Acts 17: God Commands all Men to Repent

He has appointed a day on which He will judge the world in righteousness by the Man whom He has ordained.

He has appointed a day on which He will judge the world in righteousness by the Man whom He has ordained.

17:22-25

Acts 17:22-25

 Men of Athens, I perceive that in all things you are very religious.

Acts 17:22-25 - KJV
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Then Paul stood in the midst of Mars' hill, and said, Ye men of Athens, I perceive that in all things ye are too superstitious.
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For as I passed by, and beheld your devotions, I found an altar with this inscription, TO THE UNKNOWN GOD. Whom therefore ye ignorantly worship, him declare I unto you.
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God that made the world and all things therein, seeing that he is Lord of heaven and earth, dwelleth not in temples made with hands;
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Neither is worshipped with men's hands, as though he needed any thing, seeing he giveth to all life, and breath, and all things;

  1. When Paul stood in the midst of the Areopagus, who did he speak to?
    • Acts 17:22 - KJV
      Then Paul stood in the midst of Mars' hill, and said, Ye men of Athens, I perceive that in all things ye are too superstitious.
  2. What did he say about them?
    • Acts 17:22 - KJV
      Then Paul stood in the midst of Mars' hill, and said, Ye men of Athens, I perceive that in all things ye are too superstitious.
  3. What inscription did he find?
    • Acts 17:23 - KJV
      For as I passed by, and beheld your devotions, I found an altar with this inscription, TO THE UNKNOWN GOD. Whom therefore ye ignorantly worship, him declare I unto you.
  4. What did Paul proclaim to them?
    • Acts 17:23-24 - KJV
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      For as I passed by, and beheld your devotions, I found an altar with this inscription, TO THE UNKNOWN GOD. Whom therefore ye ignorantly worship, him declare I unto you.
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      God that made the world and all things therein, seeing that he is Lord of heaven and earth, dwelleth not in temples made with hands;
  5. What did Paul say about God?
    • Acts 17:24 - KJV
      God that made the world and all things therein, seeing that he is Lord of heaven and earth, dwelleth not in temples made with hands;
  6. Who did he say that God is the Lord of?
    • Acts 17:24 - KJV
      God that made the world and all things therein, seeing that he is Lord of heaven and earth, dwelleth not in temples made with hands;
  7. Where did he say that God, does not dwell?
    • Acts 17:24 - KJV
      God that made the world and all things therein, seeing that he is Lord of heaven and earth, dwelleth not in temples made with hands;
  8. How did he say that God, is not worshiped?
    • Acts 17:25 - KJV
      Neither is worshipped with men's hands, as though he needed any thing, seeing he giveth to all life, and breath, and all things;

17:26-31

Acts 1:26-31

Truly, these times of ignorance God overlooked, but now commands all men everywhere, to repent.

Acts 17:26-31 - KJV
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And hath made of one blood all nations of men for to dwell on all the face of the earth, and hath determined the times before appointed, and the bounds of their habitation;
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That they should seek the Lord, if haply they might feel after him, and find him, though he be not far from every one of us:
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For in him we live, and move, and have our being; as certain also of your own poets have said, For we are also his offspring.
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Forasmuch then as we are the offspring of God, we ought not to think that the Godhead is like unto gold, or silver, or stone, graven by art and man's device.
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And the times of this ignorance God winked at; but now commandeth all men every where to repent:
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Because he hath appointed a day, in the which he will judge the world in righteousness by that man whom he hath ordained; whereof he hath given assurance unto all men, in that he hath raised him from the dead.

  1. What has God made every nation from?
    • Acts 17:26 - KJV
      And hath made of one blood all nations of men for to dwell on all the face of the earth, and hath determined the times before appointed, and the bounds of their habitation;
  2. What has God determined?
    • Acts 17:26 - KJV
      And hath made of one blood all nations of men for to dwell on all the face of the earth, and hath determined the times before appointed, and the bounds of their habitation;
  3. Why should we seek the Lord?
    • Acts 17:27 - KJV
      That they should seek the Lord, if haply they might feel after him, and find him, though he be not far from every one of us:
  4. Who is not far, from each one of us?
    • Acts 17:27 - KJV
      That they should seek the Lord, if haply they might feel after him, and find him, though he be not far from every one of us:
  5. How far is He from us?
    • Acts 17:27 - KJV
      That they should seek the Lord, if haply they might feel after him, and find him, though he be not far from every one of us:
  6. How do we live, and move, and have our being?
    • Acts 17:28 - KJV
      For in him we live, and move, and have our being; as certain also of your own poets have said, For we are also his offspring.
  7. Therefore, since we are the offspring of God, how should we not think about God?
    • Acts 17:29 - KJV
      Forasmuch then as we are the offspring of God, we ought not to think that the Godhead is like unto gold, or silver, or stone, graven by art and man's device.
  8. In these times of ignorance, what had God overlooked?
    • Acts 17:30 - KJV
      And the times of this ignorance God winked at; but now commandeth all men every where to repent:
  9. What does God now command, every man to do?
    • Acts 17:30 - KJV
      And the times of this ignorance God winked at; but now commandeth all men every where to repent:
  10. What day has God appointed?
    • Acts 17:31 - KJV
      Because he hath appointed a day, in the which he will judge the world in righteousness by that man whom he hath ordained; whereof he hath given assurance unto all men, in that he hath raised him from the dead.
  11. How has He given us assurance of His judgment? 31
    • Acts 17:31 - KJV
      Because he hath appointed a day, in the which he will judge the world in righteousness by that man whom he hath ordained; whereof he hath given assurance unto all men, in that he hath raised him from the dead.

17:32-34

Acts 17:32-34

So Paul departed from among them. However, some men joined him and believed, among them Dionysius the Areopagite, a woman named Damaris, and others with them

Acts 17:32-34 - KJV
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And when they heard of the resurrection of the dead, some mocked: and others said, We will hear thee again of this matter.
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So Paul departed from among them.
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Howbeit certain men clave unto him, and believed: among the which was Dionysius the Areopagite, and a woman named Damaris, and others with them.

  1. What did some do, when they heard of the resurrection of the dead?
    • Acts 17:32 - KJV
      And when they heard of the resurrection of the dead, some mocked: and others said, We will hear thee again of this matter.
  2. What did others say?
    • Acts 17:32 - KJV
      And when they heard of the resurrection of the dead, some mocked: and others said, We will hear thee again of this matter.
  3. What did Paul do?
    • Acts 17:33 - KJV
      So Paul departed from among them.
  4. Who believed and joined Paul?
    • Acts 17:34 - KJV
      Howbeit certain men clave unto him, and believed: among the which was Dionysius the Areopagite, and a woman named Damaris, and others with them.