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Acts 17

Gann's Commentary on the BibleGann on the Bible

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Verse 1

Acts 17:1

Verse 2

Acts 17:2

Reasoned -- "to discourse using questions and answers" dialogue.

Verse 3

Acts 17:3

Opening -- explaining. Reading and explaining a part of the OT scripture.

Alleging -- Lit. "to lay beside" Put scripture before them orderly and showing how they harmonize with Christ.

Preach -- to proclaim, urge to receive Christ, 1 Thessalonians 1:6; 1 Thessalonians 2:13

The church at Thessalonica seems to be mostly Gentile.

Verse 9

Acts 17:9

Taken security -- put under a bond.

Verse 10

Acts 17:10

Berea -- About 50 miles southwest.

Verse 11

Acts 17:11

Why does the writer call the Bereans "noble"?

1. The way they heard the word - v.11

2. The way they tested the word - v.11

3. The way they accepted the word - v. 12

Verse 24

Acts 17:24

1. Acts 17:24 - God made "all things"

2. Acts 17:25 - God gave "all life"

3. Acts 17:26 - God made "all nations"

4. Acts 17:30 - God would save "all men"

5. Acts 17:31 - God will judge "all men"

I. God is Maker of All - Acts 17:24-26

II. God is Within Reach of All - Acts 17:27 (b); Acts 17:28

III. God Would Save All - Acts 17:30

IV. God Will Be the Judge of All - Acts 17:31

Verse 30

Acts 17:30

Repent -- See James 2:24 note "Being Saved" Repentance and salvation.

JUDGMENT - Hebrews 9:27, Acts 17:30-31, Matthew 25:31-46, Luke 11:31-32, 2 Peter 2:9, 2 Corinthians 5:10-11.

Verse 34

Acts 17:34

Certain men -- Athens seems a failure for Paul’s work, but in the first half of the second century the church produced Athenagoras and Aristide, who defended the faith against pagan ranks.

Bibliographical Information
Gann, Windell. "Commentary on Acts 17". Gann's Commentary on the Bible. https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/eng/gbc/acts-17.html. 2021.
 
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