Being People of the Book (Acts 17:10-15)

Last time as we were looking at Acts 17, the main lessons for us were about how Paul preached, how he opened the Scriptures to the people at Thessalonica. The lessons there are particularly about how the Scriptures should be taught.

Today, we’re looking at the other side of the conversation, looking at how we should listen. And there are three basic principles for us here that we need to recognize and to put into practice:

  1. Receive God’s Word Eagerly (v10-11)
  2. Examine God’s Word Daily (v11)
  3. Receive God’s Word with Faith (v11-15)

Sunday 23rd June 2019


Review questions:

  • Eager means _________________________ (v11)
  • Those who hear God’s Word are _____________________ (Revelation 1:3)
  • Christopher Ash: “If you want a better pastor, you can get one by __________________________________________“
  • I can prepare to hear eagerly by _______________________________________
  • I need other believers to be ______________ & to _______________ them (Heb 10:24-25)
  • What stops me hearing (Mark 4:19)?
  • Examine means __________________________________ (v11)
  • Bible reading takes special skill: True/False (2 Timothy 3:15)
  • The Bible can be twisted: True/False (2 Peter 3:16)
  • Faith: staking e_____________ on God (v12)
  • Scripture examines my _____________
  • Satan’s best lie: There’s no _____________
  • A question I have:
  • A truth to share:
  • Something to pray about:
  • How I should live:

Published by Stephen McDonald

Christian, preacher, broadcaster

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