul complimented them on their religiousness, vs 22-23?

5.  Considering the second commandment against making idols, do you feel God was displeased when Paul said Jesus was represented by their idol to the "unknown God?"  Why/why not?

6.  Considering vs 24, what is a minister doing when he refers to the church building as "God's house?"

7.  Why did God create and provide everything for us? (vs 26-27)

8.  Vs 28 contains a quote about a god (Zeus) in Greek Philosophy, does Paul mean Zeus is the one true God? 

9.  What do you feel Paul means by using Zeus to explain God?

10.  What can Paul's example in these Scriptures teach us about reaching people today, for Christ?  How should we treat their culture and beliefs?

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