Athens: Responding to Culture
Topic: Book Passage: Acts 17:16–17:34
As Paul made his way to Athens, the foremost Greek city-state of his day...the city with such a remarkable artistic and philosophical reputation, how did he respond? Commentator John Stott writes:
“What was (Paul's) reaction? What should be the reaction of a Christian who visits or lives in a city which is dominated by a non-Christian ideology or religion, a city which may be aesthetically magnificent and culturally sophisticated, but morally decadent and spiritually deceived or dead?"
In this sermon we learn how Paul responded by noting what Paul
- Saw (17:16)
- Felt (17:16)
- Did (17:17-21)
- Said (17:22-31)
Our response to culture should ultimately lead us to pray "God, give me Your eyes..."