This week, we discussed Paul’s time in Beroea (modern day Veria), Macedonia, Greece. We observed how this particular location was double the distance of his previous two trips and well off the Egnatian Way. Was he trying to lose his pursuers? Maybe. But he found a community that not only welcomed him, they were open to hearing his message.
Rather than reject Paul’s teachings outright, the Bereans listened to what he had to say, and then examined the Scriptures themselves “every day” to see if what he was saying was true. Many became convinced that Jesus was the Messiah. When word got back to the Thessalonians that Paul had an audience, they sent a delegation to Berea, and it became abundantly clear that Paul was no longer safe. So, they sent him off…to ATHENS!
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Acts 17:10-15 ~ Off the Beaten Track
Paul travels to Berea. There he finds a community that not only welcomes him, but are also open to hearing his message.
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