Acts of the Apostles

“Apologetic” Ministry – Discussion Questions

Questions for Reflection: 

1. When Paul has Timothy circumcised to keep the Jewish leaders content, is this consistent with what we know of Paul elsewhere in Acts or in his letters? Why does he do this? 

2. What are the causes for the growing opposition to Paul, and how does God help him and his companions in their times of trouble? 

3. We call sermons to people who are non-believers “apologetic” sermons, and in Acts 17 Paul preaches to Greeks who don’t know their Bibles—at all. What clues does he give us to how we might talk about our faith to people who are not part of faith communities today? 

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