Review of Acts 17

Review of Acts 17

by Pastor Temilolu Oluwasijuwomi

Thessalonians (those who did not listened but disputed), Bereans (those who received the word with joy), Athens (The Philosophers who listened half way)

Vs 2-3 Then Paul, as his custom was, went in to them, and for three Sabbaths reasoned with them from the Scriptures,

Vs 3 explaining and demonstrating that the Christ had to suffer and rise again from the dead, and saying, “This Jesus whom I preach to you is the Christ.

Make it a custom by sharing the good news and commit the hearers to God for a change of heart.

Vs 11 these were more fair-minded than those in Thessalonica, in that they received the word with all readiness, and searched the Scriptures daily to find out whether these things were so.

How much more do we willingly and diligently search the scriptures daily?

Vs 32 and when they heard of the resurrection of the dead, some mocked, while others said, “We will hear you again on this matter.”

The best we can do for people in this category is pray God illuminate their heart and grant them open-mind to receive His word.

It is another stable day for us

We pray for readiness of heart to receive your word for as many that are yet to hear the good news and as many that are still living in ignorance about new creation.

That we know the love of Christ which passes all knowledge; that we may be filled with all the fullness of God.

We are bold and confident to share the gospel.

The gospel keeps spreading abroad and men rooted in the knowledge of Christ in Jesus Holy name.


Thinking Aloud…

So I decided to check out associated scriptures to Acts 15:38 on a site I mostly study scriptures

And seeing Proverbs 25:19 made me really laugh internally…

(N.B: I’m aware what I just wrote might be unclear to some of us…but should be clear if carefully read)

Acts 17:5

Certain lewd fellows of the baser sort

(1) What is the name we would have used to describe the above sect if we were to use today’s Nigerian contemporary description?

(2) When they had taken security of Jason and of the other, they let them go. What does this statement mean?


Tout…Agbero…..common people, political sycophants

You are indeed a Nigerian. You are very proud of your motherland – Africa. And I’m proud of you too…

The following versions will help for Acts 17:5




Weymouth New Testament

And Message Bible

But the jealousy of the Jews was aroused, and, calling to their aid some ill-conditioned and idle fellows, they got together a riotous mob and filled the city with uproar. They then attacked the house of Jason and searched for Paul and Silas, to bring them out before the assembly of people. ACTS 17:5 WEYMOUTH NEW TESTAMENT

Ill-conditioned and idle fellows

So it is clear that agbero or thuggery didn’t start today

Just a food-for-thought…

Taking a look at Acts 17:19

I’m once again fascinated by the word “new”

The Gospel will always sound “new” in any Atmosphere where heresy has somewhat infiltrated. Whether in a shrine or a church.


Have you been asked…or have you asked yourself this golden question: what about those who believe they are still communicating the true God even though they are calling on idols or Allah?


Please let’s note that the answer is in Acts 17:30-31

They called it NEW. Their ignorance was apparent despite their position as Council of Philosophers.

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