Acts 17:18-22 • .Then certain philosophers of the Epicureans, and of the Stoicks, encountered him. And some said, What will this babbler say? other some, He seemeth to be a setter forth of strange gods: because he preached unto them Jesus, and the resurrection. • And they took him, and brought him unto Areopagus, saying, May we know what this new doctrine, whereof thou speakest, is? For thou bringest certain strange things to our ears: we would know therefore what these things mean. • (For all the Athenians and strangers which were there spent their time in nothing else, but either to tell, or to hear some new thing.) Then Paul stood in the midst of Mars' hill, and said, Ye men of Athens, I perceive that in all things ye are too superstitious.
some new Thing or Some Old Paths?
God To Judah • They have healed also the hurt of the daughter of my people slightly, saying, Peace, peace; when there is no peace. Were they ashamed when they had committed abomination? nay, they were not at all ashamed, neither could they blush: therefore they shall fall among them that fall: at the time that I visit them they shall be cast down, saith the LORD. • Thus saith the LORD, Stand ye in the ways, and see, and ask for the old paths, where is the good way, and walk therein, and ye shall find rest for your souls. But they said, We will not walk therein. Jeremiah 6:14-16
Some New Thing – Trust Human Wisdom Jeremiah’s Old Paths – Hear The Word of The Lord a. It Was From Jehovah - (1:9; 11-14; 19) b. It Was From Moses (Deut. 4:2; 5:31-32) c. It Was From Joshua (Josh. 1:7-9) d. It Was From David (2 Sam. 23:2) e. It Was From Paul – (Rom. 1:21-25; 1 Cor. 2:6-13).
Some New Thing God Is One Option Of Many • Jeremiah’s Old Paths - No Other gods Before Me • a. Jehovah Exclusively (Jer. 2:11-13; 27-29; 32) • b. It Was From Moses (Exod. 20:1-3; Deut. 30:15-19). • c. It Was From Joshua (Josh. 24:14-19). • d. It Was From Jesus (John 14:6) • e. It Was From Paul (Acts 17:23-25).
Some New Thing - Stay As You Are • Jeremiah’s Old Paths – Come As You Are And Repent! • It Was From Jehovah – (Jer. 3:1-3; 6-7; 12-14; 22-23) • It Was From Moses – (Exod. 20:12-17; Lev. 11:44-45) • It Was From Jesus – (Luke 9:23; 13:3, 5) • It Was From Paul - (Acts 17:30; 1 Cor. 6:9-11)
Some New Thing – God Does Not Judge Jeremiah’s Old Paths – God Has Judged And Will Judge! a. God Said So – (Jer. 1:16; 5:29-31) b. From of Old • Flood (Gen. 6-9) • Sodom and Gomorrah (Gen. 18-19) • Ammonites (Gen. 15:16) • Egypt (Exod. 14) • Israel • Judah c. From Jesus – (Matt. 24; 25:31-46). d. From Paul – (Acts 17:30-31; 2 Cor. 5:10; 2 Thess 1:7-9). e. From Peter - (2 Peter 2:1-9; 3:9) f. From Jude (Jude 1:5-11)
New Thing – Men Are Better Than God Jeremiah’s Old Paths – God Is Good a. God Seeks Reconciliation - (Jer. 5:1-3; 6:14-17). b. From Noah (Gen. 6:8). c. From Abraham (Gen. 18:25). d. From Moses (Exod. 34:6-7) e. From Jonah (Jonah 4:1-4). f. From Jesus (Matt. 19:16-17). g. From John ( 1 John 1:5-7).
Are You Wanting To Hear Some New Thing Or? Will You Seek The Paths? 1. Hear The Word Of The Lord 2. God Is Exclusive 3. Repent From Your Sins 4. God Will Judge 5. God Is Good