On Sunday, January 14, 2018 at Wildwood Community Church I preached a sermon based on Acts 17:16-34. This message was part one of the “For” sermon series. Below you will find a set of questions related to this message for personal reflection or group discussion.
- Read Acts 17:16-34
- What are some of the things that Christians are famous for being against? Why do you think that the caricature of Christians is more about what they are against, and not what they are For?
- Why do you think Christians hesitate in talking about Jesus with their non-Christian friends? What were some of the reasons why Paul might have been hesitant to share his faith with the Athenians? How do you draw encouragement from his example?
- Who “happens to be there” in your life right now (in the “marketplace”/neighborhood/natural rhythms of your life?
- What are some of the ways you can “open your mouth” and talk to them about Jesus? Think about where they are at, what they are dealing with, and how Jesus meets their deepest needs.
- Who are some of the people God is prompting you toward having the “second conversation” with right now?
- What is one particular application you took away from this passage/message?
To access these questions in pdf format, click here.