(For the story of the Ascension of Jesus, see Acts 1:6-11)
Paul and his friend Silas travel to the capital of Greece and one of the great centers of art and writing in the ancient world, Athens. Paul preaches in the very theater where famous Greek teachers used to give their speeches. Greeks gather around to listen to him.
Let’s tune in on the speech that Paul gave. He stirs their curiosity, but not their faith. Among all the letters in the Bible that Paul wrote, none is addressed to the Athenians. The pride in their culture prevented them from finding a fresh, new and wonderful belief in Jesus.
How sad for them! Today let’s pray for ourselves and for others, that there be nothing in our minds that gets in the way of knowing and loving Jesus.
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“In You we have our being.” v.28
Thursdays are dedicated to the letters of Paul, other letters,
the Book of Acts, and the Book of Revelation.
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