A Short Ministry in Thessalonica 17 1Then they traveled through Amphipolis and Apollonia and came to Thessalonica, where there was a Jewish synagogue. 2As usual, Paul went to the synagogue, and on three Sabbath days reasoned with them from the Scriptures, 3explaining and showing that the Messiah had to suffer and rise from the dead: “This Jesus I am proclaiming to you is the Messiah.” 4Then some of them were persuaded and joined Paul and Silas, including a great number of God-fearing Greeks, as well as a number[A] of the leading women.   Riot in the City   5But the Jews became jealous, and they brought together some scoundrels from the marketplace, formed a mob, and started a riot in the city. Attacking Jason’s house, they searched for them to bring them out to the public assembly. 6When they did not find them, they dragged Jason and some of the brothers before the city officials, shouting, “These men who have turned the world upside down have come here too, 7and Jason has received them as guests! They are all acting contrary to Caesar’s decrees, saying that there is another king—Jesus!” 8The Jews stirred up the crowd and the city officials who heard these things. 9So taking a security bond from Jason and the others, they released them.   The Bereans Search the Scriptures   10As soon as it was night, the brothers sent Paul and Silas off to Berea. On arrival, they went into the synagogue of the Jews. 11The people here were more open-minded than those in Thessalonica, since they welcomed the message with eagerness and examined the Scriptures daily to see if these things were so. 12Consequently, many of them believed, including a number of the prominent Greek women as well as men. 13But when the Jews from Thessalonica found out that God’s message had been proclaimed by Paul at Berea, they came there too, agitating and disturbing[B] the crowds. 14Then the brothers immediately sent Paul away to go to the sea, but Silas and Timothy stayed on there. 15Those who escorted Paul brought him as far as Athens, and after receiving instructions for Silas and Timothy to come to him as quickly as possible, they departed.   Paul in Athens   16While Paul was waiting for them in Athens, his spirit was troubled within him when he saw that the city was full of idols. 17So he reasoned in the synagogue with the Jews and with those who worshiped God and in the marketplace every day with those who happened to be there. 18Then also, some of the Epicurean and Stoic philosophers argued with him. Some said, “What is this pseudo-intellectual[C] trying to say?” Others replied, “He seems to be a preacher of foreign deities”—because he was telling the good news about Jesus and the Resurrection.[D] 19They took him and brought him to the Areopagus,[E] and said, “May we learn about this new teaching you’re speaking of? 20For what you say sounds strange to us, and we want to know what these ideas mean.” 21Now all the Athenians and the foreigners residing there spent their time on nothing else but telling or hearing something new.   The Areopagus Address   22Then Paul stood in the middle of the Areopagus and said: “Men of Athens! I see that you are extremely religious in every respect. 23For as I was passing through and observing the objects of your worship, I even found an altar on which was inscribed:   TO AN UNKNOWN GOD.   Therefore, what you worship in ignorance, this I proclaim to you. 24The God who made the world and everything in it—He is Lord of heaven and earth and does not live in shrines made by hands. 25Neither is He served by human hands, as though He needed anything, since He Himself gives everyone life and breath and all things. 26From one man[F] He has made every nationality to live over the whole earth and has determined their appointed times and the boundaries of where they live. 27He did this so they might seek God, and perhaps they might reach out and find Him, though He is not far from each one of us. 28For in Him we live and move and exist, as even some of your own poets have said, ‘For we are also His offspring.’[G] 29Being God’s offspring then, we shouldn’t think that the divine nature is like gold or silver or stone, an image fashioned by human art and imagination. 30“Therefore, having overlooked the times of ignorance, God now commands all people everywhere to repent, 31because He has set a day when He is going to judge the world in righteousness by the Man He has appointed. He has provided proof of this to everyone by raising Him from the dead.” 32When they heard about resurrection of the dead, some began to ridicule him. But others said, “We’d like to hear from you again about this.” 33Then Paul left their presence. 34However, some men joined him and believed, including Dionysius the Areopagite, a woman named Damaris, and others with them.
Zoe Schoppa
Answers in Genesis has an article by Tom Ham titled "Black and White" Twins?... Read More
Answers in Genesis has an article by Tom Ham titled "Black and White" Twins? which speaks to the fact that we are all one race and further explores the implications of the Tower of Babel. https://answersingenesis.org/blogs/ken-ham/2015/03/11/black-and-white-twins/?utm_source=facebook-aig&utm_medium=social&utm_content=blackandwhitetwins-kenblog&utm_campaign=20150312 An article regarding the twins that inspired this article can be found on the CNN website at  http://www.cnn.com/2015/03/03/living/feat-black-white-twins/index.html
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김진홍 - 비전있는 교회로 쓰임받읍시다 교육과 종교:: 행복국민 핵심 학교와 교회의 역할 덴마크 150년 제일 불행한 나라 3년째&... Read More
김진홍 - 비전있는 교회로 쓰임받읍시다 교육과 종교:: 행복국민 핵심 학교와 교회의 역할 덴마크 150년 제일 불행한 나라 3년째 세계 최고 행복국가 그동안 무슨일이 있었나 당시 덴마크 , 스웨덴, 영국, 독일과 전쟁 후 국토의 1/3까지 상실하고 황무지 땅만 남고 전쟁고아 과부만 남음 망하는 국가: 도박과 내부다툼 덴마크를 새로 일으키는 운동: 한 목사, 한 교회의 위대한 힘 1785년 목사의 아들로 태어나 코펜하겐 대학 신학 전교수석 이나 목사고시에 떨어짐. 목사고시 과목 중 설교 제목이 덴마크 목사들이여 회개하라! 괴씸죄로 탈락! 국교인 루터교...젊은이가 섬으로 발령나 신경쇠약, 우울증, 정신착란까지 겪음. 자기 손목을 잡고 뱀이야 악몽에 시달림.  43살에 성령체험...회개를 통해 새사람이 된 젊은 목사 병든 덴마크 관제교회를 타파하고 개개인이 성령을 체험하는 자유교회 47세부터 성령감동된 설교: 삼애운동 하나님 사랑, 조국(땅)사랑, 이웃(동초)사랑 국가의 운명을 바꾼 그룬두비 목사의 설교 30대 크리스텐 콜 초등학교 퇴직교사의 각성: 길은 사랑의 교육이다. 밖에서 잃은 거 안에서 찾자. 하나님의 말씀을 통해서 백성들의 영혼을 깨우자 폐허가 된 물레방아간 덴마크 국민학교 설립: 하나님 말씀으로 새로운 국민운동 시작 (개학하는 날까지 2명 등록) 물레방앗간 뒤 상수리 나무 아래에서 15명 채워달라고 기도... 이웃동네 청년 13명이 마차를 타고 왔다. 6개월 동고동락하며 말씀을 심어주고 영혼을 깨우고 비전을 부여줌 덴마크 자유학교!! 현재 1/3이 자유학교의 유산 폐전 후 예비역이 12년간 황부지를 옥토로 만들어 현재 농업국가 기간 마련 달라스 대령의 4가지 정신 하나님을 향한 뜨거운 사랑 개척정신 화합정신 동포를 사랑하는 뜨거운 애국심 백성들이 갈피를 못잡을 때 하나님의 사람이 등장한다.  이 시대 우리나라에 교회에 사명을 주셨다. 세상을 변화시키는 힘.. 교회가 가진 힘 1.믿는자를 구원하는 힘 2.약한자 병든자 치료하는 힘: 금식 8일째 류마티스관절염 통증 사라짐 3.낙심/좌절하는 영혼에게 용기/희망을 주는 힘(묵시=비전) 청소년 43명이 매일 자살로 죽는다 숲속창의력학교:인터넷/게임중독치료 나라도 학교도 가정도 못하는 일을 교회는 할 수 있다. 한국교회는 아시아에서 처음 성공한 모델: 미래 아시아 이끌 책임감당해야 할 소명 십자가 앞에서 그간 짐을 내려놓고 유리가 새로워져서 세상을 변화시켜야 한다. 겨레를 아시아를 변화시키는 창년과 노인에게 꿈을 주는 교회 4.역사를 만드는 힘 History maker 해가 지지 않는 빅토리아 여왕의 영국제국의 비밀: 영국국민이 성경을 사랑하고 성경대로 살기로 마음 먹으면서 (청교도 운동)영국이 변화되었다.  한국교회도 이런 꿈을 가져야 한다.  행17:6 천하를 어지럽게 하던 사람들 세상을 뒤집으러 다니던 선교단 현체제를 고발하며 다른임금 예수를 섬기는 그리스도인 20 이와 같이 주의 말씀이 힘이 있어 흥왕하여 세력을 얻으니라 Acts 19:20 | NKRV 이 나라는 예수 이름 외에는 길이 없다 6베드로가 이르되 은과 금은 내게 없거니와 내게 있는 이것을 네게 주노니 나사렛 예수 그리스도의 이름으로 일어나 걸으라 하고 Acts 3:6 | NKRV 덴마크의 역사에 가장 위대한 인물로 그룬 두비 목사님이 있습니다. 그룬 두비 목사님은  덴마크의 비극적인 역사를 가슴아파하면서 병든 민족을 살리기 위해 행동하는 목사로서 인생을 살았습니다. 그룬두비가 수석으로 대학을 졸업하고 목사고시를 치르는데 목사고시의 설교제목이 '덴마크 교회 지도자들이여 회개하라'였습니다. 시험관들은 건방지다는 이유로 그를 떨어뜨렸고 멀리 떨어진 섬으로 발령을 내렸습니다.   덴마크 교회는 국교회여서 목사들이 정부에서 월급을 받으면서 발령을 내립니다. 덴마크 교회를 개혁하고 나라를  살리겠다고 기염을 토하뎐 그룬두비는 목사고시에 낙방을 하고 조그마한 섬에 유배당하다시피  발령 당한 뒤 시련을 이기지 못하고 신경쇠약에 걸렸습니다. 잠도 못 자고  나중엔 헛소리까지 해가며 폐인 직전에 이르렀습니다. 그룬 두비는 완전히  절망하고 낙심하고 밑바닥에 떨어져  희망을 잃어버리고 있을 그때 하나님께 무릎을 꿇었습니다.   간절히 통회 자복하며 눈물로 부르짖었을 때 하나님께서는 성령의 불로 그를 뜨겁게 하셨습니다. 그는 하나님이 살아  계신 것을 온몸으로 체험하고 그후 신경쇠약, 불면증도 고치고 용기 있는 사람으로  바뀌었습니다. 그룬 두비가 성령의 감동, 하나님의 치료하심으로 뜨거워지고 담대해지자 그 때부터 그의 입에서 말씀이 쏟아지고 그 말씀을 듣는 사람들의 가슴이 뜨거워졌습니다. 그의 설교는 간단했습니다. 세 가지 사랑입니다.  하나님 사랑,  이웃 사랑, 조국 덴마크 사랑입니다. 큰 영적인 체험을 하고 새로워진 그룬두비의 설교를 듣는 사람들은  변화되었습니다. 혼이 뜨거워진 청년들이 하나님 사랑하는 일, 이웃 사랑하는 일, 조국 사랑하는 일에 자기 인생을 걸게 되었습니다. 각 계 각 층에서 그런 일꾼들이 나왔습니다.  그룬두비의 뜨거워진 가슴이 일꾼들을 뜨겁게 했고, 사명자를 나오게 하면서부터 나라가 달라졌습니다. 그룬두비  목사의 생명의 말씀, 영혼을 뜨겁게 하는 말씀에 도전 받아  나라가 변한 것입니다. 덴마크에 가면 곳곳에 그룬두비 목사의 동상이 있습니다. 한  사람이 지난날의 상처와 좌절을 딛고 하나님의 은혜를 체험하자 나라 전체가 바뀌게 되었습니다.    만약 그룬두비가 암울한 현실만을 바라보고 살았다면 어떻게 되었겠습니까? 그를 떨어뜨린 사람들을 원망하며 증오심의 노예가 되었을 것입니다. 작은 섬에 유배당한 부조리한 상황을 극복하지 못하고 정신이상에 걸렸을 것입니다. 그래서 결국 그도 망하고 덴마크도 오늘과 같은 선진국이 되지 못했을 것입니다.  그러나 그가 무릎꿇고 기도하며 믿음의 눈을 떠서 바라보았을 때 현실을 뛰어넘는 조국의 밝은 미래가 보였습니다.  하나님이 행하실 엄청난 기적이 보였습니다. 성경속의 믿음의 위인들도 이처럼 육안으로 보이는 것에 따라 행하지 않고 믿음의 눈으로 바라보며 산 사람들입니다.
Gerard Miaco
1.Repetition, 2.Reason,3
1.Repetition, 2.Reason,3
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Who is God? Sal=Paul,  Theos= Greek word for God. Monotheism Polytheism. Deist. 1.God made us,&n... Read More
Who is God? Sal=Paul,  Theos= Greek word for God. Monotheism Polytheism. Deist. 1.God made us, we didn't make god. 2. God is not dependent on us. 3. God desires to be found. 4. God came and dwelt among us.
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This is an example of Paul being 'all things to all men' (1 Corinthians ... Read More
This is an example of Paul being 'all things to all men' (1 Corinthians 9, 22) and adapting his message to suit the audience. What is it about how we do church that presents Christianity as inflexible, monocultural and unattractive (leave your embarrassment at the door) and why can't we change it?  How do we connect better with our society without losing our identity and without betraying our beliefs?
phils
Creation texts. What was Paul basing this belief on? Did he have a revaluati... Read More
Creation texts. What was Paul basing this belief on? Did he have a revaluation of God as creator and sustainer or did it simply fit with the prevailing belief of the Athenians? "God did this so that..." Many claim we know more about 'why' God created than 'how'. Surely the opposite is the case and the more we learn about 'how' the more this explanation doesn't seem adequate. Did He do something as extravagant as creation so that maybe a few of his creatures would turn round and recognise Him as creator?
dembones
God puts you n the exact spot you need to be in
God puts you n the exact spot you need to be in
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What these verses are communicating (in my opinion) is that the day God is&n... Read More
What these verses are communicating (in my opinion) is that the day God is going to judge the world is on a day that's set and is predetermined. Also what I see is being communicated is that Jesus himself (God the Son) will judge the world and we know it's Jesus because it refers to this "Man" that was raised from the dead.
Maria Angelina
so we could seek after God, and not just grope around in the dark but&n... Read More
so we could seek after God, and not just grope around in the dark but actually find him. He doesn’t play hide–and–seek with us. He’s not remote; he’s near.  We live and move in him, can’t get away from him! One of your poets said it well: ‘We’re the God–created.’  -Apostelgeschichte 17:27-28 (MSG) 1So that they should seek God, in the hope that they might feel after Him and find Him, although He is not far from each one of us. 1For in Him we live and move and have our being; as even some of your [own] poets have said, For we are also His offspring. -Apostelgeschichte 17:27-28 (AMP) God is not a God who is far far away, somewhere hidden in the dark. He is close. He is here. Around us. We breathe Him everyday. We live in Him, but often don't recognize Him. He is right here, in this very moment, today!
Pastor McGill
Religious - imbued with exhibiting religion Relationship- a connection, association, involvement... Read More
Religious - imbued with exhibiting religion Relationship- a connection, association, involvement worship- reverent honor or homage paid to God or a sacred personage Do you know who you are worshiping  2 Tim 3:7 John 4:23-24
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