Sunday, November 29, 2009

Examining the Scriptures

Paul is on the move again. He flees Thessalonica and goes to Berea.
There he got what I would consider the perfect reception.

10 -12 "That night, under cover of darkness, their friends got Paul and Silas out of town as fast as they could. They sent them to Berea, where they again met with the Jewish community. They were treated a lot better there than in Thessalonica. The Jews received Paul's message with enthusiasm and met with him daily, examining the Scriptures to see if they supported what he said. A lot of them became believers, including many Greeks who were prominent in the community, women and men of influence."

They were interested in the message. And they examined the Scriptures they had, to make sure they weren't being decieved. Many believed...
Oh Oh! Trouble again...

13 -15 "But it wasn't long before reports got back to the Thessalonian hardline Jews that Paul was at it again, preaching the Word of God, this time in Berea. They lost no time responding, and created a mob scene there, too. With the help of his friends, Paul gave them the slip—caught a boat and put out to sea. Silas and Timothy stayed behind. The men who helped Paul escape got him as far as Athens and left him there. Paul sent word back with them to Silas and Timothy: "Come as quickly as you can!"

Did someone say the Christian life is dull?

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