Daily verse and comment is a daily newsletter which provides a starting point for personal study, and gives valuable insight into the verses that make up the word of god. Some very important facts for the study of the book of acts and. The name berean test comes from the book of acts, describing the care in which the bereans handled the gospel message preached by the apostle paul. He has crossed the aegean sea to philippi, where he preached the gospel, was beaten and imprisoned, and founded a. In ancient times, the bereans were the inhabitants of the city of berea, also known in the bible as beroea, and now known as veria in what is today greek macedonia, northern greece. They were more noble because of their willing reception of the word of god. May 04, 2018 book of acts is an animated childrens bible compilation of stories based on the stories of acts of the apostles. Thats the question i recently posed to my congregation and the question i want to explore this week. Idols in athens introduction of luke jesus taken up into heaven matthias chosen to replace judas the holy spirit comes at pentecost. Jan 18, 2019 remember that we began our study hoping to learn why the bereans were more nobleminded than those in thessalonica acts 17. The bereans are mentioned only in passing, in the book of acts 17. The following blog post was originally published on august 12, 2015.
The book of acts is the book between the earthly ministry of the son of god, which closed about 33 a. Berean bible church is located in virginia beach, virginia, and is an independent bible church with reference to denominational affiliation, and are led through a serious, often versebyverse study of the scriptures by pastor david b. May 02, 2020 the book of acts shows how god essentially took a group of fisherman and commoners and used them to turn the world upside down acts 17. In fact, all three episodes in acts 17 show that the gospel was presented in a rational and reasonable fashion. God took a christianhating murderer and transformed him into historys greatest christian evangelist, the author of almost half the books of the new testament. We trust the resources available on our website and on. Luke seems to be encouraging the reception of the bereans, as they are described as more noble and openminded acts 17 post. At this time, paul and silas were making their way along different territories preaching the gospel of jesus christ to all men.
Start with the book of john, then read through acts and the rest of the new testament. Those who escorted paul brought him to athens and then left with instructions for silas and timothy to join him as soon as possible. To comply with the decisions made by the state of wisconsin, our offices are temporarily closed until further notice. We are studying pauls second missionary journey, which is recorded in five chapters in the middle of the book of acts. We are studying the book of the acts of the apostles to learn about the history of the early church and what the church should. I have listed the order of the lesson posts for acts with the links for your convenience to find them. The coast is 35 kilometers 22 miles southeast of berea. Now the berean jews were of more noble character than those in thessalonica, for they received the message with. Paul and silas preached to them during pauls second missionary journey. Acts 17 esv paul and silas in thessalonica bible gateway. The bereans demonstrated the proper attitude that hearers should have. And the brethren immediately sent away paul and silas by night unto.
Unlike the unbelieving thessalonian jews, these hearers were eager to. This is the only book from the new testament that chronicles the history of. On the leftside of this webpage you will find a menu that provides access to the weekly lectures on our studies of gods wonderful book, his bible, including lectures on the book of revelation 20072008 lectures on the book of luke 20082009 lectures on the book of acts 20092010 lectures on the servants of god study 20102011. The account of paul and silas in this location is recorded in acts 17. The town is mentioned in the acts of the apostles, where the apostles paul, silas and timothy preached the christian gospel paul, silas and timothy traveled to berea by night after fleeing. Book of acts is an animated childrens bible compilation of stories based on the stories of acts of the apostles. However, we are adapting our operations to continue to process orders and gifts, receive phone calls, and correspond by email. The name has been taken up by certain protestant groups. It is difficult to know what is true in 2018but the bereans were met with the. I am convinced that the most dangerous lie is the one that is almost true. In it was a chapter in which he somewhat contradicted the findings in my dissertation. According to the book of acts, chapter 17 verse 11.
Later in the book of acts, we are given further insight into the faithfulness of at least one berean man. Paul preached in the jewish synagogue in the greek city of berea. The program of the book of acts berean bible society. The very first thing youll get if you sign up is an interview i did with pope benedict on the book of revelation. Though both groups had a similar background, they obviously had different intents and goals compare acts 17. A pattern for victorious living the holy spirit, who inspired luke to write the book of acts, recorded for us some key lessons we can learn from the bereans. The believers immediately sent paul to the coast, but silas and timothy stayed at berea. There is no more interesting study in all of the bible than the study of the book of acts, generally called the acts of the apostles. Berea and bereans where is berea and who were the bereans. The character of the bereans 11 now the bereans were more nobleminded than the thessalonians, for they received the message with great eagerness and examined the scriptures every day to see if these teachings were true. Bereans were the inhabitants of the ancient city of berea, also known in the bible as beroea and now known as veria. If you are teaching the book of acts, this list of links help make finding everything easier. How to be better bereans 1 of 3 the gospel coalition.
Studying scripture like the bereans olive tree blog. There are various and sundry reactions to the preaching of gods word. Post navigation a study of the book of acts by pastor j. Remember that we began our study hoping to learn why the bereans were more nobleminded than those in thessalonica acts 17. These bereans had a much more positive response to the gospel message than some that paul had encountered. Book of acts new testament stories i animated children. It is a small city on the eastern side of the vermion mountains north of mount olympus. Berea or beroea was a city of the hellenic and roman era now known as veria or veroia in macedonia, northern greece.
One that is sometimes cited is acts 17, which deals with an incident that happened when st. The tradition from the earliest days of the church has been that luke, a companion of the apostle paul, wrote the books of luke and acts colossians 4. Consider that question as you ponder how this chapter applies to you as a christian. I think this goes to show the importance of the churchs reaction to learning and hearing new things. In acts 17, luke contrasts the response of some jews in thessalonica with those in berea. Oct 28, 20 i have listed the order of the lesson posts for acts with the links for your convenience to find them. Then, read through the old testament from genesis to. The bereans stand in stark contrast to the jews of thessalonica, who were far more obstinate and not nearly as fairminded. If thats what the passage meansif it is commending the bereans for their skeptical attitude and refusal to believe a teaching unless it can be found in scripturethen this would be good evidence for sola scriptura. It was a rather contentious meeting in which most of the other board members pleaded. Daily verse and comment is a daily newsletter which provides a starting point for personal bible study, and gives valuable insight into the verses that make up the word of god. Shortly before the book was to go to press, we had a ges board meeting. A faithful version king james version new international version new king james version. Long enough for some of the bereans to have become brethren acts 17.
It wasnt that paul proclaimed the gospel and the bereans responded. Acts 17 11 now the bereans were of more noble character than the thessalonians. During the 1970s the number one book on the new york times bestseller list was not a book on how to end abortion, bring an end to atheistic communism. Ephesians, philippians, colossians, i timothy, philemon, titus and ii timothy. Idols in athens introduction of luke jesus taken up into heaven matthias chosen to replace judas the holy spirit. But the reason why the bereans were more noble than those in thessalonica was because they. The town is mentioned in the acts of the apostles, where the apostles paul, silas and timothy preached the christian gospel. The berean test is about applying critical thinking skills to compare lyrical content from popular christian artists against the bible for accuracy. The bible speaks to us about the bereans in acts 17.
How can we be more like the noble bereans and less like the rabble from thessalonica acts 17. Who were the bereans, who are mentioned in the new testament. According to the book of acts, chapter 17 verse 11, paul of tarsus and silas preached at berea, and the inhabitants. He has crossed the aegean sea to philippi, where he preached the gospel, was beaten and imprisoned, and founded a church. Then the brethren immediately sent paul and silas away by night to berea. When the word of the lord was preached to these people, they manifested outstanding characteristics that all individuals would do well to practice. May 21, 2017 we are doing a verse by verse expository study of the book of acts. It reads, the brothers immediately sent paul and silas away by night to berea, and when they arrived they went into the. Mar 16, 2019 luke seems to be encouraging the reception of the bereans, as they are described as more noble and openminded acts 17 post. But here the word is used to denote a quality of mind and heart. The bereans were residents of the city of berea in macedonia.
Upon arriving at berea, we read that they first looked for the jews there. Bereans is a reference to the people who lived in the town of berea during the early church age, and they are described in acts 17 as a group that searched the scriptures daily. The book of acts, also called acts of the apostles, does not specifically identify its author. The context of acts 17, as well as of pauls broader ministry, however. Thats what happens in our berean adult bible fellowship we search the scriptures. Who are the berean christians and what can we learn from. Some very important facts for the study of the book of acts and its relation to the other books of the bible. Who are the berean christians and what can we learn from them. Now the berean jews were of more noble character than those in thessalonica, for they received the message with great eagerness and examined the. But the reason why the bereans were more noble than those in thessalonica was because they searched the scriptures daily, whether those things were so. This is a webpage to post recordings of a weekly torah study held every sunday night.247 1083 246 1333 575 519 632 1351 1365 1443 923 882 832 746 123 502 312 75 367 554 1319 368 1562 1270 152 1522 307 201 143 959 1425 800 1421 1461 456 27 418 634