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today's reading.
Acts 17:1-15    Now when they had passed through Amphipolis and Apollonia, they came to Thessalonica, where there was a synagogue of the Jews...

think about it.
Outline Paul's presentation in the synagogue in Thessalonica (17:1-4). How could you use that approach as you talk about the Gospel? Why did Paul move on from this city (17:5-9)? How did the response in Berea differ (17:10-12)? What does this tell you about testing what you hear?

the blog.
Paul's life and travels were an adventure. There was rarely a dull moment, and we see that as we begin Acts 17 today. Paul and associates arrive in Thessalonica and start preaching about Christ. All is well until the Jews get jealous and intentionally incite quite an uproar. So, Paul, Silas and Timothy move on to Berea and begin preaching there. However, the Jews in Berea receive and react to them differently because of their wise approach. "Now these Jews were more noble than those in Thessalonica; they received the word with all eagerness, examining the Scriptures daily to see if these things were so." 

So what can we learn and put into practice from the church at Berea? Tami W.

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