After leaving Silas and Timothy in Berea to strengthen the fledgling church, Paul travels to Athens. As Paul waited for his friends he is provoked in his spirit by the spiritual blindness of the Athenians, displayed in their devotion to every conceivable idol, even idols that are unnamed. This drove Paul to preach the universal gospel to Jews, philosophers, and civil authorities, as the only means of bringing us to God, who is knowable, personal, and who will come to judge all who do not repent. In this message you will learn that the gospel is universal good news because all people have the same innate desire to worship, have been created by the same God, are under the same curse, and are requiring the same cure.
- The Universal Desire (vv. 16-23)
- The Universal God (vv. 24-28)
- The Universal Cure (vv. 29-31)
- The Universal Response (vv. 32-34)