In I Corinthians 15, Paul expounds the resurrection, recalling the basic facts of the gospel message, stressing that salvation is an ongoing process.
The events in Acts 17 contrast the hope, certainty and assurance expressed by Paul with the diffidence and uncertainty of the Athenian philosophers.
Martin Collins, focusing upon the obsessive quirk of human nature to hear "some new thing," describes Paul's encounter with the Athenian philosophers at the Areopogas, the virtual headquarters of Western culture. Throughout history, the Word of God has always been in perpetual conflict with the world's culture, a …
God instructs us to be living sacrifices. Too many drag this change out over decades, thereby self-limiting the process of sanctification.
Even though we must cooperate in cultivating spiritual fruit, God alone creates character and takes responsibility for creating spiritual offspring.