Studying Mission in the series Lesson 10, may the Holy Spirit be the speaker to your heart.

The Topic today is: Mission at the Areopagus by Paul about their gods for Morning Manna of the Sabbath School Lesson Mission.

The Opening Hymn will be 229 "Spirit of the Living God".

The Sabbath School Quarterly, downloadable from in the Teacher's Edition is on page 84.

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---Idols and Jews do not mix. Period. So it would be natural for Paul to think negatively about these idols.

---If he had to give his real feelings, he would buy a sledgehammer and started to tear them down.

---It was done many times in Jewish history in the past.

---He would just be one more.

---There were protocols how you talk in public. He had to follow those protocols or they would kick him out.

---Notice something: He did not eagerly seek the opportunity to be part of the Areopagus philosophical and sophistry seminars. They took him there.

---He spoke in the market and from the market he went to the Areopagus.

---He did not apply to speak at the Areopagus.

---His intention was not to meet the right people who could introduce him to the leaders and control people at the Areopagus.

---He was just sensible enough to know that if you want to speak there, you need to follow the protocols for public speaking in those days.

---He was not hiding the truth or hold back on his fundamentals.

---Christ living, dying, resurrected is a radical message. It is not general talk.

---He was not applying to the SBL to deliver a seminar presentation on some aspect in the Old Testament and hiding that he is an Adventist and his Adventist beliefs and not citing Ellen White in the footnotes so that nobody will object. No, not Paul. We are. But not Paul.


---Let Ellen White speak: “As the storm approaches, a large class who have professed faith in the third angel's message, but have not been sanctified through obedience to the truth, abandon their position and join the ranks of the opposition.”

---“By uniting with the world and partaking of its spirit, they have come to view matters in nearly the same light; and when the test is brought, they are prepared to choose the easy, popular side.”

---“Men of talent and pleasing address, who once rejoiced in the truth, employ their powers to deceive and mislead souls.”

---“They become the most bitter enemies of their former brethren.”

---“When Sabbathkeepers are brought before the courts to answer for their faith, these apostates are the most efficient agents of Satan to misrepresent and accuse them, and by false reports and insinuations to stir up the rulers against them.” (Great Controversy 608).

---She said that the Reformers talked before anyone though the heavens may fall. Is that not what Elijah did? And heavens fell, on the ones who were wrong! Correct?

---Is your church near another church or in a community where there are overwhelmingly another church and you have to tone down your message not to make too many waves.

---Seek opportunities when you can make wave and make them. Correct?

---But you need faith and you need the Holy Spirit to guide you. You cannot just jump up and do it yourself.

---When? Any time such an opportunity shows up.