10. What's on Mars Hill?
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Paul didn’t turn away and leave. He arrived in Athens, a Greek city filled with idols that showed a lack of faith in the one true God. He met and reasoned with people in synagogues. He did more to reach out to unbelievers. He walked around and pointed out a statue to an unknown God. He talked about this unknown God. He explained judgement and the resurrection. Some people did not believe, some wanted to hear more, and some believed.
He stood in the Areopagus, also called Mars Hill, as he spoke. Named after Ares and Mars, names for the god of war, Paul shared about the Prince of Peace.
Paul, the greatest missionary, never shrunk from proclaiming the truth. He used every opportunity to share his knowledge of Jesus. He continued going everywhere he could travel to spread the good news. God wants us to be brave like Paul and speak about Jesus.
Dig into these and other Bible stories that are less familiar to children. You’ll discover how useful any scripture is to nurture your childrens’ faith.
Karen Whiting (www.karenwhiting.com) writes for both children and adults to help families thrive. Her books for children include discovering more about what’s in the Bible, including The One Year Devotions for Active Boys, The One Year My Princess Devotions, 52 Weekly Devotions for Busy Families, and Girl Talk Guy Talk. You can find Karen on Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest.
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