Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Acts 17:10-15

In Berea

10As soon as it was night, the brothers sent Paul and Silas away to Berea. On arriving there, they went to the Jewish synagogue. 11Now the Bereans were of more noble character than the Thessalonians, for they received the message with great eagerness and examined the Scriptures every day to see if what Paul said was true. 12Many of the Jews believed, as did also a number of prominent Greek women and many Greek men.

13When the Jews in Thessalonica learned that Paul was preaching the word of God at Berea, they went there too, agitating the crowds and stirring them up. 14The brothers immediately sent Paul to the coast, but Silas and Timothy stayed at Berea. 15The men who escorted Paul brought him to Athens and then left with instructions for Silas and Timothy to join him as soon as possible.

How do you evaluate
sermons & teachings?
We should follow the example of the people in Berea who opened the Scriptures for themselves and searched for truths to verify or disprove the message they heard. Should we not be doing the same to this very day? Always compare what you hear to what the Bible says. A preacher or teacher who gives God's true message will never contradict or explain away anything that is found in the Bible.

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